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Unread 04-13-2007, 10:40 PM
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Re: .17HMR max range

I would say its a good 225-250 yard squirrel getter. I've popped quite a few in that range w/ no wind. After that, it gets a bit tricky!!
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    Re: .17HMR max range

    It's a great little round, but the wind really plays hell with those little bullets but its understandable considering the weight. I think it's a great practice round thats a hoot to shoot but for real varminting, i'll stick with the .223
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    Unread 04-27-2007, 10:28 AM
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    On pdogs, we have found that the 17HMR w/ 17grVMAX will do a pretty good job of killin at 250-275. I have killed some at 305-315, some were DRT, some crawled. For us, seeing how far we can hit one with a 17HMR is one of the funnest things to do on the pdog town.
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    Unread 04-28-2007, 06:39 AM
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    One of the best shots I ever made was a p-dog at 413 yards with the 17 hmr. Only reason it killed him was because it hit him square in the eyeball and he basically bled to death and couldn't see which way was his hole! But after he died, he caught the attention of a golden eagle which swooped down and tried to eat the dog. I have never run 413 yards so fast in my life! I had to get a picture of that dog and couldn't let that damn eagle take him off. Luckily, he dropped the dog into some sagebrush so I could get a picture.
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    Unread 04-29-2007, 02:39 PM
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    Re: .17HMR max range

    How much bullet drop did you get at that range? pics?
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    I can't remember how much drop in inches there was but I do remember this was the only p-dog that I didn't dial to. I simply kept aiming higher and higher and when he finally tipped over, he was at the bottom of my vertical post on 9x! It would have never happened if it hadn't been dead calm first thing in the morning.

    I had a pic of it but I can't get it to come up for some reason. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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    I believe that I took a pic of this event,since I was present and witnessed it. will try to find and post it.
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