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Old 05-01-2007, 10:43 AM
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Re: .17HMR max range

At 300 yards the 17 HMR with 17gr bullet has roughly 30 lbs of energy left and moving at 800 fps, that's pretty close to an air rifle at that point. Those prairie dogs must have had a heart condition. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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At 300 yards the 17 HMR with 17gr bullet has roughly 30 lbs of energy left and moving at 800 fps, that's pretty close to an air rifle at that point. Those prairie dogs must have had a heart condition. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

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Re: .17HMR max range

I've hit a couple muskrats out on the ice with the .17HMR around 350-375yds.

Tip of that point is 416yds ranged with my Swaro.

This is looking through my pos simmons spotting scope.

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Old 06-09-2007, 07:47 PM
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Re: .17HMR max range

We got back from an Indian reservation in Montana 2 weeks ago.

My friend brought only a 17HMR, and so the Indian guide loaded him his .223.

The guide had a range finder, and my friend did get a prairie dog a 234 yards with the 17HMR, but that was with so much elevation, that it would be a long time before he could do that again.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:21 PM
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Re: .17HMR max range

I have my 17HMR set up with a mildot reticle scope, and I have made hits out to 330 yards, no problem.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:37 AM
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Re: .17HMR max range

I was able to make consistent hits on little sage rats which are about half the size of a pdog at 225 yards with my savage sporter barreled 17 HMR/17g VMAX. Much further then that, I brought out the .222 for more consistent hits and kills..
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Re: .17HMR max range

Hi there- iv mapped mine to 270 using Federal V'Shock- beyond that id use CCI F.M.J as theres not enough velocity to significantly expand.

Iv carried out expansion tests and know this is fact.

Id say windless conditions- perfect day, long barrel, bi-pod and a very experienced shooter who can key hole @ 100 may be able to achieve kill zone size groups at 325-350 yards.

Id say stick to 275 as thats still hek of a range for such a low weight and relatively slow round

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