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How far have you stretched the .17 HMR

 
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:23 PM
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How far have you stretched the .17 HMR

have you managed to stretch the .17HMR?
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:52 AM
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300 yards. The wind was really wrecking havoc by then. They were not passing through a 2X4.
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:44 PM
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stretching the HMR

I have shot mine out to 325 at tagets and their energy is very low by the time they get out there. Any wind at all will throw you off of a 2' x 2' box and the bullet will stop before going all the way through wadded up newspapers in the box. Amazingly the 17 grain hornady v-max does show signs the plastic tip is starting the expansion process, but nothing more that a slight bubble in the jacket. I've heard tales of people going further but the ones I have personally heard got a flag waived at them due to the informants history. Good luck
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I took a ground hog @ 250 yards last year with a spine shot.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:39 AM
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Leatherman, I did the same but at 225yds. Unfortunatly not a spine shot either. Without going into detail on that I won't be repeating shots on any GHs that far with the 17gr ammo anyway. It's hard for me to imagine the heavier ammo wiill do much better.
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:34 PM
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We got a rockchuck at 290 with one but it took two hits to finish it. I wouldn't do it again, ~200 is the max effective range in my opinion depending on conditions.
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:30 AM
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Interesting, you guys seem to have had similar experiences to me, my longest shot is a rabbit at 237 yards, spine shot, it killed it but due to that and other 200+ shots I have decided that 200 is the maximum range of .17HMR,

I am on the verge of deciding that it has no place in my collection and just sticking with the .223
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