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Old 09-08-2012, 09:04 PM
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Longest .17HMR kill?

Title is self explanatory. I be seen bird kills out to 350 yards. What is your longest? What is the effective range?
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:10 PM
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Re: Longest .17HMR kill?

I shoot squirrels at 275 to 300 yards but its not easy waiting for the wind to stop and the squirrel to hold still ;-)
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:43 PM
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Re: Longest .17HMR kill?

I consider the effective range of the HMR on prairie dog to be inside of 150 yards. It can kill farther but you get a lot of crawlers...
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:29 PM
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Re: Longest .17HMR kill?

With 17 gr ballistic tips, or 20 gr hollow points?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:59 AM
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Re: Longest .17HMR kill?

I have shot farther, but the shot I am most inclined to brag about was 176 yrs, 12 mph cross wind. Measured with a Leica 1600 and Kestral. Rock chuck first shot. Yea. Savage 93, Horandy 17 gr
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:55 PM
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Re: Longest .17HMR kill?

thats a heck of a shoot with a 17 in 12mph winds they dont like wind at all ;-}
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:10 PM
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Re: Longest .17HMR kill?

Not really a kill, but i did have a fun shot using a buddies rifle by applying math on a blade of grass at 250 or so awhile back. This buddy had a 6.5-20x Leupold/Duplex reticle on his rig for lack of another scope. We were trying to get to the longest possible range with it and i developed a system for him using the plex post tips at 6.5 power where the subtension between x-hair and lower PPT becomes 4 MOA. Sighted in for 175 yds. 250 yds. is .9 of the way down to the PPT. After an unsuccessful coyote stand one day last season we though to take a shot at a wide grass blade stickin' out of the snow at 250. I wasn't sure what the hold was so my buddy says .8 down. So i hold for it and sure enuf miss just low. I then looked in the Butler Creek scope cap cover and saw it's supposed to be .9, and on that next shot hit the grass blade and it broke off. Thought that was a heckuva' fun shot...at least my kind of a rewarding long-ranger.

We have shot out to 400-450 on rocks and such with it using the tgt. turret.
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