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Old 10-22-2009, 08:28 PM
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What rimfire caliber for LR training

Looking to build a 308 Savage, so I am looking at a rimfire to use to keep the practice price down, and I just want another rimfire. Been looking at the 22LR, and the 17HM2 or maybe the HMR. Looking for something that will be similar to the 308 in ballistics, so that I can get doping practice. Wanting to go with the Savage so I can get the bolt and trigger down, and will scope it similarly. Which of the three cartrideges would be better for cheaper practice for CF gun and doping?
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:08 PM
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Looking to build a 308 Savage, so I am looking at a rimfire to use to keep the practice price down, and I just want another rimfire. Been looking at the 22LR, and the 17HM2 or maybe the HMR. Looking for something that will be similar to the 308 in ballistics, so that I can get doping practice. Wanting to go with the Savage so I can get the bolt and trigger down, and will scope it similarly. Which of the three cartrideges would be better for cheaper practice for CF gun and doping?
The little 17 is the flattest of the rim fires and savage makes a fine little 17 HMR with a
laminated stock and the accutrigger.

I have several 17 HMRs and have owned the 22 mag, the mach2 and a bunch of 22 lrs and
the HMR will shoot 1/2 MOA @ 100 yards and Is the most fun rim fire I have ever owned.

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Old 10-23-2009, 10:40 PM
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Re: What rimfire caliber for LR training

Yup, what J.E. said.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:42 PM
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Re: What rimfire caliber for LR training

It seems to me that the price of the HMR would put me into centerfire range. Looking for cheap to practice with, hence the 17hm2 or the 22LR
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:19 AM
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Re: What rimfire caliber for LR training

Go with the 22 LR

17MH2 is not cheap to shoot. fun and flat but not cheap

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Old 10-24-2009, 06:44 AM
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Go with the 22 LR

17MH2 is not cheap to shoot. fun and flat but not cheap

BH
Seems to still be cheaper than match grade 22LR
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:59 AM
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Re: What rimfire caliber for LR training

The 22 LR is by far the cheapest to shoot and I've got a bunch of them. But, I haven't fired a shot in any of mine since I picked up a 17 HMR a few years ago. Hands down, the funnest rimfire out there. All in all, they're not too expensive to shoot.

While you're looking, try and match up the stock dimensions (LOP and Drops) to get as close a setup as the 308 you're building.
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