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Posted: 12/30/2002 4:04:19 AM EDT
Anybody have any experience with this new round?  Is it as good as what I've read in different gun magazines?  

Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:38:11 PM EDT
I have shot about 600 rounds of this new stuff so far.  I really was not interested until I sat with Steve Hornady and discussed the fun he was having with the cartridge.  He had a Volquartsen built up on a Ruger 10-22 Magnum receiver and he was planning on building a Gatling gun chambered for this round.

I have shot a number of animals with it and my conclusion is that it is deadly on smaller species, but not quite enough for coyote.

It is without a doubt the best turtle rifle of all times!  Blows rabbits up pretty good and will kill an Armadillo very quickly.  However, stray dogs and coyotes run a bit.

It is an inherently accurate cartridge and a great deal of fun to use.  I really like it and will continue to use it within the parameters set forth above.  

Link Posted: 12/31/2002 8:03:55 AM EDT
Is it as good or better than the .22 magnum?

Let me know if you ever experiment on a prairie dog...

Link Posted: 12/31/2002 10:09:24 AM EDT
I thought it was mostly for competition use like benchrest, etc...
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 10:53:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 3:48:56 PM EDT
it's the same case as the 22 mag.... so why not just keep shooting the 22? Will definately have more energy, which means more stopping power. Only advantage I can see of the 17 is just flatter shooting. Got enough calibers to keep up with now anyways, lol. Happy shooting!!
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 4:09:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2003 4:10:14 PM EDT by Lazyshooter]
There are some discussions on the 17 HMR round over here: www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 4:53:27 PM EDT
The 17hrm is fun, fun, fun. zero recoil. instant hits at 100yards and crosshairs still on the job.
I bought a marlin because of good service from them in the past and had a local smith 'repair' the trigger. it shoots moa off a bag and off the bipod it will shoot same poa.
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