22mag vs. 17hmr

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  1. hoodedmonk

    hoodedmonk New Member

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    Witch would you choose for all things breathing! from alvin and the chipmonks to Al quida! I know there are better choices but these are your options witch one and why? use your Imagination!
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    I'm gonna buy one...... all hell! probably both, but convince me anyway!
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    I have never shot a .17HMR, but I will end up with one. Just think how bad you will look with one in each hand laughing at Al Q,,,, whoops sorry, I meant whistle pigs. My bad.:D
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    Lol! Yeah! .................
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    Ya, those poor a,,a,,, whistle pigs sure are a bother. They need a little thinning,,, and a little slappin around,,, and a real butt ki,,,,, oops, sorry. Poor whistle pigs.:D
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    For squirrels and other small game, the .17 HMR is awesome! It does however have its problems. The round with ballistic tipped ammo is EXTREMELY explosive. I have shot it into a chicken egg and it fully expanded and fractured into shrapnel before exiting. That's not acceptable for larger game. The .17 HMR soft point and milder hollow points may penetrate a bit more but I'm not sure how much more... For that reason, a .17 HMR is a novelty to me but I'd have to choose a .22 WMR for any kind of defense greater than the rodent kind.
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    i've gone back to .22 WMR after few years with the .17 variants

    .17 tear things up too much under 100 and a lot of my shooting is half that for fur's

    while i do head shot nearly every time i dont want scraps on the head , it can add 10% maybe 15% to a furs price if the scalp (and depending on the fur , the ears) are good

    17 explodes a bunnys bonce , wmr no ,

    can blow a fox skull so it tears too

    for killing its fine , but they do a lot of damage to small game if you want it for fur or food
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    Thanks for the post bro! So for Rats and Al Quida the 17hmr! and for men and anything else the 22mag right.....?
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    No, Al Qaeda isn't even thin enough to cause serious damage with the .17 HMR... :eek:

    Of course, I wouldn't recommend going after them unless you're wearing a government issued BDU anyway... Seriously..
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    Air soft?
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    CZ 455 american you con have both. with one rifle
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    That is just about what I suspected! 17 wouldn't work as a squirrel gun, nothing left to eat!
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    hit it between the eye's and the body would be fine

    no head i'll wager or not much

    i ate a lot of bunnies i beheaded with a rem .17 HM2 i traded
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    Jack, here in my part of the U.S. we eat the heads of the squirrels too!
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    bummer , stick with .22's
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    i have never shot a .17, but i heard they can be led a stray by wind or even a leaf. a 22 mag will bring down a deer and take small game quite well, so if i had to choose only one it would be the 22 mag
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