17hmr max range

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  1. MOS0311

    MOS0311 New Member

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    Just bought a Savage 17hmr with accu trigger and thumb hole stock.
    (didnt shoot it yet) And I was wondering what its max range is. I heard you could hit a bird sized target at 200yds.
     
  2. Millwright

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    Hmmmm,,,,, I submit "max range" is quite a different critter than you're really asking for.....Which I take it, is maximum accuracy range.

    IMO, the latter is very much dependent upon both the arm and the skills of the user - with the latter taking precedence. I.e. one guy can't hit a pie plate at 150 yds - yet another can hammer in <1" groups all day long.......

    FWLIW, since I don't own and haven't shot one, I'd opine groups would tend to open up after the bullet goes subsonic - at whatever range that is.... >MW
     

  3. MOS0311

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    yeah i should've asked for max range on a point target. max range for a 17hmr is probably over a 1000m.
     
  4. torpedoman

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    very accurate out to 150 yds if no wind in moving. Ammo dependant you have to shoot everything made in all the weights to find what your gun likes
     
  5. TheJakster2

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    I've got a Savage model 93 and it is a tack driver out to 150 yds. In wind past 150 with wind you really have to know your gun and how it performs with the round you have in it. With no wind, I've had sub 3" groups out to 300 yds.

    Oh and as mentioned shoot all the brands. I went through just about everything made before I settled on one the was consistent out of my rifle. One friend has the same rifle and shoots a different brand and weight.

    Jake
     
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  6. MOS0311

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    thanks thats good to know.
    would you say these graphs are somewhat accurate?
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    I can't attest to the accuracy of the graphs, but they are very interesting. I have never been a fan of the 17s because of their poor terminal ballistics. Given my type of shooting - 50-100 yds - I think I did the right thing sticking to 22LR.

    In your case, however, consider BSA's Sweet 17 Series rifle scope. It is made for the 17HMR and is compensated from 100-300 yds. Birds at 200 yds will be at your mercy. A 3-12X40mm at Midway is less than $100. Have fun!
     
  8. MOS0311

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    haha thanks.
    just what I was looking for!
     
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  9. StandOut

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    I felt the very same way,, I had read about the 17, but yawned, until I shot a 17 HMR last week, all of my shooting of small game "was" under 100 yds,, but even out to 100 you had to really watch your range with a LR,, and adjust for it,, don't have to do that with a 17, another problem is the LR bullets skipping off of everything,, again not a problem with the 17, as far as clean kills, the 17 hands down over the LR.

    I have 20, 22 rifles, I will now only hunt with one either using shorts or CB caps (very close range) , all of my other hunting I was doing with a 22 will now be done with a 17 HMR. I will still plink with my 22's, and teach others to shoot with them, but with less than a week shooting the 17 HMR, and just one day hunting with it,, no way will I go back.

    What ever you do, DON'T EVER SHOOT A 17, what ever you thought you knew about 22 rim fires, and loved about them, will be lost forever. It's like dumping your wife for Miss America :D
     
  10. midnight_cougar

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    i shot a steel rim with my .22mag vmax and it left a nice indent and it and ripped about a halfmoon in it at 50 yards
    Then i shot it with a .17 hmr hornady and it punctured right through it at 50 yards

    Heres a site that is all about the 17hmr you should check it out when ya have some time he tests it by shooting a variety of penetration tests, the graghs shown above and alot more, as well as all the information you can think of and then some. killing ground squirrels up to about 300 yards. this should help
    http://www.varmintal.com/17hmr.htm
     
  11. 747mech

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    I have the Savage 9317bvss. I love it. You need tall rings for a 40mm scope, though. It should go at least 200yds supersonic.
    I'm picking up a Taurus 17 revolver. Should be fun.
     
  12. MOS0311

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    why tall rings?
     
  13. JohnK3

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    Simple: The scope, at its largest, is 40mm. That means you have to have rings tall enough so that will clear the rifle. Hence, "tall rings."
     
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    So which ones louuder because a 22 short is like someone clapping, and the 17hmr is based off of 22 mag shells right? and how does the other 17 round do i think its something like 17 machII, is that quieter/cheaper?
     
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