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.17HMR .vs. reynard

 
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spyr0



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:27 pm    Post subject: .17HMR .vs. reynard Reply with quote

has anyone got .17HMR authorised for fox?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I have .303" or .308" for that!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

303/308?
Im a Yorkshireman so I grudge using my 25-06 homeloads @48p each Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much are 17HMRs? I would have thought it about usable on fox. Having said that, 22 Hornet is cheap to load for : 12-13 grains gives a 35 grain bullet about 3000fps going by the Lee book. Better value than 30 grains in 223 R for a 35 grainer at 3900fps I would think. Of course there's all that bothersome handloading....

Nice to have a thread on here about shooting instead of what the police oracle has read in The Police Oracle!

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Neil.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The .17HMR are around 16p ea.

My .223 bangs a 50gr out at 3203fps with 22.5gr VVN133 - most effective and accurate. Havent bothered with lighter heads, cant be ar**ed with the faffing about.

I love reloading, most satisfying. Esp when the kids and wife are getting my back up.
Sako 25-06's are around 85p for factory load, so loading my own about halves the cost.

Depends how much shooting one does, might pack in the 25-06 reloading and just use factory ammo now I know the drop and drift. My stalking can result in no shots at all apart from a zero check...might be something to do with the smell!


now now Neil Mac, no need for a slanging match, our 'police oracle' is a very handy source of info, both on and off the forum.

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Nick
edited to get proper muzzle fps and not 50m


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Mick F
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeilMac wrote:
Nice to have a thread on here about shooting instead of what the police oracle has read in The Police Oracle!

Best wishes,

Neil.

Yeah, seems rather a conversation of 'I agree, oh so do I. Me too, how about that Very Happy A bit like your thread on when did you last go shooting. In the last board J got a prize for the most dull threads but this year, i think there may be some competition!!! Very Happy Very Happy

FWiW I don't think .17HMR is man enough for the job, except at very close ranges, 50-80m. I also agree with you on the soap powder issue and deer. That they smell you and see movemnt much quicker than you or I can and they also have that little extra (6th?) sense which tells them you're about, but as soon as the close seasons on....
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spyr0 wrote:
now now Neil Mac, no need for a slanging match, our 'police oracle' is a very handy source of info, both on and off the forum.

Cheers
Nick

Cheers Nick. good to see you back on here.
Mick Fidgeon:-)
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spyr0



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mick, not that my contributions have been outstanding!!

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