17 hmr

Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:12 pm

anyone have a 17 hmr rifle? i have a savage 17 hmr its a great gun to shoot especially at the squirrels or chippees that try to destroy my bird feeder!
i shot a turkey with it in the fall its dead on accurate i could shoot groups of 3 at 100 yards the size of a quarter!!!!
just wondering if anyone has one what have you shot? what round do you shoot? i've been using hornady 17 gr
hope to shoot a coyote with it one day but no luck yet


Re: 17 hmr

Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:00 am

I also have a savage 17 hmr with a bull barrle. I shoot European Starling with the 17 out my bed room window. I want to get anothere 17 to take to my camp in maine.

Re: 17 hmr

Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:49 pm

Anyone done anything interesting with those 17HMR'S yet? Just bought an unfired Rem 597M in 17 haven't even sighted in yet.

Re: 17 hmr

Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:31 am

I have the marlin model 17V with a swift 6X18 scope. Love it. Don't hardly use my 22 mag anymore. When a bird is hit with the 17 they actually explode into a big fluffball. Shoot a pepsi bottle filled with water and it's unreal the damage it will do. Also it will penetrate a 20lb propane bottle which surprised me. It will kill a deer,coyote,groundhog,turkey,pig,coon,possum, etc. (just take my word for it) The amazing thing is the bullet explodes (even in soft tissue) and leaves no evidence for tracing back to the gun. :!: Surprised the anti-gunners haven't pushed that issue.
One thing that bothers me is the fact you can chamber a regular 22 cal shell in the chamber. Not sure what would happen if someone actually pulled the trigger. :shock: :shock:
I also have the Ruger 17 hmr new model single-six (first pistol on the market in 17 cal). I ordered it as soon as they first advertised it and it took over 6 months till I got it. I was also the 1st one to recieve it in Bedford county. (braggin rights) Havn't killed anything with it but does good plinking. My neighbor shoots better with it than I can :oops:
I also bought 2 bricks of the Hornady varmint experss with the v-max bullet (red tip). Also have a brick of the federal premium (black tip) Seems to work real well for me. Did I mention I love it :wink: Grump

Re: 17 hmr

Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:59 pm

i agree with Grump great gun shot alot of stuff with it so far.. I like to shoot chipmunks with it the farther the better like say about 85 yds. and they explode like a firecracker inside them usually these are the ones that attack my bird feeders.

Grump did you shoot a deer i would like to but didn't have a chance yet where would you shoot it in the head or heart or neck?

definitely a super accurate gun i only shoot the Hornady varmint express with the 17 gr. v-max bullet (red tip). think this is a great bullet would like to get the higher grain think there 20 something gr

leave me know what grain you shoot

my son loves to shoot it also :{_}: :{_}:

Re: 17 hmr

Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:57 pm

Kevin, Deer can (has) been shot in the ear but right between the eyes works better. Tree stand is sweet.

most of the ammo I use is 17 gr 2550 fps. Remington has a fireball poly tip with 20 gr 4000 fps 20 rounds per box that sells for $25.50.

They also have a fireball jacketed hollow point with 25 gr at 3850 fps, 40 rd box that sells for $47.93 a box.

I would like to try the hollow points but at that price I can live with the 17 gr at around $10. a box of 50.

The hornady bricks I bought I got a real good deal with a guy that bought bulk and only paid $43.00 for each brick. $4.30 a box was good I think. Should have bought more but couldn't afford it at the time. Good luck Grump

Re: 17 hmr

Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:55 pm

Got my Rem 597 sighted in today, unbelievable accuracy 3 of the 5 3 shot groups were a ragged hole. Shoots better than my Savage 17 Mach 2. Can't wait for the Spring Starling migration :!:

Re: 17 hmr

Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:25 pm

17 hmr is A+

Re: 17 hmr

Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:26 am

My son gave me a savage bolt action in 17hmr for fathers day. I put a very large/long scope on it and bore sighted it but i haven't shot it yet. I hope to sight it in soon.

Re: 17 hmr

Fri May 28, 2010 10:51 pm

I owned a 22 ruger bought a 17 ruger retired I own 18 acres for hay best ground hog rifle I own

Re: 17 hmr

Sat May 29, 2010 9:14 am

Popularity of them seems to be dropping off in this area. Local sporting goods dealer I visit with on occasion says they can't sell them and people are starting to trade them back in. Most people after owning one a while are going back to .22 or up to .223

Re: 17 hmr

Sat May 29, 2010 12:05 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Popularity of them seems to be dropping off in this area. Local sporting goods dealer I visit with on occasion says they can't sell them and people are starting to trade them back in. Most people after owning one a while are going back to .22 or up to .223

Wonder why? Gun shops here (Pa) locally can't seem to ever get any used ones. I was looking for one slightly abused so I could abuse it some more. :shock: :shock: Like leaving it behind the seat or in the garage. :o Grump

Re: 17 hmr

Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:54 pm

I think its the fouling in the smaller bore thats the problem. I believe it fouls way more than the 22's and sooner too. Thats the only rumors i have heard. I figure the fouling affects the accuracy.