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  1. #1
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    May 2003
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    Farmington, New Mexico
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    Default .17HMR Varmit rifle

    Today was the first day I really got down to business with this new rifle. It sports a BSA Sweet 17 scope and I was shooting 17GR. Hornady ammo.
    Wow.
    I was shooting at around 125 yards and it's an absolute tack driver. I've shot the same .22 rifle with a Weaver scope for 50 years at this range and I'm not too bad with it but the new .17 is so much more accurate I could hardly believe it. Way fun.
    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

  2. #2
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    Calhoun Co, Texas, USA
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    Default Re: .17HMR Varmit rifle

    I love+hate my .17HMR heavy barreled varmint rifle. I love the accuracy (most of the time), but hate the "flyers" that I got CONSTANTLY (about 1 in 5-6 loads) when the cartridge was new; thankfully, they seem to have improved QC on the ammo a LOT lately, have been having far fewer weird flyers with newer ammo lately

  3. #3
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    Dane County, WI.
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    Default Re: .17HMR Varmit rifle

    What's a varmit? You shoot vomit 125 yards? Wow! Why would you shoot vomit? It's not like its going to jump up and hurt you; just don't get too close to it.

  4. #4
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: .17HMR Varmit rifle

    Nothing beats a 6.5mm Swedish Ackley Improved or a .25/06 with handloads at 880 yards though... but you sure go through a lot of powder.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  5. #5
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    Default Re: .17HMR Varmit rifle

    Me handloading? Nobody wants that. People from the neighborhood leave ammo on my front porch just so I won't be thinking about messing with powder...
    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

  6. #6
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    Mar 2012
    Location
    Orange county, Texas
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    Default Re: .17HMR Varmit rifle

    I purchased one last year(i think) anyway i love mine, i just had to purchase a better clip cause the one that came with mine did not hold the shells well and they would flip out of clip.
    I only use it to thin out the turtles in my ponds so they don't take over.

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