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17 HMR
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This is a caliber I am not familiar with. What is it used for primarily?
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From what I understand it's an extremely high velocity rimfire round used against small game. It offers higher velocities than even a hypervelocity .22LR at flatter trajectories. While it doesn't have a lot of mass to the projectile, it makes up for it in explosive force from the velocity of the round. I've seen the effects against groundhogs and it's a neat little round.

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(09-19-2012, 02:27 AM)ShaulWolf Wrote: From what I understand it's an extremely high velocity rimfire round used against small game. It offers higher velocities than even a hypervelocity .22LR at flatter trajectories. While it doesn't have a lot of mass to the projectile, it makes up for it in explosive force from the velocity of the round. I've seen the effects against groundhogs and it's a neat little round.
Thank you educating me on that caliber.
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(09-19-2012, 02:38 AM)das Wrote:
(09-19-2012, 02:27 AM)ShaulWolf Wrote: From what I understand it's an extremely high velocity rimfire round used against small game. It offers higher velocities than even a hypervelocity .22LR at flatter trajectories. While it doesn't have a lot of mass to the projectile, it makes up for it in explosive force from the velocity of the round. I've seen the effects against groundhogs and it's a neat little round.
Thank you educating me on that caliber.


Shaulwolf has got it right. It's a nice flat shooting little rimfire round that is quite accurate. You see them in rimfire competitions, and they're a blast. They work great on small game and varmints. I've used them to kill coyotes out in the 85-100 yard range with headshots. You'd be amazed at the expansion those little bullets have, and the damage that they can do.
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#5
I'll quote Lycanthrope from the other forum: "Expansion and fragmentation is all about velocity."

Faster rounds have a better chance at expanding end fragmenting upon impact. I've see the terminal effects of a hot .223 he's shot, and it turned into a miniature grenade on the deer he hit. A .17 HMR acts much the same on small game.

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It is a rifle caliber that I use quite frequently.

The high velocity, and flat trajectory make it a great round for me to practice with. I regularly shoot it from between 100-150, and stretch it to 200 at times.

I don't hunt with it, but I have heard talk of people using it for everything from pests, to wild pigs.

I stopped shooting steel with it lately, because it has a tendency to weld itself to the plate. But for paper, I love it.

I had a post on the other site with some pics of targets at 100 yards. Most of them were .28 to .34 inches from outside edge to outside edge.
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Small game and small varmints head shots. Great round for it.
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