Top Ad

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

I am looking to get a rim-fire rifle. I have been mainly at a 22wmr or a 17hmr. I have recently heard of a 17 Winchester super m

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • I am looking to get a rim-fire rifle. I have been mainly at a 22wmr or a 17hmr. I have recently heard of a 17 Winchester super m

    I am looking to get a rim-fire rifle. I have been mainly at a 22wmr or a 17hmr. I have recently heard of a 17 Winchester super mag. What are your thoughts on that round? I want to use this gun on coons, rabbits, opossum, other small game, and an occasional coyote. What would you recommend?

  • #2
    Winchester claims the new .17WinSupMag can take a coyote at 300yds. None of the other rimfire rounds can do that.
    The Savage B-Mag rifle designed for the round should be available soon - it is going to be my next purchase.

    Comment


    • #3
      sounds like you are going to be targeting the bigger small game animals. I would go with the .22 wmr. it has enough oomph at less than a hundred or so yards for coyotes, and ample power for coons and other varmints. plus, if you find a used one it would be cheaper than a brand new b-mag. (jhjimbo, I have no problems with the bmag or the 17 wsm. this is just my opinion)

      Comment


      • #4
        JMO~~ A 22Lr or 22wmr would be a smarter choice for Small Game less pelt,meat damage. Now the new 17/WSMag that's a great Choice for Fox,Groundhogs,Coyotes were Meat Damage would not matter!

        Comment


        • #5
          Go with the .17 WinSupMag. It will get the job done for what your hunting, easily. Like jhjimbo said, its my next (gun) purchase as well.

          Comment


          • #6
            .17 win super mag is the way to go.

            Comment


            • #7
              Guess I've been a meat hunter too long.
              If I need more pi$$ and vinegar than can be provided by the long rifle or Mag, I'll reach for my Hornet.

              Comment


              • #8
                .17 Win Super magnum. Great for coyotes. just make sure to shoot smaller game in the head with it unless you want to tear em up.
                -The Kid

                Comment


                • #9
                  i have a 17hmr and love it, it works for every thing i use it for which is the same as you want to. If money is a problem go with the 17hmr instead of the 17wsm. you can get a 17hmr rifle for half the price of a 17wsm. If you get a 17hmr try a couple different kinds of ammo to figure out what works best , then you will love it.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I would get a .22 LR, but since you are targeting the occasional coyote, the .22wmr would be best.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I have a 17hmr n let me tell ya the thing absolutely obliterates the coons foxes squirrels n other pests i have round here. 1 shot to a fox on the run n boom its down for the count. I like the jhp they really penetrate well. Out to 200 yards is the farthest ive shot w it simply cuz thats all i needed.

                      Comment

                      Welcome!

                      Collapse

                      Welcome to Field and Streams's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Field and Stream, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

                      If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

                      And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on fieldandstream.com.

                      Right Rail 1

                      Collapse

                      Top Active Users

                      Collapse

                      There are no top active users.

                      Right Rail 2

                      Collapse

                      Latest Topics

                      Collapse

                      Right Rail 3

                      Collapse

                      Footer Ad

                      Collapse
                      Working...
                      X