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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

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  • 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?

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    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.

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    • #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)

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      • #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!

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        • #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.

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

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            • #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.

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              • #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

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                • #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.

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

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                    • #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.

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