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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    My colleague, Dan W., was popping ground squirrels with praiseworthy consistency using his Savage bolt action .17 HMR at just over 100 yards...the furthest the terrain permitted on that pasture.

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  • Sarge01
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    I killed over 300 pararie dogs with mine on my trip to Montana two summers ago. Some of them I shot between 250 and 300 yards. I would hold 2 feet+ over them and sometimes in the wind I would have to hold 2 feet+ left or right. I would have to fire 8 or 10 shots to "walk" the bullet to the pararie dog. It was alot of fun. Realistic range for 1 shot kills I would say is around 150 yards.

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  • chuckles
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    Probably as far away as you can hit one but 200yds is a good estimate.

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  • jhjimbo
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    The new .17super mag is suppose to better the .17hmr by a lot. Less drop and less affected by cross wind. Rifles should be coming out soon for it. Price of ammo is reasonable, about $15 /50.
    Sighted at 100yd, the drop is 4.2" at 200yds.

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  • Logan88
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    I shot a red squirrel with mune at 218 yds according to the nikon range finder and have shot pigeons out to 170 and then watched it fly a short distance before falling. The rapid expansion experienced at close range is not noticed nearly as much when you get out that far.

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  • tuna0410
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    200 yards would IMHO be the max range for the .17hmr as long as there is no wind. But I would say the practical range is around 150 just to be on the safe side. Also if there is any wind at all I would just pickup the 22lr. Best thing to do is put it on paper and see what your gun is able of doing. I have seen some pretty amazing shots made with one and some not to amazing ones... A lot of it depends on the ammo used.

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