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what do you guys think about the little .17 caliber rifles. i think there toys, rather than a rifle. i would rather be shooting

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  • what do you guys think about the little .17 caliber rifles. i think there toys, rather than a rifle. i would rather be shooting

    what do you guys think about the little .17 caliber rifles. i think there toys, rather than a rifle. i would rather be shooting a 22. also, 22 ammo is cheaper than 17.

  • #2
    Do you mean the 17 HMR. I you are those are so fun to shoot.

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    • #3
      17 lets ya reach out there further than a 22 or a 22 mag and due to its pointed bullit spape and velocity has better ballistics across the board but the amo is more exspensive so if your shootn in that 0 to 75 yd range take the 22 if it is more take a 17 hmr or a 204

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      • #4
        i dont see the .17 as a toy at all

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        • #5
          the .17 HMR is a beast. It shots a lot faster then a .22 lr and a lot further. But ya the bullets are $13 for 50, a lot more expensive then .22 lr.

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          • #6
            I shot a apple with a .17 one time, thinking there would just be a nice little hole through the middle of it. WRONG! That apple dissentegrated like you'd shot it with a .30/06. The .17's are no joke!

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            • #7
              really..from my experience with shooting targets with it, i really thought it was more of a rodent gun..

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              • #8
                Yeah, I was shocked, myself. I never thought it would have released that much energy into an apple!!! When I pulled the trigger, the apple literally disappeared. It was friggin awesome!!!

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                • #9
                  cool..stupid kid from my school shot a deer with one and it didn't die anywhere close. they searched for a couple hours. it only left a little blood. then again it might of been a bad shot

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                  • #10
                    He may have actually killed the deer eventually, but the little bullet disintegrated on impact and never made an exit hole. Shooting a deer with anything that little is just a bad idea. You should have more respect for the animal than that.

                    Also, I have heard from people that squirrel hunt that shooting a squirrel with a .17 does twice the damage of a .22.

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                    • #11
                      yeah he's an idiot. he has no respect for any animal. he probably did kill it.

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                      • #12
                        No gun is a toy, The .17 will kill yotes and completely destroy a squirrel, not something I'd call a toy.

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                        • #13
                          well of course no guns are toys. i just thought it was more of a little rodent, pest control type rifle. the kind of thing you use when you sit on your front porch and shoot gophers with

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                          • #14
                            I love my 17! We had a gentleman on our lease who actually took a few hogs with his. I dont remember if he ear holed them or through the eye. But that just shows you how deadly any gun is with a accurate shooter.

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                            • #15
                              Reid, dude, where do you live? I would love to shoot gophers off my front porch!!!

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