.17 hmr silencer advice
Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:59 PM
Posted 06 February 2011 - 09:13 PM
What distance have you zero'd your rifle? If it's a new rifle you need to spend time seeing exactly where your point of imopact is at different distances although I believe the .17's a pretty flat round so you should be hitting a rabbit pretty easily at 60 yrds.
Have you checked mounts etc for tightness so your not loosing zero?
Posted 06 February 2011 - 09:39 PM
Posted 06 February 2011 - 09:42 PM
Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:03 PM
Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:12 PM
Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:26 PM
Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:52 PM
With a .17HMR you should easily be grouping half inch at 50 yards and off a bipod headshots on rabbits are no problem out to 100 yards with a bit of practice.
Tell us what your rifle is, what is your ammo and exactly what is the scope you are using at what magnification. So far all you have told us is that you are a lousy shot who doesn't know what he is doing and just wants to kill things. Not good. Really not good.
So lets start again shall we.......
People here really want to help you. I took a complete beginner out today, never shot anything before, after a couple of shots she (yes she) was shooting tight groups at 60 yards with both .22 and HMR, easy peasy.
It sounds as though your technique and maybe your equipment, or both, need tweaking. If you are standing up and shooting from the shoulder I am not surprised you are missing, if from a bipod or even sticks, you shouldn't be, not at that range. At 50 yards a body shot with the HMR will turn a rabbit inside out, certainly not edible and very dead.
So back to shooting paper please, get it right and become a good shot.
The moderator is absolutely not your problem and is probably interchangeable between .17 and .22, rimfire and air rifle that is perfectly normal.
Sorry for the lecture.
Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:16 AM
Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:37 AM
Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:01 AM
if you zero at 100 you could easily be up to an inch high at 75-85yds (its the only real "hole" it has in its flat trajectory.
if you zero at 50 you could be shooting under at 75-85, especially if you have high rings.
zero at 120 ish and you should be PBR (2" target) out to 150, no holdover required.
you silencer shouldnt make any difference but it is lilely to be a 22 sized bore if not bigger. given the bullet strike issues manufacturers of some moderators make the bore very large.
I bought one for my .177 air rifle and the bore was close to 7.2mm (0.28"!!)
Edited by bewsher500, 07 February 2011 - 11:02 AM.
Posted 07 February 2011 - 02:26 PM
Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:58 PM
Make sure your mounts are secure.
Try without the MOD on see how it matches up groupings wise.
You need to shoot about 50 rounds to make sure your zero right and you can consistantly hit 1" group at 50yards thats your minimum level for live target shooting in my opinion.
if your shooting free hand with no support then you will need alot of practice its hard i dont care what anyone says!!
And last of all dont worry its all about practice and good routines you will crack it no problem ATB
If your still stuck SNAP SHOT is your man
This is just my thoughts others might think differently ATB Tony
Get the targets out for practice
Edited by CUPCAKE118, 07 February 2011 - 08:00 PM.