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#1 RIP.JD

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:53 am

Ive had the 452 hmr a while now. I don't bother cleaning it and it shoots spot on and is a great tool as long as there's no wind. Recommend the hmr to anyone after a varmint round.

#2 andyf

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:00 pm

The 17HMR does what is says on the tin, and NO more.

I tried one when they first came out, nothing fancy just a BRNO American 16" carbine + a 17 Whisper Mod and a very 'Posh' Leupold scope.

So how was it?

1. Good accuracy out to 150yds.

2. Killed Rabbits very well, BUT filled them with copper jacket shards.

3. No good whatsoever on Fox, nowhere near enough 'zip', shot all twice unless a close (i.e. under 100 headshot, nearly close enough for a RF .22).

4. Far too noisy when shooting 'in company' i.e. near houses etc etc

5. Ammo hideously expensive for what it was.

So got rid of and got a Ruger #1 22.250 for Fox instead, no runners or flappers this time, and top-hole reloads!

17HMR=Good calibre non the less, but no use to me. :huh:

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:39 pm

Don't know why you can't just like both....
22lr for shorter range, low noise, low cost shooting where the ground is soft or steep..
17hmr for longer range rabbit and crow popping..

Simple, both are good.. Neither is better

Regards oli

That pal, is the correct answer!

It took 5 pages to find someone who posted what i personally would consider the best reply...

I have both and regularly use both depending on what i'm doing and where.



#4 tegater

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:02 pm


Don't know why you can't just like both....
22lr for shorter range, low noise, low cost shooting where the ground is soft or steep..
17hmr for longer range rabbit and crow popping..
Simple, both are good.. Neither is better
Regards oli

That pal, is the correct answer!
It took 5 pages to find someone who posted what i personally would consider the best reply...
I have both and regularly use both depending on what i'm doing and where.
Snap, so have I, and they are both useful to me depending on what I am doing.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:40 am

 

 


Don't know why you can't just like both....
22lr for shorter range, low noise, low cost shooting where the ground is soft or steep..
17hmr for longer range rabbit and crow popping..
Simple, both are good.. Neither is better
Regards oli

That pal, is the correct answer!
It took 5 pages to find someone who posted what i personally would consider the best reply...
I have both and regularly use both depending on what i'm doing and where.
Snap, so have I, and they are both useful to me depending on what I am doing.

but the 22lr is better though :whistling:



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:10 am


 


 



Don't know why you can't just like both....
22lr for shorter range, low noise, low cost shooting where the ground is soft or steep..
17hmr for longer range rabbit and crow popping..
Simple, both are good.. Neither is better
Regards oli

That pal, is the correct answer!
It took 5 pages to find someone who posted what i personally would consider the best reply...
I have both and regularly use both depending on what i'm doing and where.
Snap, so have I, and they are both useful to me depending on what I am doing.
but the 22lr is better though :whistling:
:laugh:

#7 THE STALKER

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:36 am

i would never get rid of my HMR.if i did it would be for another one. :yes:



#8 Deker

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:47 am

 

Don't know why you can't just like both....
22lr for shorter range, low noise, low cost shooting where the ground is soft or steep..
17hmr for longer range rabbit and crow popping..

Simple, both are good.. Neither is better

Regards oli

That pal, is the correct answer!

It took 5 pages to find someone who posted what i personally would consider the best reply...

I have both and regularly use both depending on what i'm doing and where.

But that was 6 months ago and it wasn't the question either!

 

Of course one isn't inherently better than the other, they are different!


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:21 pm

Just read this thread end to end, well what else is there to do on a freezing cold day? Both weapons have their ideal uses, it's horses for courses. I would use my .22lr all the time for rabbits, but in many instances I can't get close enough on open fields and that's where the HMR comes in with accuracy at range. Beyond 130 yards you need to start looking for a heavier load and a more powerful rifle. Mine's a CZ 452 Varmint with a 16 inch barrel by the way.

Check out my review.  http://www.urbanfiel...17-hmr-rimfire/  



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:51 pm

Rarely use my hmr these days and I generally reach for my .22 when I grab a rifle from the cabinet. Where hmr shines is against magpies and crows when its harder to get in range of them. The .22lr is the rabbit rifle.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:56 pm

Rarely use my hmr these days and I generally reach for my .22 when I grab a rifle from the cabinet. Where hmr shines is against magpies and crows when its harder to get in range of them. The .22lr is the rabbit rifle.

 

The HW60J in .22 is defo my next rifle :)



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:02 pm

Rarely use my hmr these days and I generally reach for my .22 when I grab a rifle from the cabinet. Where hmr shines is against magpies and crows when its harder to get in range of them. The .22lr is the rabbit rifle.

 

The HW60J in .22 is defo my next rifle :)

It is faultless; I'm sure you will be delighted :thumbs:  :D




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