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#76 martin

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 08:36 pm

You obviously got plenty of Bunnies up your end then Ian?



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Posted 10 May 2015 - 08:39 pm

You obviously got plenty of Bunnies up your end then Ian?

 

Yes theres quite a lot around mate, different types of land, most are not easy to get at..I drove round a dairy farm a couple of year back and shot over 250, takes the enjoyment out of it totally..



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Posted 10 May 2015 - 11:15 pm

 

Sorry if I have missed it somewhere Ian, but will you stick with the .17hmr or go back to the .22 hornet and reload again....? Or something else?

 

I'll use both mate, the hornet is more versatile, but theres no way I'm reloading like crazy for the rabbits, its easier to just pick a box of ammo up if your shooting 100 rounds a night off.

 

 

 

.17 hornet Ian. Flatter shooing than .22 hornet and ready to go off the shelf. Only possible issue is ammo cost - 25 rounds cost around £23 or the same as 20 rounds of .223.


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 04:56 am

 

 

Sorry if I have missed it somewhere Ian, but will you stick with the .17hmr or go back to the .22 hornet and reload again....? Or something else?

 

I'll use both mate, the hornet is more versatile, but theres no way I'm reloading like crazy for the rabbits, its easier to just pick a box of ammo up if your shooting 100 rounds a night off.

 

 

 

.17 hornet Ian. Flatter shooing than .22 hornet and ready to go off the shelf. Only possible issue is ammo cost - 25 rounds cost around £23 or the same as 20 rounds of .223.

 

Rounds are too expensive mate, if I shot a 100 rabbits it would cost me £100 neigh on,not viable really, compared to £26 with the HMR..



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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:27 am

Thought it might help to suggest the .17 Hornet, as you had the .22, but if you're shooting large quantities of ammo, then yep you're stuck with rimfire which leaves LR, WMR and HMR (or the elusive WSM, although on the latter so far as I'm aware, it still hasn't been launched in the UK).

 

That said, WSM rifles are still rolling out. Ruger have just launched a 77/17 in .17WSM - it's the 77 chambered for .17 Hornet - altered to fit .17 WSM. Franklin Armoury, have also launched an AR15 in it (probably not of relevence to UK buyers but shows that it appears to be growing in the number of manufacturers supporting it).

 

 

Perhaps if CZ chamber a gun for it, we might finally get a rifle over here, although the Ruger offers some promise as at least Rugers are common in the UK, albeit it's not a cheap gun - RRP $1K in the US, reportedly expected to be around $750 on the shelves.




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