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    Left handed 17hmr

    Anyone know if they are around? Thinking of having a play with a new calibre!

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    Plenty around - Savage, Marlin, etc. For me personally the 17hmr is a bit of an awkward middle ground between 22LR and 223, but it is fun and suits some people well.

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    Just found one on killwells website, guess they do exist

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    Yeah it is a bit of the middle ground, its the 'missus' bunny gun.....

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    Or maybe not, just looking at ammo prices 35-40 for 25 rounds.... 223 is cheaper to run with factory ammo

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    Not quite $31 for $50

    CCI 17HMR Ammo 17 Grain Box of 50 Rounds - Rimfire - Ammunition - Reloaders Supplies Ltd

    I have a left handed savage and it shoots very well.

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    Ahhh 17wsm vs 17hmr, that would make the difference

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    There's one on tm

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    If the WSM survives as a cartridge, I shoot the 17 HMR awesome round and looked at a 223, bit of an overkill for the small farms I shoot. Convenience, no noise, and accurate out to 180 metres I find, will kill further out but maybe I'm not that good on a regular basis
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    CZ do a nice 452 in 17HMR. Had one. Sold it. Noisy, expensive, wind blown PITA. 223 is better in very way for what i wanted.
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    22 hornet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    22 hornet ?
    Doesn't perform as well as the 17hmr IMHO better with a 222 or 223
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    It will do the job on rabbits you just need to think along the lines of the lr guys and know your drop

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    [QUOTE=kiwijames;470853]CZ do a nice 452 in 17HMR. Had one. Sold it. Noisy, expensive, wind blown PITA. 223 is better in very way for what i wanted
    50 rounds for $30 bucks ain't an expensive afternoons? Suppressed they're quiet and wind doesn't really concern me, it has to be blowing it's arse off. A 223 is a totally different kettle of fish to me for what I do, horses for courses
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    It will do the job on rabbits you just need to think along the lines of the lr guys and know your drop
    The drop pretty quickly, I compared them when I bought the 17 hornet, I owned one for years for rabbit shooting in the 80s and 90s did a far bit of goat shooting with it as well. Don't think I'd use the 17 HMR on goats like I did the 22 hornet?
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