What Can I Hunt With A 17 HMR Rifle?

What can you hunt with a 17 HMR?

17 HMR is primarily used for mid-range small game and varmint hunting.

The bullet’s velocity and accuracy make it ideal for hunting rabbit, possum, and raccoon from up to 200 yards..

Can you use a 17 HMR for deer hunting?

17HMR is more than enough for a deer. EDIT: IF your a great shot. It takes a minimum of 50 ft lbs to kill a deer and 60ft lbs to kill an elk. A good solid bullet (not ballistic tip) should kill at 225 yards.

Is a 17 caliber good for coyote hunting?

17HMR is great for small critters like squirrels, rabbits, and other small animals. If you shoot a coyote with 17HMR, you might kill it quickly, but most likely you will require multiple shots and the animal will suffer for a prolonged time. That’s unethical and highly frowned upon.

Is a .17 HMR worth buying?

By all means get an HMR. As previously mentioned, they are a fun gun, very accurate and flat-shooting out to 100 yards or so. The HMR makes a great crow sniper, and we have used it with great success on groundhogs, being able to take head shots past 100 yards.

Which is better .22 Magnum or .17 HMR?

17 HMR is the clear winner. … 17 HMR is 2550 FPS giving 246 FPE (foot pounds of energy). But when you compare that to a . 22 Mag with an advertised muzzle velocity of 1900 FPS (pushing a 40-grain bullet) you get a calculation of 321 FPE.

What is the most accurate rimfire caliber?

a .22 WMRMost shooters report that finding a . 22 WMR rifle/ammo combination capable of MOA accuracy (keeping all bullets inside a 1-inch circle at 100 yards, 1.5-inch circle at 150 yards, 2-inch circle at 200 yards, etc.) is rare. Most seem to group 2 MOA to 1.5 MOA at best.

Can you shoot a 17hmr out of a 22 WMR?

17HMR is just a necked down . 22 WMR case, so the . 22 rifle is perfectly capable of chambering and handling the pressures generated by firing the . 17.

What’s better .22 or .17 HMR?

17HMR. .22 LR is heavier and much slower than . … 17 HMR gives much higher velocity, shoots much flatter, and in general is a much better long range caliber for varmint shooting. The 17 HMR will shoot straighter, farther, and is way more destructive down range. The .

Which is louder 22 mag or 17 HMR?

The 22 WMR is a bit louder in report, but the 17 has a slightly different “snap” to it. Possibly a higher frequency noise. My rifles are both quite accurate, but the edge goes to the 17 HMR. It is very accurate with the Hornady 20 grain ammo.