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Personal opinions on the marlin 17 hmr:

Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:33 pm

My dad and i have been looking at the 17 hmr round,from what people say, they are extremly accurate , lil pricy but well worth it,

we have our eyes set on a rifle, for 200 bucks, scope will be made by varmint, ( from gndr mtn) 6 by 24 by 50, with rings and rail,

i know the scope is a lil big for the caliber, but we dont like 3 by 9s anymore,

anybody own a 17 with knowledge to maybe help here are they worth it?
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:19 pm

Brilliant round, doesn't like the wind, good out to 200 yards. If you're only shooting under 100 yards, buy a .22WMR, it's cheaper. Past 120 yards, .17HMR is king.

I use a 6x40 on a .22 out to 100 yards, and that's overpowered too, I would drop more money in a smaller scope, Bushnell Trophys are great scopes for the price.

My mate has a Marlin bolt .22, and it's a great gun, I'm getting one myself eventually, for mag compatibility.

Basically, buy the damn thing, you'll love it.
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:22 pm

Zeus wrote:Brilliant round, doesn't like the wind, good out to 200 yards. If you're only shooting under 100 yards, buy a .22WMR, it's cheaper. Past 120 yards, .17HMR is king.

I use a 6x40 on a .22 out to 100 yards, and that's overpowered too, I would drop more money in a smaller scope, Bushnell Trophys are great scopes for the price.

My mate has a Marlin bolt .22, and it's a great gun, I'm getting one myself eventually, for mag compatibility.

Basically, buy the damn thing, you'll love it.


yes i do want to shoot farther distances, it is a lil pricy, but not tooo bad, that why im leaning towards it, and for small game, squirells and rabbits its a lil harsh, but coyotes and coons its perfect
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:32 pm

Another good choice is a .243 (6mm) in a bolt action.
Very good multi purpose rifle with a variety of bullet/cartridge variations.
I really enjoyed the one I had.
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:54 pm

Good call too, I love .243. Big enough for most deer, fast enough for foxes(coyotes and varmints too I guess), not overpowered for boar, and cheap to buy.

.308 is my favourite though, can't wait to try .17 hornet too.
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Unread postAuthor: HunterT » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:36 pm

I had a Swedish Mauser(6.5x55mm). I also had a friend that made handloads for me. It was a real good multipurpose rifle. Took all sorts of "targets" with it. I'm real sorry I had to sell it.
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:50 pm

Zeus wrote:Good call too, I love .243. Big enough for most deer, fast enough for foxes(coyotes and varmints too I guess), not overpowered for boar, and cheap to buy.

.308 is my favourite though, can't wait to try .17 hornet too.


right now, the 17 hornet shoots at a wooping 3650 fps and the 17 hmr is 2550, these two calibers are the highest fps on the market, personally i wouldnt use a 243 for boar, i think 243 would only piss the boar off, id rather use a 35 remington 250 grains on that type of animal,thats what i hunt with

i cant wait to get the 17 hmr though=)
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:02 am

jsefcik wrote:
Zeus wrote:Brilliant round, doesn't like the wind, good out to 200 yards. If you're only shooting under 100 yards, buy a .22WMR, it's cheaper. Past 120 yards, .17HMR is king.

I use a 6x40 on a .22 out to 100 yards, and that's overpowered too, I would drop more money in a smaller scope, Bushnell Trophys are great scopes for the price.

My mate has a Marlin bolt .22, and it's a great gun, I'm getting one myself eventually, for mag compatibility.

Basically, buy the damn thing, you'll love it.


yes i do want to shoot farther distances, it is a lil pricy, but not tooo bad, that why im leaning towards it, and for small game, squirells and rabbits its a lil harsh, but coyotes and coons its perfect


Especially for COONS!!!!!!! :D :D :D
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:47 pm

mattyzip77 wrote:
jsefcik wrote:
Zeus wrote:Brilliant round, doesn't like the wind, good out to 200 yards. If you're only shooting under 100 yards, buy a .22WMR, it's cheaper. Past 120 yards, .17HMR is king.

I use a 6x40 on a .22 out to 100 yards, and that's overpowered too, I would drop more money in a smaller scope, Bushnell Trophys are great scopes for the price.

My mate has a Marlin bolt .22, and it's a great gun, I'm getting one myself eventually, for mag compatibility.

Basically, buy the damn thing, you'll love it.


yes i do want to shoot farther distances, it is a lil pricy, but not tooo bad, that why im leaning towards it, and for small game, squirells and rabbits its a lil harsh, but coyotes and coons its perfect


Especially for COONS!!!!!!! :D :D :D



its awesome for them!
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:46 pm

.243 not enough for pigs, fork mate, do you use a .300 Win Mag for deer?

And there's a lot faster rounds around than .17 hornet, like most of the .204 calibres and .22-250, to name a few.
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:50 pm

Zeus wrote:.243 not enough for pigs, fork mate, do you use a .300 Win Mag for deer?

And there's a lot faster rounds around than .17 hornet, like most of the .204 calibres and .22-250, to name a few.



i dont have a 300 win mag for hunting, but a few of my buddies do hunt deer with em, does a great job,

as i said before i use a 35 remington 250 grains
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