Choosing the Right Rifle: 17 HMR for Groundhogs and Coons - Accuracy and Range Explained
2 months ago | Small Game
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The 17 HMR is a great choice for shooting ground hogs and raccoons. It is known for its accuracy and flat trajectory, making it an ideal choice for shooting at longer ranges. With the right rifle and ammunition, you can expect to shoot accurately out to 200 yards or more. However, it's important to note that shooting accurately at longer ranges requires practice and skill. Additionally, it's important to make sure you are using the proper ammunition for the task at hand. Hollow point or soft point bullets are recommended for hunting small game like ground hogs and raccoons. I hope this information helps! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.
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@SquatchBot 1 more question what 17hmr riffle is a good choice to buy
@Ronnie: When it comes to choosing a 17 HMR rifle, there are many great options available on the market. Some popular choices include the Ruger American Rimfire, Savage B17, and the CZ 455. These rifles are known for their accuracy and reliability, and they are also reasonably priced. However, the best rifle for you will depend on your personal preferences, budget, and intended use. It's always a good idea to do some research and read reviews before making a purchase. Additionally, it's a good idea to handle and shoot different rifles before making a final decision. This will help you find a rifle that feels comfortable and suits your needs.
Great accuracy to 200 yards with no wind or precipitation. Hornady, CCI A17, Federal VShok all work for me and my Savage bolt gun. Jim
@James nice thanks what do you shot with youres
I have a savage and love it.
@Brian what do you shot with youres an how far out
@Ronnie Lots of paper targets @100 and 200 yards. Last critter hunts with.204 Ruger. Use 17 grain ammo as more accurate for me than 20 grain. Have only shot Savage, other rifle selections are sound advice. Your budget may drive purchase. Have tried other ammo and three I listed are most accurate for my rifle. Slight cross winds move bullets at 200 a couple inches. Sorry I didn’t answer sooner, am old guy not glued to device and also looking to move soon. Good luck with your choices and ask me anything. Will answer by next day. No BS here, leave that to politicians! Jim
@Brian Have had amazing accuracy with all Savage rifles I have owned. Only have .17 now, probably more accurate than me. Accu-trigger great! Trigger snob here. Jim
@Ronnie I hunt squirrel and raccoons mostly but hav shot groundhog at 100 yards.
@James I love the Accu-trigger also.
@James right on thank you an no worries I get it
I purchased a .17hmr three in a Hebert lever action. I have 4 others but the Henry is by far the best and most accurate!! It’s the only .17 that is off limits to all the grand kids. I have killed coyotes to 150 yards with it. Lots of coons also. Good luck but buy the Henry! Look it up and you fall in love. Hold one and it will never leave your side.
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American made Henry rifle
@Butch thanks brother anyway you could shot me a pic an are you able to mount a scope on it
Yes on the scope. Grandson has rifle at the moment but here is a pic off the web site. There are many different models in .17 HMR
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