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17HMR FOR COYOTES? #4074482 02/22/13 02:35 PM
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What do yall think about using the 17hmr to hunt coyotes?

Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: blake0457] #4074544 02/22/13 02:50 PM
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Yep. Just watch your distance and don't try and reach them out past 150. JMO

Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: luckyp] #4074788 02/22/13 04:09 PM
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You can kill them with a .17, but it's definitely not the best tool for the job. That little shorty barreled gun you have would be better suited for bunny wabbits


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Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: luckyp] #4074876 02/22/13 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: luckyp
Yep. Just watch your distance and don't try and reach them out past 150. JMO

X's 2. I shot a yote at 250 or better with mine and I don't think it even drew blood.

Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: Inky Doc] #4075023 02/22/13 05:24 PM
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Doesn't work for crap, on large coyotes during the winter with a thick coat, you will lose a lot of coyotes


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Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: DavidK] #4075053 02/22/13 05:38 PM
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^^^^^

Better make sure you shoot em twice in the head


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Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: ThePredatorHunter] #4075473 02/22/13 08:33 PM
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Most over asked question in the realm of predator hunting.


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Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: ] #4075649 02/22/13 09:41 PM
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Use a 20gr Gamepoint or Hornday XTP place the shot in kill zones and there out. Keep shots under 150 and its nighty night.

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Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: MakemDrop25] #4075797 02/22/13 10:57 PM
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X2 on the kill zone I had four down under a feeder one night and by morning they had all crawled off. I only found one of the four and it was still alive I now only take head shots......

Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: Hogkellum] #4075934 02/22/13 11:41 PM
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I've tried my .17 HMR on coyotes, perfect kill shot in the lungs, run off like nothing hit them, others went down in a short distance, others you can't find, if there is one I can't find with a perfect shot, then its not a capable cartridge


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Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: DavidK] #4076260 02/23/13 02:02 AM
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22 mag works better...


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Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: buckoff] #4076268 02/23/13 02:06 AM
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Shot several....all w/in 100-125 yards, few to the head, the rest to the vitals. DRT.

Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: Mr. Clean] #4096157 03/03/13 03:10 PM
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I can't even get a coon to stay down with my hmr.

Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: luckyp] #4096177 03/03/13 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: luckyp
Yep. Just watch your distance and don't try and reach them out past 150. JMO


I would say closer to 100 is better. Things you have to realize - the Vmax is very frangible and only weighs 17 grains. If you hit a shoulder or even a rib, it's going to go into a million pieces. The CCI 20 grain hollow points are made to stay together, but still won't pass through a shoulder. Whack them in the head or neck and it shouldn't be a problem.


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Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: Hooper21] #4096199 03/03/13 03:22 PM
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Works great as long as you shoot head or neck.

Re: 17HMR FOR COYOTES? [Re: skinnerback] #4097466 03/04/13 02:51 AM
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Close up head shot would be the only way. Wouldn't recommend it but good luck. I have shot a coyote square in the heart with a 22lr and he ran off like nobody's business. I also shot one with a 22 mag in the shoulder and he ran off. I would recommend a centerfire caliber from 22 to 243.

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