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Looking to get a .17....... #6913914
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WSM or HMR? Which one and why?


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Re: Looking to get a .17....... [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6913928
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You can’t go wrong with the savage heavy barrel 17 HMR. That thing is extremely accurate. I can hit squirrels at 75-100 yards with it.


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Re: Looking to get a .17....... [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6913931
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I've been shooting HMR and love it. Kinda like a .22 Mag but I was able to get HMR ammo as it is available. Does a number on 'coon and various other small varmints, some use it on close range hogs. My CZ 455 heavy is a laser with any CCI.17 loads they produce, similar accuracy results with Hornady. It's just a fun rifle /cartridge combo. I dont have any experience with WSM.


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Re: Looking to get a .17....... [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6913939
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A good buddy has a HMR and loves it. I am leaning towards the HMR but have seen a number of posts on the WSM and want to better understand the difference and which one folks on here think is the better of the two...


Originally Posted By: skinnerback
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Re: Looking to get a .17....... [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6914968
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never shot the WSM. I have an HMR recommended by my brother a few years ago. They are very accurate.


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Re: Looking to get a .17....... [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6914973
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HMR - better ammo availability, and at the distances where a WSM would be useful, the 17 cal bullets are being blown all over the place.

Re: Looking to get a .17....... [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6915084
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I love them both. The HMR is a fun accurate little gun, been shooting pigs/yotes/feral dogs/coons with it for years. I have a new Savage WSM in the safe right now that is about to get scoped and put to use. The only reason I wanted the WSM is because it's hotter than the HMR.

Re: Looking to get a .17....... [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6915106
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My savage .17 HMR is a tack driver. I do not know much about the WSM but I love that little HMR. It has a cheap scope on it too.

Re: Looking to get a .17....... [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6915765
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I'd stick with the HMR as ammo is much easier to find. The WSM has a little better ballistics and less wind drift due to a higher dose of powder. WSM is around 3000fps and HMR is around 2550fps in the same grain projectile. But finding ammo for the WSM is a little harder. Even during then "ammo scare" .17HMr was still on the shelves and at normal pricing.

I have a Mossberg .17HMR I picked up at Academy a few years back for $180. Has been a great gun and very consistent shooter. Coons, bobcats and squirrels all agree on the accuracy and stopping power. All around 75 - 85 yards. grin




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Re: Looking to get a .17....... [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6915893
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Under 100 yards on coyote or smaller critters get an HMR, they are wonderful!

Re: Looking to get a .17....... [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6915985
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CZ HMR....mines a tack driver. I bought it earlier this year for turkey hunting. I took two of them with it.

Re: Looking to get a .17....... [Re: Aggieman775] #6917002
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Originally Posted By: Aggieman775
You can’t go wrong with the savage heavy barrel 17 HMR. That thing is extremely accurate. I can hit squirrels at 75-100 yards with it.
agreed! I love mine. Very accurate and fun to shoot

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We shoot prarie dogs every summer. We’ve got 2 savage rifles in HMR, and one WSM . The hmr is awesome compared to 22mag. The wsm is badazz. Shoots flat.....period. Cost about the same to buy ammo . But wsm does occasionally split a case in the chamber, causing minor inconvenience of lightly forcing bolt open . You won’t be disappointed in either. If I could only pick one , I’d go wsm

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I’ve never had problems finding ammo for either, but it could just be luck . Use @1000rnds of each every year . Or boys do anyway ...

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HMR. Good reasons listed already.


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Plenty of ammo out there for the WSM now.....

Re: Looking to get a .17....... [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6918318
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I have both and the HMR hasn't seen day light in two years. The WSM is a daily truck gun.


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