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.17 Remington too small for hogs? #8291093 06/10/21 10:28 PM
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This is a loaded question ( I already know the answer...) laugh

Just shot four hogs with the .17 Rem and 25 Gr. Hornady HPs..two little ones ( 60 lbs) and two big ones ( bumping 200 lbs) All brain shots ( cause I figure thats the only thing that'll work with the tiny bullets...) all went down as if electrocuted grin

I feel further research is needed.... grin

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Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8291174 06/10/21 11:55 PM
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I've killed a few with my .17 HMR. So fun to shoot.

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Originally Posted by Jimbo1
I've killed a few with my .17 HMR. So fun to shoot.



Roger that. Have killed bunches with the HMR.

Have always wanted a 17 Rem. Don't really need one, just want one.

Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8291201 06/11/21 12:24 AM
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The 17 HMR is a little light for the full grown ones, but with 20 gr bullets will turn their lites right out!! As for the 17 Rem, 17 Fireball, and 17 Mach IV - Holy Crap, that would be like the Hammer of Thor in your ear!!!

Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8291205 06/11/21 12:28 AM
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Love my 17 Remington.

Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8291221 06/11/21 12:40 AM
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Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: Blank] #8291292 06/11/21 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Blank
The 17 HMR is a little light for the full grown ones, but with 20 gr bullets will turn their lites right out!! As for the 17 Rem, 17 Fireball, and 17 Mach IV - Holy Crap, that would be like the Hammer of Thor in your ear!!!


I have a Savage 93, stainless bull barrel in 17hmr, crazy accurate. Have a 17 WSM, and a Remington 700 in 17 Fireball. You go from 2550 fps to 3000 fps to 4000 fps. I put a couple hundred rounds through the hmr in a day when i go to east Tx to thin out pond turtles. Shot a few coyotes with it. The thud of the Fireball when placed in the boiler room on a coyote is on another level from the hmr.

Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8291359 06/11/21 02:55 AM
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I've killed 6 in the last 7 months with a 10/22 shooting CCI standard velocity which are subsonic. Every one dropped like lightning struck it.


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Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8291381 06/11/21 03:23 AM
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17 Remington in a 700 classic is my favorite coyote rifle. It has a tight chamber and the factory loads run 4250fps out of it. Killed a couple hogs with it and one doe all brain shots.

The other 17 in the safe is a 17 Mach II CZ Varmint and it is a lot of fun.


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Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8291383 06/11/21 03:25 AM
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I have the Rem 700 LVSF 17 Rem in the back of the safe somewhere... haven’t shot it in a long while. Can’t say I remember shooting a pig with it just coyotes.


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Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: TKM] #8291404 06/11/21 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by TKM
[quote=Blank] I put a couple hundred rounds through the hmr in a day when i go to east Tx to thin out pond turtles.


^^^^^
Its perfect for Red Eared Sliders (Pond Turtles). Deadly accurate out to 100 yds or so on our Farm Pond.

I have a solid picnic table set up under an Oak Tree at our 'Fish Pond' and like you, will go through a hundred rounds or more in a sitting at times.

A few days later all the dead turtles float to the top and are wind blown against the bank. That's when you can get a good count on how many 'hits' you had.

Its amazing how many turtles will amass on a pond in a years time.

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Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8291521 06/11/21 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by nyalubwe
I feel further research is needed

Yes sir, take several thousand more and I'll be sold. Please do your research right around Oakwood.

Nice work, neat cartridge.

Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: kmon1] #8291594 06/11/21 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by kmon1
17 Remington in a 700 classic is my favorite coyote rifle. It has a tight chamber and the factory loads run 4250fps out of it. Killed a couple hogs with it and one doe all brain shots.

The other 17 in the safe is a 17 Mach II CZ Varmint and it is a lot of fun.



My current "project" is taking a .17 in 700 Classic, and plopping it in a BDL stock.....
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Originally Posted by DStroud
I have the Rem 700 LVSF 17 Rem in the back of the safe somewhere... haven’t shot it in a long while. Can’t say I remember shooting a pig with it just coyotes.


The one pictured is a .17 in the LVSF, with a B&C Alaskan stock. I like the ergo better than the LVSF stock, though they are also B&C IIRC.

Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8291607 06/11/21 01:56 PM
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Good thread

Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8291645 06/11/21 02:38 PM
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Shot a bunch with my Tompson Contender 16" .17 Remington


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Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8291646 06/11/21 02:38 PM
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And heres the latest...cause I'm liking the .17 Rem laugh

Just put it together, gotta work up a good hog load and do more research! cool


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Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: flintknapper] #8292659 06/12/21 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by flintknapper
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[quote=Blank] I put a couple hundred rounds through the hmr in a day when i go to east Tx to thin out pond turtles.


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Its perfect for Red Eared Sliders (Pond Turtles). Deadly accurate out to 100 yds or so on our Farm Pond.

I have a solid picnic table set up under an Oak Tree at our 'Fish Pond' and like you, will go through a hundred rounds or more in a sitting at times.

A few days later all the dead turtles float to the top and are wind blown against the bank. That's when you can get a good count on how many 'hits' you had.

Its amazing how many turtles will amass on a pond in a years time.

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my neighbor did the same thing, down wind you could tell something dead


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Originally Posted by nyalubwe
This is a loaded question ( I already know the answer...) laugh

Just shot four hogs with the .17 Rem and 25 Gr. Hornady HPs..two little ones ( 60 lbs) and two big ones ( bumping 200 lbs) All brain shots ( cause I figure thats the only thing that'll work with the tiny bullets...) all went down as if electrocuted grin

I feel further research is needed.... grin

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Bullet placement, bullet placement, bullet placement; put it in their brain and they'll got to sleep right away. I've shot a bunch with my 20 Tactical, and if I put the little bullet where it belongs, it's lights out for the piggy.

Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8292718 06/12/21 08:31 PM
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Ol' drop dead fred and the 17 REM. Time for a dirt nap.
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Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8292835 06/12/21 11:14 PM
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Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8292863 06/12/21 11:46 PM
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I don’t see any hogs anywhere close to 200 lbs pictured


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Originally Posted by SapperTitan
I don’t see any hogs anywhere close to 200 lbs pictured


There is a direct correlation between weight and distance I need to drag them to get them out from under the lights and/or into the truck....

I'm telling you, they were 200 lbs! minimum!
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Good shooting

Re: .17 Remington too small for hogs? [Re: nyalubwe] #8294881 06/15/21 02:26 AM
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Been wondering if my .17hmr would do

Oh and nice shootin!

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