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BlueDevil
07-27-2008, 10:22 PM
Today we took out the new Marlin 917VS and spent a little time at the local gun range with my dad and my girlfriend Rose. Well afterwards we decided to take a quick drive to the countryside to see what the .17 HMR can do. We didn't stay out too long but nailed a couple and my girlfriend shot her first live target at about 40 yards. Needless to say the CCI 17gr TNT sure did it's job!

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb303/bluedevil98/2008%20Varminting%20Pictures/DSC00213.jpg

goosehunter64
07-28-2008, 09:38 AM
Should of had some salt n pepper, and butter...and cooked that sucka right on the rock....:rof: :rof:

goosehunter64
07-28-2008, 09:39 AM
And then again...it sure did it's job.

MNHonker
07-28-2008, 03:39 PM
So that's how ya clean them little buggers!!!!!!

honker slayer
07-29-2008, 05:52 PM
sweet

littleponderosa
08-06-2008, 07:56 AM
BD, I bought a 17 HMR the 1st year out and have shot many, many p-dogs with it. What a hoot. Have a ball with it - my longest lasered so far is 273 yds.
Bill

OhioGooseBuster
08-06-2008, 08:06 AM
WOW!

That is all I can say............

WOW!

Big Duck Black
08-06-2008, 07:46 PM
Very impressive!

bigredguy42
08-07-2008, 08:20 AM
I have to say Mark that is the first Picture i have seen of you killing something :nn:

wa beak breaker
08-07-2008, 02:39 PM
i had similiar results to that with my 22-250. mine was a perfectly skun pelt though.

jhartwig24
08-07-2008, 05:17 PM
YUM YUM!!

ZinkMan92
08-08-2008, 01:29 PM
nice man!! i dont think he's going anywhere

BlueDevil
08-08-2008, 04:35 PM
I have to say Mark that is the first Picture i have seen of you killing something :nn:

I hate to burst your bubble Art but my girlfriend shot that gopher, hahaha! I'm going through a big time rut right now! :VC:

j12goose
08-14-2008, 03:18 PM
Ummmm............Here in Kansas we would call that a gopher broke!

Sorry to be so cheesy, I just couldn't resist.:OUCH:

HighLooker
08-14-2008, 04:11 PM
HA! ha!
That was cheesy and we do talk like that.:LOL:

Bill E.
01-03-2009, 09:34 AM
Bluedevil, or anyone for that matter, wondering if anyone has any experience using the 17 HMR as a trapping gun? I know they are devastating to the pelts at longer ranges, but at point blank (or nearly) will the round destroy the fur, or just pass through? I really like the 17, but can only afford one new toy at the moment and I know CB caps through the 22 wont damage the fur.

thanks for any advice,
Bill

AllBusiness
01-07-2009, 05:52 AM
Bill,
What about some "acorn cap" .22s? I would think a .17 would be too much.
AB

Bill E.
01-07-2009, 01:13 PM
well I baught the 17HMR. need to find some road kill for testing.

bighill26
01-07-2009, 01:48 PM
I have a .17HMR and i found the the full metal jackets wouldn't hurt the pelts to bad nothing like the V-max or the tnt.

Duckjunky
01-10-2009, 07:57 PM
DUUUUDE!!!!!!!