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send it_hit
01-04-2011, 3:54 PM
Hey all,

Just bought a Savage .17hmr (thanks, Brantley04! :D ) and was wondering what you guys prefer as far as factory ammo...

I will be doing mostly target shooting, but hope to take it out hunting soon if I find someone to go with. Also does anyone regularly target shoot with a .17 round? If so, how far can you push it, and how are your groupings? I want to really challenge myself on this one...

Croweman08
01-04-2011, 5:12 PM
i dont know about anyone else, but i use federals with the hornady v-max tip. Dont do any target shooting with them, but squirrels stand no chance at 100-150 yards. My best with those was 4 squirrels four shots at 135 yds. watch out for any type of breeze. it will stray your bullet. oh, i also have a savage .17 in camo

justin_5585
01-04-2011, 5:14 PM
Not to be a smartass, but is there anything other than factory rimfire ammo?

tuna quesadilla
01-04-2011, 7:55 PM
Rimfire guns tend to be picky about which load they like best. For my 93R17 it's the CCI TNT 17gr.

Not to be a smartass, but is there anything other than factory rimfire ammo?

No.

thukidad
01-04-2011, 8:23 PM
93R17 + CCI TNT 17gr = :17:

just what i normally use

send it_hit
01-04-2011, 11:04 PM
Not to be a smartass, but is there anything other than factory rimfire ammo?

never thought of that haha. but good point.

send it_hit
01-04-2011, 11:04 PM
also thanks everyone.