Getting seriously cheesed off with the fussy .17hmr
Seem to have to waste a box of ammo after every clean just to get it settled again.
When it on its really on and wont miss a thing. This comes after 50 or so shots and stays true through to around 200+....then poi rises vertically but stays centered horizontally.
We are not talking several inches here....but enough for the odd miss if i dont aim at its feet and groups opening up to 1.5 - 2 inches after cleaning until it settles again.
Tried all the cleaning regimes under the sun. Regularly shooting 30+ rabbits (often many more) a night 3 times a week so cleaning after every outing just isnt viable due to the time and ammo it takes to get it back on song again.
Like i said...when its good its very good and it really works for what i do but losing a bit of confidence (and patience) in it now.
In the early hmr days im sure they were more accurate and consistant than they are now.
Only thing i havnt tried is not cleaning it at all! Ever! When the poi rises (as it does after 200 or so) just make the neccesarry adj on scope and crack on?
Considering a hornet but have no experience with them.
Got a .223 but its a heavy ol lump and overkill for regular rabbit control in the volume i am doing.
22lr not got the legs for my needs.
Want the flat trajectory out to 150 off the hmr
Dont want anything louder than a hmr
Dont want ammo costs any higher than that of factory hmr due to the volume of rabbits being shot.
Bloody hell i aint sure what to do......hornet.....204......fireball.....lightweig ht .223......or just put up with the faff of getting it settled again after the 200 round threshhold (this can be once a week when im busy....like now!) Or get a top spec custom made hmr (allways used the old workhorse the cz)