Hi all, just one of my "out of interest" type posts again! Thanks for all your help with my questions so far. Very helpful forum.
Ive been wondering how easy it would be to justify both a .22lr and a 17hmr. I know they're different but there's also quite a lot of overlap.
The farm over which I intend to shoot has some grass fields with soft ground but is close to the village. The .22 would be ideal for rabbits due to less ricochet risk etc. Also, due to it being close to houses, the lack of sonic crack would be much appreciated.
many of the arable fields are clay soil which bakes hard in the summer and therefore the 22 risks being pretty bouncy and dangerous here. Equally, the rabbits tend to be further away and I may want to take a safe shot at a close range fox with the 17hmr being more suited to this. The sonic crack is also no issue on these fields.
What do you think my chances would be of justifying both?
i was thinking I'd spend a bit of money on a decent 17hmr set up and then get a cheap second hand cz 452 or similar.