Hi guys ,
I'm just renewing my FAC and want to put a small centre fire calibre on. I do vermin /rabbit/fox on a number of farms and one particular ex MOD site where I would like to reach out a bit further on the rabbits but still be able to take fox if required.
At the mo .17hmr is good but I would like something a bit better in the wind and that I can reach out 2-300yds with. The other thing is I am not 100% happy shooting fox with it, it's not enough gun. .17hmr is not a cheap round , I can probably reload for not far off once set up.
I am no expert on the different calibres but it seems that 17 rem , 17 fireball and 20 tac are the main ones.
So my question is and I apologies because there are quite a few factors to take into consideration which is best?
The factors that I think are most important are:
1. Availability of rifles
2. Ease of reloading (availability of components etc)
3. Ballistics / terminal effect
4. How noisy are the compared with HMR
Any help and advice much appreciated.