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    17hmr or 22

    I'm applying for my FAC. Decided on .243. But I want a rifle for rabbits and crows etc. Can't decide between 17 hmr or 22.
    Any help or thoughts would be appreciated.

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    Ask for both. Job done.
    .243 is a big cal for first time application.

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    In the past i would have said 17HMR but with the current ammo issues go for 22LR and then get a 17 centrefire of some sort


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    go for the .17 hornet centre fire its a good all rounder cz 527

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    17HMR for crows & rabbits.
    22LR for rabbits and crows.

    If your budget allows both would be ideal and cover most situations. If you are limited to one, then 17HMR is excellent for wary crows in the right conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacknsilver View Post
    Ask for both. Job done.
    .243 is a big cal for first time application.
    Ah right would you prefer he use the .22 or 17 hmr for deer ?? It's bulls@it like this that makes all our lives harder
    There are no perfect men in this world ..... Only perfect intentions

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    22lr bunnies
    204ruger for crows and foxes
    243 and bigger for the rest (6.5x55 being the choice)

    Sorted. 17hmr fun round but due to ammo problems not that good. As others have said a lot of competition in this area, 17 hornet, 22 hornet 17 rem or the best calibre in the world the 204R!!!

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    .243 is a steady calibre for deer and foxing, for foxes and rabbits out to a hundred 22 WMR is the one, 35 grn bullet will kill foxes and rabbits out to a hundred with ease all day, put a half decent mod on it and you've got a decent rimmy

    ive used the hmr for a few yeas and if I'm honest it's not all that good for foxes unless you have a 100% head shot it bucks in the wind and you'll have more rabbit runners you can shake a stick at for me WMR every time

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    See your in Lancs like me. I just put in for .270 22.250 and .17hmr on my first application job done. Had a ho with my mates .17 and it's flat shooting and great ��

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    I have a .22 and a .17

    .22 gets a lot of use and .17 gets hardly any

    BUT Night vision on the .22 is a pain with loads of misses on head shot rabbits due to incorect estimation of hold over. Hardly any hold over with .17 so great for night vision.

    .22 carried with me mainly for squirel when out after deer in a high seat. Nabed more than 1 fox, a few magpie and some crow that way as well. .17 too loud

    Thinking of selling the .17 and have a variation in for a 22/250 which will defo get use on long range fox and corvid and save me wasting 243 amo at 90p a shot

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