.17 HMR and Coyote Hunting

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Black-Island Hunter
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.17 HMR and Coyote Hunting

I just got a Savage 93 .17 HMR for coyote hunting. How close would a coyote have to be to take it down with a .17?

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bullheadmaster
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I know it works on deer out to 300 yards.    

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fishing farmer
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50 yards

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you should be able to put it between its eyes at 100 yards, great caliber!

walifan
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.17 on deer ???????  Legal caliber is .22 CF or larger.

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25gill
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   from personal why would you limit yourselfwith the 17?  Very good on coyotes but hafta be close or strictly head shots.  Shot one in the chest at about 59 feet, ran off didn't even flinch.  Work great in summertime when you don.t plan on picking them up anyway, just gut shoot and let them die. Can't see that they would be much good for calling if you want to pick up your dogs and take them home at least.

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walifan Said:
.17 on deer ???????  Legal caliber is .22 CF or larger.

Whoops! Better stop using that on deer then!!    --------- > Instert sarcasm...... again.

(Sorry I don't have anything to contribute, I have never shot or owned a .17)

Big J

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i love my .17  shot coyotes running at 175 died in one shot. favorite gun i own

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i use my 17 hmr for fox, perfect round for keeping pelts.  But i wouldn't shoot a coyote with it unless i had a perfect broadside shot at 100 or less yards.  I haven't tried the 20 grain game points though just using the 17 grain v max

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hunting7 Said:
i love my .17  shot coyotes running at 175 died in one shot. favorite gun i own

Your talking 175 feet and not yards i hope other wise i see the bs flag coming out

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