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.17 HMR and Coyote Hunting

by , Posted to on 12/01/2010 3:53 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/01/2010
Location: MN
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?
Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 4:04 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/29/2002
Location: ND
I know it works on deer out to 300 yards.    

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Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 4:50 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/15/2010
Location: nd
50 yards

Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 5:00 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/17/2010
Location: ND
you should be able to put it between its eyes at 100 yards, great caliber!
Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 5:15 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/23/2006
Location: ND
.17 on deer ???????  Legal caliber is .22 CF or larger.
Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 5:19 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/01/2007
Location: ND

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Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 5:52 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/22/2005
Location: ND
   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.
Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 5:54 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/29/2002
Location: ND
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
Just a lil' Slap n Tickle, n Tickle n Slap....
Be careful, I can be potentially deadly....
I'm a one man wolfpack...
A quote from my boyfriend Robbie. "I spent the night in jail once.  A bunch of times."
Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 6:06 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/09/2007
Location: ND
i love my .17  shot coyotes running at 175 died in one shot. favorite gun i own
Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 6:51 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/29/2009
Location: sk
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
Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 7:59 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/16/2007
Location: SD
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
Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 9:06 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/26/2010
Location: ND
 
25gill Said:
   just gut shoot and let them die. 

I officially have more respect for the coyote than you.
 
Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 9:11 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/27/2004
Location: ND
25gill Said:
   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.
59ft?   My experiences have yielded different results.    Called one in for a friend and he shot it in the chest at 80yds with Hornady 17gr and it dropped it.   Another shot in the lungs ran about 150yds then tipped over.    2 for 2.   Of course range is limited and shot placement is pretty important.

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Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 9:22 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
I own a 17 HMR it is very fun to shoot.  Black birds at 150yds don't stand a chance on a still day.  For yotes you will be limiting yourself to about 100yds or less for being effective.  I would get a 17 Remington centerfire for an awesome yote gun that won't mess up the fur much.  That gun is just crazy what it can do with that little bullet.

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Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 9:28 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/19/2009
Location: nd
barebackjack Said:
 
25gill Said:
   just gut shoot and let them die. 

I officially have more respect for the coyote than you.
+1



bullheadmaster Said:
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
it is probably legal on the rez


shoot what you got and are comfertable with it probably would not do as good of a job as the 300wm tho. lol

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Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/01/2010 10:20 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/05/2007
Location: ND
 i personally love the caliber, have shot a coyote at 150 yards witht the 17, but it has to be in the head or neck. I love the gun great caliber. i Recently shot a fox with it behind the ear on the run at about 80 yards and dropped him in his tracks.
BOWHUNTING- The way to go
Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/02/2010 00:39 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/09/2007
Location: ND

100% truth was shed hunting last spring and had my girlfriend with me she saw the whole thing(there was no wind). the wind will affect the bullet. but from what i have seen it has to be blowing pretty hard. good shot placement and you love the gun out to 150 no problem

Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/02/2010 03:18 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/05/2007
Location: MN
i knew better than to read this thread
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Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/02/2010 08:50 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/27/2004
Location: ND
Captain Ahab Said:
I own a 17 HMR it is very fun to shoot.  Black birds at 150yds don't stand a chance on a still day.  For yotes you will be limiting yourself to about 100yds or less for being effective.  I would get a 17 Remington centerfire for an awesome yote gun that won't mess up the fur much.  That gun is just crazy what it can do with that little bullet.
My cousin shot a .17 Remington for a while and yeah it could hammer a yote but the wind really messed with that little bullet.

"The only enemy of guns is rust and politicians."
"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

William F. Buckley, Jr.
"Unarmed helplessness is for sheep and the French."  Ted Nugent

"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."
 -Thomas Jefferson


The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
-Thomas Jefferson




Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/02/2010 09:03 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/16/2010
Location: ND
walifan Said:
.17 on deer ???????  Legal caliber is .22 CF or larger.

You don't think he was serious, do you?
Re: .17 HMR and Coyote Hunting
by on 12/02/2010 10:23 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/11/2010
Location: ND
honestly coyotes are tougher than raccoons imo and coons will take numerous .22 bullets and run off so a long distance shot with a .17 and expect to kill it? i really doubt it!
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