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Hey all... New here...
I'm sure this is old news, but I'm looking to purchase a .17 HMR for "camp critters". My question is one make better than the other?
 

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Welcome from the swamp, I never had a .17 but I had a Ruger and Remington .22 and they both done a fine job. Good luck. :-B-:
 

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With all due respect to Baldy - take a look at the Savage "Varminter" Package. Savage has just about the top accuracy out of the box barrels. And with the new "Accu-trigger" system, any complaints about gritty, creepy and sticky trigger actions are out of the picture.
 
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Thanks for your replys Baldy & 32 Mag. I was actually looking at a savage....but...I spent the money on a Mossberg 835 tactical turkey. Next one will be either a .17 or tricked out 10-22. :i:
 

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Oh now your talking Mr.Magnum (Savage). They are one of my favorites. I had several years ago and they were dead on shooters. I hear that new Accu-trigger is the real thing. Maybe after things settle down around here I might get that .22-250 I always wanted. ;)
 
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the .17HMR is an incredible round inside 150-200yds, but is too lightweight for anything other than small game/varmints. I've seen coyote limp away from 5 shots at almost 160 yds.....and yes, they had their eyes open.
 
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