17hmr, 22 lr or 22 mag

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  1. Bonestock

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    Okay, I am looking for a plinking gun out to 200 yards or so. I have done the basic research on all three of these and from what I can tell the 17hmr is probably going to be the best option. I understand the ammo is a little more expensive, but it's still not bad.

    For those of you that own them, what are your opinions on the 17hmr?
     
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    .17 is the way to go for a flat shooting rimfire under 200yds. The furthest I have ever had the chance to shoot mine was 150. And it will nail golf balls all day at that range.
     
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    Would the 22 mag be any better out past 200?
     
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    Probably so. The heavier bullet wouldn't be affected by wind as much
     
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    17hmr sets off binary targets nicely :)
     
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    I am probably going to go ahead and pick one up after all of the interwebz research I did today. They look like fun and IMO are still cheap to shoot, good ammo is <12 per brick of 50.
     
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    17 hmr = small groups if you do your part.
     
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    I haven't shot anything over 100 yds. with the HMR, but I can tell you it beats a 22 hands down, whether it's at a target or hunting small game/varmits...Just make sure you shootem' in the head...After you shoot one, you'll see why. Not sure about the 22 mag.
     
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    If you do your part you can hit clay pigeons fairly consistently at 300 yards with a 17 HMR or 17 Mach 2....
     
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    17 HMR is an amazing rifle. I've got a Marlin 917VS (now sold as the XT-17VSFL) that I've had for a couple years. With no wind, I have pulled group sizes at 50 and 100 yards that are impossible with an equally priced .22lr.

    Zero recoil, smooth trigger, solid stock and heavy barrel. Check out a Marlin.

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  11. Bonestock

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    I have owned a couple of Marlin's in the past and been pleased with them. I was really looking into the Savage this time because of the accu trigger, but I will do some more searching now that you metion it. I also wouldn't get one with out the heavy barrel, it just seems like it's more balanced IMO.

    Thanks for all of the feed back guys, keep it coming.
     
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    Marlins have the Pro-Fire adjustable trigger as well.
     
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    Okay, so I was able to hold the Savage today at Dicks' while picking up my 10/22. The heavy barrel felt great, bolt wasn't bad, but the stock was terrible IMO. I am still going to pick one up, but I want to hold the Marlin before I make my final decision. I am probably going to keep the .17hmr stockish and just mess around with 10/22 builds so I really want the gun to feel good out of the box. Again, thanks for the info guys, I will post up when I purchase my new rifle.
     
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    Check out the thumb hole stocks version on both of them, they seem to feel a lot better.
     

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