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Help with caliber .17 hmr or 22 mag

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#1 Tsarbomba


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 12:49 PM

Looking for something that will take down, chucks, fox & bobcats with little pelt/head damage. After manipulating a bunch or brands, Ive settled on the Ruger American. Either .17 HMR or .22 Mag. For those who have/had both, which should I go for?

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 02:07 AM

Why not the .17 WSM.  Flatter than either of the others you mentioned and still a rimfire?  I've been shooting 15-grain rounds from mine and it shoots less than an inch groups at 100 yards.  It will also shoot heavier bullets of 20 and 25 grains.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 01:20 PM

Welcome to the forum.

That's some good advice. The WSM is a great round.

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