Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:09 PM
I will say that I was still able to shoot some decent groups. Here's my best, a little .33" five shot group.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:47 PM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:04 PM
Nice group, I like that scope! Caldwell bags cheap, you can get an unfilled front and back bag for $20 bucks. I usually roll up a towel in front and use my fist in back but for the range sight in or ammo test I use a sled. How do you like the 17HMR?
I wonder where I got that scope... It is nice. The eye relief is very narrow at 18x but I understand that's true with any high power scope. I realized after I went out today that I should have put on the sunshade. It was an afterthought but the sun was out and as I was shooting south it was an annoyance.
I really like the .17 HMR. Today was my first day shooting it. My shooting location only allows me to shoot at around 50 meters, I wish I could try it at 100 meters. I didn't fully zero it, just got it close. Want to do some more ammo testing before I decide which load I want to zero it with. Luckily for the squirrels they were all hiding today. I was in the mood for some squirrel stew!
I made a quick decision on the rest and just now ordered a Caldwell Rock BR with a Caldwell universal rear bag. It should do fine for my needs.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:12 PM
That's a real nice looking group!
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:23 PM
Thanks. I'd only do head shots with this rifle on squirrels and rabbits. I'm hoping I can get several of each this winter. I've heard these light 17 grain .17 HMR bullets pretty much explode on impact.
Correct for the most part. They are very fragile. One can put a 2 liter bottle of water out and shoot into it. There will be little if any exit damage.
The exception is a new 20 grain bullet designed to be a little less explosive so it can be used on big game like a raccoon. Lol.
I love my .17. Many varmints have fallen with it.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:11 PM
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