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6 years 10 weeks ago, 8:44 PM

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.17 HMR for Coyotes?

Does anyone have any experiance with the .17 hmr for coyotes. I dropped a fox this morning with one and I've thought about trying it out on coyotes. Smaller holes mean more money for the pelt. Any ideas?

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6 years 10 weeks ago, 9:51 PM

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you should try

those new varmint grenades. let me know how well they work!!

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6 years 10 weeks ago, 10:25 PM

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Varmint grenades

I love the varmint grenades, They make squirels pop. Going over to my dads in middle/eastern ky on feb 9th to shoot ground hogs, gonna try them on hogs to see how they work out. I'll post the results.

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6 years 10 weeks ago, 10:49 PM

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do you shoot the .17 or .22 varmint grenade?

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6 years 10 weeks ago, 4:56 PM

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yotes

Does rather well on yotes i use mine all the time for shootin them nice little hole.

6 years 10 weeks ago, 9:50 PM

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I shoot 20-40 coyotes a year and the 17 hmr is too light for them except for very close range. Varmint grenades are not available in .17 but I believe they are in .20 now. I just started using them in my 220 swift and while the jury is still out I cant say I'm real happy. They are like an atom bomd when they hit. Not fur friendly. I've heard very good results from guys who use them at slower speeds though. If killing is the only goal then they are fine but for fur, at least in a swift, they are not.

17 hmr should be good for foxes but I have no experience with fox, we don't have them around here. 17hmr will do a yote but not at any reasonable range.

6 years 10 weeks ago, 9:56 PM

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coyotes

i heard the center-fire 17 was the ticket for coyotes. if i could call worth a lick i might be able to do some tests of my own. when i'm out there calling i have a .223

6 years 10 weeks ago, 10:00 PM

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They are popular for some guys and I've heard they are awesome. Apparently the wind moves that little pill around a bit though. I've done most of my shooting with a 22-250 but sold it. Now it's a 220 swift, .223 AR, or a shotty.

6 years 10 weeks ago, 10:02 PM

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check out the coyote gods website. it sounds like those boys shoot their share.

6 years 10 weeks ago, 10:25 PM

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I will

I spend a bit of time on Predator Masters amongst other sites. They are coyote nuts over there. Never heard of coyote gods, I'll have to check it out.

6 years 10 weeks ago, 10:26 PM

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OOOOH!!

I'm a corporal now!! LOL!!

6 years 9 weeks ago, 10:46 PM

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Farmers in MO where I used to live offered 35 bucks a piece bounty for coyotes and all I had was a Ruger 10/22 and Enfield No4 Mk2 .303 Brit. Not "fur friendly", but brought me quite a bit of money

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4 years 15 weeks ago, 8:07 PM

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17 hmr is the best

iv shot most game with my 17 its a lil round but powerfull it makes rabbits heads disaper at 200 yards and iv even used it for a deer on my ranch at 160 yards i shot it in the nose and the only movement was stright down people under estamate the 17 if your a good shot it dont mater what ya use

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