.17HMR & Steel


PDA






Werewolf
December 26, 2007, 10:01 AM
I got a Savage M93 in .17HMR for Christmas along with some 20 gr ammo.

I was wondering if I can shoot my steel targets I have for .22LR with it without punching holes in them.

Not sure of the steel's thickness but they're the standard spinners and I imagine are 1/4" or so.

What say you can I pop 'em with out destroying them? How about at a 100 yards or so?

If you enjoyed reading about ".17HMR & Steel" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
skinewmexico
December 26, 2007, 10:16 AM
Probably ok at the right distance. I know I've shot silhouettes at our range with mine, and didn't hurt them. Never shot 20g though.

cmidkiff
December 26, 2007, 10:49 AM
I took a few shots at a steel gong with my 9317 savage at around 40 yards, and left some pretty serious splashes in the steel. The gong is 1/4" mild steel, designed for center fire pistols. Anything up to .357 mag doesn't hurt it (.44mag will dent it slightly). The .17hmr left 'melted' divots in the steel. If it had been any thinner, I'm sure they would have punched through. I have no doubt that the little .22 spinners I have would be swiss cheese.

rangerruck
December 26, 2007, 11:02 AM
the 20 grainers will zip right through most regular steel targets, 100 yds or less.
the 17grainers will leave a big dent, but will splash.
If you look about 1/2 way down this page, you will see what the 17 grainers did on a 3/16 inch thick coated steel plate, so just imagine the 20 grain solid.http://www.varmintal.com/17hmr.htm
both 17 grainers zipped right through the 1/4 inch steel plate.

627PCFan
December 26, 2007, 11:05 AM
100 yards or greater or get a new target-

Werewolf
December 26, 2007, 01:24 PM
Thanks guys... seems I won't be using my 22LR steel targets for .17HMR.

More juice in that little sucker than I imagined.

Avenger29
December 26, 2007, 07:19 PM
My favorite dealer has a strip of steel that had various handgun rounds shot at it. None of the handgun rounds penetrated it, but a .17HMR did.

If you enjoyed reading about ".17HMR & Steel" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!