March 2009 .17HMR/HM2 rimfire competition


Clint C
March 2, 2009, 11:43 AM
This one is open to any and EVERY .17HMR/HM2 caliber rimfire rifle. This match is meant to be challenging and FUN. Hopefully it will get you out to the range and shooting your rifle.

You may enter with multiple rifles.

Print this target:

Take ONE shot at each dot, for a total of 15 shots. The hole touching or inside largest dot is worth one point. The slightly smaller dot below it is worth 2 points, the dot below it is worth 3 points, the dot below it is worth 4 points and the smallest dot on the bottom is worth 5 points. 45 total points are possible.

And to make this a little more interesting... IF ALL five shots in one of the vertical columns are CLEARLY FULLY inside the black a bonus of 10 extra points per column will be awarded. 30 possible bonus points + 45 = perfect 75 score

50 yards for iron sights and non-magnified optics and red dots

100 yards for any Scope or Magnified sighting device.

Position Any

Additional Categories we can hammer out what is what if there is any doubt.
-Unlimited/Target Rifles
-Sporting Class Bolts and single shots

If you can't get a picture of your target up let me know and I will help get one up.

-Forum name or name you want posted in the results
-Rifle, make, model, vintage if known
-Conditions (outdoors, windy, temperature...)

If you have any sugestions to make this competition better let me know. I don't have any experience with the .17HM2 so I don't know how it stacks up against the .17HMR. If you all think the distance is to far let me know and we will see about changing it. I didn't get a chance to test the target at 100 yards but I did do it at 50 yards and it was way to easy.

Thanks to justsaymo for the rules!

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March 2, 2009, 12:07 PM
I can't wait to see some of the scores...*drool* *drool*:D

March 3, 2009, 06:48 PM
I just might have to give this a try on the weekend. Sounds like fun and an excuse to shoot a little.

March 4, 2009, 11:52 PM
Just gonna give this a bump.....

Clint C
March 4, 2009, 11:52 PM
Bump to keep it in the spotlight.

March 4, 2009, 11:53 PM
WOW! That was totally one in a million..:D:D We bumped it at the exact time! lol :D

Clint C
March 4, 2009, 11:54 PM
Thats just carzy!lol

March 5, 2009, 02:54 AM

March 12, 2009, 10:32 PM
What, NO TARGETS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Come on here peopless', we need to have at least ONE!!!:eek:

March 12, 2009, 10:46 PM
are you guys gonna do some shootin' or are ya just gonna shoot the breeze??!?!?!??! LOL...

Sorry... haddabedun... the .22LR guys are kickin' your butts....

Clint C
March 13, 2009, 09:56 AM
Thats funny, after looking at your targets in the .22 thread, I was thinking the same thing about you guys.:neener:

Going to start doing some shooting that is.:evil:

March 13, 2009, 11:42 AM
Its a sticky now!!!!!

We are going to see who as more skill, the .22lr guys, or the .17 guys... I'll almost bet that we will have some better targets with .22, just because we don't expect the rifle to do all the shooting:neener:

March 13, 2009, 10:41 PM
i still wanna see what these 17's are all about

March 14, 2009, 12:48 AM
I've got a .17hm2 barrel and hogue stock coming in for my 10/22. I'll try to get a target up.

March 14, 2009, 05:47 AM
Great, just in time. The temperature dropped to well below freezing, some well into the negatives, and it is snowing randomly. I hate march.

Clint C
March 19, 2009, 05:18 PM
Looks like Monday will be a good day for shooting this competition here in Iowa.

I have been waiting to see if anyone will put up a score, but looks like I may compete against myself.

There sure was alot of people wanting to compete with their .17hmr's in the rim fire competition when everyone had a .22. Why wont you all compete against another .17hmr?

March 19, 2009, 09:18 PM
Come on people, you are letting 1858rem down! He is STILL waiting to see if you .17 guys are really all that, or are you embarressed because you know that the .22lr guys can yup you?:neener:

March 23, 2009, 08:12 PM
You .17rf guys are all talk and no targets. :D

Clint C
March 23, 2009, 09:07 PM
Well I was going to shoot one today, but the wind out here is 22mph with almost consant gust of 45mph. So I will wait till another day.

March 23, 2009, 09:20 PM
What did i say, all talk.......:rolleyes: jk lol:D

Clint C
March 23, 2009, 09:39 PM
Come on now you know I'm not all talk. LOL

March 23, 2009, 10:06 PM
Wellll......with .22s, no.:p

March 24, 2009, 12:14 PM
is this going to be over at the end of march. i wont be able to get back home before then :(

March 24, 2009, 12:39 PM
yeah, posted target before April 1 is the deadline. Don't worry though, there will be another match next month (even with nobody competing:D lol)

Clint C
March 24, 2009, 06:04 PM
Ended up having winds over 60 mph yesterday.

March 24, 2009, 11:17 PM
i am going to make it home this weekend so weather permitting there will be one posting:neener:

March 24, 2009, 11:26 PM
That would be nice:p:D

Clint C
March 25, 2009, 12:47 AM
Sounds like I am going shooting tomorrow with a friend so no matter what the wind is, I will have one posted also. Winds at 15-20 mph tommorow. This all assuming my wife doesn't go into labor, she is dilated four.:)

March 30, 2009, 11:38 PM
this target really stunk it up:barf:

i was using a marling 17HMR bolt gun, BSA Sweet 17 scope 6-18x40, 100 yds. from a rest, wind 15-20 mph right to left, first two columns using 17gr hornady v-max far right column using federal 17 gr v-shok.

don't know why but the federals were all over the place, i shot 10 sighter shots and all of them went a different direction than the hornady's did.

but even with a total score of only 12 i guess i still win b/c it is the only entry:neener:

Clint C
March 31, 2009, 12:01 AM
We still have one more

For next month, If this stays around. we will bring in the targets. Maybe 30 yards for irons and 65 for scope.

If no one competes next month then it will be gone.

It is supposed to snow tomorrow, but I will get out and give you some competition. :neener:

Clint C
March 31, 2009, 12:04 AM
Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Much colder. A chance of rain showers early in the morning...then a chance of rain late in the morning. A slight chance of rain showers and snow showers in the afternoon. High around 40. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph increasing to 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

March 31, 2009, 12:16 PM
we might should call this one a forfeit and start over next month. the targets a little closer would help because a calm day in ok is 20 mph winds lol

Clint C
March 31, 2009, 01:05 PM
Here is my target for March. We are not making the .17HMR's look very good.

Name-Clint C
Rifle-Savage Mako
Sights-3x9 Scope
position-benchrest with bags
Conditions-24 mph wind with 32mph gust, cloudy, 38 deg
Score-17 lousy points

I know I can do better with better conditions, but I procrastinated and waited till the last day, and it is windy as heck. I lost track of where I was shooting. I couldn't see the holes even with my spotting scope. so when I would reload I forgot where I was shooting, and when I walked up to the target I realized I could only take four more shots at the target. so one of the circles I never even shot at because I was to my limit of 15

March 31, 2009, 01:08 PM
Okay, this is plain FUNNY!!!! Oh I understand bad conditions though.:neener::p:D I now have better reason to say that .17s are hyped:p:D

I need to go submit my target for the .22 rimfire match or i will be out of it!:eek:

Clint C
March 31, 2009, 01:11 PM
Yeah ham it up! LOL

March 31, 2009, 01:12 PM
You have so many terms, i don't know any of them...."busting your B's", "ham it up"...*shakeshead*


Clint C
March 31, 2009, 01:16 PM
LOL, I do have a lot. busting your B's, is busting your balls. baseballs:scrutiny:

March 31, 2009, 01:16 PM
Ah ha....intresting.:D

March 31, 2009, 01:17 PM
Hey, wait. I don't have any baseballs......shot all of um up with my .22s!:what::D lol

March 31, 2009, 07:20 PM
no come on now the 17s are more than hype

on a good day with good ammo, which i thought federal was supposed to be, EVEN I can punch out a 1 inch whole at 100 all day

we will try to do better next month

Clint C
March 31, 2009, 08:08 PM
Yes the .17's are great and very accurate. If the target was at 50 yards it would have done just fine for me today. Now with the gusty winds the way they were today, and at 100 yards, it did get pushed around. Any of my shots would have killed a squirrel at 100 yards today, and I must say that is very good if I was starving on a windy day.:)

March 31, 2009, 08:27 PM
Come on, i was just joking:neener::D

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