Can a 17HMR rifle drop a person @ 100 yards?


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noob_shooter
December 30, 2009, 10:57 PM
a friend use to make fun of my 17hmr rifle and said i couldn't drop him @ 100 yards because by the time the bullet reached 100 yards, it would feel like a grain of rice hitting him.. it was the best joke from him ever. :what::evil::evil::evil:

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Maverick223
December 30, 2009, 10:59 PM
Shoot him to prove your point. :evil:














JK, I jest. While it won't have much pep left shot placement is key, an eye shot with a pellet rifle will drop someone (not likely a kill shot, but they won't be theatening you any more)...agreed? FWIW, at 100yds. the .17HMR still has the energy of a standard/high velocity .22LR at muzzle, which is lethal with a good center mass shot.

:)

berettashotgun
December 30, 2009, 11:02 PM
I witnessed a MS20427-6-12 shot from an air-nozzle floor a guy at 80yards - hit him below the belt.
Shoot a watermelon with that guy present, see what he thinks.

kingmt
December 30, 2009, 11:05 PM
I know it will kill at 100 yards.

X-Rap
December 30, 2009, 11:05 PM
+1 on the melon, I think that will prove the point.
Don't be friends with MORONS.

noob_shooter
December 30, 2009, 11:10 PM
i'll just tell him to never test his theory even up against a 22 short... i wonder if this is why some people got killed with rimfire rifles because they think it's a little pesky round... yeah, morons.

matrem
December 30, 2009, 11:14 PM
Oh My!
Take him critter hunting with you,kill one at a 100 plus, you & he do a bit of "autopsy",
then ask him again!

dubbleA
December 30, 2009, 11:34 PM
I have killed many hogs and javelinas out to 130 yards or so with the 17 HMR, what do you think?:rolleyes:

taliv
December 30, 2009, 11:35 PM
aw, half an atom couldn't make THAT big of a mess

NG VI
December 30, 2009, 11:48 PM
MS20427-6-12


A what?

aw, half an atom couldn't make THAT big of a mess

I'm falling asleep at the wheel (not literal) but that made me crack a grin.

Uncle Mike
December 30, 2009, 11:51 PM
Oh brother!

Maverick223
December 30, 2009, 11:59 PM
...where art thou? :D

rangerruck
December 31, 2009, 02:25 AM
easily...lessee...
a 17 or 20 grain, ballistic tip bullet(see 'exploding') going at least 2000 fps still at 100 yds, with over 130 lbs of energy, very ouchy!!!

Maverick223
December 31, 2009, 02:45 AM
a 17 or 20 grain, ballistic tip bullet(see 'exploding').17cal explosion...had that happen a couple days past in my 10/17HM2 while shooting some bad CCI. :uhoh:

Action_Can_Do
December 31, 2009, 05:17 AM
the 17hmr loses a lot of energy by the time it reaches 100 yards. It's not exactly self-defense material. Could it kill? Certainly. But it probably wouldn't.

billybob44
December 31, 2009, 05:19 AM
.17cal explosion...had that happen a couple days past in my 10/17HM2 while shooting some bad CCI. :uhoh:
Are they under a recall, like the Rem. 17HM? Saw that on another site=recalling 17 ammo+Rem. Semi-auto rifles in 17?? May have problems with CCI also???

Art Eatman
December 31, 2009, 11:06 AM
I figure that a heart or head shot would easily be ruinacious. Noob Shooter, your friend is seriously "All eat up with ignorance."

And this thread is way too silly and irresposible to live...

rangerruck
December 31, 2009, 11:11 AM
agreed...

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