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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by noob_shooter, Dec 30, 2009.

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  1. noob_shooter

    noob_shooter member

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    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:
     
  2. Maverick223

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    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.

    :)
     
  3. berettashotgun

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    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.
     
  4. kingmt

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    I know it will kill at 100 yards.
     
  5. X-Rap

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    +1 on the melon, I think that will prove the point.
    Don't be friends with MORONS.
     
  6. noob_shooter

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    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.
     
  7. matrem

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    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!
     
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    I have killed many hogs and javelinas out to 130 yards or so with the 17 HMR, what do you think?:rolleyes:
     
  9. taliv

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    aw, half an atom couldn't make THAT big of a mess
     
  10. NG VI

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    A what?

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

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    Oh brother!
     
  12. Maverick223

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    ...where art thou? :D
     
  13. rangerruck

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    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!!!
     
  14. Maverick223

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    .17cal explosion...had that happen a couple days past in my 10/17HM2 while shooting some bad CCI. :uhoh:
     
  15. Action_Can_Do

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    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.
     
  16. billybob44

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    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???
     
  17. Art Eatman

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    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...
     
  18. rangerruck

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    agreed...
     
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