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    My dad just got a Savage in .17WSM and he really likes it so far. It is really light and alot of fun to shoot. Not sure on pelt dammage yet but we are planning a trip out next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    My buddy bought one of these and he said it was a very cheaply made rifle, lots of plastic parts.
    Thats kinda what I herd. Lots of plastic parts and something about the design of the bolt handle. Hopefully I'll find one in stock somewhere pretty soon so I can take a look at it.

    I have shot a couple yotes with 45 gr hollow points because they were the first 250 bullets I found (it was an emergency! lol) but none made a hole quite thed big! LOL I usually shoot 55 gr vmax.

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    holly crap bigshot, looks like ya shot that thing point blank with a 20 gage

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    My buddy bought one of these and he said it was a very cheaply made rifle, lots of plastic parts. I'll check with him in a week or so and ask him how he likes it. Who knows it might be what the Dr. ordered.

    I shot a coyote this morning with my 22-250 and 45 gr hollow points at about 184 yards. I hit that dog in the upper shoulder......what a mess! I gotta stay away from them bones!

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    Wow! I am shooting some 50gr hollow points and I haven't seen this kind of damage. I might have to switch if I see that kind of damage.

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    Yea I'm starting to realize its all about bullet placement, I have to train myself to wait and aim behind the front shoulder and between the two rib bones! I'll get it one of these days....lol. My buddy shot a coyote that way last night with a .223 and 50gr nosler balistic tips I reloaded for him. It was perfect, the bullet entered behind the shoulder making a dime size hole and exited with a hole about the size of a nickle on the opposite side. The dog dropped in its tracks, 80 yard shot!
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    I use a 204 ruger they have 32 and 40 grain and crazy fast


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    I will have a 204 Ruger too if DMPS ever makes the barrel for it that was supposed to be in stock 3 weeks ago. lol

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    You could look at 220 swift. Flat and fast. Good for distance. You have to be a reloader to shoot this gun as ammo is few and far in between. Plus if you do find it prepare to pay. I love my swift.

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    220 swift is a good round but the 22-250 is very close in performance and there is alot of factory ammo available for it (well there used to be anyways). I think the 22-250 is alot of why the swift is not as popular. If the 223 is damaging pelts I dont thing a 220 swift is going to help the situation. lol

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    Dad just used the 17wsm to shoot a coyote on Wednesday (first one with the new caliber). It was about and 80yd heart shot. The coyote ran about 150+yds before he went down. I think it might be a little light for yotes event though it got the job done but it is going to be awesome for fox and bobcats from what I have seen so far.

 

 

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