Great gun...its what I use.markIVbigblock said:Im looking for a new squirrel gun and lookin at the 17hmr what do u guys think? also anyone with opinions on the ruger 77/17 varminter?
yeah, the 17 can tear up small game if you dont use the right ammohodgeman said:A close friend is a squirrel hunter at heart. He'll drop everything to squirrel hunt including any big game hunt on earth.
He recently bought a higher end .17 HMR (Anshutz I think?) and found it both really accurate and extremely destructive. He reports he'd glady trade it for a .22LR in a heartbeat.
Your mileage may vary with ammo but I've never had any trouble with a .22LR.
Some of the .17s are pretty tempting- particularly the really accurate ones.