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  1. Axxe55

    Axxe55 Well-Known

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    Vmax, I was curious as well. I understand what you are saying.

    It's a matter of applying varying degrees of torque to tune the harmonics of the barrel when fired.
     


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  2. cvgunman

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    vmax
    Thanks for the clarification. I will have to take the FAT wrench with me and give it a go. I had a Browning BAR with the BOSS muzzle break, same concept I imagine. Never tried tuning it though, 300 win mag, and didn't want to got through the trouble with that one.
     
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  3. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    Highly enjoy shooting my 17hmr

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  4. HKShooter65

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    I will definitely will try your suggestion.

    I've been patting myself on the back for buying a Wheeler FAT Wrench.
    Mostly it keeps me from over-torquing scope screws.

    I sort of poo-poo'ed the "accurizing" part of the product name.
    Your post has inspired me to take the tool to the next level.
    You sound like you make it live up to its moniker!

    Thanks.
    Will report back.
     
  5. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    Friend Bonnie and I both used Marlin 917V rifles in 17HMR for NRA matches at 200 yards. I shot my only PERFECT 500/500 score at 200 yards and another 499/500 with my Marlin. Bonnie's best was 499/500. Those are "High Master" scores!

    Our pit guys marked the .17 hits with painted golf T's and we regularly blew the golf T markers to pieces with the next shot!

    Flash
     
  6. Texas Heat

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    I saw a Ruger PR in 17HMR at Academy the other day. It was about the only rifle left. I should have bought it.
     
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  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 Well-Known

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    My Savage M93r17. Boyd's laminated rimfire varmint Hunter stock in nutmeg, BSA Sweet 17 scope, 6-18x40, Rifle Basix dear. IMG_20200412_025648.jpg IMG_20200412_025648.jpg IMG_20200412_025633.jpg IMG_20200412_025648.jpg IMG_20200412_025633.jpg IMG_20200412_025619.jpg
     
  8. HKShooter65

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    Yes indeed.

    I have that Ruger with a Firedot Luepold 3x18 44mm on it.
    Having an optic on a rifle that costs 4x the rifle price makes perfect sense in a 17HMR.

    The thing will shoot 1MOA all day with 17gr Hornady V-Max ammo.

    Head shots on the little 15 lb piglets from my blind 60 yards from my feeder are so easy.
    Two last week were delicious.
     
  9. cvgunman

    cvgunman Active Member

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    Where in the head are you shooting them? I shot a large sow with a 204 ruger right between the eyes...just creased her and she ran off.
     
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  10. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 TGT Addict

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    Sometimes it's the luck of the placement. 1/2 inch to or fro.

    I saw my brother drop a 300 lb boar in it's tracks with a .22RF magnum and would not have believe it. Hit freaking lucky cervical C-1 spine foramen magnum (google it) and it hardly kicked.

    Your .204 at 4,000+ FPS should have devastating hydrostatic shock.
    Go figure.

    I'm shooting the little piglets. Not much to putting them down.
     


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