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Old 02-09-2014, 09:48 PM
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I am shooting them with a 22-250 blows them apart, thinking about ge tting. 17 hornet, 17wsm,22 mag just need some opinions!
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:12 PM
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I like the 22 mag best. I have used a 22-250 and besides being loud the make big holes. I bought the new 17 super mag and after seeing two friends try to sight them in I am not going to take it out of the box! I started with the 22 mag and now that's what I am going back to.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:27 PM
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LOVIN my 17 Hornet on the reds.
GREAT fox round.
Savage Lightweight Varminter model 25
Nightforce 5.5-22x56 30mm main tube
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Hog Sniper 66lr light with windage and elevation adjustable light control
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Extra tall Burris Swivel Bipod
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:17 PM
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I'd have to agree on the Hornet. I have used both, the 17 hmr and 22 mag with success but after using the Hornet for over a year now the other two stay in the cabinet when it comes to fox hunting. For me, it's so flat shooting that it takes all the guessing out when they show up, just put the cross hairs on it and squeeze. This is only my opinion, good luck with whatever you choose.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:57 PM
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I favor the 22-250 for its ballistics. Maybe try another bullet like vmax
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:46 PM
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I am shooting them with a 22-250 blows them apart, thinking about ge tting. 17 hornet, 17wsm,22 mag just need some opinions!
Buddy of mine shoots a 250 too but has used a 60gr partition load that has worked well for fur...
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:22 PM
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Pete posted the proof right there in the pictures. That is the correct answer!

Off the shelf 17 Hornet or a Wildcat 17 Ackley Hornet that I shoot. At 25 yds or 250 yds, dead right there and minimal fur damage. Honestly, I have not had an exit yet this year and some were killed as close at 25-30 yds. One at 250+ yards. Just hold on fur and pull the trigger, so flat there is no quess work.

In my opinion, shooting a fox with a 22-250 and being concerned about bullet performance on fur is like rabbit hunting with a 30-06 and saving the meat..
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:12 PM
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I almost had the same gun as PHinMD, only difference is mine is .22hornet, only reason it didn't come in .17 was there wasn't any ammo to be found and still hard to come by.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:19 PM
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PHinMD that is one beautiful set up you have there ! Awesome killing weapon too.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:21 PM
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I use a 308 here in Texas but I just throw them in the brush not selling the fur
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