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Te Hopo

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Re: .22lr goat hunting.
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2009, 09:25:55 PM »
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Has anyone used a 17HMR on goats?
If a rabbit comparison is anything to go on, a well placed HMR round should be quite effective.

About to what range would be readily lethal?
There was an article in (I think) NZ Guns & Hunting a few years back where a guy was using a .17HMR on goats.
He was using the 20gr HP and took the first goat at -100m with a neck shot that dropped it in it's tracks.
Another was dropped at 200m with a shoulder shot, but the round didn't do enough damage to kill it instantly and it was tracked for a fair distance before being found dead.

So same as any rimfire, shot placement and you'll do fine.
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Re: .22lr goat hunting.
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2009, 10:49:53 AM »
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I'm in this vid shooting off the boat:

Nice vid and I like the music.
VGood shot as well.

I guess as far as well placed shot goes a big or small hole in the right place will kill regardless, such as the brain stem that controls all the vital functions such as heart beat and respitory function even a needle will kill if it is stuck in this area.
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Re: .22lr goat hunting.
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2009, 10:59:04 AM »
Thanks guys, thats pretty much what I'd have thought, I just wasn't sure of the effective range or best placement.
I don't want the animal to suffer and walk/run for hundreds of meters slowly bleeding to death.
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Re: .22lr goat hunting.
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2010, 08:48:02 AM »
Update:

Took the 17HMR for a goat hunting trip on the weekend.

One shot in the side of the head midway between eyes and ears drops them in their tracks. Managed to get fairly close (~20m) but even that close, the bullet went in, and only cracked and deformed bone on the other side of the skull - so no exit hole.

Mightily impressed with the 17HMR!
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Te Hopo

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Re: .22lr goat hunting.
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2010, 10:25:30 AM »
Quote from: "apollyon25"
Update:

Took the 17HMR for a goat hunting trip on the weekend.

One shot in the side of the head midway between eyes and ears drops them in their tracks. Managed to get fairly close (~20m) but even that close, the bullet went in, and only cracked and deformed bone on the other side of the skull - so no exit hole.

Mightily impressed with the 17HMR!
Good going, that must have been a real fun stalk to get in that close!  :D
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Re: .22lr goat hunting.
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2010, 05:02:10 PM »



That looks to be effective!

I have that Article on Goat Shooting from Guns n Hunting...  He was using a NEF Sportster Single Shot... Worked pretty well and from what I hear the Hollow Pointers create a big enough wound as long as you are closer than 100 odd meters..


Makes a good case for only having one rifle .... but then...that just wouldn't make sense!!! :twisted:


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Re: .22lr goat hunting.
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2010, 07:24:21 PM »
Quote from: "Te Hopo"
Good going, that must have been a real fun stalk to get in that close!  :D

Yeah the heart was thumping very loud in my chest.
Could have commando crawled, but they were just over a gentle ridge so it was a stalk with a low crouch and using the low bushes to move up and between...

Very good day out.
Still picking the gorse out of various limbs though.
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Savage .17HMR 93R17-FVSS w/accutrigger
LightForce 170RMSM

Mueller APV 4.51440AO on Millett Grabber 1" medium rings
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Next Firearm? Sako A7 in .308

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Re: .22lr goat hunting.
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2010, 09:30:48 PM »
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSPna4OjsEU


That looks to be effective!

That's a great vid, I like it!
"Bombing the goats with the .17" doesn't quite have the ring though of "bombing them with the .270"  :twisted:
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Re: .22lr goat hunting.
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2010, 10:01:45 PM »
:o  Bombing them would be right with a .270!!

Jeez...they would be out like a light...

I love taking them with a .223 but I am selling it to build a project .17 Hmr... Its a big heavy beasty and I am getting too old to walk the hills with it :lol:
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Re: .22lr goat hunting.
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2010, 10:36:37 PM »
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:o  Bombing them would be right with a .270!!

Jeez...they would be out like a light...
Hahaha yep, I'm getting a vid together at the moment of our last trip where we were using a .243, my .270 and my old .308 at ranges from 25 to 600meters.  :ugeek:

Will post it up for all when it's done, it's currently at 9mins long and I've already cut out heaps of footage!!!
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