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Old Sat May 17th,2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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Talking Rock Chucks or groundhogs

Anyone besides me and Outlaw shoot Rock chucks or Groundhogs. Outlaw shot over 100 chucks with a savage 17 HMR last year. He gave that 17HMR too his Grand son.

Now he has a Marlin 17 HMR camoed stock he did his self,rifle has a heavy Barrel. Plus he had a crappy trigger. So he changed the trigger spring out, from a 6# to a 3#trigger. He used a paper mate spring, out of a pen.

Its a great looking rifle and if I know Outlaw he will see to it to make a good shooter out of it. He has 4-5 different brands of 17HMR and will work it out at his range up at the cabin. Then when he finds the best load go to cabellas and pick up 500 of the best load.
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Old Mon May 19th,2008, 08:33 AM   #2
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I saw two this morning just 6 more inches onto the roadway I would have got both.
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Old Wed May 21st,2008, 03:13 PM   #3
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We have ground hogs here. But not in the numbers you guys have in Rock chucks there.

Sounds like Outlaw is enjoying that 17 HMR big time !!
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Old Wed May 21st,2008, 04:50 PM   #4
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Hi guys, Mossy, Outlaw, CSA, I don't know if I told you yesterday or not but Outlaw went to Sportmans Wearhouse a few days ago and picked up 500 rounds Federal Premium 17HMR TNT HP ammo had to pay 130.$.That should hold him for a few days. He is still in Seattle helping Michele recover from her torn Rowtatter cup, her right shoulder.His best E-Wife.
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What a man Outlaw is !!

I am sure he could burn through those rounds in no time if he wanted to. And probably will.
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Old Sat May 24th,2008, 12:50 PM   #6
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Mossy,Evan and who ever, I have not even had a chance to shoot the new Marlin yet. Being in the Seattle area. No place to shoot here. I'll wait until I get a chance too go over to the cabin for 2-3 month's. Then I'll have the range over there and dial it in over there.I might change the trigger spring again to a little lighter one, it about 3# now would like it about 2#.

Last year when I had the Savage heavy barrel 17 HMR and it was a good shooter,the scope I had for it was a 35$ new Bushy 3x9 22 scope that I had on a 22 rifle. I put it on the 17 HMR and never had any problem's at all.

Now on the Marlin I put a BSA sweet 17 3x9 scope on it > after reading on other fourms they put the bsa down . I will try it out for a while and if it gives me any trouble I'' get a 3x9 cheap Bushy 22 scope again.

Most of the guys on the other forums put something like 8x30, 4x16,10x40 20x100 and such and for the most part on a 17hmr a 3x9 Bushy 22 scope for 35$ works just fine. The longest shots I think I took last year was Rock Chucks out to 180yds after useing a range finder.

Now I'll see what the BSA sweet 17 can do and if I don't slam it around to much,hopefully it mite work out good with the( Drop in sator )type adjustment on it out to three hundred yds. I'll not shoot that far every often if at all.

Hope some of you at Huntseek can get out and do a lot of shooting this season. AKA Outlaw.

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Hello out in P.C.land, is anyone out there? If some of you guys and maybe gals want a scope with a change of a nob, like the Drop in Sator so you can change your scope yardage on a 22lr and I think the 22mag and of course the 17HMR and I think the 17M2.

Then if and when the 5mm's come out I bet they make them for it also.

I have the 3x9 sweet 17, and they make it in 4x 2x7 3x9 3x12 6x18 8x24 . They sell for around 35$ too like close to 125 $ For the highest power. I paid I think 70 $ for the 3x9. I wanted the 3x12 but when I got the rifle they didn't have one so I had them put the 3x9 on. Works for Me. More money for the higher power scopes.

I use a range finder when hunting with the 17 HMR on the longer shots. Outlaw

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its threads like this to remember

Even as i read this im not sure if i was talking or outlaw was. i think it was combination of both of us here.

Outlaw and i did get out a few times shooting rock chucks. we were both shooting 2506's at close to semi long range.

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Old Thu February 11th,2010, 06:42 PM   #10
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lol yeah
I havent talked to outlaw in awhile. i think i need to figure out where hes at and what hes got going on lately.
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