February 9, 2010, 02:06 PM
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Western Colorado, finally.
Originally Posted by TRguy
After one to many windy days they have all been sold and will not buy the 17HMR again.
Stick with the 22WMR a little heavier projectile will fight the wind better than the 17 will and the arch in bullet trajectory is negligible within the the distances you are talking.
Interesting perspective.... since the 17HMR has LESS wind drift than the 22mag... by a full 10 INCHES
at 200 yards in a 10mph crosswind.
17HMR, 2550fps, 17gr
22mag, 2200fps, 30gr
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.