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Old March 20, 2013, 05:38 AM   #11
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People say wind drift is the biggest downfall of 17hmr.
But compared to 22lr and 22wmr, the faster velocity and better BC make it preform better in the wind.

The reason it gets a bad wind reputation is because on small critters out to 200 yards plus a bit more it is an excellent cartridge, and this is common ground of small center fires, and compared to 223 the wind drift is terrible.

I haven't shot anything to far away with mine, maybe 70 yards most, but everything I've shot has died instantly, on small critters it is devastating, with 22lr I generally need a head shot to get a kill straight away, but body shots on rabbits and hares drops them dead in their tracks.
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