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#3913862 - 07/28/13 05:23 PM .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag?
tbrake Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/09/12
Loc: kansas
anyone tried out the new .17 super mag? I've been researching them and I'm pretty interested i getting one. i do quite a bit of coon calling and i have just been using .22 lr and I'm wanting something with a little more knock- down power, and some more range. How will the .17 S mag treat the fur? what do you guys recommend?

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#3913927 - 07/28/13 06:11 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: tbrake]
trapperman83 Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/14/08
Loc: Montana
I would wait until someone besides savage chambers the gun, the savage bmag that its chambered in is having a lot of issues with the extractor and chambering issues as well.
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#3913953 - 07/28/13 06:25 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: tbrake]
cotton Offline



Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: rual retreat va. soon be 19
in time i bet the 22 mag will still be killing critters long after all the new hot shots are gone
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#3913968 - 07/28/13 06:31 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: tbrake]
jonesy Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/15/08
Loc: elsberry missouri
no doubt cotton. gun writers need something to talk about and they can make or break a caliber

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#3914014 - 07/28/13 07:03 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: tbrake]
trapper/caller Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/26/07
Loc: OH
ammo is still tough to find at the time...I held a gun at Cabelas ...will remind you of a cricket .22

Would still love to get one and give it a test on some ghogs and this fall...fox and coon...??

Time will tell.....

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#3914041 - 07/28/13 07:22 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: tbrake]
scalloper Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/17/09
Loc: All over Maine
Very impressive ballistics.
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#3914151 - 07/28/13 08:20 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: tbrake]
trapper/caller Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/26/07
Loc: OH
Several fox and coon hit with the 25 gr. bullet will tell me what I want to know.....but yes ballistics look good.

I love the .22MAG ...but it wanes quickly after 100yds.

..of course the .22MAG ammo I saw yesterday was sky high in price. Some .243 ammo was cheaper.

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#3914184 - 07/28/13 08:33 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: tbrake]
MJM Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: ND
Get a 17 Rem rather then one of the want-to-bes.
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#3914223 - 07/28/13 08:55 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: tbrake]
dcampbell Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: livingston Tx
X2 MJM

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#3914233 - 07/28/13 08:59 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: tbrake]
Trapper Shrek Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/31/11
Loc: Siren, WI
You forgot 5mm mag, I have one and like it way better than the 22 mag and 17hmr.

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#3914497 - 07/28/13 10:48 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: Trapper Shrek]
stumper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/06/12
Loc: mitchell,South Dakota
I have one on layaway. I will be sure to give a report when I get it picked up. I have 6 boxes of shells to try it out with.

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#3914498 - 07/28/13 10:49 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: MJM]
stumper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/06/12
Loc: mitchell,South Dakota
Originally Posted By: MJM
Get a 17 Rem rather then one of the want-to-bes.


Why cant I have one of each?

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#3914499 - 07/28/13 10:50 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: tbrake]
Muddy Boots Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/06/10
Loc: South East Texas
I sure like my .22 mag its a marlin and a true tack driver, you can get some pretty heavy loads for them, I live in east Texas and 75-100 yards is all I'm gonna shoot with that gun anyways
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#3914513 - 07/28/13 11:02 PM Re: .17mag vs .17 supermag vs .22 mag? [Re: Muddy Boots]
stumper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/06/12
Loc: mitchell,South Dakota
I have my doubts that it will ever replace my .22 mag, but I didn't buy it to do that.

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