Posts Tagged ‘17 HMR’

.17 HMR V-Max Bullet vs Canned Goods

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

.17 HMR Ammo

In Today’s Special Video:

.17 HMR V-Max Bullet vs. Canned Goods

Here’s a fun video using a .17 HMR V-Max bullet shot at many different canned goods.

It’s neat because they show both the actual shot and a slow-motion replay of all shots.

It finishes with images of many of the cans and the destruction it caused.



Shooting Sage Rats

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011


Here’s a great video of lots of clean shooting with a .17 HMR – Savage 93R17 and CCI TNT hollow points.

Location:  Enterprise, OR.

Good camera work.  Lots of shots.  Lots of dead sage rats….

Here ya go:

Henry Rifles – Made In The USA

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Henry RiflesHenry Rifles Gift Guide

We don’t do much advertising or charge for this site in.  In fact, we give away free targets you can print out and other things at times.

Henry Rifles has been our sole advertiser for over four years now and graciously continues to help support us to keep this site going.

Henry Rifles are made in the USA by US workers out of steel, wood and brass that comes from the USA.  The lever actions are smooth and they handle great.  They are fun to shoot!

If you’ve never held a Henry rifle then I strongly suggest you do.

In the mean time, why don’t you get a FREE Henry Catalog.  Simply click on the banner or on the photo on the left and you’ll be taken to the Henry Rifle website where you can request your FREE catalog.

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The catalog itself is fun to read and is full of history.

Please get the catalog and consider picking up a Henry Rifle in the future.  They are the sole supporters of this website and we can’t say enough good things about Henry and their company.



Savage 93R17 .17 HMR Rifle Review

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Savage 93R17 .17 HMR Rifle

Here’s a pretty good review of the Savage Model 93R17 .17HMR Rifle with Heavy Barrel and Thumbhole stock.  He put a nice Nikon scope on it as well.

The reviewer shoots groups of .17gr Hornady Ballistic Tips and CCI 20 gr Game Points.
Nice rifle.  Watch the review and see what you think.


Shooting Sage Rats 2011 – Enterprise OR

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Shooting Sage Rats 2011 in Enterprise, OR

Oh – BTW – that’s Shooting Ground Squirrels to some of you not from the West and Northwest!

Here’s a great video of DOZENS of sage rats biting the dust, being vaporized and generally being wiped out!

Rifle was .17 HMRSavage 93R17 shooting CCI TNT hollow points

Lots of nice long range shooting.  Great video, Greg!

Greg had his video camera mounted on his rifle.


.17 HMR and .22-250 vs Prairie Dogs

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Time to reduce the over-population of prairie dogs in a pasture.

Some good footage of what the .17 HMR and a .22-250 can do.

Make contact with some land owners who have infestations of these pesky varmints and offer to thin them out.



Henry .17 HMR Varmint Express Rifle

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Every now and then we like to highlight some special products.  Today, it’s the Henry Repeating Arms Co lever action .17 HMR Varmint Express.  This rifle means a lot to us since Henry advertises on this site and, without them, this site wouldn’t exist.

If you know anything about Henry lever action rifles, you know that they have the smoothest lever action in the business.  And what joy it is to hold and shoot.  The .17 HMR is extremely accurate and is probably the best caliber to use for ground squirrels and similar small varmints.

If you don’t have a Henry catalog yet please click on the picture below.  It will take to you to the Henry website where you can sign up to get their beautiful catalog.  I promise you, you’ll be daydreaming after looking at their catalog.  It’s one you’ll leave on your desk or coffee table and pick up frequently.

Henry .17 HMR Varmint Express Rifle

This is the rifle the range riders of the 1800′s would have loved to have had close at hand for picking off varmints or just plinking at whiskey bottles. But since the .17HMR didn’t hit the market until 2002, it will be up to you to make it a legend.

Shooting the .17 HMR Varmint ExpressOur Henry Varmint Express® packs eleven .17HMR rounds in its tubular magazine. It features a 20″ barrel, comes with a checkered American walnut Monte Carlo stock. Like all lever action Henrys, the action is incredibly smooth from the very first shot. It will enable small game and varmint hunters to take full advantage of the .17HMR with regard to velocity, trajectory, wind drift, richochet resistance, quietness and accuracy.

Hornady .17 HMR cartridgeAlready considered by many to be the most accurate rimfire cartridge ever produced, the .17HMR incorporates a .17 caliber bullet into a necked-down .22 magnum case. This high-powered combination produces a sizzlin’ muzzle velocity of up to 2,550 feet per second and the laser-flat trajectory makes it lethal for long-range shots on woodchucks, prairie dogs, foxes and other small varmints. Henry’s take on this revolutionary caliber, the Varmint Express, has a 20″ barrel that delivers dead-on accuracy.

Just like all Henry rifles, it’s handcrafted in the United States using only high-grade components such as a checkered American walnut stock, and Williams Fire sights and, of course, it’s outfitted with that legendary, smooth-operating lever action that sets a Henry rifle apart from all the imitators.

*Varmint Express is a registered trademark of Hornady Mfg. Co.

Safe for Left Handed Shooters


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.17 HMR Rifle vs. Prairie Dog Colony

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Prairie Dog Hunting – Thinning out a prairie dog colony with .17 HMR rfile.

Some good footage here with many slow-motion replays.

It’s always interesting to see how effective the .17 HMR is for small varmints like this.


Squirrel Hunting – .17 HMR vs Ground Squirrels

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

235 +/- squirrels less on the farm..

Rifle:  Ruger 77/17

Scope: Tasco World Class Scope (6x-24x-44mm)

Ammo: Hornady .17 HMR ballistic tip

This was taken over a two day period where the problem was not solved completely, but certainly addressed… The dead land in the film use to be rows of trees, and the piles of limb and branches in the video are whats left of the trees. The green is the neighboring alfalfa which they are severely threatening…

17 HMR Squirrel Shooting Video

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

I finally broke down and spent the day going through dvd’s from last year’s squirrel shooting trips. I didn’t try to do anything artistic with this video, but it does quell the basic need for seeing squirrels getting whacked… I’ll try to get up some more videos in the next week or two, so check back.

All of these squirrels were shot using my Savage 17hmr accutrigger, with Hornady 17gr ballistic tip bullets. On a side note, there’s nothing like having a video camera mounted on your rifle to show you when you jerk the trigger.