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I've got my eye on a sportster in .17 HMR but would like to know a bit about it first. I assume it does not have marlins microgroove barrel but is it at least as accurate as the marlins. I love the marlin rimfires but would also like to have a break action and have found a good deal on one. I have two H & R shotguns and love them so I have no worries as to whether or not they will work, my only concern is are they as accurate as a marlin, all things being equal.
 

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I do not have a 17 HMR, but I have a H&R SS1 in 22LR and it has Micro Groove rifling. It shoots real good with open sights. I have yet to scope it and put it on the bench and see how good it is.

John
 

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I have an H&R Handy Gun II in 22 Hornet that is an absolute tack driver. Fun little rifle, and I shot a javelina with it in February.
 

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jpickar said:
janott,

You got a javalina??? I didn't even see one when I went for them in January. I'm jealous. ;)

John
Did not see many, I jumped 8 or 9 and shot the closer one and the rest ran away. Another in the party got one out of the same batch about 300 yards away when it stopped and looked back. Mine was a young sow and my friend got an old bore.
 

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jpickar said:
Hey didn't I ask you this question about a month ago here?? ???
I must be getting old!

Anyway congrats again!

John ;D
Heck I dont remember, infact I cant remember yesterday. Good thing I have a calender on my phone and schedule or I would be totally lost. ;D ;D ;D
 

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jpickar said:
I guess were in the same boat and it is headed down stream. ;D ;D ;D

John
Yeah, the same creek without a paddle. ;D ;D ;D
 

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Wajo - Had a 17 HMR as well as a 204 Ruger. Both shot very well, but (in my opinion) needed cleaning far too often to keep their accuracy up to it's best. I'm talking about a thorough cleaning in 20 rounds with the 204, about 35-40 rounds with the 17. If you forget your cleaning rod when you went to the range you might have a hard time finding a shooter with one to borrow. In fact I bought a second 20 caliber rod for the 204 and just left it in the truck tool box.
I sold/trade them off and got a 22 hornet. I am just starting to play with the hornet, but really like the results so far. Not to sound my own drum but my hornet posting with range report is posted below. I really like the stock and forearm Wind made for me. It is the first rifle I have ever owned that was made to fit.
Janott, I'll have to talk gun notes when I return from a visit to my son. This hornet thing is a lot of fun and you don't dry up every milk cow in the county shooting it.
 

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Wajo - Had a 17 HMR as well as a 204 Ruger. Both shot very well, but (in my opinion) needed cleaning far too often to keep their accuracy up to it's best. I'm talking about a thorough cleaning in 20 rounds with the 204, about 35-40 rounds with the 17. If you forget your cleaning rod when you went to the range you might have a hard time finding a shooter with one to borrow. In fact I bought a second 20 caliber rod for the 204 and just left it in the truck tool box.
I sold/trade them off and got a 22 hornet. I am just starting to play with the hornet, but really like the results so far. Not to sound my own drum but my hornet posting with range report is posted below. I really like the stock and forearm Wind made for me. It is the first rifle I have ever owned that was made to fit.
Janott, I'll have to talk gun notes when I return from a visit to my son. This hornet thing is a lot of fun and you don't dry up every milk cow in the county shooting it.
The 22 Hornet is a wonderful way under rated cartridge. I would take one long before any 17HMR or 204 Ruger. They are cheap to reload and just a plain joy to have.
 

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The hornet is a good jigger and years ago I met a bloke on the Gold Coast who used one to shot a Himalyen Thar that escaped from a wildlife park on the coast, he said it dropped on the spot.

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I actually have two Hornets but the one is a survival rifle and more of a truck gun or even something to throw in a pack for grouse in the Fall. 8) 8) ;D
 
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