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You think the New 17WSM RimFire 3000fps can take deer?

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  • You think the New 17WSM RimFire 3000fps can take deer?

    A lot people been asking the same question.

  • #2
    Yes. I've seen feral pigs killed with the cartridge using head shots.

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    • #3
      Sure, it CAN with careful shot placement at appropriate range, but that doesn't mean that it's an ethical thing to do. You CAN kill a deer with an ice pick, but-----

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      • #4
        If I were in a survival situation, maybe.
        To actually go out with the intention of killing a deer with a .17 WSM?
        THAT, mi amigo, to put it mildly, just ain't very smart!

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        • #5
          Sure it can, but shot placement would be critical. It would have to be a head shot. Of course no State, to my knowledge, would allow legal hunting with a rimfire like the .17WSM. It is best suited for ground hogs, small game and coyotes. It is devistating on ground hogs to over 200yds.

          P.S. I was just at Cabelas the other day and .17WSM was $10 and change for a box of 50. I think that is less than .22mag.

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          • #6
            It is not an ethical method of harvest. Can and should are two very very different things. I would call into question the morals of anyone who calls themselves a hunter and sets out to take a deer with a .17 WSM.

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            • #7
              This is the kind of crap that happens when under gunned nitwits try "head" shots!

              https://www.fieldandstream.com/answers/deer-hunting/what-do-you-figure-happened-here

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              • #8
                Can you? Probably.

                Should you? Now that’s another kettle of fish.

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                • #9
                  Survival Guns in WW II AAC, Were Savage M-24s 410bore/22/Hornet! So Anything is Possible!?!

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                  • #10
                    When I was a kid ,I watched an experienced shooter dispatch hogs in a slaughter house,up close with .22lr .Most times it was pretty quick,but more often than you wanted to see ,sometimes it took 2 or 3 shots ,and the animals had no where to run. I don,t want to see this with any animal,have enough compassion to finish Quickly what you start,or someone may take that rifle from you.

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                    • #11
                      A lot of people like who?

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