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Forum: .17HMR 04-01-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,983
Posted By tbates66
Having hunted squirrels for 65 years (since age...

Having hunted squirrels for 65 years (since age 8) and with scoped rifles for the last 50, I've always zeroed every rimfire at 50 yds. That includes .22, 17Mach2 and 17HMR. I've killed 100s of...
Forum: Cooper 03-25-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By tbates66
That is a good deal and looks to be in excellent...

That is a good deal and looks to be in excellent condition. If I wasn't looking to sell 3-4 guns and buiy 2-3 others, I would buy it....I know...that's really big IF. I can wish, OK?
Another Tom
Forum: .17HMR 03-22-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By tbates66
I spent some time on Ammoseek.com today and every...

I spent some time on Ammoseek.com today and every site I clicked warned of long wait times. With the China Virus afoot, I haven't visited any local gun stores like Cabela's. No matter, I haven't...
Forum: Hunting 03-17-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,493
Posted By tbates66
Yep,....coyote calling and maybe coons if I can...

Yep,....coyote calling and maybe coons if I can get to it. Then spring turkeys and prairie dogs. I tried fishing and liked it OK, but cannot get too worked up about it. But, bring out the guns and...
Forum: Open Rimfire 03-17-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,199
Posted By tbates66
Haven't read everything on this thread, but did...

Haven't read everything on this thread, but did see OP's reference to a Nikon Prostaff. My thought: ddo yourself a favor and get a better scope, a lot better scope. Had a Nikon Prostaff 3-9X and...
Forum: .17HMR 03-17-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By tbates66
My bet is that this panic and subsequent hoarding...

My bet is that this panic and subsequent hoarding is going to be worse than the last one. Unless numbers of new cases decline and treatments continue to improve (antibodies), it (panic) could end...
Forum: .17HMR 03-16-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By tbates66
The best I've shot is the CCI TNT 17gr which is a...

The best I've shot is the CCI TNT 17gr which is a Speer bullet, but only slightly better than Hornady 17gr V-Max; shooting through my Anschutz 1517MPR, on paper. Both will shoot <1" at 100 yds....
Forum: Beretta 03-15-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By tbates66
Thaty is good feedback. I am now curious about...

Thaty is good feedback. I am now curious about the M9 .22. Thanks for the report.
Forum: .17HM2 03-15-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By tbates66
Hey KOD...That is one hellava post and a lot of...

Hey KOD...That is one hellava post and a lot of effort on your part to sort out the differences between the two rifles. Thank you for that. I'm much too lazy to commit to such an endeavor, so am...
Forum: .17HMR 03-14-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,337
Posted By tbates66
My Anschutz 1517 MPR will shoot under 1" groups...

My Anschutz 1517 MPR will shoot under 1" groups at 100 yds.....sometimes and sometimes not. Depending on me, the shooting conditions, and the ammo I happen to be shooting. It is very close to 1" +...
Forum: Open Rimfire 03-09-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,171
Posted By tbates66
I used to (on rare occasion) shoot a .22LR in my...

I used to (on rare occasion) shoot a .22LR in my basement about 12 yards. I would shoot into the end of a chuck of tree trunk about 18" thick. The purpose was to get the zero at least on paper. I...
Forum: Hunting 03-02-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By tbates66
I've skinned and gutted a jillion rabbits, but...

I've skinned and gutted a jillion rabbits, but never thought to do this. From now on, this is the way to go.
Forum: .17HMR Ammunition 03-02-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By tbates66
Winchester 17HMR shoots just fine in my Anschutz...

Winchester 17HMR shoots just fine in my Anschutz 1517M<PR...very good accuracy and no FTFs.
Forum: Sako/Tikka 02-24-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By tbates66
That is a hellava rifle and price....good for...

That is a hellava rifle and price....good for you!!
Forum: CZ / Brno 02-06-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,207
Posted By tbates66
It can also matter what you like to shoot. I...

It can also matter what you like to shoot. I prefer a longer barrel. My 24" barrel shoots better than my 22", but not much. I like the 24" better. That said, my most recent purchase is 18"...we'll...
Forum: CZ / Brno 02-06-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,407
Posted By tbates66
I've owned several .22s and my keepers are a...

I've owned several .22s and my keepers are a Remington 541S and a Mauser 210 Lux. Sold my 10/22. Looking to buy a Bergara and/or a Tikka. You guys may be convincing me to try a CZ. I've looked at...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 02-05-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By tbates66
don't know what the rules are, but many suppliers...

don't know what the rules are, but many suppliers make it easy on themselves and just write off New York, California, and Illinois. Vendors don't need the hassle. Related story. I'm visiting Florida...
Forum: .17HMR Ammunition 02-05-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By tbates66
Mine seems to be fine after 4-5 years in storage.

Mine seems to be fine after 4-5 years in storage.
Forum: .17HMR 02-05-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,971
Posted By tbates66
I have to retract my earlier post. I...

I have to retract my earlier post. I misunderstood my friend about the accuracy of his CZ 17HMR. Such is email correspondence. He just sold his rifle because it was inconsistent. Now looking for...
Forum: Hunting 02-02-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,237
Posted By tbates66
Same here in NE Kansas...no rabbits. Used to...

Same here in NE Kansas...no rabbits. Used to love shooting running rabbits with my dad's old Iver Johnson 410. Later got my own single shot 22, but nothing was as much fun as that old 410. Since...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 01-20-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,959
Posted By tbates66
I've had very good luck with CCI SV. I only use...

I've had very good luck with CCI SV. I only use it for squirrels. Lots of dead center head shots.
Forum: .17HM2 01-17-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By tbates66
Inconsistency of performance is the Achilles Heel...

Inconsistency of performance is the Achilles Heel of Mach 2 ammo. I personally would not have faith in it as a long distance round. That said, I have made some very long shots on squirrels,...
Forum: .17HM2 01-17-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By tbates66
Yeah...V-Max is a varmint bullet. CCI makes a...

Yeah...V-Max is a varmint bullet. CCI makes a new VNT cartridge but I had terrible results with it and do not recommend it. The NTX is a poor cartrdge. The only one I recommend is the Hornady...
Forum: Sako/Tikka 01-16-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,556
Posted By tbates66
Be sure to let us know how it shoots. I have...

Be sure to let us know how it shoots. I have been thinking about one for myself, even though I have an Anschutz 1517MPR and a Sako FinnFire II. Love that HMR round.
Forum: .17HMR 01-12-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,257
Posted By tbates66
You may well have hit the defect trifecta..wrong...

You may well have hit the defect trifecta..wrong ammo, bad barrel, questionable scope. You corrected the ammo question; the other two remain. Have a gunsmith take a look and if there is no damage...
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