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#3280208 - 08/08/21 08:38 PM Anyone using a 17 WSM, or 17 hornet on coyotes or groundhogs?
Ohiolongarm Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 09/01/19
Posts: 121
Loc: OH
I've had real good success with the 17 WSM, so much so that, I upgraded to a 17 hornet for the additional range it will handle. I've dropped about 50 plus gh's this year and a half dozen yotes, the 17 hornet will get its chance this week.

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#3280228 - 08/09/21 04:06 PM Re: Anyone using a 17 WSM, or 17 hornet on coyotes or groundhogs? [Re: Ohiolongarm]
shelton573 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 1355
Loc: SE Missouri
What bullet weight are you shooting for coyotes? I don’t have either of the listed rifles but I do have a 17 Remington I have yet to try on coyotes. What distances have you taken coyotes at with the WSM? Thanks!
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#3280235 - 08/09/21 05:55 PM Re: Anyone using a 17 WSM, or 17 hornet on coyotes or groundhogs? [Re: shelton573]
Ohiolongarm Offline
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Registered: 09/01/19
Posts: 121
Loc: OH
I use the 20 grain Hornady and 25 grain Hornady 17 WSM,my ranges were not extreme 85 to 105 yards, it did the job. I posted pictures of my kills on Long range hunting forum. The 17 hornet I've yet to shoot, it's at a gunsmith being bedded and pillars installed. It drops groundhogs at 200 if the shot is good, only one has made it to his hole this season, but was seen dead out of reach. I may post pictures here I have to read their policy first. I'd think a 17 Remington would be ideal


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#3280406 - 08/13/21 09:53 AM Re: Anyone using a 17 WSM, or 17 hornet on coyotes or groundhogs? [Re: Ohiolongarm]
shelton573 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 1355
Loc: SE Missouri
The only thing I have shot with my 17 Remington is prairie dogs and two ground hogs. it is very effective to say the least.
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#3280758 - 08/20/21 08:41 PM Re: Anyone using a 17 WSM, or 17 hornet on coyotes or groundhogs? [Re: Ohiolongarm]
crazyyote Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 03/15/11
Posts: 646
Loc: ohio
My CZ in 17 Hornet is one of my favorite groundhog rigs. It wears a 3x12 Nikon Monarch and is a GH killing machine. I'm at about 15 this year and about 10 have fallen to the Hornet. Long shot last year a lasered 227 yards. Dead right there. Using factory 20 grain V-max. Fabulous little rifles. Enjoy.

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#3283045 - 10/05/21 02:04 PM Re: Anyone using a 17 WSM, or 17 hornet on coyotes or groundhogs? [Re: Ohiolongarm]
Samsquanch Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/04/18
Posts: 41
Loc: SE Colorado
I carry a CZ 527 varmint .17 hornet as a calling gun and one of my boys carries a Ruger 77 .17wsm. both are tack drivers and have killed coyotes. Haven't lost any yet and hope not to. most of our shots are inside of 60 yards as we hunt a lot of cedar breaks and canyon land. No groundhogs or such here in southeast Colorado except prairie dogs but we've never spent much time sitting over a prairie dog town. We used to carry .223 and 22-250's but they are [beeep] on the little grey fox that we call in down in the canyons so we decided to play with the 17's. We have also used the HMR on stands which has killed coyotes for us but usually not before they make a 100 yard run or so before piling up. I have been thoroughly impressed with the WSM as well as the Hornet. The larger .22 cals now reside in the pickup and are still used but normally only for the longer shots that we may get on a coyote out in the prairie or between stands.
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