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Winchester Super Magnum Rimfire

  • 02-07-2018 5:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    Anybody know the range of the Winchester Super Magnum Rimfire to cleanly kill a fox. That is the .17 Winchester Super Magnum Rimfire.


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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 12,149 Mod ✭✭✭✭ 2011


    That depends on how far away the fox is :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    Anybody know the range of the Winchester Super Magnum Rimfire on a fox.

    We must presume to cleanly kill a fox.


  • Registered Users Posts: 699 ✭✭✭ Uinseann_16


    I assume you mean the .17 winchester super magnum?(17WSM) Well at 250 yards it still has 155ft/lb cant seem to find any info on further distances so it can definitely kill a fox humanely at that distance


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    I assume you mean the .17 winchester super magnum?(17WSM) Well at 250 yards it still has 155ft/lb cant seem to find any info on further distances so it can definitely kill a fox humanely at that distance

    Thanks for the info. I was hoping to get the relevant information from someone that has experience with using it on foxs. Hard to beat experience for a proper feedback.


  • Registered Users Posts: 273 ✭✭ hrcbob


    Thanks for the info. I was hoping to get the relevant information from someone that has experience with using it on foxs. Hard to beat experience for a proper feedback.

    You may have to look up some of the uk or us forums for info on 17wsm.
    Id be very surprised if any have made it over here yet. Anytime ive mentioned it in a dealers ive been met with the look of confusion and "Whats one of them? Never heard of it."

    It is a round that would be of great interest to me thou should it become popular here.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,698 ✭✭✭ German pointer


    Paddy Carley Firearms has them in stock. They are not on his website but he does have them.

    From his Facebook page

    The first of the .17 WSM have arrived.

    Savage B-Mag
    Complete with Accu Trigger and Threaded for Mod.
    Doing over 3000fps they are sure to be a Fox’s worst nightmare.

    Ammo is only slightly dearer than standard HMR.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    Excellent stuff. Any word on its performance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 699 ✭✭✭ Uinseann_16


    Any sign of semi auto .17WSMs coming into the country?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    Paddy Carley Firearms has them in stock. They are not on his website but he does have them.

    From his Facebook page

    The first of the .17 WSM have arrived.

    Savage B-Mag
    Complete with Accu Trigger and Threaded for Mod.
    Doing over 3000fps they are sure to be a Fox’s worst nightmare.

    Ammo is only slightly dearer than standard HMR.

    Timber or plastic stock? Build quality?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    Any more info on the above.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭ macatac


    Any more info on the above.
    Had 1 last year. Went for the Boyd's thumbhole stock version. Didn't make any difference. Rifle was fine but the ammo was all paper. Different charges between bullets. Hornady Winchester and American eagle sell ammo but it's all made by Winchester just rebranded. You might get lucky however ammo is questionable and a lot of the rifles are also. Plenty of info online. Plus be prepared to clean maybe every 30 rounds or so as it copper fouls like a batch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    How do you mean " The ammo was all paper". What kind of 100 yd groups did it have. What kind of range on a fox would it have.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭ macatac


    How do you mean " The ammo was all paper". What kind of 100 yd groups did it have. What kind of range on a fox would it have.

    Typo..groups were spread all over...groups were inconsistent ranging from 1 inch to 4 inches with regular flyers out further. Killed two foxes at 80 yds but stopped using it increased potential for wounding and runers etc. Theres plenty of info on ytube about it


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    Would a change of ammo be of any use. If you can get a change of ammo. If you got a 1" group surely it could be repeated. It is suggested that you bed the action to help with accuracy. Maybe you didn't put enough ammo through it in order to give the barrel a chance to settle down. Which brand of rifle did you purchase.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭ macatac


    Would a change of ammo be of any use. If you can get a change of ammo. If you got a 1" group surely it could be repeated. It is suggested that you bed the action to help with accuracy. Maybe you didn't put enough ammo through it in order to give the barrel a chance to settle down. Which brand of rifle did you purchase.

    Action was bedded...in region of 800 rounds through it...poor ammo..nothing else to say on the matter


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    Anybody got any more to say on the WSMR.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,184 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    I’ve zero experience with the caliber so my opinion is worth very little. If I wanted something like it though I’d go for a .17 Hornet.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 699 ✭✭✭ Uinseann_16


    Feisar wrote: »
    I’ve zero experience with the caliber so my opinion is worth very little. If I wanted something like it though I’d go for a .17 Hornet.

    Ammo is far more expensive 25 euro for 50 17wsm , compared to 20euro for 20 .17Hornet at that price id rather be shooting a .223


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,184 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    Ammo is far more expensive 25 euro for 50 17wsm , compared to 20euro for 20 .17Hornet at that price id rather be shooting a .223

    Thought it was cheaper than that, well that changes things alright.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Used a .22 hornet for donkeys years and flattened loads of foxes with it. Any love for the old hornet anymore ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,005 ✭✭✭ Zxthinger


    17 calibre are hard on barrels and if cleaning is not regimental then your going to suffer.
    Poor ammo an inconsistant primers can open up groups drastically..


  • Registered Users Posts: 699 ✭✭✭ Uinseann_16


    tudderone wrote: »
    Used a .22 hornet for donkeys years and flattened loads of foxes with it. Any love for the old hornet anymore ?

    Aye a cheap one got the better of me, :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,005 ✭✭✭ Zxthinger


    Aye a cheap one got the better of me, :P

    None of them are cheap in the long run.. It starts out great but gets costly fast..


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