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The more I shoot the hot little .17 Hummer, the more I fun it is. I have about 500 or so rounds throught the little rimfire now, and the thing is just a joy to shoot.

I have a Savage 93R17 In the stainless bull barel configuration and man is that thing fun. The black birds are making their anual attempt at nesting in my garge, and when the little suckers land in the back field I POP em. That little tiny hollow point does the job QUICK. I have a Bushnell 6-18x50 (with Weaver steel bases, and Millet windage adjustable steel rings) on the sucker and you can see a nat's ass at a 100 yards pretty easy, so any of them that land in about that distance I can usally put a pretty good shot on 'em. They get out there at about 125-150, and things get a little harder.

Anyway, I know the Savage Accu-Trigger has been around for a couple of years now, but if you are looking for a FUN little rimfire with NO recoil, and a great factory trigger, give the Savage 93 series a thought.
 

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hide hunters like them as well. a tiny hole going in on a bobcat, and no exit hole to damage the hide.

They sure are awful fast going down range as well when conpared to the .22.
 

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No, But I should.

The .17 HMR is a rimfire though. The only .17 I think that is reloaded is the wildcat .17 Mach IV (It uses the .221 Remington Fireball brass. Odly enough Remington introdueced this ALMOST exact same cartridge as the .17 Remington Fireball last year) Or you have the orginal .17 Remington. It's in the 4000 F/S range but has some issues like eating barrels.

The .17's are fun!

Deputy, that's why I orginally got mine. In Michigan we are allowed to night hunt Varmits using a rimfire. Hence the 50mm scope. I have pulled LOTS of ***** out of trees with that thing!
 

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i wish **** prices would go back up...........
back in highschool we could get $25 for a good ****.
Last year i believe they were only bringing $6

The fur market sure has been down................
 

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Prices aren't bad around here, top hides were going for about $25 last year. Heck we got $10 for muscrat hides. It's almost worth running a trap line for those prices. But I just like to hunt the little buggers. Trapping takes to much work!
 

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I only hunt with my BIL, **** hunting is something best done with a couple of people, more lights in the trees, and more chance of seeing the little buggers when they try to get out of sight.

He's really good at skinning them, and does it in the woods in about 1 minute. I give him all the hides as I know he saves up all the money he gets for my niece and nephew's Christmas presents. Plus he skins, fleshes, and stretches the hides; I just shoot the little darlings out of the trees, so he's doing all the actual work.

He just likes me going with because I'm pretty good at head shots and not messing up the pelts.
 

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I see. I don't have any experience skinning really. I skinned a dead squirrel I found once, just to see if I could do it. I don't think that counts though.
 

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It counts...

I fully skinned out 4 chimpmunks (including their little tiny faces, whiskers and all) and salt tanned them myself. They made really funny little beer coasters! :lol:

I had a freind stay with me one time and he brought his dog. The dog found the coasters in the middle of the night, and that was the end of those!
 
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