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Old 04-11-2012, 09:15 PM
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Im wondering if anybody can tell me the positives, negatives, and overall differences between .22, 10/22, and the .22-250? And also Why are the .17 HMRs so well liked?
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:46 PM
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.22, rimfire, affordable ammo ($20 for 500 rds), fun to shoot, low velocity, short range, plinking, squirrels, gophers, rabits, chickens. A 10/22 is not a calibre it is a semi-auto .22 cal rifle made by Ruger.


22.250 is in a different class altogether, centre-fire, high priced ammo, high velocity, longer range, varmint rifle.


.17 hmr, rimfire, $140 for 500 rds, fun to shoot, high velocity.... shoots way faster and further than a .22.....200 yards easily, light .17 and .20 gr bullets drift with winds..... otherwise deadly accurate rounds.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:48 PM
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What I like about the .17 HMR is no riccoche, they go in and dont come out. Different calibers are like different tools, its fine to use a monkey wrench but sometimes to proper sized or type of tool is better for the job.
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What I like about the .17 HMR is no riccoche, they go in and dont come out. Different calibers are like different tools, its fine to use a monkey wrench but sometimes to proper sized or type of tool is better for the job.
I can take you out and show you just how bad they riccochet.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:21 AM
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The 17 shoots like a laser, the extra $ for ammo is well worth the extra fun !!! I haven't touched a 22 since I got my 17!! And then of course comes the 204 !!
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:54 AM
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Im wondering if anybody can tell me the positives, negatives, and overall differences between .22, 10/22, and the .22-250? And also Why are the .17 HMRs so well liked?
.22 Do you mean the cartridge?

10/22 is a model of a semi-auto rifle thats shoots .22 ammo

.22-250 is a cartridge as well

.17hmr is also a cartridge.....

The difference between a .22 and a 10/22.....is one is the ammo the other is a type of rifle that shoots the ammo

.22 and .17hmr are both rimfire...... .22 has slower velocity and heavier bullets in a larger caliber than the smaller and faster .17 hmr (~2550fps)

.22-250 is a centerfire..... (depending on the bullet and load, ~3400fps)

You are trying to compare too many things at once

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Is there a huge price difference between .22 and .22-250 and the .17 HMR?
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:02 PM
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Is there a huge price difference between .22 and .22-250 and the .17 HMR?
Do you mean the rifles or the ammo??

Generally.....

.22 couple bucks a box of 50

.17hmr $15/50

.22-250 $20/20

so yes.....

you have to realize comparing a .22 to a .22-250 is not an apples vs apples comparison.

Like comparing a bicycle to a ferrari....

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First off, if you're referring to the most common rimfire .22, it's a .22LR (short for 'long rifle'). It's important because there are others such as .22 short, .22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire, also the parent case of the .17 HMR) as well as others. The .17 HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire) is basically the .22WMR case necked down for a .17 cal projectile. If comparing the rimfire rifles to centerfire rifles the two major differences are ammunition cost and velocity/energy. As noted, you can get 500 rounds of .22LR for around $20, the same amount of cartridges in .22-250 will set a guy back around $500. The math is easy, there's way more trigger time for the same money using a rimfire. Hough the rimfire won't reach out over greater distances like a centerfire, as the buets are launched much slower from a rimfire and they lose altitude and kinetic energy much sooner, as they start with much less kinetic energy.



.22LR is the far right, .22-250 is second from the left. All of them shoot .22 calibre projectiles. Guess which one is more powerful and more expensive?
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:30 AM
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I know I am in the minority with this but I think the .17HMR is a one-trick-pony. Unless you are an avid gopher shooter I dont see the appeal.

The .22lr is MUCH cheaper to shoot with, you can get 50rnds for under $3 and haven't seen .17HMR for less than $13, much of the quality stuff closer to $15.

If I wanted a rimfire for plinking I would, and do, use a .22lr, if you want to reach out and have some small bore verstilty a reloaded .223 is much more versatile than a .17Hmr and not too expensive if you reload.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:24 AM
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It's a shame 5mm Rem mag was so far ahead of it's time as it was superior to the rest of the rim fires.....And Rem was smart enough to destroy the tooling for ammo making although it is again being made in either the States or Mexico/Rem subsidiary .........Harold
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Thanks for the information everybody. I'v learnt alot.
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The 17 shoots like a laser, the extra $ for ammo is well worth the extra fun !!! I haven't touched a 22 since I got my 17!! And then of course comes the 204 !!
X2!!


Also you can easily take a .22 out to 200yds. So much fun trying to snipe gophers out that far with a .22 . But then again I just got a BTVLSS :P.
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