Originally Posted by pr_capone
Looking to add a new rifle to the stable. Would love some opinions. The ammo for the .22 is WAY cheaper than the HMR meaning that I am seriously leaning that way.
I am hemming and hawing between:
Mossberg 817 .17 HMR - $164.99
Mossberg 702 Pinkster - $129.99
The 17 HMR are a hoot to shoot. I have a Savage 93R-17 with the heavy target barrel. It was a XMAS present from mom & my kid. That lil round is quite capable of dropping a Coyote in its tracks. My Vote goes to the Mossberg 17. I think those Moss barrels are micro grooved in 17 just like the 22s they make.
I no the ammo is a lil more . but you are going from a 75 to 100 yard Lr22. To a 200-275 yard round.