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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; I'm looking at picking up a 17 WSM for yote hunting. So far, it looks like Savage B. Mag (bolt action $$), Win Model 1885 (single shot $$$$) Volquartsen Custom (Semi-auto $$$$) are the only rifles available in the round. ...

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Old 02-03-2014, 04:46 PM   #141
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I'm looking at picking up a 17 WSM for yote hunting. So far, it looks like Savage B. Mag (bolt action $$), Win Model 1885 (single shot $$$$) Volquartsen Custom (Semi-auto $$$$) are the only rifles available in the round.

Anyone have any experience with the round and or rifles?
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:18 PM   #142
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No experience but the 1885 is a beauty.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=391278373

So is the Volq
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=390539252

You more of a modern firearms guy or classic?

Not much varmint shooting to do here in suburbia.

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:23 PM   #143
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:36 PM   #144
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Gave my son a 17 HMR Volg some years back. Great gun. It would be hard to match it's accuracy out to 100 yds. It just doesn't have the range for yotes, as your charts show. I'm leaning towards the Volg 17 WSM. Problem is Volq has become too popular. Prices have doubled in the past few years.

For urban/suburban varmints I recommend the Benjamin PCP Marauder in 25 cal. Accurate out to 100 - 150 yds and does a number on squirrels, raccoons, ground hogs, etc.
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Gave my son a 17 HMR Volg some years back. Great gun. It would be hard to match it's accuracy out to 100 yds. It just doesn't have the range for yotes, as your charts show. I'm leaning towards the Volg 17 WSM. Problem is Volq has become too popular. Prices have doubled in the past few years.

For urban/suburban varmints I recommend the Benjamin PCP Marauder in 25 cal. Accurate out to 100 - 150 yds and does a number on squirrels, raccoons, ground hogs, etc.
Where are you shopping? Accuracy out to 100-125 shouldn't be too difficult? Floated accurate barrel, sights that hold a zero and quality ammo and you should be able to pop soup cans all day. I've seen the volquartsen in action on Top Shot, which is probably when they started to gain popularity.

Varmints I come across are much more pot worthy . Rabbits... Doves all day..... I've been randomly researching air guns lately to teach my girls to shoot. These are NOT the guns I grew up with. Lol

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Where are you shopping? ......... I've been randomly researching air guns lately to teach my girls to shoot. These are NOT the guns I grew up with. Lol
I don't buy from any one gun shop. My recent purchases were from internet gun dealers shipped via my local FFL. The Volq came directly from Volq via the FFL.

Not many rabbits in the yard here but the squirrels wreck havoc on my bird feeders. Can't say I've been able to develop a taste for squirrel. Pot roast rabbit is another thing.

I would recommend the Marauder for your daughters. It comes in 17, 22 and 25 cal. The only issue is it weights 8 pounds without scope, sling or bipod. Pressurizing the cylinder with the hand pump is a pretty good workout. If your daughters are young and will be using it when you aren't around, you may want to consider a high pressure air tank for recharges.

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I don't buy from any one gun shop. My recent purchases were from internet gun dealers shipped via my local FFL. The Volq came directly from Volq via the FFL.

Not many rabbits in the yard here but the squirrels wreck havoc on my bird feeders. Can't say I've been able to develop a taste for squirrel. Pot roast rabbit is another thing.

I would recommend the Marauder for your daughters. It comes in 17, 22 and 25 cal. The only issue is it weights 8 pounds without scope, sling or bipod. Pressurizing the cylinder with the hand pump is a pretty good workout. If your daughters are young and will be using it when you aren't around, you may want to consider a high pressure air tank for recharges.
Most of my shopping is through GB so I can avoid sales tax. Taxes add up on Nighthawk 1911, and JPE rifles.

My girls are 8-4 and will not be around anything resembling a gun with out me present and doing 90% of the handling.

As far as for dropping $500 on an air rifle, that is not happening either. The Beeman Match 12.5 is the way I will probably go... Better velocity, no airpump, or pumping required. I have owned Beeman and Benjamin and the Beemans last forever. When I say forever, my Beeman Hurricane pistol is 33 years old now and still rockin.

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Most of my shopping is through GB so I can avoid sales tax. Taxes add up on Nighthawk 1911, and JPE rifles.

My girls are 8-4 and will not be around anything resembling a gun with out me present and doing 90% of the handling.

As far as for dropping $500 on an air rifle, that is not happening either. The Beeman Match 12.5 is the way I will probably go... Better velocity, no airpump, or pumping required. I have owned Beeman and Benjamin and the Beemans last forever. When I say forever, my Beeman Hurricane pistol is 33 years old now and still rockin.
The Maurader is definitely not for 8-4 year olds. My son and I split the cost 50 - 50 making the buy more reasonable. We take turns thinning out unwanted critters around our houses. The 25 cal was our choice because of the thick skulled ground hogs the plow our yards here in OH need a bit more convincing.
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