Cranky Farmer

Taurus 17 HMR

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I have been looking for a good pistol to carry when out hunting to use for putting down injured game as well as some good fun plinking. I've decided and have asked my FFL to order this little gun in for me.17HMR.jpg

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Don't put a scope on it like someone else I know! :rolleyes: I would want a .22 WMR like my Single Six for putting down game. But for shooting at squirrels and critters I'd use my .17HMR pistol. :D I guess it's the splat factor of the HMR! :D

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Yea, after reading about his difficulties I am going to stay away from scopes! I considered the 22 Mag, but after I got the Savage 93 in 17 HMR I decided to go this route and use the same ammo.

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Well there you go being practical. :D You know you need a .22mag. Heck you need every caliber don't you? :rolleyes:

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I've been looking at the Browning Buckmark those are nice and very accurate little pistols. My friend has one and you can't go wrong they are about $250 or in that range for the ones I have seen you can get the bull or target barrel for them.

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Nice. I like it....I havn't bought a pistol in a few years now, I still have to get my HSC ;)

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I am having problems with this blasted pistol AGAIN !! 24 rounds after it was returned to me and I can't eject the spent cartridges. I will look at it tomorrow and see if I can figure out a simple fix before I return it yet again.On a lighter note, I did kill 2 cottontails with it today!!

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Glad to hear you got the cottontails. B) Too bad you're having problems with the gun. ;)

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I just tried downloading the manual to get the right term for the problem I am having. With the cylinder open the rod that pushes the spent cartridges out wasn't moving and I could not get the cartridges out. This morning after a little sleep to clear my foggy brain I looked at it again. I got a small piece of scrap lumber and tapped on it slightly and got it broke free. Now it seems to be working fine. I will clean the he%@ out of it today and lube it again... hopefully I just picked up a little dirt from out in the desert while I was sitting in the sand.I circled the offending part in red ...17HMR-1.jpg

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Heath, try cleaning the cylinder real well and then while holding it up to a bright light look through each chamber. You may have a rough chamber or two. When the brass expands it grabs the chamber wall and makes extraction difficult. Clean and check your extractor rod too. But the amount of dirt to cause it to jamb would be substantial I would think.

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Thanks, will do. I've never had any problems before ejecting the spent cases. Maybe I just had some dirt down around one of the cases and that was making it difficult.I will clean it well and check it over before I shoot it again next weekend. I am REALLY hoping it was due to some dirt and I don't have to send it back to Taurus and wait another 6 weeks while they repair it.On a side note, I can no longer find my model on the Taurus site. I assume they are no longer offering it.

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On a side note, I can no longer find my model on the Taurus site. I assume they are no longer offering it.
Well then, that settles it I'm not getting one! ;) I'll just continue shooting my collection of semi auto and revolver .22LR's and .22mags. B)

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I've got a very early 1911 or 1912 S&W called a 22-32 HE Target .22LR. It's got a well worn 6 inch barrel on it. It actually has a rifle stock that fits into the guns grip. It's a neat little revolver my grandfather used to carry in his truck. He got the gun from his dad as a present to carry while working on the farm. It was always attached below the steering column in an old holster. He'd use it to shoot varmints and other critters out of the window of his truck on their farm. Or where ever else we were at the time. :lol: I can't even begin to count the animals it has taken that were brought home to the dinner table. It was the first pistol I ever shot and I got it from his truck when he passed away. I still shoot it and it shoots great. A guy offered me $500 for it once but I'd never sell it.

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I forget the exact year but it was when I had to register all of them. :lol: They looked at me real funny and I sure they planned a visit, so I sold off a truck load. :D

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If it's a rough chamber, and you plan in keeping this pistol, use a bore mop with JB paste or flitz and go at it with a power drill. Otherwise, sell it and let some other poor fool deal with it.

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