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Can you, and is it legal, to take deer with a .17 HMR? My kids need to go pick out a couple rifles with their Christmas money and they want to hunt! I was originally gonna get them .22 bolt actions, but I'm starting to think .17 HMR or maybe a .223 bolt action would be better so they have more flexibility for taking game but with a bang they can manage. One will be 12 next season ant the other can hunt with me under the mentor program so I need a couple guns that won't scare the crap outta them like my 7mm rem mag would! LOL
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Can't hunt deer in Pa with a rimfire. Looks like the 223.
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I vote for a .243
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Can't hunt deer in Pa with a rimfire. Looks like the 223.
Ah, yep you're right. With the impressive ballistics of the .17HMR, it's easy to forget it's still a rim fire cartridge.
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Even if legal to hunt deer with the 17hmr , i wouldnt recommend it at at. Mine is acurate out to 300 yards but i wouldnt even attempt a deer with it. The best "first" deer rifle for any kid i think is the 30-30. If you want something they can varmit and deer hunt with go for the 243. Rossi makes a great single shot 243 you can pick up at Dick's for under $200.
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Even if legal to hunt deer with the 17hmr , i wouldnt recommend it at at. Mine is acurate out to 300 yards but i wouldnt even attempt a deer with it. The best "first" deer rifle for any kid i think is the 30-30. If you want something they can varmit and deer hunt with go for the 243. Rossi makes a great single shot 243 you can pick up at Dick's for under $200.
Now your talking...they have $200 each to spend. I will look into the Rossi .243
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Don't forget to watch local newspapers and gun shops for used guns. With a little patience,you can find a real gem. I found a Remington 700 in 270 a few years ago that was almost new for 300 bucks. The guy might have taken less if I was smart enough to offer less. Also watch the Hunting Pa forum as well as here in the classified section.
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Just remember if they are going to hunt deer with a 243 make sure they practice practice practice. Its not a huge round for medium size big game so shot placememnt is a must. With some good practice it will do the job.

ps . great for groundhogs also , makes the little buggers do flips , lol
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