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17HMR

Post by Martin Clarke » Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:31 am

Hi Friends,

Sharing a photo of the first fox shot with my CZ457 17HMR & some rabbits.
The little 17 Grain hollow point does some damage!!
My friend locates them with his Pulsar N/Vision monocular, and then we do the needful
with my CZ 17HMR, and his .22, a beautiful rifle made by Unique, France.

Keep Safe!
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Re: 17HMR

Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:17 pm

Nice shooting. Which Torch is that clamped in your rifle.
Looks like a Fenix
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Post by Martin Clarke » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:58 am

Hi Shivaji,
The torch is "Olight", and throws a beam out to 500 yards!
I use an adhesive foam tape on the clamp so the scope is not scratched.
I also use a magnetic clamp, but it tends to discolour/mark the barrel,
and sometimes even scratches if dust is involved, so I use masking tape on the barrel before attaching it.
We got a total of 21 rabbits and 2 foxes. 17 rabbits were head shot.
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Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:14 pm

21 Rabbits are too good for one day shoot. Add on two foxes. I like your idea of using double tape/ foam tape/masking tape. Enjoy your shooting bro. Here in India we don't have this privilege any more.
Though vermin control is permissible upto some extent but I prefer to skip that as it may lead to unnecessary trouble. I have a Maglight and a Fenix but both are of low beam range. Fenix has maximum range of 50/60 yards.
Hope you enjoyed some good Bar be que
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Re: 17HMR

Post by Vikram » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:45 pm

.17 HMR is such a sweet cartridge to shoot.
It ain’t over ’til it’s over! "Rocky,Rocky,Rocky....."

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Post by eljefe » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:04 pm

Good on ya!
''It dont mean a thing, if it aint got that zing!''

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Re: 17HMR

Post by Martin Clarke » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:43 am

HI Shivaji, Vikram & Eljefe,
Thank you your comments. Really enjoy the 17HMR, mainly for extended reach and accuracy.
Will be making some "Bhuna Khargosh" when I have the time.
Eljefe - Bhuna Khargosh means rabbit cooked with continuous stirring, not allowing the meat to get caught.
Cheers....Martin

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Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:02 am

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Will be making some "Bhuna Khargosh" when I have the time.
Eljefe - Bhuna Khargosh means rabbit cooked with continuous stirring, not allowing the meat to get caught.

Describing "Bhuna Khargosh" to we Indians in this chilling January is a sort of Mental Torture.
I urge to the moderators considering such act as crime of torturing someone. :D :D :lol: :lol:
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Re: 17HMR

Post by Martin Clarke » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:37 am

Good one, Shivaji.
Sorry for torturing you. It is summertime here; forgot it is winter there!
I learned this style of cooking near Maihar, MP, during the good old days.
The camp staff would cook venison, doves, pigeon, duck and partridge with the minimum of spices,
using only onion, salt, pepper and green chilly. The locals preferred to pickle the wild boar in winter!
We had some good times there in the 80s; my first sighting of the Dhole (Indian wild dog) & Chausingha
(four horned antelope) was there too! The jungles were abundant with pig, chital, sambhar, kaakar (barking deer) & nilgai.
The flat areas had many black buck, and the ravines had good numbers of chinkara, hispid hare & rabbits.
We also saw quite a few sloth bear, with their young, and remained at a safe distance, as they can be aggressive.
Stay safe..... Martin

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Re: 17HMR

Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:16 pm

Good coincidence Martin.
I too enjoyed a good time during 80s. Afterwards all these restrictions started. That time it was Bihar now Jharkhand.
Till that time Saranda, Kiriburu, chandil, till the boarders of Purulia and jhargram area etc were not reserved forest though it was under forest depth. Tenders for Log cutting were issued ( only to the marked trees) and new plantation was also done on every alternate year.
Log camp staff were lived on very small ration and mainly small and medium fish available in water bodies inside jungle. Birds they shot with gulel ( catapault) and some small games. Occasionally wild boar and porcupine. Different jungle products were their main additional food source.

One of my relative was in log business. We two brothers with my uncle used to visit these camps on off days. Luckily I got a slight glimps of that golden time.
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