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unclebear 10-20-2011 11:41 PM

.17 hmr?
Thoughts? I was looking at getting a rifle chambered in this round but thought I'de y'all first. :cool:

Nun 10-21-2011 01:11 AM

Savage with accu trigger get a good scope. Lots of fun .

c3shooter 10-21-2011 01:16 AM

Can be incredibly accurate. Getting about 1/4 MOA 5 rd groups at 100 yds. Ammo about $12-$15 per 50 rounds. Shoots much flatter than .22LR. Good to about 175-200 yds on groundhog sized critters. Love my heavy barreled Savage 93. Little bitty bullet is very wind sensitive. Learn to read wind, not a problem. DEVASTATING on small pests. Crows transform into a 24 inch ball of feathers.

Tried one of the real lightweight Mossbergs (817) in .17HMR. Sold it the next week.

Other than that, no real opinion.

ktmboyz 10-21-2011 02:13 AM

Plus three on the Savage, I've got one with the heavy fluted barrel and accu trigger, 3x9 scope. Its a blast to shoot and very accurate.

ScottA 10-21-2011 02:48 AM

Had a .17hmr for years... a Savage. I traded it in because I just wasn't shooting it enough. If I was looking for one, I'd check out another Savage.

Axxe55 10-21-2011 03:32 AM

i bought my Savage M93r17 about seven years ago, and really like it. it is a very lightweight bullet, so it is very sensitive to wind. very fast and next to no recoil. i have never hunted with mine, so i can't speak for it's ability as to what it is capable of in taking game. ammo is a little more expensive than 22 magnums, but not bad. if you like shooting accurate rimfires, you will love the 17hmr!

unclebear 10-21-2011 04:00 AM

thanks guys I'll have to check savage to see what they have.

Axxe55 10-21-2011 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by unclebear (Post 606578)
thanks guys I'll have to check savage to see what they have.

i have a friend who just bought a Ruger M77/17 a couple of months ago. i was really impressed with it. haven't shot it, so i can't attest to it's accuracy, but it's a lot more expensive than the Savage, and a little nicer looking rifle.

pioneer461 10-24-2011 04:47 AM

Mine is a Marlin 17-v, with Leupold 3-9x40 scope. A tack-driver right out of the box, and a very effective round on varmints.

lonyaeger 10-24-2011 12:33 PM

I've whacked a lot of prairie dogs with my Browning T-Bolt with varmint barrel.

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