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Old 03-09-2012, 12:33 AM   #11
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I actually just held one today... The same one your talking about.. Heavy gun but perfectly balanced.. I used to shoot air rifle for my high school and it's basically the same gun just real ammo. Only thing is the price tag.. 470 bucks!!! Way to much.. Gotta look around a lot more and find one cheaper

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I paid $269 for my Savage 93R17GV at Cabela's in Hazelwood, MO

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:48 AM   #13
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I just picked up a Marlin 917VRX in 17hmr just a couple days ago for my B'day. The rifle is from the XT series and is a bolt action. It has a 22" bull barrel, Pro Fire trigger(adjustable accutrigger), 2 magazines(1-four shot and 1-seven shot), mounted scope bases, synthetic stock with floated barrel. Price was only $199 at Wal Mart. Rifle's blue finish, while lightly done(not rich and deep), was good and all components fit well. What was also nice, was there's a 5yr Warranty from Marlin. All you need is pick out rings and scope of your choosing. I've only put around 30 bullets down the pipe, but I didn't have any problems that some people say they've been having with theirs---shells jamming due to magazine slop. Just have to watch out for how mags go into the receiver as these magazines have a guide that slide on a receiver bar, and that's where I think folks have been jamming their guns up from by getting magazine up in receiver, but not on guide bar.
Here's a little rifle you might want to check out. It's the Cricket, made by Keystone Firearms. It's only a single shot, but I know you can get it in 22lr, 22magnum, and I think it's available in 17HMR. I also believe you can get it in a Bull Barrel version. It's available in synthetic, wood and pink stock versions for around $99 to $130 depending on model.
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The 22 lr will reach 100 yards fairly accurately. SWFA has a BSA Sweet 22 scope on sale for $40. 3-9x40 AO BDC and it works. Once you are sighted in the BDC adjusts the range by turning the drum. Comes with 3 drums for different weight bullets.
Another option is the 17hm2. It is a 22 lr necked down to 17 and does 2100 fps. My wife shoots one. Ammo on line is 1/2 of 17hmr. I have several thousand rounds I bought for $4-$6 a box when it was on sale. Not as destructive as the 17hmr on small game. You dont need the heavy barrel. My wife has a heavy barrel Savage and it weighs a lot. There were a lot of problems with 10-22 conversions so stay away from them. Pressure spike was too high and they blow up. I would like to have a lighter one. Very under rated round.

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I just found this article... Tested out savage, marlin, and rem 17hmr's.
The rem is way to much money..
The marlin is sorta in my price range :/ lol
Still sketchy on the mag problem with the bullets feeding tho.. Ik u said it doesn't happen to you but these guys had the same problem with not only their two rifles but the one back at the store too!
I think the savage will be perfect. I told my gf that even if she shoots it standing or sitting to just pull the gun away from her shoulder to action the bolt then put it back there.. She won't be shooting prone anytime soon also lol now to just start looking for one by my house... Might wait till I take a trip to cabelas in hamburg PA to see what they have. Probably cheaper too..

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I just recently bought a Marlin 17hmr with a wood stock, 22" bull barrel, accu trigger, and 10 round detachable magazine. Great gun for cycling ammo. The only problem I have noticed is that it had trouble cycling cheap ammo. However good Hornady ammo isn't expensive in 17hmr so that shouldn't be a problem for you. The gun is heavier than you'd expect with the bull barrel, so keep that in mind for your girlfriend. Hope this helps.
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It was me I'd lean to the 22 mag over the 17hmr. The 22 mag will do anything the 17hmr will do and not be as susceptible to wind when outdoors. If it has to be a 17hmr then Savage makes the best bang for the buck. And they make a left hand model. I'm a lefty but always used the right handed models more out o habit then anything.

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I agree on the 22 mag

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It was me I'd lean to the 22 mag over the 17hmr. The 22 mag will do anything the 17hmr will do and not be as susceptible to wind when outdoors. If it has to be a 17hmr then Savage makes the best bang for the buck. And they make a left hand model. I'm a lefty but always used the right handed models more out o habit then anything.
I disagree on the wind thing. Velocity wins over mass. The 22lr and 22wmr are affected by the wind more than the 17hmr.
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Casual shooting out to 100 yards?
I gotta ask, what's wrong with .22 LR?
Many people over the years have shot .22 lr out to 100 meters, accurately. I've seen it done with pistols & revolvers as well as rifles.
See: Smallbore Silhouette. (rifle & pistol.)

IMHO, bolt action is probably a better choice for new shooters. It helps to eliminate the spray & pray mentality.
As with all things, YMMV.

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