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Old 02-17-2013, 05:42 AM   #1
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I'm definitely not new to shooting. I want to get into Rim fire shooting more as handgun and center fires are getting costly at the moment . I own multiple .22s . Wanted some input on a good bolt rim fire . I'm thinking 17 hmr but would love a 17 win super mag when they hit shelves . IIs 17 hmr good snuff

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Old 02-17-2013, 05:48 AM   #2
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The way ammo is right now I wouldn't get into that. I haven't even been able to find any rim fire online. You might consider skeet. Plenty of target load around and it's cheap. I'm sticking to skeet right now until the market gets back to normal and ammo is plentiful and cheap again

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I'm definitely not new to shooting. I want to get into Rim fire shooting more as handgun and center fires are getting costly at the moment . I own multiple .22s . Wanted some input on a good bolt rim fire . I'm thinking 17 hmr but would love a 17 win super mag when they hit shelves . IIs 17 hmr good snuff
after all the years of shooting i have done, i got back to rimfires about eight years ago when i bought my Savage M93r17 in 17 HMR. great little rifle and very accurate. bought an older Marlin M60 rifle and a Ruger Mark III 22/45 about two years ago for shooting cheaply. love both of them. lot's of fun and very cheap to shoot.

as much as i like my Savage 17 HMR, when the new 17 WSM comes out, i will be giving it some serious consideration. so far the previews as to it's ballistics llok promising and the price difference between it and the 17 HMR as far as ammo is not that big as to be a factor for me. just waiting to see what the initial costs of the rifles will be. right now i am pretty stoked about them and want to see one in person.
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I'm a cheapskate...so I like old Marlins. You can usually find a bolt-action Marlin for $100 or less in local pawn shops...

That being said, my next purchase of a New rifle will be a Marlin XT22MVSR.
I've got the older, pencil-barrel version, the 25MN, but I'm curious to see if the heavy barrel is any better...
the 25MN is almost unreal in the precision department...altho the scope helps
Pops golf balls at 100 yards. No kidding.
But I wanna know if the heavy barrel can do the job just as well, or better!!

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hello Shrek! long time since i have seen you post.

lots of good info there Shrek!

i need to find me another older bolt action Marlin rimfire. great rifles and very accurate.

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I have a Savage 93 R17 Great rifle ans awesome cartridge. Marlin makes a great 17HMR also.Keep in mind .22 rim fire cartridges are less money. Cliff

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I have a Savage 93 R17 Great rifle ans awesome cartridge. Marlin makes a great 17HMR also.Keep in mind .22 rim fire cartridges are less money. Cliff
I have the marlin 917v .17 hmr, and a marlin model 60 22lr, and 22lr are less money usually, but since you can't find hardly any of them right now, they aren't that reasonable when you do, my local ammo spot has quite a bit of hmr, but the only 22 to be had is shorts at the moment.
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I've got enough .22lr ammo for a while, so I've been buying .17HMR and .22WMR on-line. It is still way cheaper then local, sometimes by 5.00 a box. 20gr .17HMR was the least savings at 3.00 a box. Basicly, buy 3 on-line and the 4th is free compared w/ local. The HMR is a good round, but reloading .223 is still cheaper most of the time. If you live in a rimfire or shotgun only area for vermin, the .17HMR and .22WMR are great. Don't shy away from a good .22 bolt gun because ammo is scarce right now. It will be back. I'd look for a Mossberg US44, or Winchester M75. You won't find a better classic .22 target gun.
http://www.gunsinternational.com/Winchester-model-75-Target.cfm?gun_id=100318520

http://www.gunsinternational.com/MOSSBERG-44-TARGET-US-MARKED.cfm?gun_id=100042401

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I have noticed the same thing regarding online ammo.

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I'm pretty sure it's only temporary and if you take Walmart as a good basis to judge what ammo is in demand as I do, 22WMR is about the only thing left on
the shelves and has been. I don't look for the prices to go back to what they were but would expect them to stabilize in about 9 months. Sooner or later the hoarders have to either run out of room or money and satisfy their needs.JMO

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