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Old 08-04-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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I'm looking at buying one very soon here but as always, I'm confused by all of the options. This is going to be a rifle that punches paper mostly with maybe a squirrel here and there. It is going to be used by probably everyone in my family and most likely my Nephew's will be learning about how to shoot with it. I'd also like to use this rifle to learn how to do a glass bedding job or how to do other slight modifications like changing a stock but that's a long ways down the road. I want to stay right around the $200-250 mark for just the rifle and then possibly add a scope to it. I was thinking a nikon but that's a different thread.

So now down to the question, which one would you get and why?

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I got a savage in .17hmr and love it

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If you're planning on eating the squirrels, if you're using a .17, better hit 'em in the head!

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If you're planning on eating the squirrels, if you're using a .17, better hit 'em in the head!
What lonyaeger said

A body shot is kind of messy when shot with a .17hmr
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Savage 17HMR Left Hand/21" Stainless Barrel/Laminated Vented $382.00 SHIPS FREE

I like this one. Stainless will last, don't worry about the stock upgrade later.

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Well, yesterday I bought one. Savage 17 HMR, that is. Opted for the blued steel, thumbhole laminated stock, bull barrel. Free floated barrels on many of these, Savage Accu-trigger. Was $317, including a Bushnell Sharpshooter 3x9 40mm scope and rings- Dick's Sporting Goods, Richmond, VA. Had to make two trips- no one on duty that had been printed and BI'd to do firearm sales- so mgr gave me a gift card for $30 off the $317.

Extremely good reviews on the Savages- planning on a folding bipod for this one. Pics and range report to come.

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I have a Savage in SSt with synthetic stock and I love it. Very fun gun to shoot and dead accurate.

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Ok, so far this is now what I am thinking. Synthetic stock (would love the laminated but I just can't justify the cost right now), stainless heavy barrel at 21" and the accutrigger but I think those are on all of these rifles. Nikkon Prostaff 3x9x40 for the optics and I should be coming in right around $450 total. I'd also like a folding bipod but that isn't needed right away. How's that sound to everybody?

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Thats what I have. You wont regret it.

PS-- I have the BSA sweet 17 scope on mine but there ae better scopes out there then this

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Thats what I have. You wont regret it.

PS-- I have the BSA sweet 17 scope on mine but there ae better scopes out there then this
Is that the scope they sell with most of their rifles? I've heard so many good reviews on the Nikkon scopes lately that I have to give them a try.
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