This is my first range report, so I went to the range today with my friend for his birthday and brought out two rifles, my new Savage 93r17 and my Ruger 10/22. This range report will be on the Savage.
Model: Savage 93r17 BTV
Caliber: .17 HMR
Barrel Length: 21"
Overall Length: 40.25"
I used Winchester .17HMR VMax ammo.
Scope: Hawke Sporter HD IR 4-12x50 (First time I bought a scope, didn't know it was going to be that big
Here's the rifle laying in its case.
I have to say that this rifle is extremely comfortable. I got the version with the thumbhole stock, and that just me an amazing grip on the gun, and it allows me to get better placement for my finger on the trigger.
Closer picture of the stock. Very comfortable.
Set the rifle up
So I set the rifle up and put the target down to 50yrd (That's as far as the range goes) and started to zero the scope. The scope was already zeroed for 50ft so it wasn't to hard to dial it in for 50yrds.
Got the gun zeroed pretty well. There is eight shots on that target, I could cover 7 of them with a penny.
What better way to test your zero than to draw yourself a smiley face.
So overall the gun shoots great, it is very accurate, and feels amazing in my hands. My friend liked it, when I asked him how he liked it he said "I like the stock, I like the trigger...I like its everything." My friend and I had a great day at the range, got the Savage and the Ruger scopes zeroed and we were just punching out the center of the targets all day.
I do have to add that I was very disappointed in one box of ammo. I had 3 boxes of the same ammo, Winchester Supreme .17 HMR v-max. One box had 8 fail-to-fires out of 50 bullets. The other two boxes of .17HMR had no FTFs, and out of the 400+ rounds we shot of .22LR from a federal bulk pack ammo we had no FTF...which is kinda sad. I probably just got a bad box, but that's almost 20% of the bullets that didn't fire, and a $12 a box that is kind of expensive.
The box at the top was what was giving me problems, same brand, same type, different boxes, and the logo on the back of the bullet was different.
Anyways thanks for reading!