Savage 93R17 at the range today.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:47 AM   #1
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Default Savage 93R17 at the range today.

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 )

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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.

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Closer picture of the stock. Very comfortable.

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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.

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Got the gun zeroed pretty well. There is eight shots on that target, I could cover 7 of them with a penny.

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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.

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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!

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Saw one at a pawn shop today. It has the heavy barrel, wood stock and a cheap scope. Price on it: $200.00
I think I'll go back for it tomorrow.

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I have one of the Savage 93s very similar to yours. The rifle in the closest thing I have ever had to a death ray. The accuracy is "through the dot"- bullet goes where the crosshairs cross.

You might try some of the CCI ammo- I have actually shot one 5 round group at 100 yards that could be covered by an M&M. Yes, wind WILL push that little 17 gr bullet around- so learn to read wind- but the rifles are SCARILY accurate.

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With the 17 HMR ammo look at the batch numbers. One batch may be more accurate than the next. Last report I had said all 17 HMR is manufactured by CCI. Buy a box, test a group, if you like the group go back and buy the rest of the boxes with that batch number.

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Beautiful rifle. I love mine as well, and that 50 yard zero is perfect for the 17hmr. You should be able to hold that same group at 100 yards. I love long range squirrel sniping with the 17hmr. Enjoy.

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CCI Ammunition loads all of the .17 HMR ammunition for the CCI, Federal Cartridge, Hornady, and Remington brands. However, the ammunition is loaded with different bullets to different specifications. Ammunition is also available from Winchester, PMC and Sellier & Bellot.

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Saw one at a pawn shop today. It has the heavy barrel, wood stock and a cheap scope. Price on it: $200.00
I think I'll go back for it tomorrow.
You ever end up buying it? It is a wonderful gun, would highly recommend it. The only draw back is the .17 HMR ammo is a bit pricey for a rimfire, but the way I see it, is it's a bold action rifle, with a 5 round magazine, I won't be blowing through the ammo too fast at the range.
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