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First, I want to thank the moderators for having a good and useful sight. Secondly, I want to thank anyone that helps me with this issue.

I have been wanting to get a good shooter for awhile, and because I am going to use this mostly for target practice, I am looking into small calibur weapons. My friend has a Savage Arms .17 hmr, and I spent a few days at the range helping him sight the weapon, and I have to say, I like it.

I have been looking into the Mossberg 817 with the vented thumb slot, and sticking a Simmons 3x-9x scope on the top. Is this a good combination for under $300, or are there better set-ups?

Also, does anyone have a bipod mounted on their .17? and which would you recommend?

Thank you again in advance.

Rusty
Iowa.
 

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Thank you for the welcome.

The bipod is mostly for target shooting stability. I dont think I will be using the rifle much on animals, just want to refine my shooting skills and be able to have friendly competitions amongst friends, so the stability at the range will be nice.

Perhaps I will stop by the guy I am going to get the rifle from and see what he recommends.

but still very interested in learning what others have done for bipods for their .17's.
 

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I want to thank you all for your input, Dillinger, the insight into the anti-cant bipods are a great help, I have noticed with my friends .17 that I couldnt get the scope to line crosshair with target cross.

But, on a different note, while I am still interested in getting a .17, I have set my sights on an M-1 Carbine (inland) with original stock as well as the paratrooper stock for $600. :D

I am still going to research the .17 so again thank you all very much.
 
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