.17HMR Suggestions

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by northhike, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    So now that I have my 22LR and my 22WMR I want to add a .17HMR to the collection. Looking at the Marlin....other suggestions?
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Browning T-Bolt heavy barrel. GREAT rifle.
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  3. AusLach

    AusLach New Member

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    CZ 452/3 Varmint...
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Savage 93 works for me-

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  5. Squirrel_Slayer

    Squirrel_Slayer New Member

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    +1 in what C3 offers up, gotta dig that Accu-trigger!
     
  6. Hunt SD

    Hunt SD New Member

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    Savage 93's are nice and quite functional
     
  7. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Had a Savage for a number of years, but traded it after I got my .22. It was a great rifle, but I just didn't shoot it enough.
     
  8. rifleman55

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    The Savage is by far the best bang for the buck. The Accu trigger is great and the accuracy rivals some rifles that cost far more.

    I have a 22 LR that shot .4". 5 shots at 50 yards.

    I had my gunsmith accurize the rifle (He specializes in savages) and the gun has now shot a best of .117", 5 @ 50.

    The .17's are just as accurate as the .22,s, even more so.

    Give the Savage a really hard look, I know you would be happy with one.

    I'm a retired gunsmith, so I've seen many good guns. The CZ's are also excellent, but the Savage can keep right up with one, and accurized a little will outshoot a stock CZ. I make shooters with Annies mad when I outshoot them with the Savage.

    I also happen to know that there will be some really neat accesories and upgrades coming out for the Savages before too long. That makes it worthwhile in itself.

    Best Regards, John K
     
  9. jpattersonnh

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    You forgot the point that the Savage is $175.00 more than the Marlin for and equal rifle. Hmmm.
     
  10. gp50

    gp50 New Member

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    I have the savage 93F 17 HMR. This rifle is amazing. The price is right and the accutrigger works and feels just right. I mounted a cheap 4X Simmons scope on mine, and can pretty much shoot thru the same hole all day at 100 yards and that is no joke. I have owned many .22 cal, and 17 cal. rifles through out the years, and in my opinion, this rifle is the best buy out there today for a 17 HMR. Again, thats my opinion on this particular Rifle and Caliber. If you know someone who owns on, take it out and shoot it, you won't be disapointed.
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    Please don't yell!!!
     
  12. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    no kidding.....
     
  13. gp50

    gp50 New Member

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    Sorry about that guys! I just get a bit excited when I write about firearms. LOL
     
  14. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    My Marlin 917v, with 3-9x40 Leupold VX-2, is the most accurate out of the box rifle I've ever seen. Not fancy, not expensive, but a damn accurate rifle.

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  15. rifleman55

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    Marlins are nice rifles but will not shoot with a Savage and the accu trigger is so hard to beat. Mine breaks like glass at 8 OZ and is 100% safe. A good trigger makes a huge difference.

    Me, I'll spend a little more to get the best for a decent price. A rifle can be a lifelong investment, especially a RF, as long as you take care of the barrel, the darn things last forever.

    The basic wood stocked Savage with the bull barrel and accutrigger can be had for just over $200. wholesale. The one's with the fancyier stocks cost more, but that basic one will shoot as good as the higher priced versions.

    My 22 LR shot in the low .4" range, which is good for a .22, I had my gunsmith accurize it and on a good shooting day, it shoots in the .1" range with a best of .117", 5 shots @ 50 yds. The .17's shoot even better than the .22's.
    My savage outshoots CZ's and stays with a lot of $5000. Annies.

    Just my 2 cents.

    John K
     
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  16. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    I am definatley one to spend a little more on a goof RF rifle. The more I spend the more likley it is I will keep it. :D

    I like both the Savage and the Marlin 22 WMR, but ended up buying the Marlin. I took a look at the Savage and may end up getting that in the .17HMR. I know lots of people enjoy their big calibur rifles, but I am more a RF fan. The price is right, the ammo is relativley cheap and they are so darn fun to shoot!
     
  17. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    I have a Marlin 17HMR V Model. I purchased it three years ago and at the time I was not impressed with the trigger. I believe they have corrected that at the present time. I put a Rifle Basix trigger in mine and set it at 2.5 Lbs. It is one of the most accurate rifles I have. It will group 1/2 to 1 inch groups at 100. And does great of Crows. Savage also makes a nice rifle and the Accutrigger is good.

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  18. jpattersonnh

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    John, I bet you were using a vise to get those groups. My point is the Marlin, as others have stated is a great rifle. I can't say Savage rifles are bad, I own one. When I shot NRA smallbore, it was irons only. 50 feet. The bull was .22". My best scores were w/ a Savage M44. There was no accu-trigger or accu-stock. Taking out the Human element has to be some what demeaning! I'll take a 2 stage trigger and a 70 year old rifle any day. One of my best shooters is an old JC Higgins single shot .22. There is no scope, no way to mount one. I would take wood chucks or crows at 100 yards un-supported, except for my body as a kid. No one ever said it can't be done. I don't think I ever missed. The Marlin is a little rough, the extractor is a weak point, but overall it is a very capable rifle. I have 2 Marlin rimfires and both are outstanding IMHO. But I'm not humble!
     
  19. Missileman

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