.17hmr

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Nicky308, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Nicky308

    Nicky308 New Member

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    Hey guys, looking to get a .17hmr soon. Any stand-outs? I'd rather a bolt, but semi is fine. Also im a left-hand shooter. Ive been stuck on a nice Savage bolt, but would like to see more. Money isnt a concern. Any suggestions would be great. thanks
     
  2. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    The Savage with a target barrel fitted with a "Sweet 17" scope is a tough combination to beat in the .17. My one son doesn't hunt but likes to shoot, got him one about 6 years ago, great little gun.
     

  3. duddie10

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    Im also a lefty. Picked up a savage 93r with the bull barrel. Took about 150rds to break in the barrel but it shoots one hell of a tight group at 100yds. The pic below is 3 shots. The other flyers were from the target above i was walking in my shots.

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  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Semi .17HMRs are going to be rarer than an honest politician-

    The Savage 93, bull barrel- closest thing to a death ray i have ever owned. Wind moves those little bullets a lot, but if you can read wind, they are GREAT!
     
  5. Nicky308

    Nicky308 New Member

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    Thats what i wanted to hear :) .Savage it is thanks guys.
     
  6. mrt8110

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    Savage & Marlin Rifles in 17HMR are awesome. :) Cliff
     
  7. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    If you want to try a Marlin right hand, send me a PM. You'd have to drive to NH.
     
  8. 762

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    yeah man, cant go wrong with a 93r. my next rimfire purchase will be one. i did a bunch of research on them and they're great little guns. if coin isnt a problem, check out this savage:

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    i handled one at gander mtn the other week. felt good, the price was too high though....$499
     
  9. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    I have owned the Marlins and the Savages. I find the marlins a little more accurate. Put a descent scope on it and not a Sweet 17 either as they are junk. Your eye has to be just right or the sight pic sucks. Plus when you throw the rifle on your shoulder the adjustable knobs will move on ya and change zero. As a range gun they could be OK but as a hunting scope forget it.

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  10. Sniper03

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    Nickey,

    I have several rifles of all makes models and calibers. But I must be honest the Marlin 917V (Varmint Model) I have is one of the rifles I like to shoot the most. It is very accurate as Duddie10's picture above. That is not at all unusuall for the 17 HMR round in a good rifle.
    Not to mention the cost of the ammunition is reasonable. I would highly recommend the 17 HMR for target, and light varmint shooting.

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  11. Nicky308

    Nicky308 New Member

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    I have a few marlins but all .30-30, id like to try smaller calibers. I hunt with a .22mag all the time and its great, but I just want the .17 for a new fun caliber. Plus, I inherited all my guns, and there all right-hand, so its only right to get new left hand bolts lol. Like my grandpa always said "you can never have enough guns"
     
  12. duddie10

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    And wind def plays a big factor in the little 17. I stopped shooting once the wind got up around 5mph. I dident want to start making adjustments that were unneeded. All in all for a gun that cost 260 im more than happy with it. And here she is!!

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  13. godale

    godale New Member

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    savage hwavy barrell 17 with a 3x12x40 bsa scope
     
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    godale New Member

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    here it is guys forgot how to do a picture sorry
     

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  15. mtnbadger

    mtnbadger New Member

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    I have a savage 93r in 17HMR and its a great gun.



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  16. squirrelyman19

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    I just took mine out yesterday and shot at 200yds. Shot about 4 " low after zeroed at 100yds. Its a savage but it was before the accu trigger
     
  17. John_Deer

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    I have a Marlin XT -22MR. It is very accurate and problem free. I shot a coyote in the head at 30 yards with a Hornady Vmax. The exit wound almost took the side of his head off. The 22 wmr suits my needs more than a 17 hmr. I hope you enjoy your rifle as much as I enjoy mine.
     
  18. jpattersonnh

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    I have a Browning A-bolt Gold Medalion in .22WMR. When my boys were a bit younger I wanted a vermin gun (woodchucks, weasel, fox) that they could use and come out without using my Browning (selfish, I know). I would also feel comfortable w/ them taking to a freinds house or out without me. They love the Marlin 917V. Very accurate little rig. I'm not sure there is an inaccurate .17.

    Sorry, had to take a phone call. The .22WMR and .17HMR may be similar, they are both fun, buy my A-bolt will out shoot my Marlin .17 all day long. They both fill the same nitch. My Browning is more of a carry in the field gun, while the Marlin is great for an ambush. Both wear Bushnell Trophy scopes, the old one w/ amberglow optics. Both fun and cheap to shoot.
     
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  19. Triumphman

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    For 17HMR I got a Marlin VRX wearing a BSA Sweet 17, and for 22mag I have a Ruger 77/22 Magnum All Weather wearing a Simmons 44 Mag.
    For the regular 22LR, I have a Savage AXIS(only 300 made for 2011) wearing a Bushnell Banner(4-12x40) and a Ruger 10/22 wearing a Burris FullfieldII(3-9x40) that is only found in the Burris Scope Combo Packs.
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