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Hey every one. Alittle about me cuz im new to the forum been shooting since i was 6yrs old. Ive been reloading for about 2 years now. Looking to get into a 17hmr now which one would you buy anf any pros and cons of them. I was looking to get either a marlin 917vs or the savage mark2 both with the heavy barrel and adj 2 stage trigger. Thanks guys.
 

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I have a friend with the savage and a cousin with the marlin. Both are fun and accurate, i dont think you can go wrong with either. If you can spare a little more money I would consider the Ruger 77/17 as well
 

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Its just a marlin 917 heavy barrel, the stock is a Boyds tacticool. I duracoated it magpul fde. Boyds sells them for 99 bucks, or midway sells them unfinished for 75 I think. Its a great upgrade to the rifle. There's not a lot of other stocks inletted for the marlin, but im happy with the Boyds.
 

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So i got to put the savage 93r and the marlin 917 side by side yesterday at cabelas. I really like them both. The savage seems to have a nicer trigger than the marlin. But the marlin has suck a nice oak stock and the bluing is pristine.
 

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If you ever have plans of changing the stock out on the marlin, make sure you get the one with the wood stock. The synthetic has a built in trigger guard, so when you go to replace the stock, you'll have to order a new trigger guard from marlin. Can't go wrong with the marlin or savage. I have the marlin and its a tack driver. I chose to duracoat the barreled action though, I prefer matte over blueing
 

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Does the marlin have an adj trigger like the savages accu trigger? The only reason i say this is because i am a real fan of marlin. But like i said before the savage had a real smooth and crisp trigget pull. Prob some where around 1.75 to 2.0 lbs
 

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Are you sure the stock is Oak, they are usually Birch or laminated1 U can pick up a Savage with a scope from the factory. They are both nice Rifles. U can adjust the marlin trigger without taking the barrel off. It is definitely a difficult choice. Enjoy, the cartridge is awesome with either rifle!:)Cliff
 

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My mistake its not oak its walnut. I just finished building an oak gun locker. And ur both right a real tough choice and it seems 17hmr is the only thing in any store and there plenty for all. The only reason i started looking at 17 was i tryed a few weeks ago to out shoot a gun next to me at the range. I though he was shooting 22winmag at 100yards so i said smallest group out of 3 shots buys the next hr at the range. Now normaly my marlin 925 holds about 1.000 at 100yds so when i shot a .872 i was jumping for joy. Then we measured his target and he shot a .592 i knew somthing was not right. And he told me it was a 17hmr. Now im hooked. Just a little back story

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Thats the hp round right?
Yeas the TNT is a hollowpoint and my marlin likes them ok, but it shoots the vmax hornady the best, don't know bout any others as these are the only two I have shot out of mine.
 

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Hey every one. Alittle about me cuz im new to the forum been shooting since i was 6yrs old. Ive been reloading for about 2 years now. Looking to get into a 17hmr now which one would you buy anf any pros and cons of them. I was looking to get either a marlin 917vs or the savage mark2 both with the heavy barrel and adj 2 stage trigger. Thanks guys.
I had a Savage bolt action shortly after they came out with them and I sold it, it shot good as far as accuracy but it had one annoying quirk, if the mag wasn't in just so the darned thing wouldn't feed right when cycling the action, there was some up and down movement when the mag was inserted and if it wasn't in the right spot it couldn't feed. Now I am considering getting back into the 17 as I did like the way it shot but since that new 17 super is coming out I am going to wait and see what they offer in that, if the ammo is close to the same price which they say it will be I would rather have the added performance out of that then the hmr. The effective range of the super will be a little farther than the hmr. I am thinking I like the Henry Varmint Express, if they came out with a rifle in the new Super I would get one of those.
 
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