Savage .17 hmr

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by bobbyjay256, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. bobbyjay256

    bobbyjay256 New Member

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    What's y'all's thoughts on this gun I want a gun under 300 and Larry's (arms dealer in town) has this savage hmr olive green with scope for $269. Is this a great gun or what I'm a big squirrel hunter and wouldn't mind trying out a .17 and passing on my .22 what y'all's thoughts on the reliability and performance of this weapon.
     
  2. ccrow175

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    I have a marlin 917 and it shoots one jagged hole at 50 yards and under a dime at 100. Can't go wrong with a 17hmr
     

  3. cgersty

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    I to have the marlin 917v, and it is like a lazer beam, put crosshairs where you want to hit and squeeze the trigger, no recoil so you can see impact in your scope, I have shot savages and they to are accurate, the 17 hmr is an impressive little cartridge for sure, they are more accurate than I can shoot them for sure.

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  4. bobbyjay256

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    How much are the marlin going for? And what scope do you have on it
     
  5. cgersty

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    I bought mine 2 years ago at bass pro I paid 239$ for the gun, I have a 3-9x32 bsa scope on it, I eventually want to put a nicer scope on it, but for what I use this rifle for, what I've got works perfectly fine for the time being.
     
  6. tnel74

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    I also was looking at getting the savage 93r
     
  7. duddie10

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    Im in the same boat i act posted a similer thread about the savage vs the marlin. I already have a .22lr and love it. But i wanted a rimfire that would hold under an inch at 100yds. Its just a paper puncher for me. Sice i posted my thread i got to shoot both the marlin and savage in 17hmr and 22wmr. By far i like the savage your talking about in 17hmr and for the 22wmr the marlin gets my vote. Goin this week to pick up the savage. Hope this helps.
     
  8. bobbyjay256

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    Yes it does do you think a 3x9x40 would be over kill for this savage .17hmr
     
  9. cgersty

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    As I posted my original comment, I got to thinking, so I got mine out and it is a 3x9x40 I don't think its overkill one bit, my wife's cousin has a h&r single shot in 17 hmr and he's got a 6x24 power on his lol
     
  10. DrumJunkie

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    I've had two of them. I liked them well enough but I got to where I didn't use them much and went back to using a 22 mag. They are pretty fun for busting little critters though.
     
  11. bobbyjay256

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    Another I was wondering how load is it cuz I live on the city line and was wondering if I would be able to shoot it cuz I know the gamo air rifles are pretty load and my buddy shoots his no problem and comparison
     
  12. cgersty

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    It is a rimfire, so its on the same par as a 22lr but it is a bit louder with more of a crack to it, I never shoot without ear protection so I really don't know how loud it is but I think if you shoot it in city limits people will call police, I have a gamo 1400 fps air rifle and its loud but doesn't have the crack to it that powder cartridges have.
     
  13. ccrow175

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    The marlin runs around 200 with the heavy barrel. I put mine in a Boyds stock, with a vortex crossfire 4-12x44 scope. I have right around 500 into it and couldn't be happier.
     

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  14. bobbyjay256

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    Attacks piers Morgan
     
  15. duddie10

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    Nope not at all. I have a nikon 3-9x40 prostaff on my marlin 925r 22lr.
    does wounders at the range.
     
  16. thdrduck

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    Also check out the BSA Sweet 17 scope. It's made just for the .17HMR and the bullet drop compensator works like a champ. Drilled a crow at 240 yards with my boys with the cross hairs right on target...poof! Gophers go "splat", crows and pigeons go "poof".
     
  17. bobbyjay256

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    Ted nuggent attacks piers Morgan it makes me happy to hear him tell piers how it is
     
  18. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Why is this posted in this post about .17 hmrs?
     
  19. BUCSFAN99

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    The accu-trigger on the Savage is amazing. When you go to look at them try out the trigger on the Marlin and Savage. The accu-trigger is almost adjustable.
     
  20. kaido

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    I don't think a 3-9x40 would be over kill at all. My dealer suggested a Sweet 17 that's 6-18x40 and I love it. When shooting at small game like gopher, raccoons and things alike, being able to see them clearly at a distance is a must.