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17 HMR Savage

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by primer, May 4, 2010.

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  1. primer

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    Is this a good rifle? I have been thinking about buying one and I would like to know if they are will shot well. Has any one shot one? If some one has one for sale I would be interested. Thanks
     
  2. blkcloud

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    i have had one for 3 years,,one of the best shooting guns i have ever had
     
  3. Landshark

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    Ditto on the above. I love mine.
     
  4. skeeljc

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    Great rifle. I have the SS heavy barrel.

    Be sure to get the Accu-Trigger.

    Jim Skeel
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

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    My son has had the 93R17FV, which is the synthetic stock version with a heavy barrel.

    It's very, very accurate, and it has a very good trigger.

    The Marlin is very close for accuracy, so close that dead is dead. The Savage trigger beats the Marlin hands down, helping you get the full potential out of the gun. The only thing we do not care for with the Savage is the drop of the stock. The Marlin has a much better comb. Brownells carries an add-on comb called a Scope-Eze, and that should solve the problem.

    Sean has been carrying it more and more on varmint trips. He's had no crawl offs with it, unlike other rimfires. Even though it is a flat shooting rimfire, it is not comparable to a flat shooting centerfire. You need to know your holdover or holdunder, or use a scope that compensates.

    Sean says that if he had it to do again, he'd probably go with the new 93R17 BRJ, pic below. It has a much better stock.<br>
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    (Apparently Savage no longer allows linking to their photos. Pity, since that's free advertising.)

    One annoyance of the Savage is that the magazine and especially its catch sticks out, so it can dig into your back when slung. Sharp Shooter Supply has two different laminated stocks that have better combs and cover the magazine and its release. They come in a variety of colors.

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  6. cubancigar2000

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    Very accurate rifle, well made. Magazine release and ease of dropping a mag leaves a lot to be desired. I had the Accu trigger but switched it out for a rifle basix. I thought the trigger sucked but the basix cured that. Alls aid it is a very good buy, probably the best buy you will ever make
     
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    I have one with the accu trigger as well. Either I have a bad trigger or it sucks. Great gun, so-so trigger in my case anyway.
     
  8. Tron

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    My favorite plinker. I put a Basix trigger in mine and it's at a very crisp 10oz. I also made some modifications to the stock, being that it felt like it was built for a little kid. I have a Redfield Eluminator 3x9 mounted and I'm very happy with it.

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v712/Tronspace/?action=view┬Ąt=100_1030.jpg" target="_blank"> 100_1030.jpg </a>

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    Tron, I like the way you have your gun set up. Fine looking piece. Tom
     
  10. Mike Michalski

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    There is a model on sale at Dunhams for $200.
     
  11. Savage99Stan

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    I have three of the 93s, two in 17, one in 22 wmr. One of the 17s was a pile of rusted crap after water/smoke damage and took a couple hours of lapping on the bore and elbow grease on the outside but now shoots in one and one half MOA, the undamaged one under one MOA. The 22wmr is slightly over that but I still have several kinds of ammo to try.

    I've found that the Hornady brand of ammo shoots best in my Savages, Remington in my Taurus Tracker (blue, not SS).

    I don't think you can go wrong with the Savages. We just delivered a Marlin 17 yesterday and it was as plain as a yard of pump water and had one of the hardest trigger pulls I have seen on a production rifle and a bolt that felt like it was rubbing two pieces of raw steel over each other. I hope it shoots for the buyer.

    I like the stocks pictured above. I think I might consider one for mine as the black synthetic is really plain and ugly.
     
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    Stainless bull barrel with accu-trigger. In my opinion a 16 or 20X scope does these guns justice. You can see the fur fly at 100 yds. when you "bowl over" a groundhog. Some mfgs. have a built in bullet drop / yardage adjustment made just for 17's.
    Hornady's shoot well, CCI's even do the job.

    JT
     
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    I really like my Savage 17HMR...its a tack driver and real nice to shoot at critters at closer ranges than you need a centerfire!
     
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    I have a Marlin 917VR , I did do a trigger job on it, and I really do like it. Great gun. A friend of mine has the Savage, but we find both guns shoot close to the same.
    90T
     
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    For $350.00 this is hard to beat,,,,Mine is left handed and shoots way better than I do,,,,
     
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    Here is a right hand model and I see the price is up to 385.00,,,must be a popular rifle,,,,
     
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    oicu812, Correct me if I'm wrong but, I believe those thumbhole stocks that come factory now are "Boyds" If so, they are very nice. I fitted one to a M-12 savage in 22-250 before they were offered factory. Really nice looking piece.
     
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    Agree with all said already. Magazine release and insertion leaves some to be desired though. Sweet 17 scope helps and not hard on the wallet. Good prairie dog gun for walking around the towns.
     
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    Gun Dog you may be right about the Boyd's, I'm not sure but it came from the factory with the thumb hole stock. The pic above is one of a Revolution stock I just built a Ruger 10-22 on. I'll get a pic of the complete gun up here sometime,,18" Shaw barrel and a 4x16 scope, turned out great and shoots real good,,
     
  20. CalvinMD

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    You should see what a 17 HMR or MachII does to a starling at 50 yards..a littleblack feather cloud with feet and a beak
     
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