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Sagerat 17HMR?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by sagerat-shooter, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. sagerat-shooter

    sagerat-shooter Coquille, OR Member

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    What do you guys use as a rifle in 17HMR for sage rats? I like the Rugers but are they worth it? Or would a savage or Marlin work just as good?
     
  2. ArmedAmish

    ArmedAmish Sherwood, OR Member

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    My son has a Savage 17 bolt gun that he regularly uses to humble me and my Ruger 77/17. Should've never given such a fine weapon to him...

    Amish
     
  3. KAHRnage45

    KAHRnage45 Springfield, Oregon Member

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    I use a Savage 93/17hmr bolt-action. Great gun for rat-shooting. Especially nice with the Accu-trigger. I think the Savage is definatly the way to go.
     
  4. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    I'm very happy with my savage. It is a tack driver. the accutrigger is nice. I'm a southpaw, & it was an affordable option for a left hander.
     
  5. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    +1 for Savage
     
  6. lcb97269

    lcb97269 Milwaukie, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Savage, but not with synthetic stock. No bedding.
     
  7. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the Savage

    elsie
     
  8. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    +1 on the savage, I have killed thousands of rats with it now, and it is still a tack driver.
     
  9. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    "Savage" have 2, getting 1 more :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  10. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    Savage , mine is spot on at 100 yards. The accu-trigger can't be beat......
     
  11. therifleman

    therifleman kennewick Member

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    Im with you guys on the savage accu trigger! Fully adjustable to your personal best.
     
  12. garyhan

    garyhan Portland, OR New Member

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    Cz 452. Redfield 4-12.

    gary
     
  13. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Don't go with the Ruger. I bought the heavy barrel varmint rig. It just did'nt shoot any better than my marlin .22 mag, so I sold it. All the reports of tiny little 17hmr groups, never saw them with my Ruger. :(

    It was'nt the scope, cause I had a VXIII on it.
     
  14. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    That is a very nice rifle,

    The problem is finding the ruger 22 mag receivers.
     
  15. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    After seeing just about every 17 rifle in the world on the sage rat flats last year. I purchased a CZ 452 american and put a 4-12 leopold on it. Just this weekend my daughter hit 10 shotgun hulls in a row at 150 yards. She thinks the rifle is hers now.
     
  16. PeakResources

    PeakResources Portland (past) Colorado (now) Member

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    I bought an Anschutz 1517 off of Rimfirecentral classifieds, put a Leupold 4-14x50 VXL LR on top, and it's an excellent setup. Action is short and smooth. Rifle is light enough to make walking fields and fencelines fun, and accurate enough to shoot off a bench. For long range, I have my CZ527 in 204 Ruger.

    That said, my buddy shoots a Ruger 77/17, and he has the advantage of 9 round magazines. It's a beautiful rifle and shoots very well too. He is building his second now.

    The CZ rimfire is a contender in my book as well; good reports from those who use it. As stated above, I have a 527.

    Finally, Savage with the accutrigger is a choice that doesn't impact the wallet much, and is an excellent shooter.

    I doubt you could go wrong with any of the above. If you love shooting 17hmr, and have the cash, I would go higher end. However, there are Savage rifles for sale on this board for very reasonable, and you may find them as accurate as any other brand.
     
  17. sagerat-shooter

    sagerat-shooter Coquille, OR Member

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    Thanks everyone for the great ideas. I think I am going to get a Ruger or CZ. I do not need a autoloading 17, that is what I have the 10/22 for. I want a nice bolt action for some slow down fun shooting.
     
  18. nw17hmr

    nw17hmr Willamette Valley New Member

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    CZ 452, Leupold 6-18X40. Another good tool is the Shoot Wright shooting stand - very stable and easy to adjust/move.
     
  19. Mookie

    Mookie Eastern Washington Active Member

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    The Ruger is probably my favorite non high end rimfire. Feels like a real rifle, very solid, and accurate.
    I have owned Savage, CZ, Marlin and while the Savage was more accurate (HMR) than the rest it always felt like a toy.
     
  20. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    Where are you located? Could I come over and try your shooting stand?