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Which .17 HMR to buy

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by cash$$cow, May 25, 2010.

  1. cash$$cow

    cash$$cow Eastern Wa Member

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    Any input on which ones to buy or stay away from would be great.
     
  2. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    I bought a Ruger lever action in 17 and it has been a good all around gun. My Dad just bought a Henry Golden Boy in 17 and likes it alot. Haven't tried any others, but I have here that the Savage rifle with there Accu trigger is a good rifle also.
     
  3. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    I have a savage and i love it. Super accurate, reliable. And i am working on some high capacity magazines for it.
     
  4. DSbur

    DSbur Vancouver WA Member

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    Apparently semi-autos are having problems. I got an inexpensive Bi-Mart Savage bolt rifle (blued, hvy bbl, synthetic stock) and it's a great sage rat rifle to 100+ yards. Added an inexpensive bipod, a Bushnell Banner 4-10x, cheap Weaver rings, and I put extra weight in the buttstock fwiw. Great truck rifle.
     
  5. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    Love my Savage and I love the Accu-Trigger...
     
  6. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    One word: Henry
     
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    werner St Helens, Oregon Member

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    i have the marlin 917v and love it. accurate and after the super easy trigger mod (spring replacement from click-pen) very nice trigger.

    savage also has nice product and accutrigger is awesome but i dont like the mags
     
  8. toobigtofail

    toobigtofail PDX Member

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    I've been told you should stay away from the semiautomatic .17 hmr's. I think Ruger did a recall of their .17 semi.
     
  9. ArmedAmish

    ArmedAmish Sherwood, OR Member

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    I've got a Ruger 77/17 and a Savage bolt. Both are good, but I'd go with the Savage as its cheaper, more accurate, and has a much better trigger.

    Bryce
     
  10. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I too did the same purchase. Did the same mod to the trigger. I didn't like the feel of the accutrigger models as they felt cheap. (unless I went with a $300+ gun which left me little room on the HMR budget)
     
  11. bugeye

    bugeye Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have an H&R single shot and the trigger is way too heavy. I've read that his can be fixed but because you have to knock out pins to get to it, I haven't tried it yet. Hard to complain about a $120 rifle though and with some extra weight in the rear (BB's in the stock maybe) and a trigger fix it may be more accurate. As is it isn't much better at 100 yards than my favorite 22lr, they are both consistent sub two moa shooters from bench rest.

    Bimart has the Savage bolt stainless in this weeks flyer.
     
  12. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    My Wife & I both own the Savage 93R17 and LOVE them, I will be gettig one for the Kid soon. :thumbup:
     
  13. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    Also CZ
     
  14. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    I have the Savage W/accu trigger & love it, never had a problem with it at all. The accuracy is EXCELLENT right out of the box.
    The only complaint I may have is the mags & the way they fit. TonsOfOregonBrass if you do come up with a hi capacity mag I sure would be interested in it, please keep posting on your progress...... :thumbup:
     
  15. jbuck

    jbuck PNW Member

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    So far I've owned a Ruger 77/17, Savage, and marlin 17v. The one I would buy again would be the marlin. The ruger was not accuate enough. The savage felt cheap and was slightly more accurate then the ruger. While the Marlin also felt cheap, it was cheap to buy, but it was a tack driver.

    Unless you have $$$ then I'd go Cooper Jackson Squirrel Rifle. I have one of those in 22lr and would love to have its twin in 17hmr
     
  16. mattt

    mattt Salem Or Member

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    I had a Ruger 77 and it was great. Felt like a real gun instead a cheap 22. Holds 9 rounds in a flush fitting mag, but it was a lot more expensive and my friend's Marlin was just as accurate.
     
  17. jbuck

    jbuck PNW Member

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    yeah there is no question that the ruger is the best of the 3 fit and finish wise. But mine costed 2.5 to 3 times what my marlin 17v did. And couldn't shoot as good.
     
  18. TyPercy

    TyPercy Vancouver, WA Member

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    I'm just now looking at getting a .17 HMR. I have a Savage .22lr with the accutrigger and love it. I would definitely go with Savage again.
     
  19. alfack

    alfack Marysville Member

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    CZ
     
  20. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have a Win 9417 lever action that is really fun to shoot. If I was going for a auto, I would save up and go with Volquartsen.