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#3318816 - 08/11/13 05:12 AM anyone have a 17 hmr
pseshooter300
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Anyone have a 17 hmr? Was at the local gun shop and there was a variety of different 17's there? There was two that caught my eye. One was a CZ don't remember model # was a wood stock good looking gun. And the other was a laminated wood stock savage. Anyone have one?
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#3318849 - 08/11/13 07:24 AM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: pseshooter300]
BigD_625
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I had a Marlin 917V. It was an amazing out-of-the-box shooter. I could knock the cap off of a bottle at 100 yards very consistently. When I first got it, shells were $7 per 50. When they started making 22 wmr ballistic tips and the 17 shell price doubled, I sold my 17. I haven't missed it. \:\)
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#3318869 - 08/11/13 07:39 AM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: BigD_625]
Rubberduck270
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I've got a stainless varmint barreled Savage with laminate thumbhole stock. Ammo is a little pricey but she's a tack driver. It's killed several garden eating rabbits and a few unwelcomed opossums.
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#3318889 - 08/11/13 08:02 AM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: Rubberduck270]
greygoose
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got a h.r. with bull barrel,amazing gun.the new hype now is the winchester 17 super magnum.might want to check it out before settling on a hmr
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#3318960 - 08/11/13 09:03 AM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: greygoose]
pseshooter300
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I just don't know about the price of the ammo is only thing
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#3319109 - 08/11/13 12:03 PM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: pseshooter300]
greygoose
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same price as the hmr, they have got to stay competitive with each other
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#3319209 - 08/11/13 02:15 PM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: greygoose]
Rockhound
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Seems the places that have the wsm ammo are $1 a box higher than hmr I've finally got a box on the way for my wsm should be here this week and I can give a report
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#3319317 - 08/11/13 04:06 PM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: Rockhound]
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I have a marlin. I can find ammo for it easier than I can find ammo for my 22 mag. The price is about the same for both. The accuracy of the .17 seems to be a touch better than the .22 but the .22 is sending a heavier slug downrange.
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#3319574 - 08/11/13 08:12 PM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: Beekeeper]
Gravey
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I have a savage 93 with bull barrel. Its very accurate and is what I use on squirrels that try getting in my roof vents. The 17-grain vmax leaves a huge hole so if you plan to eat them use something else.
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#3319605 - 08/11/13 08:31 PM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: Gravey]
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I have a marlin and man has a savage.
Both are scary accurate.

Can't wait to take some tree rat heads off with it this year. \:D

Ammo is 1000 x easier to get than .22 lr anymore.

Glad I bought it when I did and I have PLENTY of ammo for them.
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#3319832 - 08/12/13 12:03 AM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: RUGER]
Tikkabuck
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I have the CZ,worth every penny. The saftey takes some getting used to. I had a Mossberg,didn't care for it,I actually was after a Marlin when I bought this one,but once I picked up the CZ there was no turning back.LOL
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#3319835 - 08/12/13 12:07 AM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: Tikkabuck]
stik
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wanted one until I shot one.
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#3320021 - 08/12/13 08:42 AM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: stik]
pseshooter300
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Those of you with the savage r93 is it picky on ammo? Like one over the other
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#3320057 - 08/12/13 09:18 AM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: pseshooter300]
Rubberduck270
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Mine has been accurate will all that I've tried, CCI TNTs, Hornady VMax and CCI FMJ but I did see a POI change when I went from the TNTs to the FMJs. I think the FMJs were heavier and they hit a little lower. No noticeable change going from brand to brand with 17 gr. bullets though.
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#3321264 - 08/13/13 09:22 AM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: pseshooter300]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: pseshooter300
Those of you with the savage r93 is it picky on ammo? Like one over the other

Only thing I've shot is the hornady vmax. It liked them so didnt try others.
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#3321536 - 08/13/13 01:43 PM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: Rubberduck270]
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
Mine has been accurate will all that I've tried, CCI TNTs, Hornady VMax and CCI FMJ but I did see a POI change when I went from the TNTs to the FMJs. I think the FMJs were heavier and they hit a little lower. No noticeable change going from brand to brand with 17 gr. bullets though.


X2 my marlin likes em all
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#3323054 - 08/14/13 05:24 PM Re: anyone have a 17 hmr [Re: Rockhound]
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Mossberg 817. LOVE it! Tack driver at 200 yds.
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