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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]
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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]
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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]
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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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