Which .17HMR?


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Nimitz
May 17, 2006, 11:19 PM
looking for a good bolt action .17HMR was looking at

marlin 917VS

and the

Savage 93R17 w/ accutrigger. the Savage is on sale at Outdoor world for $189.99. not sure what I can get the marlin for.

whats the pros/cons of each?

Chad

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rangerruck
May 18, 2006, 12:43 AM
marlin fit and finish will be better, mags are higher capacity, mags are cheaper. mags are more plentiful. marlin accuracy is touhg to beat unless you go to a higher end rifle. that said, savage has a great accuracy rep, but i have never shot a savage in 17 hmr. i have the marlin, and it was a one hole punch.

Onmilo
May 18, 2006, 10:37 AM
Marlins tend to outsell and outperform the Savage rifles.
If you are serious about a shooting rifle I would recommend looking at the CZ rimfire rifles.
Since I am something of a fan of American made stuff, My ultimate choice would be a Ruger 77-17 with a custom Douglas barrel.
Had the opportunity to shoot one and it was by far the best 17 rimfire I have had the pleasure of shooting.
The CZ was nearly as impressive, it just would not hold grouping with different ammunition.
It liked one brand and one brand only.

Selfdfenz
May 18, 2006, 11:31 AM
I have the 93R with the sporter weight barrel and an aftermarket Riflebasix trigger + a cheap Tasco 6x18 mildot scope.
The rifle was NIB at a gunshow for $145 about 18 months ago and that was why I picked it up. Also, I wanted to prove to myself my beloved 22 lrs were as good as the hoopa about the hummer.

I'm amazed at how accurate the rig is! It makes tiny holes, touching other tiny holes, and sometimes shooting thru the same tiny whole more than once.
The hoopa was true regarding the hummer.

And that with the thin tube.

Happy camper sez I, but YMMV as all rifles are unique.


S-

brandyspaw
May 18, 2006, 01:05 PM
I've had real good luck with the CZ452 in 17HMR. The wood, blueing and
fit and finish is outstanding for their price range as well.

Lebben-B
May 19, 2006, 06:22 AM
I have the 917V. It's a tack driver for sure. The only bad part about the rifle is it's trigger, which is heavy and somewhat gritty.

Mike

DG2244
May 19, 2006, 09:27 AM
The Cz 452 is a lot of gun for the money. They are an investment for a life time that you will shoot today, tomorrow and twenty years down the road. It's always fun to shoot a well made, good looking and extremly accurate rifle.

Nhsport
May 19, 2006, 11:59 AM
I went the savage 93R7 route. The stock trigger was nasty,got a riflebasic unit.It didn't drop in and I had to pay my gunsmith to fix it up. I now have a nasty action,so-so trigger and the total is that it is a real disapointment that isn't more than a fair shooter. I place all the blame on the poorly built gun. I know some pretty picky shooters that went the same way and got good results. I should have sent the nasty gun back for warantee work before I ever touched it.
I wish I had spent the money on a CZ ( would have been in the same ballpark as what I have tied up in this mutt) or saved and treated myself to an Anshutz!
I keep telling myself I will take the time to mess around, do a little polish work and try to make a fun gun out of it. Every time I mess around with it some I stuff it in the back of the safe and feel like I want to take a sawzall to it and end it all. (the gun,not me )

ArmandTanzarian
May 19, 2006, 01:46 PM
Under $200 ==> Marlin 917

Under $300 ==> CZ 452

frank c
May 20, 2006, 08:28 PM
Don,t overlook the new (2006)savage model 93R17BTVS in 17 HMR stainless barrel,thumbhole stock,and the accutrigger.I have one on order for $359 bucks,coobie

frank c
May 20, 2006, 08:29 PM
Don,t overlook the new (2006)savage model 93R17BTVS in 17 HMR stainless barrel,thumbhole stock,and the accutrigger.I have one on order for $359 bucks,frank c

jerkface11
May 20, 2006, 08:39 PM
I've got the savage 17hmr with a bull barrel but no accutrigger. In a side by side comparison with the same ammo it shoots groups the same size as a friends CZ. Of course the CZ looks and feels better.

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