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Quality 17HMR at good price: where?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by arthury, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. arthury

    arthury Well-Known Member

    Where is your favorite online store to get CCI 20 gr GamePoint ammo?
    I have just acquired a Savage 93R17FVSS and would like to try out some recommended ammo for this rifle.

    Application: range targets practice and varmint hunting
  2. j. rap.

    j. rap. Well-Known Member

    i don't shoot the 17 hmr but midway has the ammo in stock for $13.49 for 50 rounds
  3. TexasPatriot.308

    TexasPatriot.308 Well-Known Member

    midway usa.
  4. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer Well-Known Member

  5. Sniper66

    Sniper66 Well-Known Member

    Just looked at Midsouth Shooters Supply and they have Hornady 17g V-Max for $10.45 for a box of 50 and it is listed as in stock.
  6. 303tom

    303tom member

    Midway or Wal-Mart................
  7. mr.trooper

    mr.trooper Well-Known Member

    So does walmart, and there is no shipping fee. They carry a few different bullet types all for the same price.

    Midsouth is a great company to work with. $10 is actually cheap enough to offset the fees if you buy several boxes at a time. That is a good deal.
  8. j1

    j1 Well-Known Member

    Gander Mountain

    G M often has sales on things. I scoffed up a bunch of 17 HMR ammo there for $9.98 per box about six months ago. I have not seen it cheaper around here. No shipping fees either.
  9. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't buy a bunch of one type until you try them and determine how the different bullet types and weights shoot in your rifle.

    I found that the 17gr Hornady V-max shoots much tighter groups than the 20gr versions in my NEF Sportster single shot, but the 20gr is still respectable, and the thicker jacket of the 20gr is not as explosive as the 17gr. Much better when hunting for pelts or edible game, if you are so inclined.

  10. Furncliff

    Furncliff Well-Known Member

    Walmart is a good place to start, since you may well find they have a variety. When you find the one you want try...





    I buy all my ammo on line. The big difference you will find is the shipping. Sellers like Midway will generally have higher prices but better shipping rates. It can get confusing trying to come up with the TRUE lowest price.
  11. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

  12. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Sportsman's Warehouse used to have a great variety of 17 HMR.

    It's been easy enough to find locally that I haven't bought any online.
  13. Coyote3855

    Coyote3855 Well-Known Member

    I agree with NCsmitty. We even shoot the same rifle. I've had couple of failures to fire with Remington, so I stick with Hornaday.
  14. show_me_2nd

    show_me_2nd Well-Known Member

    Best price I've seen for Hornady 17 Gr. VMAX was 12.99 / 50 at a local gun show. It was the same day I bought my 93R17GV (first rifle, first .17HMR) and I only bought one box. Wish I had bought more , might have gotten a bulk price.

    Cabelas has a bulk sale right now, 10 boxes Horn 17Gr V-MAX for 129.99.
  15. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    It all comes from the same place.

    Did you check my link?
  16. show_me_2nd

    show_me_2nd Well-Known Member

    Thanks CraigC. Just got back from the local Cabelas, for some reason the Horn 17Gr V-MAX rang up at 9.99 / 50./ Buy 10 boxes get a free dry box. Lowest price I've seen.
  17. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

  18. arthury

    arthury Well-Known Member

    CheaperThanDirt is really not that cheap.
    The shipping costs increases and remains there even if I purchase $1,000 worth of the same ammo. It doesn't look like they encourage bulk purchase at all.

    And, in addition, there is a $3 handling charge?
    This kind of backend loading in the cost is stupid and ridiculous.

    Can't believe why anyone would want to buy anything from them.
  19. igousigloo

    igousigloo Well-Known Member

    I have found that it is premium costing ammo and has nothing to do with quality. Most that I have shot in the last year is scatter gun ammo. About 1/3 of the cases are splitting and the bullets are not hitting right when the cases are splitting. This is Hornady ammo also.
  20. GT27

    GT27 New Member

    Walmart,enjoy that Hummer!

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