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I have found it, the Savage 30R17 falling block!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Snowdog, May 7, 2003.

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  1. Snowdog

    Snowdog Member

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    http://www.savagearms.com/rimfire/17hmr/30r17.htm

    I believe this is just the number I've been looking for. For years I've wanted a falling block rifle, and now I'm in the market for the .17HMR... so you put those two in a blender and PRESTO, you get the Savage 30R17.
    I can pick this up for around $250. Any comments before I swing by the shop tomorrow?

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  2. Gordon

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    Just one comment: This is my next gun!:D
     
  3. Sactown

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    Wow, I've always wanted a falling block as well. Looks like a tang sight would fit on there as well. Hmmm....I don't have a .17 yet....where's that checkbook.
     
  4. gun-fucious

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    yep! thats the new "Stevens Favorite"
    http://www.savagearms.com/rimfire/17hmr/30r17.htm
    http://www.urban-armory.com/diagrams/stevfav.htm

    http://www.geocities.com/c-thunderer/STEVENSRIFLES.html

    the one in yer picture must be the 22lr cause
     
  5. makarov

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    I looked at one in .22 LR and was a disappointed in the quality. Fit of the wood to metal was poor. Everything just looked like it needed to be sanded and finished better. I reallly wanted to like the gun too. For the money I will stick with a CZ bolt action. I know a totally different action, but check out one of these "Favorites" before you buy it. The quality may have improved or the one I saw was an anomaly.

    Good Luck, and keep us posted.
     
  6. Detritus

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    I'll second this. i went in and looked at the ones at my local shop. as stated poor wodd-metal fit, almost unfinished look to the wood (i could have done better with the tools in my vastly under supplied garage).

    also te guns seem to be set up for use as a "kid's gun" the butt stock isn't long enough for most folks i know and it's too light to "settle down" in my hands (can't say for you though).

    Another feature that i personally found to go against my personal preferences/biases is that as a safety feature (i guess), if the hammer is back when you lower the breech block the hammer drops. I was taught to operate an exposed hammer single shot by first bringing the hammer to half or full cock, THEN opening the breech (Sharps and rolling Block rifles being what i learned on in that regard), and in any case having a hammer fall when i have NOT pulled the trigger, esp when there maybe a live round in the gun, will NEVER be an experience i can readily accept
     
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