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Posted: 3/12/2005 7:40:37 AM EST
I have decided that I NEED a 17H2!

I know many folks think that it's a solution to a non-existent problem but I really like the 17's.

I want a bolt gun. I think I have it narrowed down to a Savage Mark II - BVSS (Laminate Stock - SS) or a Marlin 917M2S (same Laminate Stock - SS configuration). I am familiar with the Marlins as I have a few of them already, 17VS, 883SS, 70PSS, 60 (all pre-T-900 trigger versions). I technically have two Savages but they are Mark I Youth single shots that are both still NIB that I'm saving for my kids as their first rifles. I've never shot a Savage rimfire.

Seeing as how they are very similar in configuration I can't decide which one that I want. Any suggestions and or real-life experiences would be appreciated in helping me decide.

Thanks,

SBF
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:22:41 AM EST
I have a Savage 93R17. I haven't shot the 17M2, but my Savage 17 HMR shoots really well. Hope that helps you a little bit.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:33:35 PM EST
Have you looked at the price of ammo?
I about pissed myself when i saw i could shoot PMC .223 for the same price.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:44:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By postpostban:
Have you looked at the price of ammo?
I about pissed myself when i saw i could shoot PMC .223 for the same price.



Yea, I'm aware of the ammo prices. It is less expensive than 17 HMR. I shoot a lot of specialty .22 ammo as well so paying more for a box is something I'm used to.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:35:28 PM EST
FYI - Dick's Sporting Goods has a sale on the Savage 93R-F in either 17HMR or 17M2 for $149.98. Pretty good price if you have one of their stores in your area.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 8:09:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By Smallbore_Freak:
FYI - Dick's Sporting Goods has a sale on the Savage 93R-F in either 17HMR or 17M2 for $149.98. Pretty good price if you have one of their stores in your area.



Nice deal. Believe it or not, I got my Savage 17 used for $100 with a scope. It's definitely a shooter even in my hands. I was going to buy the more expensive CZ rifle, which is sweet gun in its own right. One of my uncles loves the 17 HMR but switched the Mach 2 since he's on a pretty tight budget. I think the M2 is pretty reasonable all things considered.
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