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Posted: 9/9/2004 4:04:39 AM EDT
I have a Marlin 917V (sweet gun btw) and I want to put a scope on it. I figure a mid-grade scope like a BSA or something similar will suffice just fine. Before I do, I need to locate some information on the round's capabilities, if nothing else for my own education.

Anyone have a link? My searches thus far have proved .... less than sufficient.

Thanks fellas.

In rimfires we trust...

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:35:01 AM EDT
They go fast but don't set off the tannerite.

By the way, BSA has the "SWEET 17" line of scopes; my son has one and it seems to work just fine.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:27:20 AM EDT
They have some nice ballistic tips that ought to wreck some varmints out to 100 yards or so. I figure that'd be some of the farthest shooting I'd encounter.

I'm interested to learn about the trajectory of the round and it's bullet drop. Also the terminal ballistics.

I love this rifle....it has 25% more muzzle velocity than the 22winmag.....it's essentially a rimfire on crack!!!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:20:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 5:23:05 PM EDT by davidp14]
I found some pretty good 17hmr info here. www.varmintal.com/17hmr.htm

Those little savage 17hmr's are really THE best buy in 17's IMO. My father in law has one and for less than $200 bucks its a fantastic little rimfire. I think he has the BSA sweet 17 on his. we can both hit crows easily out to about 200yds with that thing. The hornady V-max's will really tear them up

edit to fix link
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:25:06 PM EDT
SWEET...that's what I was hunting for! Thanks!

Damn I can't fathom how I got along without this gun. I'm going to order a BSA scope from SWFA. They're giving a free boresighter kit with any purchase.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:43:19 AM EDT
no problem. be sure to post pics!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:57:52 AM EDT
roger that.....

Just ordered a BSA Sweet17 6-18X40 scope. Quite a deal with the free boresighter kit.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:28:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 11:29:54 AM EDT by BLY]
I'm surprised no one has mentioned RimfireCentral.com yet.....

Here are more direct links to the forums you want:

.17 Caliber Rimfire

.17HMR Ammunition

ETA: Marlin .17HMR Forum
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:47:57 AM EDT
very nice! bookmarked them all!
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