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Posted: 3/13/2011 7:51:44 PM EST
Hello all, I've been thinking about purchasing a rifle in 17HMR, and was curious as to what most of you are using and why? Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:52:43 PM EST
We bought Dad a Henry in .17HMR. That thing is a blast to shoot!
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:54:38 PM EST
I have a CZ american, I got a good deal. Its a blast to shoot. My 10/22 has only left the safe once since I got it and that was to put it on consignment.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:58:06 PM EST
I have a Marlin and I love it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:00:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 8:00:44 PM EST by Tradesman]
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
I have a CZ american, I got a good deal. Its a blast to shoot. My 10/22 has only left the safe once since I got it and that was to put it on consignment.


Out of curiosity, why? What do you like about that 17HMR above 22LR?
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:07:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 8:08:28 PM EST by BobRoberts]

Originally Posted By Tradesman:
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
I have a CZ american, I got a good deal. Its a blast to shoot. My 10/22 has only left the safe once since I got it and that was to put it on consignment.


Out of curiosity, why? What do you like about that 17HMR above 22LR?

I tended to only use my 10/22 to go rabbit/squirrel hunting, the CZ was much handier to walk through the timber with, plus the trigger and accuracy is much better. The 17 is like a laser within 100 meters. Plus, I always bought CCI 22, so the price difference is negligible.


I have policy, that I will check my safe, about every six months or so, and if a firearm hasn't been out in that time it goes. No reason to keep firearms that I don't use. I took the 10/22 and a beautiful Beretta A303 Trap down yesterday.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:08:01 PM EST
Savage 9317 SS.. Hornady 17gr VMax topped of with a 6-18x Bushnell trophy..
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:09:39 PM EST
i have the exact thing cowboy has and I love it.

It is fun to hit stuff at 350 yards with it. I think I am going to duracoat it to a flatter tone though. I just wish I could find higher cap mags.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:11:19 PM EST
Ruger.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:11:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tradesman:
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
I have a CZ american, I got a good deal. Its a blast to shoot. My 10/22 has only left the safe once since I got it and that was to put it on consignment.


Out of curiosity, why? What do you like about that 17HMR above 22LR?
Some people like to take their time and put the bullet in the same hole as the last, others like to fill a 2 in hole as fast as possible.
Shot my friends .17 and it was a tack driver, 3 shoots one hole at 75 yards. For 20 bucks 550 round of .22 ,I can deal with being 1-1 1/2 inch off at 100yds.

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:14:19 PM EST
My CZ 452FS shot into 5/8ths of an inch @ 100yds with CCI v-max ammo. Shoulda never traded that one off.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:16:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By BillyPumper:
i have the exact thing cowboy has and I love it.

It is fun to hit stuff at 350 yards with it. I think I am going to duracoat it to a flatter tone though. I just wish I could find higher cap mags.

Really ? 350 ? Guess it is windier here because anything over 100 or so we hoped the wind didn't blow because it was off a couple inches then.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:16:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:18:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:19:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tradesman:
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
I have a CZ american, I got a good deal. Its a blast to shoot. My 10/22 has only left the safe once since I got it and that was to put it on consignment.


Out of curiosity, why? What do you like about that 17HMR above 22LR?


The best thing is that when we had our last panic buying, You couldn't find 22 of any kind anywhere.. Everybody still had 17HMR.. and it is scary flat shooting out to 200 yards.. Well for a rim fire that is
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:21:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 8:27:34 PM EST by KentuckyGunGuy]

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By KentuckyGunGuy:

Originally Posted By Tradesman:
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
I have a CZ american, I got a good deal. Its a blast to shoot. My 10/22 has only left the safe once since I got it and that was to put it on consignment.


Out of curiosity, why? What do you like about that 17HMR above 22LR?
Some people like to take their time and put the bullet in the same hole as the last, others like to fill a 2 in hole as fast as possible.
Shot my friends .17 and it was a tack driver, 3 shoots one hole at 75 yards. For 20 bucks 550 round of .22 ,I can deal with being 1-1 1/2 inch off at 100yds.

In varmint hunting, we call that "a miss"


I don't hunt, but if I did, I would not use value ammo....... I hunt paper and zombies so it's still a good shot
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:21:45 PM EST
I have two .17 HMRs, a CZ 452 and a Savage 93B17 with the fluted/heavy barrel. Its really a fun caliber to shoot, and ammo isn't too expensive. Makes a great critter cartridge out, although I don't find it to be as versatile as a .22 Mag.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:22:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By KentuckyGunGuy:

Originally Posted By Tradesman:
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
I have a CZ american, I got a good deal. Its a blast to shoot. My 10/22 has only left the safe once since I got it and that was to put it on consignment.


Out of curiosity, why? What do you like about that 17HMR above 22LR?
Some people like to take their time and put the bullet in the same hole as the last, others like to fill a 2 in hole as fast as possible.
Shot my friends .17 and it was a tack driver, 3 shoots one hole at 75 yards. For 20 bucks 550 round of .22 ,I can deal with being 1-1 1/2 inch off at 100yds.

In varmint hunting, we call that "a miss"



Exactly
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:27:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tradesman:
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
I have a CZ american, I got a good deal. Its a blast to shoot. My 10/22 has only left the safe once since I got it and that was to put it on consignment.


Out of curiosity, why? What do you like about that 17HMR above 22LR?


i like alot about my .17hmr...mainly the power
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:29:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 8:30:09 PM EST by Cowboy1967]
Originally Posted By KentuckyGunGuy:

Originally Posted By BillyPumper:
i have the exact thing cowboy has and I love it.

It is fun to hit stuff at 350 yards with it. I think I am going to duracoat it to a flatter tone though. I just wish I could find higher cap mags.

Really ? 350 ? Guess it is windier here because anything over 100 or so we hoped the wind didn't blow because it was off a couple inches then.


I have shot squirrels out to 350+ yards and it is fun playing the wind and the drop.. And I am willing to bet we have more day with wind then just about any one except Wyoming
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:04:18 AM EST
CZ 452 Varmint.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:09:28 AM EST
Marlin 917 is a great rifle, I love mine and like it more than the savage equivalent that my father in law has

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:10:51 AM EST
Savage FTMFW!

CZ's are fine rifles but I have out shot many of them with Savages.

I have a personal hate for all things marlin

Once you hunt with a 17 rimfire (HMR orHM2) you will never want to go back to 22 lr
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:12:44 AM EST
I just had to get a 17 HMR a few years ago. I got a Marlin with a heavy barrel. It is accurate but I was dissapointed with it, I was hoping that it would blow up ground squirrels better. The wounds are not much more than a .22 lr IMHO it was not worth it. I have a nice 10/22 that I can hit most targets with if I can see them (whistlepigs) and if I really want to reach out there I have .221 fireball, 220 swift, 22-250 and 2 hb ARs.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:14:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By Beerbellybo:
Hello all, I've been thinking about purchasing a rifle in 17HMR, and was curious as to what most of you are using and why? Thanks in advance.
I LOVE my .17 hmr. It's a savage with the sweet 22 bsa scope on it.

I've used it with success on pigs up to about 150 lbs. Squirrels are no match. Don't try it on birds, they will "poof".

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:16:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By Cowboy1967:
Originally Posted By KentuckyGunGuy:

Originally Posted By BillyPumper:
i have the exact thing cowboy has and I love it.

It is fun to hit stuff at 350 yards with it. I think I am going to duracoat it to a flatter tone though. I just wish I could find higher cap mags.

Really ? 350 ? Guess it is windier here because anything over 100 or so we hoped the wind didn't blow because it was off a couple inches then.


I have shot squirrels out to 350+ yards and it is fun playing the wind and the drop.. And I am willing to bet we have more day with wind then just about any one except Wyoming
Really? Really?

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:16:53 AM EST
you could go for a 5mm Remmington rimfire..
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:19:01 AM EST
We have a Savage 17 HMR that is a great rifle. I would give Savage the edge over the competition due to the Accu-Trigger. It has a very light, clean break and makes tack-driving very doable. After all, 17HMR is all about tack-driving.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:19:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 10:22:33 AM EST by newracer]
You cannot go wrong with a Savage, Marlin, or CZ, all shoot very well. The CZ has better fit and finish but that's it. I have three Marlin 917s that my boys and I shoot prairie dogs with. I chose the Marlin over the Savage because it just felt better in my hands. Stuck with it so we could all share magazines, we have 20. The older Marlins do need trigger work, either a spring swap or a Rifle Basix trigger. There is a new Marlin model coming out but I have not heard of anyone trying one yet. Savage does have the nice Accutrigger. You can get a CZ 453 which has a fully adjustable trigger including a set trigger. Lots of info at www.rimfirecentral.com

I have taken prairie dogs out to ~250 yards with an HMR.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:26:24 AM EST
Browning T Bolt

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:27:25 AM EST
You can't go wrong with a Ruger 77/17 and a BSA Sweet 17 scope.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:35:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By Cowboy1967:
Originally Posted By KentuckyGunGuy:

Originally Posted By BillyPumper:
i have the exact thing cowboy has and I love it.

It is fun to hit stuff at 350 yards with it. I think I am going to duracoat it to a flatter tone though. I just wish I could find higher cap mags.

Really ? 350 ? Guess it is windier here because anything over 100 or so we hoped the wind didn't blow because it was off a couple inches then.


I have shot squirrels out to 350+ yards and it is fun playing the wind and the drop.. And I am willing to bet we have more day with wind then just about any one except Wyoming

I lol'd. We had a day without wind not long ago, seems like it was in July 2007.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:48:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By sdboy:

Originally Posted By Cowboy1967:
Originally Posted By KentuckyGunGuy:

Originally Posted By BillyPumper:
i have the exact thing cowboy has and I love it.

It is fun to hit stuff at 350 yards with it. I think I am going to duracoat it to a flatter tone though. I just wish I could find higher cap mags.

Really ? 350 ? Guess it is windier here because anything over 100 or so we hoped the wind didn't blow because it was off a couple inches then.


I have shot squirrels out to 350+ yards and it is fun playing the wind and the drop.. And I am willing to bet we have more day with wind then just about any one except Wyoming
Really? Really?



350+ yards in high winds? You da man.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:53:11 AM EST
I've had 3 Savage model 93's (sold the 1st one cause I wanted a 10/17 and sold the 2nd to get the new AccuTrigger model). All of them shot very well. The non-AccuTrigger models have a lot to be desired in the trigger dept.
Several of my friends have the Marlin 917's and I thought that they had some pretty horrid triggers as well.
I've shot 1 MOA with one of the Marlins and about 1.5 MOA IIRC with one of my old 93's.
I love the caliber. Pretty handy to have around.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:56:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By Buckshot4U:
Originally Posted By sdboy:

Originally Posted By Cowboy1967:
Originally Posted By KentuckyGunGuy:

Originally Posted By BillyPumper:
i have the exact thing cowboy has and I love it.

It is fun to hit stuff at 350 yards with it. I think I am going to duracoat it to a flatter tone though. I just wish I could find higher cap mags.

Really ? 350 ? Guess it is windier here because anything over 100 or so we hoped the wind didn't blow because it was off a couple inches then.


I have shot squirrels out to 350+ yards and it is fun playing the wind and the drop.. And I am willing to bet we have more day with wind then just about any one except Wyoming
Really? Really?



350+ yards in high winds? You da man.



he was an ex seal sniper..
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:00:19 AM EST
I have an Anschutz in 17hmr and it's wonderfully accurate.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:05:02 AM EST
I brought home a CZ452 varmint a couple weeks ago. Haven't gotten to try it yet.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:11:52 AM EST
I have a Marlin 917V. For the price, it's hard to beat. I replaced the stock with a Boyd's Tacticool stock in OD green. Now I just have to replace the crappy trigger and I will be in business.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:14:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 12:04:45 PM EST by ttushooter]
I had a savage w/ bull barrell. Was a tack driver. I bought it as a prairie dog gun when I was out in college in west Texas but since moving back to dallas I haven't had an opportuinity to go out to hunt, so I ended up trading it towards another purchase.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 12:25:00 PM EST
I have a Savage 93R17 with the Accutrigger.

It will shoot thumbtacks at 100 yards with Hornady 17gr Vmax's.
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