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Posted: 6/17/2005 5:19:36 AM EDT
Anyone have comments on the Marlin 917 in .17hmr? I just received one as a gift. It has the T900 trigger. What does that mean? Also will a std cleaning rod and or .22 caliber bore snake work, or do they make .17 rods and snakes?

Link Posted: 6/17/2005 5:46:21 AM EDT
I have a 917 VS and love it. It was stainless steel with a laminated stock.

Don't you a .22 caliber cleaning rod. The make special cleaning rods and bore snakes for .17 caliber.
Link Posted: 6/17/2005 5:48:32 AM EDT
the ammo is expensive.
can you sell it and buy a Ruger 10-22?
if you have a 10-22 this can be "another" gun.
Link Posted: 6/17/2005 5:50:37 AM EDT
If you have some spare weed wacking wire (plastic!), you can make a pull through patch string.
Link Posted: 6/17/2005 5:52:22 AM EDT
The .22 rod will not work at all
boresnake might but if you broke it trying to drag it thru it could get uggly.
Treat your gun to a new rod and boresnake and get some pre cut patches while you are at it.The bore on the .17 is so tiny there is very little difference between too big and too small on the patches.
Link Posted: 6/17/2005 5:58:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2005 6:00:33 AM EDT by Eric_Mayer]

Originally Posted By hk940:
the ammo is expensive.
can you sell it and buy a Ruger 10-22?
if you have a 10-22 this can be "another" gun.

Ammo right now at Midsouth Shooters Supply is $7.18 per 50.

For a gun that is a lightning bolt, compared to the .22 lr, the cost is minor. Go to Varmint Al's website and check out his writeup: www.varmintal.com/17hmr.htm

Study his drop charts, you will see why the .17HMR is a much better caliber and very destructive on small varmints!!

Link Posted: 6/17/2005 6:07:10 AM EDT
Wow. Cool chart. Pretty much confirms what I knew but cool to see it drawn out. Drops liek a rock after 100 yards. Hehe, and I was trying to make 200 yard shots with the damn thing on prairie dogs.
Link Posted: 6/17/2005 7:45:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2005 9:40:50 AM EDT by rn45]
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Link Posted: 6/17/2005 7:48:03 AM EDT
I have a .22 WMR and a .17 HMR.

Both are awesome
Link Posted: 6/17/2005 8:31:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rn45:
I can attest to the fact that the .17HMR will kill prairie dogs past 300 yards. True, it takes a few shots to get dialed in, but that's a lot of prairie dog shooting anyway. It's explosive on the little shits under a hundred. Given a choice between a 17HMR and a .22, I'd take the .17 every time. In a heavy barreled rifle it has almost no recoil.

It's also very effective on rattlesnakes.

Oh I have no doubt it can be done. But I was in Nebraska, in the wind, distance makes that pretty difficult. Besides tehre was plenty of close in targets, then I'd just move closer.

I have some great pics of the .17 on Pdogs.
Link Posted: 6/17/2005 8:35:14 AM EDT
Dewey makes cleanings rods for this caliber. Sinclair Internantional web site will have bore guide and 17 cal. patches, basically everything you need. The little guns are awesomely accurate. I have a Rifle basix trigger in mine ($70) dropped the pull weight to 1lb even very crisp. With Hornady ammo it prints 1/2" groups if I do my part. For $300 it's more than worth it.
Link Posted: 6/17/2005 12:23:39 PM EDT
My only near opportunity to shoot this thing is tommorrow. I hope I can find a cleaning rod to clean it with tonite. I want to break it in properly.

Link Posted: 6/18/2005 12:46:39 PM EDT
Update. Shoots nice, but mag is a piece of S. Wobbles, and won't feed hollowpoints reliably. Tightened the tracks now better, still if mag drops down slightly, bullets catch on bottom of chamber. I haven't tried the polymer tips. Perhaps they take up the slop and feed anyway.

Any one hear of fixes?

Link Posted: 6/18/2005 5:29:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2005 5:42:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Eric_Mayer:


Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:01:34 AM EDT
According to Marlin.....

The fix is to just open the bolt, then push the mag "forward" until the mounting bracket moves the mag slightly upward.


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