Unless you are shooting out past 150 yards all the time, the Sweet 17 scopes are a waste of money. The bullet compensation doesn't kick in until that point.
I went with a Marlin myself. It just seemed a bit more refined than the Savage's I was looking at.
Keep in mind that ammo prices can be quite high for a 17HMR. When it first came out, ammo was about $6.50 to $9 a box of 50 rounds. When I was looking for this last 17HMR, I noticed ammo was about $12 a box at most places and as high $17 for the same stuff. Luckily, my go to dealer came through with a case that worked out to about $10 per box.