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Old 01-30-2013, 22:42   #1
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With things as they are.....want to do some cheap and accurate bench rest?

17hmr seems to be easy to get.

Better than 22LR, inexpensive, and seriously accurate.

Just bought some 17hmr for $13 a box of 50.......

This Savage 93R17 with used rings, and perfect vintage Weaver K10-E 10x scope with adjustable objective......$310 for the entire package.

No need for trigger work.......has the Savage Accu-trigger.

There are still ways to shoot without costing an arm and a leg........

These days, it doesn't get any better than this!

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:16   #2
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Nice!! 17's are awsome to shoot, get out the hot glue gun and start glueing some targets onto some cardboard, i like rolaids and asprin, they "poof" when hit.
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Old 01-31-2013, 15:12   #3
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I like my Savage 93R17.

After I got it I shopped around for the best ammo prices and filled up a couple 50 cal ammo cans with 17 HMR. I like a lot of ammo on hand.
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Got a couple other 17HMR guns but haven't had a chance to shoot them in several months.
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Old 01-31-2013, 22:20   #4
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I like my Savage 93R17.

After I got it I shopped around for the best ammo prices and filled up a couple 50 cal ammo cans with 17 HMR. I like a lot of ammo on hand.
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Got a couple other 17HMR guns but haven't had a chance to shoot them in several months.
That's quite the stash M2!

Just wondering what shoots the most accurately for you....

I've tried 4-5 different brands and bullet configurations, and all are accurate enough to be very happy with the results. I think I'd have to give the nod to Hornady 17 grain with the plastic ballistic tip, though not by much.

How about you?

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Old 01-31-2013, 23:29   #5
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I really like my 93r17, been shooting it a lot more lately. With the cost and short supply of ammo i went out and got myself even more boxes of Hornady 17gr ballisric tip, trying to find some 15.5 gr to play with.
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Old 01-31-2013, 23:48   #6
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I had the same idea and bought an Uberti Silverboy 22 lever action today. Will spend some time with it till things get back to normal. Bought my wife a Marlin 17 hmr and put a Weaver scope on it. Fun gun that you can actually find ammo for. Nothing to take for granted at the moment.



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Old 02-01-2013, 08:42   #7
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How about you?
I really don't know.

All my .17 shooting has been sitting at a bench using a bi-pod but just plinking at 1 inch dots.

Doing a serious comparison of the 4-5 different loads is something I want to do but haven't got around to yet.



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Old 02-01-2013, 08:53   #8
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Very nice. I love my Savage and have been working it out quite a bit since the panic began.

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I only punch paper inside of 100m (usually 25-75m) with it, so .22LR makes a whole lot more sense for me.

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:57   #9
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I've always had an interest in .17 and would love to pick one up some day. This has been my cheap fun for now:

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Old 02-01-2013, 18:32   #10
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I have 4 Savage bolt actions, 3 in .22 and one in .17. Do yourself a favor and ditch the Tupperware stock on the .17. Boyds with Dip bottom metal is the way to go. The factory stocks have a really low comb that need a cheek riser with glass.

However, if you don't want to dump another note or 2 into the rifle fill the butt of the stock with expanding foam and the forearm can be stiffened with a bit of JB Weld and aluminum strips. There are some nice kidex cheek risers or you can do what I did on a stock I was playing with and make your own for a buck.

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FYI the top 2 are factory threaded for cans. (2nd is my frankenstock homemade riser) the top one wearing a Boyds stock.

3rd has Tech Sights and is my kid trainer. The factory stocks are great for open sights.

4th is my .17 before I put it in a Boyds stock. It has also been threaded. .17 obviously is hypersonic down range but is hearing safe for the shooter. My Gemtech Alpine is rated for full auto .22, .22mag and .17.
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:47   #11
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I've been thinking about that caliber, only in a revolver.
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