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07-10-2008 03:07 AM  9 years agoPost 1
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Any of you all own a .17hmr? I have been eying a .17hmr made by savage(93R17) with a bull barrel and accu-trigger. The accuracy of this round really appeals to me. What can I say, its time for a new toy

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07-10-2008 03:12 AM  9 years agoPost 2
cannibal440

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id skip the .17 and go with a .223

rounds are cheap...easy to reload if youre into that and very potent round. i used a bushmaster xm-15 for target shooting and had great results with it using sierra 69 grain molly coated hollow points. varget powder works well with it. loaded thousands of rounds and never had a misfire. you get 10 fold accuracy loading your own ammo due to little tweaks you can do that factory ammo doesnt have done. PM me if you need any advice.

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07-10-2008 03:54 AM  9 years agoPost 3
BeltFedBrowning

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The 17hmr is a 22 magnum necked down to .17. We try to use one for prarie dog hunting and they are great out to 150 yards then they are spent. They are just as loud or louder than a .223 and the bullets are expensive.
Buy it if that is what you want. I am guilty of buying a gun "because I don't have one yet". The .17 is accurate like they say they are just not a long range gun. They have the 17 mach 2 also. It is a 22 long rifle necked down to .17. The ol .17 centerfire is a good target rifle.
They just came out with a .17 fireball. It is a .221 fireball necked down to .17. haven't fired one of these yet but we have a new one in our gun shop and it is calling to me.

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07-10-2008 03:56 AM  9 years agoPost 4
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I own a .223 already. I also have a .22 and couple other calibers. Where have you been finding inexpensive .223 ammo aside from reloading? .17hmr would run me $11.00 for 100 rounds best I can find on .223 is about $15.00 for 50. I wouldn't mind a bolt action .223 though, mine is semi auto.

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07-10-2008 04:00 AM  9 years agoPost 5
rcadd1ct

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Try:

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/surplus_gg.htm

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07-10-2008 04:00 AM  9 years agoPost 6
BeltFedBrowning

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That there is some cheap shootin

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07-10-2008 04:25 AM  9 years agoPost 7
rcadd1ct

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If you become a member, you can save some more.

I got a laser sight and the membership paid for itself.

After that range and defense ammo were discounted, too.

Fun place to look around.

The store is 30 miles from me, but the Internet site and the store are two different places. The web site has stuff that the store does not and visa versa.

They are true to their word. They took a bunch of mags back without any hassle. Noted why they were going back and got credited really quickly.

Ammo comes from the next state over. It gets to me in about two days.

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07-10-2008 04:29 AM  9 years agoPost 8
jphilli

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I have a CZ 453 American that fires a .17HMR.

It's great for backyard shooting, small game hunting, and even 200 yard target practice.

My buddy has the Savage model that you're asking about in the .17HMR and it's almost as accurate as my CZ. He's taken his to shooting tournaments where he placed 1st and that was over guys using Anschutz rifles.

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07-10-2008 06:14 PM  9 years agoPost 9
cannibal440

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i chose an AR platform because you can remove the upper in 2 seconds and pop a new one on in about any caliber. im planning on getting the .50 beowulf upper soon for big game. if you want to go cheap you can get a .22LR upper and plink all day for little to nothing. AR platform just feels nice in the arms and you name it...you can find it. theres no end to the amount of accessories made for that gun.

when i buy ammo a few guys at work all get together and buy lots of ammo and split it up. i prefer buying large quantities because they are consistent. if you buy 1 box here, 1 box there you'll constantly be adjusting your sights. consistency is EVERYTHING when shooting.

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07-10-2008 06:22 PM  9 years agoPost 10
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An ar15 was the "semi auto" I was referring to. The .17hmr was just something I wanted, not after the perfect round here. So far CZ and savage seems to be the favorites.

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07-10-2008 06:59 PM  9 years agoPost 11
jphilli

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http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=67

Yep, and the trigger on the CZ is amazing. Much better than the Accu Trigger btw. It acts like a normal trigger but if you push it forward, it becomes a hairpin trigger.

And yes I do have the 453 American in a .17 HMR. The website will lead you to believe that it doesn't exist but I found it at a gun store.

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