GUN .17HMR - ruger, marlin, or savage?

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  1. Ebtromba

    Ebtromba Active Member

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    eventually going to get a bolt action .17hmr. my cousin has a ruger and seems to like it. I was leaning toward a marlin or a savage.

    is either grossly different than the other?
     
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    Ebtromba Active Member

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    and what are teh advantages of a fluted barrel? and is it real or just marketing?
     
  3. Keesh

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    They are a bit lighter and supposedly cool faster.

    All three of the companies you listed makes good guns.
     
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    I can vouch for the Savage but not the others as I have not used them.
     
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    fluted barrels are mostly hype. On paper it's suppose to make the barrel more rigid, lighten the barrel, and help with cooling as there is more siface area. I'm sure there are some applications where it makes a difference (larger calibers), but not so much on a rimfire. They do look kind of cool though, but I would save the money and apply it towards trigger and scope.
     
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    I love my Savage. Whatever you do, make sure you get a bull barrel. 17 HMRs typically won't group for shit otherwise.

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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Love my savage. Almost everything I've ever pointed it at died.
     
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    Which model did you get? Did you get a model with or without open sights?
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    I've got a Savage 93r17 BVSS (gray laminate stock, SS barrel) and I absolutely <3 this thing. The stock Accutrigger is amazing.
     
  12. Hooch

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    Save yourself some money and go 17HM2
     
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    CZ 452 Lux w/ open sights. Shot this yesterday. Ive only taken it out a few times and havent zeroed the sights or have a spotting scope. Used Federal bulk pack at Walmart and a shooting rest the range provided. At first it was too low and I stacked some ammo boxes on top of my laptop bag (double as range bag) because I didnt know you could flip it to make the rests higher. :rofl:
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    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=235013
     
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    .17 HMR >>>>>>>>>> .22 LR
     
  15. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I'd go with a Savage or a CZ.
     
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    Too much drop at 100 yards with the Mach 2.
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Not really:

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    Wish I could afford the ammo or have something worthwhile to shoot at with it. It costs more to shoot than 9mm. :ugh:

    Im looking at targets at what other people shoot at with scopes at the same distance with a scope and it's giving me an ego boost.
     
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    All the Mach 2s i've shot, or shot with, drop about 5-6 inches at 100 yards.
     
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    True. I do a lot of squirrel hunting, so i have plenty to shoot at. :o
     
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    All being said - i'd much rather have a CZ than my Savage. :o
     
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    Is this the model without the adjustable trigger? How much did you pay for it? Did you get it online?

    Sorry for the thread hijack OP. :o
     
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    I think it's only adjustable for the pull but it had no travel and a clean break when stock so I havent messed with that adjustment. I did install a Brooke's trigger kit and it made no difference. Paid close to $360 locally which was not much more than Whittaker's. My dealer works with me on price.

    http://www.whittakerguns.com/
     
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    If you think you are going to kill anything outside of 200 meters with a .17 you're wrong, go 17hm2 and save yourself 10 bucks a box of 50 rounds, that should be the deciding facter.
     
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    And that was at 50 yards.;)
     

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