GUN Bought my first firearm this weekend

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  1. Omega6_Virus

    Omega6_Virus New Member

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    A .17HMR rifle. Savage Arms 93R17-FVSS. Black synthetic stock, blued bull barrel. Its perfect for varmint hunting. Got a Bushnell Model #32-3940G 3-9x40 scope. Shoots awesome. Great accuracy once I got the scope sighted in. A little loud to by-standers when compared to my friends Ruger 10/22. My USB ports on my computer do not work at the moment, so I cannot get pics. I will get some up soon, my friend w/ the 22 can get them done. The only downside is the ammo is expensive when compared to my friends 22. $9 for 50rnds of 17hmr, but $9 gets 500rnds of 22mag. :greddy:
     
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    footratfunkface New Member

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    yeah, the ammo is way too expensive, and offers no advantage over .22 that i've seen.
     
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    but, if it were as cheap as .22, it'd be fun.
     
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    Omega6_Virus New Member

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    Its a lot faster than a 22 and I just love it. Though I'm sure I'd love a 22 bolt action(my friends is semi). I ripped up a chickmonk and my friend only put a hole through one.
     
  5. kellyclan

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    The .17 is a pretty hot little critter hunter, as you saw. :big grin: High velocity, and a nice flat curve.

    You may be able to get a .22 Mag barrel for it to get in on the $9/500rd goodness.
     
  6. Pure Energy

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    It's perfect for my application: groundhogs 50-150yds with poor backdrop. I need something with some "getout" but that falls fast after 150 yds. I really don't want to put a hole in the county's building next door!!
     
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    .17>all small caliber if for no other reason than the 2500fps muzzle velocity and availability of ballistic tip bullets. i love mine, and bi-mart here has 50rds for $7.99
     

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