GUN Marlin wood stock Bull brl .17 HMR for $219

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    Good deal? Should I get this or pick up a Savage with a bull barrel instead?
     
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    pics are needed before a decision can be reached :squint:
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I have the savage and love it, but I like the extra magazine capacity of the Marlin. I wish Savage would make larger magazines. :wtc:
     
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    I have to say, based on Panzer's experience with his Savage .17HMR (back when he had a job :mamoru:), they're nice rifles.
    That said, I see no reason not to go with the Marlin, either. I bet that either one would work pretty well for you.

    The Marlin has an extra inch of barrel, if that matters to you. Since you're going to be scoping it, it won't make the rifle inherently any more accurate, but if you want a shorter barrel for the handiness--which doesn't seem like a big deal with a bull barrel, either way--or maybe easier storage, then go for the Savage. The Savage is also going to have a pretty darn good trigger right out of the box, and it's adjustable for weight, IIRC.
     
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    Cabelas has the savage on sale with a scope for around 200.
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    :bowdown::rofl:

    Excellent execution.
     
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    just bought a savage bull barrel .17.

    no, I have not put a scope on it nor shot it.

    yes, this post is worthless.
     
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    I have the Savage and like it, but I do not see any problem with the Marlin either. Plus I like the extra magazine capacity.
     
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    Both are excellent rifles. I'd probably get the Marlin.
     
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    I guess I will be getting the Marlin. Thanks for the input. :eek3:
     
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    In for range reports:x:
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    ill say savage
     
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    so two more rounds in the magazine of a bolt action rimfire rifle is a really big deal to you?
     
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    Get both :mamoru:
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I didn't say it was a really big deal, just that it's one of the drawbacks of the rifle. Hunting regulations in Florida say there's no limits on magazine capacity for rimfire rifles, so there's no reason to limit it to 5. I'm sure there won't be a time when I need to shoot 6 shots (unless I come up on a whole herd of squirrels) while hunting but it sure would make it nice for plinking at the range. For me there are no drawbacks to a larger magazine, it's not like 5 more rounds is going to get in the way or add noticable weight to the rifle (seeing as that it has a bull barrel).
     
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    Savage

    Accutrigger and a relatively flush magazine.
     
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    Hunters carry these rifles with a sling and some don't want the magazine to dig into their backs.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    They could still come with the 5 rounders, just sell 10 rounders as an option. In the end I still bought the Savage. I was just pointing out the one draw back that I found.
     
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    Savages are nice, but if I was going to do it again, I would have gone with the thumb hole bull barreled stock. The regular stocks aren't very good for scopes (I don't know how the one you linked specifically is though.

    :slap:

    I sold it before I quit my job. I didn't use it for anything that a .22LR couldn't have done just as well for cheaper :o
     
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    i'm pretty sure i made that point when you asked me if you should get .17hmr or .22lr :mamoru2:
     

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