17HMR or HMR Hornet?

Aron Snyder

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I've had several friends tell me that I should get one of these for my winter snowshoeing/backpacking rifle.

What do you guys think of these and what would you go with?

Gonna go with the Savage for sure!
 

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Why not a Savage markII in 22LR. Run sub sonic ammo and a suppressor? That's what I do and it is crazy quiet. Not as loud as a red rider BB gun.

But if going with one of the two you listed... 17HMR. Ammo is cheap, can find it almost every where and a good flat shooter.

Glenn
 

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I have a savage model 93 in 17hmr. Ammo is cheap and available and the rifle is a tac driver. That said , there has been a problem with extraction. On savage shooters they say to put a second c-clip on the extractor to tighten it up. If I had it to do over I would get the 22 mag instead. A little heavier bullet for coyotes and less sesitive to fouling. My hmr 17 opens up after adout 15 shots. If you shoot it much the cleaning becomes a pia. I would still get the savage again even with the extractor problem as it is very accurate.
 

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I have shot everything from prairie dogs to yotes with my 17 HMR - It is one of those guns I don't think I will ever sell. Its accurate, fairly cheap to shoot and does not seem to ricochet like the 22LR or 22 Mag. I have the Marlin but if I was to do it over again I would have went the Savage route instead (already upgraded to a timney trigger and better stock). I too have extractor problems from time to time.
The only drawback to the .17 HMR is if there is much wind you get a lot of drift but what do you expect with a 17 gr bullet.
 

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I completely agree with the posts above. The 17HMR is an awesome caliber. We shoot ground sqirrels in Oregon and the little 17 is flat out to 200 yards!
 
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Ended up with a Savage 17 Hornet! I stuck a Vortex Viper HS 2.5x10x44 on it for a scope.

Heading out with the family this weekend to get it dialed in.
 

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Looks like a jewell to me. I am sure it will shoot lights out as with my experience the savages shoot tiny little groups with those tiny little bullets. Could you have picked a bigger scope for the little bugger?!

I have a bad itch to get another one myself. Thanks for contributing to my bad habits.
 

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Looks like the sun shade is on the scope, so really not as big as you think. Nice set up. You will like it.

Glenn
 

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I've realy been wanting one of those 17 Hornets. Just haven't found one around here yet. I already have a 17 HMR and 22 mag. The hornet just seems interesting to me...
 

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Aron: How did the 17 Hornet shoot? Looks like a fun gun to have around.
 

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I went to buy one tonight. They had two of them and sold the last one an hour before i got there. Wasn't too happy, but it is what it is.
 
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The Hornet is shooting nickel sized groups at 100 yards!

I gave her a paint job tonight:)
 

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Sweet ! I have the 17 hmr model 93 savage and love it. Might have to paint mine now that I see how good yours looks.
 
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I like this side better, so when the paint dries I'll repaint it like this.
 

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Cool ! Are you painting in the house ?! Your wife must really love you ! Most men would get shot for that.
 
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No....on the porch, but it's colder than a well diggers a$$ in January, so I brought it in to dry:)
 
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