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Old 10-20-2008, 11:02 AM
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Default Most accurate 17HMR on the market today?

Hi guys,

I'm thinking of buying a 17HMR rifle. What are the top end ones on the market today?

I'm looking for:

-Sub-MOA accuracy at 100yd.
-Balanced well to shoot offhand.
-Synthetic stock preferably, but not the cheap plastic type.

I had a Mossberg when it first came out (2002 or 2003, don't remember), but it didn't group too well so I sold it right away. The problem with rimfires is that you have to depend on factory ammo, so I'd like to know which one shoots best with the ammo out there today.

I've heard the new Savages have the Accutrigger.

Opinions?

Thank you.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:09 AM
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I have heard that the CZ's are really good and the Savages with the target barrels are good too. You are correct that the down fall is the ammo. The only way to fix this is to weigh out each round, measure OAL and crimp diameter. Then sort the ammo accordingly. If not you will ALWAYS have a flyer.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:11 AM
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My roommate bought a heavy barrel .17 hmr savage w/accutrigger. It was a blast to shoot. Grouped nicely out of the box. No B.S. but I saw him shoot the stem out of a wineglass at 100 yards. He had a Mueller APV on it, worked like a charm. The only time the rifle wasn't accurate was when we were shooting in the rain. I think those little .17's bounce off raindrops...
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:15 AM
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I'm looking at the Savage BTVSS. They look nice. Anyone know who has the best price on these?

My local FFL can do the transfer.

Fordtrucks, thanks for the info on the ammo. I'll do that.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:27 AM
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Which area you in?

I have a Savage Classic in 22 lr and a CZ 452 Varmint in 17 HMR. I'd expect the Savage in 17 HMR to be very, very accurate as is the CZ. You can also get a CZ 453 which has the adjustable trigger. Then again, the Savage is more of a full sized gun, I'm about 6' 4"+ and find the CZ to be a bit small. If I had to pick one, I'd go CZ but I doubt there's a whole lot of accuracy difference between the two.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:30 AM
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Which area you in?
Santa Barbara county. Our local shops suck and are way overpriced. I was going to get it transferred in Ventura or Camarillo.
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:21 PM
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Rettings down in Culver City has a shirtload of Volquartsen semi-autos that shoot as good as any bolt gun.
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:48 PM
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skip the HMR and get a Savage MKIIFV in 17HM2. They can be had for under $200 delivered. You wont regret it.
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Savage has the best. I own several Savage and rifles in .17HMR and a Ruger. I also have a Savage in .17HM2 and it is also a little tact driver.
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Rettings down in Culver City has a shirtload of Volquartsen semi-autos that shoot as good as any bolt gun.
Yes, but the price difference between Volquartsen and the Savage is at least 6x for the same accuracy.
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Old 10-20-2008, 1:29 PM
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My vote goes to the Sako Quad. Mine shoots 1/2 MOA consistantly, plus it has the option of interchangable barrels. Lilja and Sako offer barrels for all the RF calibers.
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