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Old 01-13-2012, 8:23 PM
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spencerk's thread got me thinking...

For target shooting/plinking?

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Old 01-13-2012, 9:45 PM
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spencerk's thread got me thinking...

For target shooting/plinking?
Depends on your budget and expectations. I have a CZ 453, it's a beautifully built gun with a great "set" trigger. After a bit of adjustment the trigger breaks around 3lbs, and you cant feel anything. You hear a click and that's it, no trigger movement at all.

Then, when you "set" the trigger by pushing it forward, it becomes much more sensitive. I'd guess around 1/2lb. You just start to squish the fat on your fingertip when it fires.

Then, there's always the SAKO quad, another amazing rifle.
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Savage if I was going to buy a new one.
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I LOVE my savage but I have not shot any other 17. I still can't believe I was able to hit spent .45acp brass at 50 yards my first trip out!
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There are a lot of nice 17 HMR rifles, just like everything it depends on what you want to spend. Here are a few, in order of retail price: Savage, CZ, Volquartsen, Anschutz. All are nice and great rifles. I would probably buy a nice CZ 17 HMR bolt gun.
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Old 01-14-2012, 7:49 AM
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Ruger 77/22 in 17HMR, or like me looking for a CZ455 22LR, 17 HMR/22 WRM
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Old 01-14-2012, 1:44 PM
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anybody who says a savage over an anchutz or cz probably hasnt shot either. the anchutz 1517 and 1717 are astonishing. i do like the feel of the cz better though.

I would also look into a Ruger No. 1. Im pretty sure they make a .17 hmr (just confirmed it)
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if your looking to go on the cheap (misunderstood target shooting. lol) i would however reccmmend the savage or marlin over all else. even moreso than my mossberg 817 (unless you really cant spend the extra hundred bucks or so) because of the fit and finish and quality control. I got lucky and got one that was in damn near perfect condition from the factory accept the magazine. it just needed a little filing to click in correctly. even though it fit fine before (i just wanted to have perfect fit and finish, im meticulous with rattles and whatnot).

There is also the almost forgotton H&R Handi rifle Sportster that is still being sold in .17 hmr and i have seen on sale for as low as $150. The handi rifle is by far the best for the money along the lines of accuracy and durability out of the box and its lower price would allow you to get better optics than if you bought something a couple hundred bucks more. The only downside is its a break action single shot, but to me thats a plus (i love single shot, makes me make every shot count).

then there is the henry which is a lever action .17 and it is a flawless firearm imho. well thought out and well put together to last a life time like every other henry rifle. its more accurrate than their .22wmr.

my buddy has a Browning T bolt that he absolutely adores. super accurrate and it hasnt had a single feeding or firing malfunction. same as my mossberg 817

since ive compiled the list ive probably doubled the amount of brands i know of that sell .17 hmr's. There is a VERY wide selection.
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Id have to say which ever one is in my hands!
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anybody who says a savage over an or cz probably hasnt shot either. the anchutz 1517 and 1717 are astonishing. i do like the feel of the cz better though.

I would also look into a Ruger No. 1. Im pretty sure they make a .17 hmr (just confirmed it)
very well could be the best but theres no way im gonna spend $1500 on a .17. Thats simply outrageous, i dont care how good they are. And this is coming from a guy who owns a 1450 anchutz .22lr.
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Look into the Savage 93r17fv. I'm picking that one up.
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Rifles are like ammo, the more $$$ you spend, the better it is. Just the way it is. Marlin, Savage, CZ, Anshutz and then more $$$ to get better.
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Just for a budget minded target gun, I'd go with either a Marlin 917 or a Savage 93r17. IMO you'll get more out of the gun if you go with a Marlin and an aftermarket trigger.. but Savages are nice too and the accutrigger saves a lot of money and if you want to stay completely stock, it's probably the best bang for your buck. I had an old Anshutz .22 that was sold to me very cheap (And in really poor condition) from a family friend and after some TLC it was outstanding. I can't see spending that much on a new plinker though.
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I haven't the money to buy them all but I do have a Savage 93R BTVSS. Boring at 100 yards. I'll keep the outlook sunny and say there all good. The only thing I'd want relatively soon may be the CZ Varmint offering. Who knows?
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Just throwing it out there but tue "Best Rifle" is the one that fits and works the best for you. I've seen people spend $$$ on a rifle that just didn't fit or other wise could not work with. Size, power or hell even just the over gun its self. But something just didn't fit. And if it doesn't fit to start with then you already have an up hill battle on your hands.
I had a beautiful winchester 270 and I loved that gun. But it didn't shoulder well for me. It took a Marine sniper to point out this fit wasn't mentioned to be unless I dropped some serious $$$ for a stock for it.
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very well could be the best but theres no way im gonna spend $1500 on a .17. Thats simply outrageous, i dont care how good they are. And this is coming from a guy who owns a 1450 anchutz .22lr.
+1.....$1500 for a 223-308, thats fine but for a 17, only if u have reallllly deeep pockets or maybe compete so you can win some money back to cover the cost of the rifle.
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Of what I own.The Ruger is the finest after you fix the crappy trigger.The CZ is pretty nice and more reasonable to buy.The Savage is kind of ugly to my eyes,but it shoots as well as the other 2 and the cost is wonderful.I own 5 of the Ruger 77 rimfires,2 CZs and 2 Savages.The wife has the Henry in a couple calibers.She likes lever guns.Consider a 22mag if purchasing.The Ruger 10-22 mag factory,shoots like crap.Add a Lilja barrel,Volq.bottom end and a Boyds stock and it shoots well.Wow that got expensive fast.Note to self and others-Look at the Savage again.The new 22Mag ammo for them makes them shoot pretty flat.
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I would recommend the savage with the accutrigger I have my trigger dialed in just under 2 lbs with some elbow grease and a few coils clipped off my spring. No bump fires and very accurate.
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savage w acutrigger and crank that sucker LOW.... best 17 for the $$
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Well I finely got my first ever rimfire a Marlin 917, (wifes rimfire). Got it used with a upgraded trigger. Mounted a scope and was dialed in well with about 25 rounds.

Now I should say this is the only 17 HMR I have ever shot and am very happy with it. As a matter of fact the third time out I placed an uncooked egg on a shot glass at about 100yards. Shot near it at some other targets until I felt ready for the egg. 1 shot later, no more egg. The shot glass was intact, even had some shell still in it.

Which is better? I don't know. Unless your shooting in competitions or trying to remove the left eye of a varmit, I don't think you need to spent much more than $300. Use the extra cash for ammo.
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