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Offline Ks_Sniper

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« on: November 20, 2004, 06:03:29 PM »
Just out of curiosity, for those who have a HMR, what make and model do you have/suggest and why?
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2004, 06:20:39 PM »
I have a marlin bolt action.22inch heavy barrel,desert camo laminated stock.Its a great gun.And its not very expensive.If it was $450 it would still be worth it.Picked it up brand new for $240 at a gunshow.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2004, 09:31:43 PM »
I have a Savage 17 Heavy, a nail driver in it's own right. I have it scoped with a BSA 6X-24X 40mm,  illuminated mildot recticles, and a good leather sling to carry with. My squirrel hunting buddy has a Marlin .17HMR, also a nail driver. These are the best bang for the buck you can get, and will shoot right along with the high dolllar guns, and better than some higher priced rifles. The Marlin has a better factory trigger, unless Savage has done some changes. I think now you can buy an improved factory trigger for mine, which is actually a Model 93. There are great after market triggers for them, and there is also an easy home fix on the Savage trigger, too. I had my gunsmith pal do a custom trigger job on mine. The two mentioned rifles run about $179 each.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2004, 10:48:05 PM »
Well, I've been looking at a Ruger 96/17 Lever action or a Taurus Model 172 pump, both seem to be running closer to $300, but I'm not sure which I like better.
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2004, 04:02:58 PM »
Ruger 77/17   I like it.  Good overall package.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2004, 05:02:59 PM »
Ok... I think I've decided on which one I'll be getting. Just follow the links and let me know what you think.

http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?model=M172R&category=Rifle

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http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976529566.htm

There's no picture on the second, but it's a duplicate of the picture on the first site.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2004, 08:19:59 PM »
Holy Cow... I just got back from "Richard's" Sporting Goods. I was looking a .17's and scopes to go with them. They all looked good, but the BSA Sweet 17 was absolutely AMAZING! I've been waiting for YEARS for this design to come out (not necessarily with the HMR though). The price was pretty descent and they've got the 6-16x40mm. Very impressed, but it suddenly occurs to me that my new little $200 - $300 toy is going to run $350 - $450... which hurts my wallet more than I can handle for a while longer. Ah well... it will be mine... Oh yes...
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2004, 11:55:35 PM »
I've got a Marlin 17VS (the 917 replaced it the next year).  It's got the stainless satin finish, heavy barrel, and laminated wood stock.  I put a Simmons Aetec 3.8x12 X 44 scope on it.  The gun can shoot way better than I can! :oops:   The trigger had just a little bit of "creep" to it, which I hate, so I put a RifleBasix trigger in it (the trigger was $70).  It doesn't have any creep to it and I've got it set for about 1.5 lbs pull.

With just about any 17 HMR, from what I've seen and heard, they are all tack drivers.  It all pretty much comes down to what you can afford and what style you like.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2004, 01:43:26 AM »
Funny you should mention that they're all nearly identical, and it just depends on personal preference and finances.  :oops:  I got a real good look at the Marlin 917 and got to thinking, that I don't want a .17 that will shoot the expensive rounds as fast as my hand can use the lever/pump/or trigger (in the case of the new autoloaders). So, then I remembered how much I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the TC Contender (It's what my old man raised me on.) and THEN remembered that a walmart near my house had one special ordered a few months ago, had the guy back out last minute and offer it to me for almost $200 less than the list price.... WHY :!:  It seems the more I search, the less sure I am of which one I want.... So, now it's definitely the Marlin or the TC Contender Rifle.

And why do I suddenly feel like a kids who's been told he can only 1 piece of candy (but it can be ANY piece) in a whole candy store.   :cry:   :x  :cry:
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2004, 05:07:55 AM »
KS, I have read some reports from some owners of the BSA Sweet 17, and they were not all very good.  :roll: You may want to make another choice, or closely check out the one you are looking at in the store.
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