I am in the market for a new rimfire rifle. I have an iron sight .22 lr I use for rabbits and squirrels and I am looking to get a scoped rifle for longer ranges. This gun will mainly be used for rabbits and squirrels plus some varmint control like armadillos and ground hogs.
I had my mind made up with a Savage .17 hmr with plans to suppress it down the road. However, I have been reading about the .17 wsm and it looks pretty awesome.
Anyone hunt with it before or have any suggestions?
I bought a new B-Mag about 3 weeks ago, have new scope but haven't gotten the right rings yet. I'll have it shooting soon. Ammo is NOT readily available around here, I found one place on-line and stocked up but was kinda expensive. I may look into putting a wood stock on it. I'm pretty excited about this gun...
Savage may have fiddled with the stock on the newer guns and introduced a heavy barrel as well.
I say all that to say this, if I were in the hunt for a 17 WSM I would be sure to get one that was made in the last 6 months.
I handled one when they first came out. The forestock was very flimsy and the bolt was VERY stiff. The one I just bought feels better (feels pretty good actually). Stock isn't as flimsy & bolt not quite as stiff.