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#5480093 - 12/15/14 10:13 PM Savage 93R17
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I just bought this rifle and am pretty excited to try it out this weekend. I was curious if anyone has any suggestions on what optics or setup I should go with? I am planning on reaching out to 100 yards or so for varmints mostly. It is getting too expensive to take out a coon at the feeder with a 30-06 lol. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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#5480302 - 12/16/14 05:35 AM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: friocountyhunts]
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They're damn boring at 50 so 100 should add some interest. This 93VR17 has a Redfield (Revolution?)3-9X40, don't know what rings.



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#5480461 - 12/16/14 08:04 AM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: friocountyhunts]
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I have a Swaro Z3 3-9x32 on my CZ 455 in .17 HMR

3-9 is plenty.
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#5480527 - 12/16/14 08:33 AM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: friocountyhunts]
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I use a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 BDC scope. Reasonable price and very good quality for the money.

Get the BDC model with the bullet-drop circles below the cross-hairs. On mine, sighted in at 100 yards, the first BDC circle below the cross-hairs is good for 125 yards - or 30 feet. ( Because of the height of the scope above the bore. ) This is very useful for the occasional close-in shot.

I use Millet rings, medium I believe.

This is the best rifle that I've ever encountered for shooting while standing up on my hind legs. - It handles like a dream.




Edited by charlesb (12/16/14 08:39 AM)
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#5480578 - 12/16/14 08:44 AM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: friocountyhunts]
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Thanks all! That's a hell of a groups at 50 so the bar has been set. I was thinking 3x9 as well but was leaning towards the mil-dot scopes. I will put a pic up after deciding and hopefully with some critters in there too!
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#5480897 - 12/16/14 10:26 AM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: friocountyhunts]
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I loved my .17 so much I bought the twin in 22 Mag. One of my absolute favorite rifles to shoot! I have a Mueller APV on one and a cheaper Simmons on the other. I really like the Mueller APV and would recommend it.



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#5481121 - 12/16/14 12:20 PM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: friocountyhunts]
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Hey Doc, I asked the salesman if they made that rifle in 22 mag and he told me no! Hmmm, that's what happens when you make impulse buy haha. Those look great though! Still waiting on my paperwork to go through for my suppressors!
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#5482619 - 12/16/14 11:07 PM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: friocountyhunts]
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Originally Posted By: friocountyhunts
Hey Doc, I asked the salesman if they made that rifle in 22 mag and he told me no! Hmmm, that's what happens when you make impulse buy haha. Those look great though! Still waiting on my paperwork to go through for my suppressors!


I think I got both of them at Dick's Sporting Goods, I can't remember for sure but I know I got one of them there. The last time I checked they will order you any gun you want from the manufacturer's that they carry.

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#5483520 - 12/17/14 11:41 AM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: DocHorton]
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Originally Posted By: DocHorton
I loved my .17 so much I bought the twin in 22 Mag. One of my absolute favorite rifles to shoot! I have a Mueller APV on one and a cheaper Simmons on the other. I really like the Mueller APV and would recommend it.




You sir have got it going on!
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#5490254 - 12/20/14 11:45 PM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: friocountyhunts]
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Threw on a very old redfield 3x9 and was hitting bulleyes pretty quickly, so I am happy. I am looking forward to seeing some masked thieves coming after the feeder! I will prob upgrade the scope the next time I get a chance.
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#5493024 - 12/22/14 12:59 PM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: friocountyhunts]
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Went with a vortex 12x and so far so good. Tack driver at 100 yards
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#5493063 - 12/22/14 01:12 PM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: friocountyhunts]
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Originally Posted By: friocountyhunts
Went with a vortex 12x and so far so good. Tack driver at 100 yards


I am getting a similar set up going when I get a little more cash.

Going to get the Savage 93R17 Suppressor Ready version, Byods "taticool" stock, vortex diamondback 3-9x40 (have this already), and a suppressor.

Can't wait to get it going! All the reviews I have read on the 93R17 have been great!
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#5493071 - 12/22/14 01:15 PM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: charlesb]
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Registered: 01/29/07
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Originally Posted By: charlesb
I use a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 BDC scope. Reasonable price and very good quality for the money.

Get the BDC model with the bullet-drop circles below the cross-hairs. On mine, sighted in at 100 yards, the first BDC circle below the cross-hairs is good for 125 yards - or 30 feet. ( Because of the height of the scope above the bore. ) This is very useful for the occasional close-in shot.

I use Millet rings, medium I believe.

This is the best rifle that I've ever encountered for shooting while standing up on my hind legs. - It handles like a dream.




This gun is a little hard to find... Yall have me talked into one for the last week, and only place I have been able to find one is asking $550 for just the rifle.
I will have one in the next couple of weeks or sooner if I come across it..

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#5493088 - 12/22/14 01:21 PM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: FishKiller]
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Originally Posted By: FishKiller
Originally Posted By: charlesb
I use a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 BDC scope. Reasonable price and very good quality for the money.

Get the BDC model with the bullet-drop circles below the cross-hairs. On mine, sighted in at 100 yards, the first BDC circle below the cross-hairs is good for 125 yards - or 30 feet. ( Because of the height of the scope above the bore. ) This is very useful for the occasional close-in shot.

I use Millet rings, medium I believe.

This is the best rifle that I've ever encountered for shooting while standing up on my hind legs. - It handles like a dream.




This gun is a little hard to find... Yall have me talked into one for the last week, and only place I have been able to find one is asking $550 for just the rifle.
I will have one in the next couple of weeks or sooner if I come across it..


Buds Gun Shop or any online retailer, have it sent to Blake Madigan (I think thats how you spell is last name) over in Benbrook.

He charges 15 per transfer and 10 if you have your CHL.
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#5493148 - 12/22/14 01:43 PM Re: Savage 93R17 [Re: friocountyhunts]
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Registered: 01/29/07
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Lots of things I would buy on the interwebs, but guns I am going to avoid. I like to be able to put my hands on them before giving up the cash.
But that is something I may look into if I can't find one locally.

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