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#5914170 - 09/05/15 08:06 AM 17 wsm
thorn4570 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/07
Posts: 2510
Loc: Fort Worth
Is anybody shooting the 17 wsm. Do you like it? How hard is it to find ammo?
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#5914208 - 09/05/15 08:58 AM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
FroggerZack Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/22/11
Posts: 468
Loc: Diana....
I don't own a gun in this caliber but the ammo is available at Academy.. Savage makes the B Mag but many complain about the Tupperware stock on them. I'm waiting for a CZ version or something similar...
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#5914326 - 09/05/15 11:25 AM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
nsmike Offline
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Registered: 05/02/12
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Loc: MN
The problem with the 17 WSM is the limited availability of rifles. Savage with the B Mag and Winchester with the 1885 Low Wall had a one year exclusive right to build rifles. That expired and there's now a Ruger 77 available and a Volquartsen auto
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#5914487 - 09/05/15 03:05 PM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 2053
Loc: West Virginia
Wow, those Volquartsens start around $1900

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#5914895 - 09/05/15 11:07 PM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
Hirogen Offline
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Registered: 07/18/13
Posts: 705
Loc: Ontario, Grey County


I have the Bmag target made by Savage. It has a laminated Boyd's thumbhole stock and 21 inch heavy stainless barrel. Looks like this:





It shoots under 1 inch at 100 yards with either the 20 or 25 grain ammo. The photo above is a stock photo from Varminter But mine is identical except it sports a Scorpion Redhot Scope.
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#5916846 - 09/07/15 02:39 PM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
fr3db3ar Offline
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Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 311
Loc: Holland, MI
I love mine. I have the heavy barrel stainless. It shoots great. check out LAX ammo online. I bought it by the brick.

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#5918796 - 09/08/15 05:16 PM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
Jabroni Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/02/13
Posts: 60
Loc: Franklin, TX
Mine will be coming in this week, i ordered a Franklin armory f17 semi auto ar style. ammo is easy to find already stocked up, i have a couple scopes to try out, but i picked up a night vision scope to go after coyotes.

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#5920589 - 09/09/15 04:20 PM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 971
Loc: Straight out of Johnson County
would love the volquartsen but don't have the money... it is a niche gun in my opinon... For places that are rimfire only hunts (up north in places) it has some merit... around here... not so much, unless you just want to be a little different.

otherwise I'm buying a .204 for varmint gun
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#5921527 - 09/10/15 05:35 AM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5654
Loc: bastrop county
Cabelas has had the ammo in stock for quite some time, I have the 1885, really like it
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#5921995 - 09/10/15 11:29 AM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 2053
Loc: West Virginia
Last night I was in Walmart, and there was a recall flyer on all Savage Bmags made before Sept 2015.

http://www.guns.com/2015/08/25/savage-issues-recall-on-17-wsm-b-mag-rifles/


Edited by Colt W. Knight (09/10/15 11:31 AM)

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#5922198 - 09/10/15 01:17 PM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
Jabroni Offline
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Registered: 06/02/13
Posts: 60
Loc: Franklin, TX
I get mine tomorrow, i'll post pics .

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#5944404 - 09/24/15 11:23 AM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
Jabroni Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/02/13
Posts: 60
Loc: Franklin, TX
Heres my semi auto franklin armory 17wsm

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#5944957 - 09/24/15 04:44 PM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
skinnerback Online   content
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Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 11181
Loc: Rockport, Tx.
I have one but still haven't shot it yet.

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#5968442 - 10/08/15 08:20 PM Re: 17 wsm [Re: thorn4570]
fr3db3ar Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 311
Loc: Holland, MI
Jabroni, you're going to love that Franklin. DeereGuy just got his and it shoots the 20 grain under a quarter @ 100 for 10 shots.

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#5970582 - 10/10/15 11:05 AM Re: 17 wsm [Re: Jabroni]
4dog Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/14/14
Posts: 107
Originally Posted By: Jabroni
Heres my semi auto franklin armory 17wsm


Niiiiiice !!!

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