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#6302058 - 05/17/16 08:30 PM Savage 17 WSM Opinions
WestTexasGolfer Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 66
I have had one since they were first released in the synthetic stock black barrel... The one I have seems to be extremely inaccurate, is this how they all are? Has anyone changed the stock out and had it perform better? Mine will not get within a 3-4" gap... it will shoot 2 within an inch and then throw 2 3-4 inches out there...

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#6302075 - 05/17/16 08:40 PM Re: Savage 17 WSM Opinions [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
Tactical Cowboy Online   content
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3031
Loc: Abilene
Is your barrel free floated? If not, free float it and bed the action and I'll bet it gets better.
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#6302078 - 05/17/16 08:41 PM Re: Savage 17 WSM Opinions [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
colt45 Online   content
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5654
Loc: bastrop county
I had one, did not like the stock, sold it bought the Winchester 1885, its fine, just got my Franklin armory 17wsm, got it scoped and ready to go if it ever stops raining.
the Winchester 1885 is now for sale
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#6302099 - 05/17/16 08:52 PM Re: Savage 17 WSM Opinions [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
WestTexasGolfer Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
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The barrel is free-floated... I dont even know what bed the action means haha...


Where did you purchase the franklin armory 17?

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#6302169 - 05/17/16 09:48 PM Re: Savage 17 WSM Opinions [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
Hirogen Online   content
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Registered: 07/18/13
Posts: 705
Loc: Ontario, Grey County
The early Savages had a lot of issues. I currently have a Savage Bmag Target model. 22 inch heavy SS barrel, laminated Boyd's thumbhole stock, barrel is free floated. Looks like this (sorry don't have any of my own pics currently loaded):



It shoots sub-moa 5 shot groups at 100 yards consistently using either 20 or 25 grain ammo.
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#6302304 - 05/18/16 06:12 AM Re: Savage 17 WSM Opinions [Re: Hirogen]
colt45 Online   content
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: Hirogen
The early Savages had a lot of issues. I currently have a Savage Bmag Target model. 22 inch heavy SS barrel, laminated Boyd's thumbhole stock, barrel is free floated. Looks like this (sorry don't have any of my own pics currently loaded):



It shoots sub-moa 5 shot groups at 100 yards consistently using either 20 or 25 grain ammo.
that would be the one to get
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