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#6824372 - 07/16/17 04:38 PM looking at a .17
WatersFowler Offline
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Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 252
Loc: Melissa, TX
hey guys and gals,

i am looking at adding a .17 to my safe to be used for things that need to be shot. a lease buddy swears by the converted ruger 10/22 mag to .17, but those are hard to find and $$$$.....

i have been looking at the savage a17 (wanting a semi-auto) and wondered if anyone had any experience with them. my buddy thinks they will be much louder than his ruger convert, but hard to know without having one to compare. hoping someone on here has some experience with them.

thanks in advance.....
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#6824451 - 07/16/17 06:05 PM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Over yonder.....
popcorn
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#6824481 - 07/16/17 06:28 PM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler]
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Registered: 01/19/12
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Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Louder ?
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#6824543 - 07/16/17 07:30 PM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: SnakeWrangler]
colt45 Offline
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Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
popcorn
ford or chevy
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#6824672 - 07/16/17 10:16 PM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler]
WatersFowler Offline
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Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 252
Loc: Melissa, TX
ok, for those not paying attention on the back row....lol.

when driving around a deer lease looking to shoot things that need to be shot....with me? sound can be an issue. a gun that is much louder would be considered less desirable. I have decided my AR15 is much too loud for this and I have never owned a .17 and only shot his 10/22 mag convert. it is very quiet but as i said very expensive.

i am not looking for a discussion to get the popcorn out for, but wondered if anyone with experience shooting the other .17's on the market thought they were a loud round. and IF a ford or chevy are louder than the other, please let me know....cause that is the entire purpose of my post. hammer
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#6824761 - 07/17/17 07:06 AM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler]
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The popcorn was because I'm trying to decide which .17 myself....no rush tho...

You might get better/more responses if you repost in the "Rifles, Shotguns & Handguns" forum farther down the front page.... 2cents
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#6825012 - 07/17/17 11:00 AM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler]
Halfadozen Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
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I have the Savage with the AccuTrigger. Laminated thumbhole stock and stainless barrel. Very accurate and not loud at all. It is a heavy rifle though.
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#6825322 - 07/17/17 03:42 PM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler]
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Registered: 12/14/07
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Loc: DFW, Texas
I have a video on my cell from a few years ago. My brother was shooting a 223 and my Dad a .17 . Text 817-680-9421 and I'll send it to you to compare sound. The .17 is great; taken a few Hogs and coyotes out to 100 yards ( No wind).
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#6825374 - 07/17/17 04:17 PM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler]
breadman Offline
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Registered: 08/19/14
Posts: 1550
Loc: huntsville texas
I have a ruger 77/17 bolt gun and a marlin 917 heavy barrel bolt gun , both are about the same as far as noise . but I will say the marlin out shoots the ruger . go figure !!

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#6825473 - 07/17/17 05:58 PM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: breadman]
MoTex Online   content
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Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 442
Loc: Allen Texas
I have the HMR and the mach 2, both are very accurate and sound isn't bad. Very accurate but you need to clean often, the .17 caliber barrels foul quickly but a couple of patches brings back accuracy.

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#6825684 - 07/17/17 09:18 PM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler]
WatersFowler Offline
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Registered: 08/19/12
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Loc: Melissa, TX
thanks fellas.

i hope i wasn't being a smarta$$...just having a little fun.

thanks again for confirming that my buddy is an idiot! lol.
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#6825824 - 07/18/17 12:09 AM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler]
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Registered: 09/24/10
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Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Originally Posted By: WatersFowler
thanks fellas.

i hope i wasn't being a smarta$$...just having a little fun.

thanks again for confirming that my buddy is an idiot! lol.


My .17 is louder than my .22mag but not enough to matter. I would put the .17 against the 22mag in a shootout any day though, especially at a distance. (both of mine are bolts)
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#6825924 - 07/18/17 07:13 AM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler]
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7691
Loc: DFW
I bought a .17 this year to turkey hunt with, CZ Bolt, and to say I'm please with it would be an understatement. I killed a turkey with it at 125 yds. And as for the sound...it's not that much louder than my .22.

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#6828187 - 07/19/17 10:08 PM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler]
WatersFowler Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 252
Loc: Melissa, TX
awesome!
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#6828228 - 07/19/17 10:42 PM Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler]
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Registered: 01/03/16
Posts: 407
Loc: RGV
Most 17's shoot well and most loads will buck the wind better than the 22 WMR, just doesn't seem to take bigger critters down as well as the WMR in my experience.

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