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looking at a .17 #6824372
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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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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6824451
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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6824481
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Louder ?


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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6824543
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
popcorn
ford or chevy


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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6824672
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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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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6824761
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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


Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Milf does the trick.

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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6825012
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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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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6825322
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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).


Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6825374
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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 !!

Re: looking at a .17 [Re: breadman] #6825473
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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.

Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6825684
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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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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6825824
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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)


Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6825924
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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.

Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6828187
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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6828228
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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.

Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6828240
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I have 2 of them one is a marlin and the other is a savage. I like them both. not semi auto but they are worth the money.


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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: glocker17] #6828588
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Originally Posted By: glocker17
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.




^^^^^^^^^^ Agree, 22 WMR is a better performer on critters the size of raccoons and upwards.

In fact I'd go so far as to say...I've been a bit disappointed with my .17 HMR on raccoons.

I read of folks shooting coyotes (and sometimes hogs) with the 17 and while I can see 'headshots' getting the job done I can't imagine any other shot being consistently effective.


As for noise, mine is considerably louder than a .22 LR. Not as loud as a .223 but everything within a half mile will definitely know there was gunshot.



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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: Deerhunter61] #6832155
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Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
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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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6832343
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I have 17 HMR. You can never go wrong with Savage bolt action to 125 yds.

Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6833533
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I have an older Marlin bolt 17 with stainless bull barrel. Very accurate and pretty quite. I would not be able to compare the 2 that you are asking for but I would say it is just a little louder than a normal 10/22.

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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6833987
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I have the 17 HMR in a Remington, the 22 Mag in a Ruger and the 17 WSM in a Savage, the WSM shoots circles around the other two.


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Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
I have the 17 HMR in a Remington, the 22 Mag in a Ruger and the 17 WSM in a Savage, the WSM shoots circles around the other two.


Not trying to be a smart a , are you saying the WSM really shoots circles around the others
( as in , not as accurate ? ) Or do you mean it shoots much better ?

I have wanted a 17 WSM since they came out , but heard so many stories of
Savages that were not accurate , and high dollar brands that were not much better.
Some folks blame the ammo ., some blame the rifles. Lots of talk on
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Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6836487
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Got my boy one to practice shooting with. Marlin with Marlin scope 17hmr.


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I have an A17. I like it. I put a 1-4x scope on it to avoid the temptation of really long shots on game. For jacks and armadillos to 150 yards it does just fine. Crosswinds are not its friend though

Re: looking at a .17 [Re: WatersFowler] #6858873
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Went this morning and shot my new Savage 93R in .17 HMR. Came with a Weaver 3x9 that's actually decent. Couldn't hit paper at 100yd at first so took it to the 30yd rage. Shooting high and right till I realized the scope rings weren't tightened. Mt bad for not checking when I took out of the box. Got them tightened and after a little adjustments was hitting the bulls eye. Took it back to the 100yd side and had a blast. Fun little gun to shoot and accurate as any I've had. Look out raccoons and tree rats!

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