wmgeorge64ParticipantAugust 31, 2021 at 9:25 amPost count: 387Greg 57ParticipantAugust 31, 2021 at 11:05 amPost count: 59gsgrampsParticipantSeptember 2, 2021 at 2:29 pmPost count: 45
TRY a 17 wsm faster and good to over 150 yds. dropped yotes to almost 200 yds so far. priced for both gun and amo almost the same. be sure to get the heavy barrel.
savage did the round a disservice with first gun. was crap and most blamed the round but it was the gun. i have stainless now and love it.wmgeorge64ParticipantSeptember 3, 2021 at 9:02 amPost count: 387gsgrampsParticipantSeptember 6, 2021 at 6:32 pmPost count: 45wmgeorge64ParticipantSeptember 7, 2021 at 6:15 amPost count: 387IowaSportsmanGuyParticipantSeptember 9, 2021 at 12:51 amPost count: 161
From what I have found online there are lots of Prairie Dog taken out to 125-150 yards. I have 750 Rds of 17 HMR and that should be enough for a while.
150yds all day long. Push it to 200 if you know the round.
IowaSportsmanGuyParticipantSeptember 9, 2021 at 12:54 amPost count: 161
- The Savage A17 must be cleaned more often if you are using standard HMR rounds. The CCI A17 is a little hotter and runs a little longer. The bolt will give you fits before practical hunting accuracy does. Pick your rings and scope combination carefully so you can field strip the rifle without the eye piece blocking removal of the dust cover. The extremely light recoil and self loading will allow you lightning fast follow up shots, making for high count hunts. I pack twice as much the 17HMR as I would the 223 Rem. No experience with that CZ.
why go backwards to the hmr try a 17 wsm before you buy. same price. i went out this am and shot 5 round groups that you could cover with quarter. 2600 feet p second or better !! if your in area drop me a note and wii let you shoot mine,
What length is your Bmag barrel? Which ammunition do you use to get 2,600fps?wmgeorge64ParticipantSeptember 9, 2021 at 6:23 amPost count: 387
I decided against the Savage A17 after seeing the reviews where it seemed about every 10 Rds or so they had a jam or misfire. No CZs anyplace for sale new or used so have a Ruger Rimfire Target bolt action with a heavy barrel ordered from Sportsmans Warehouse. I have gift card and get a military discount so why not get one local? Yes its 17 HMR, my son has a 17 Hornet but ammo it not available anyplace and gee whiz its expensive!IowaSportsmanGuyParticipantSeptember 9, 2021 at 8:46 amPost count: 161
When the Savage A17 starts stovepiping and light striking, it is time to clean and lube it. Usually around 450 rounds for me. 450 is enough to get me through the day so it can be cleaned at the hotel.
The Ruger American Rimfire is a solid shooter. You might want to order a true scope mount. The spacing on the factory rail is not uniform and limits ring positioning.wmgeorge64ParticipantSeptember 9, 2021 at 8:59 amPost count: 387
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