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Any 17 HMR Fans?

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by Axxe55, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Gummi Bear

    Gummi Bear Active Member

    Mar 24, 2015
    I have a Marlin 917VSF. Bought it years ago.

    It is a ball to shoot. I put a Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x scope on it (when it was a mid line scope from them) and a reduced weight trigger spring. I plan to bed the stock, but have never gotten around to doing that.

    It took a while to find the ammunition it likes best (though the worst I found was still MOA at 100)

    Used it to clean up a raccoon problem I was having at the lease, and also at the Farm many times. Killed a coyote and a couple of small pigs with it too.

    I’ve never stretched it past 200, and can ring my 4” gong with it pretty easily on a low wind day.

    I’d like to get it threaded one day, so I can screw on a can.

    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

    Henry David Thoreau

  2. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Apr 15, 2013
    Got a Savage B17 or 17B..cant recall...heh..
    Bought a Boyd's stock and love it
    After finding what it liked to shoot...I used the FAT wrench to tune the barrel.
  3. sucker76

    sucker76 Don't let the username fool you

    Nov 15, 2015
    Lake Jackson
    It does pretty good. The supersonic crack isn't bad and the rifle is dang quiet.
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  4. cvgunman

    cvgunman Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Mckinney TX
    After finding what it liked to shoot...I used the FAT wrench to tune the barrel.

    Curious how this is done
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  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 Active Member

    Dec 15, 2019
    East Texas
    I had given thought to getting one of the 17 WSM rifles, but other than just an increase in velocity, I don't think that it offers any real advantage over what I already have.

    If I ever plan on upgrading with a 17 caliber, it will be a centerfire cartridge.
  6. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 TGT Addict

    Oh yes.
    Pretty high price of admission!!!

    I have 2 Volquartsens semi autos
    a 22lr and a .204(yes they once did)

    A buddy has a Volquartsen 17hmr with an (overkill) 5x25 Nightforce mounted and it's pure joy to shoot. Accurate to the point of boredom and monotany.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020 at 11:55 PM
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  7. PinnedandRecessed

    PinnedandRecessed Allegedly TGT Supporter

    Feb 11, 2019
    Hays County
    I bought my Savage 93R17 BTVS ten to fifteen"ish" years ago from Dick's (way before they went full retard) because it was looking at me with puppy dog eyes from the clearance rack. It's been a great rifle. 17HMR is fun but it's definitely a niche caliber for guys that already have 22's up the ying yang. I took a few utah p-dogs with it in 2013. I didn't see much (if any) external damage but the p-dogs didn't put up a fight after being hit. If I remember correctly I was using Hornady's TNT 17gr JHP's.
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  8. wiredgeorge

    wiredgeorge Member

    Dec 10, 2010
    Mico TX
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  9. Jack Ryan

    Jack Ryan Active Member

    Squirrels all head shots.jpg
    Marlin 17HMR 12 a.jpg
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  10. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Apr 15, 2013
    Many rifles depending on how they are designed use a single screw to mount the stock, such as the 10/22

    When this is the case, the amount of toque used on that screw can have a positive or an adverse effect on the POI and group size

    Using a FAT (torque) wrench and adjusting the torque and shooting groups for testing will usually produce very good results

    I'd bet someone has done a video on the process

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