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Old 05-31-2019, 07:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thinking about getting a 17

Iíve been wanting to pick up an rimfire for sometime now and believe i want a 17hmr, looking at savgaves b17 fvsr. Iíll be running one of my centerfire cans on it probably sico omega. Any other rifle suggestions? Has to have a threaded barrel. Itíll mostly be used for back yard critters and getting my boy into shooting
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i'm curious why not going with 22lr? 17hmr seems pricier, but i've not paid much attention to it.
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Price doesnít concern me, itís not something Iíll be shooting a ton of anyhow. I donít have any rimfire cans and I donít really want to be running 22 through my centerfires
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Price doesnít concern me, itís not something Iíll be shooting a ton of anyhow. I donít have any rimfire cans and I donít really want to be running 22 through my centerfires
makes sense
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Old 05-31-2019, 06:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You know that all rimfire is dirty. I just cleaned a can that had about 250 rounds of 17HMR through it.
It was very dirty. I need to shoot about 500 rounds of CCI SV from my 22 to get it as dirty.
The 22 is a mix of hard carbon and softer build up that cleans up in a couple cycles in the ultrasonic.
The 17HMR is all hard carbon build up. I ran 4 30 minute cycles in the ultrasonic, it cleaned up about 95% of it.

If you only shoot a few round before you fire a couple centerfire rounds through, you should be fine.

Also the 17 has a fairly loud sonic crack. It will never be as quiet as a 22.

Not trying to talk you out of one. I love shooting my 17. I also shoot my 22 as much. They both have pros and cons.
I use the 22 and SV ammo out to 100 to 125 yards. I have shoot many gophers and prairie dogs out to 250 yards. I have gone out to 300, but that is about the max range.

My suggestion is to get a 22 and a 17 and dedicated suppressor for each one

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Old 05-31-2019, 09:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Funny I was just looking at rimfire cans a few minutes ago. I have dedicated suppressors for most other guns and figured I wouldnít for this at first but I have a hard time passing up an excuse to buy another.

I know itíll still have a crack which Iím fine with because that comes with better performance. Iíll probably get a 22 some day too but for now a 17 will be fine. Iíll probably end up getting a dead air mask 22 they seem to be the best liked among rimfire cans.
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.17 HMR is awesome but DIRTY! I have a 93r17BVSS with a Nikon 3x9 and it is a tac driver within 125-150 yards if itís not windy.

I find ammo everywhere,but donít buy the Winchester orange box ammo it sucks big time
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My cousin just got a Ruger precision in .17hmr. Almost twice the velocity of .22lr makes for a nice whistle pig killer.
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My Dad's got a savage I think the 93 FXP it's a fun gun to shoot.
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Thanks guys, I didnít think 17 would be that dirty but ohwell. Rimfire can it is! Iíll probably end up getting a Savage once I can find one I like in stock somewhere
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My cousin just got a Ruger precision in .17hmr. Almost twice the velocity of .22lr makes for a nice whistle pig killer.
Rugers making some good rifles for damn cheap, a bunch of buddies have them and they all shoot. Pretty hard to pass up for the money
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.17 HMR is awesome but DIRTY! I have a 93r17BVSS with a Nikon 3x9 and it is a tac driver within 125-150 yards if itís not windy.

I find ammo everywhere,but donít buy the Winchester orange box ammo it sucks big time
Ditto. I've got the 93R17 BTVSS, bought it the first year Accutrigger was available on their rimfires, '06-ish. I've got a similar vintage Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40 on it. It's the most precise firearm I own, I know the term "tack driver" get's thrown around a lot, but this rifle lives up to the claims.

The Hornady V MAX 17 grain rounds are the most consistent through my rifle.

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.17 HMR is awesome but DIRTY! I have a 93r17BVSS with a Nikon 3x9 and it is a tac driver within 125-150 yards if itís not windy.

I find ammo everywhere,but donít buy the Winchester orange box ammo it sucks big time

Federal is the only company making hmr. If it doesn't come from Federal/CCI it was still contracted from them. QC and components vary based on contract, but I don't think you'll be seeing any match ammo.
Like all rimfire, you're going to see variations lot to lot.

Only real thing to do is buy everything from the lot you found the rifle likes. While you didn't get great results, I've heard plenty of people pissed at just about every 17hmr ammo out there.
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Federal is the only company making hmr. If it doesn't come from Federal/CCI it was still contracted from them. QC and components vary based on contract, but I don't think you'll be seeing any match ammo.
Like all rimfire, you're going to see variations lot to lot.

Only real thing to do is buy everything from the lot you found the rifle likes. While you didn't get great results, I've heard plenty of people pissed at just about every 17hmr ammo out there.
I really like the CCI A17, that may be why my rifle gets so dirty but they seem to be accurate.

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.17 Mach II might check every box but not sure if there are threaded models out there.

I got one 2nd hand just because. It's a fun , different little gun. Flatter shooting than .22 ,quieter than .17 HMR or .22 Mag.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:19 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Just picked up a savage b17 fvsr and put on vortex rings and a ffp 4-16 vortex diamondback. Should be a fun little trainer/rodent killer.

They had a ruger american with a cerakoted barrel that I really wanted to like but the action and trigger were trash compared to the savage so it was an easy choice. Guess I need to get started on a rimfire cab now
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