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View Poll Results: Which 17 HMR Should I Get?
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Old 01-09-2017, 3:04 PM
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Greetings Calgunners,

As the title suggests, I would appreciate your help/opinion/feedback on the next rifle I should buy. It must be a .17 HMR and here's the story.

I have family with a lot of land in central California which has bad varmint problems, primarily ground squirrels. I enjoy helping them reduce the population of said ground squirrels. Our sessions can easily hit triple digit varmint numbers in a single day. I recently borrowed a family members 17 HMR and loved it way more than the 22 mag I had been using. I went home and looked up the ballistics on the 17 HMR, and loved it even more! Now I have to have one

My personal preferences include bolt action and Wood or Wood Laminate stock. It will be paired with a simple BSA Sweet 17 3-12x40, so no professional target shooting here. I'd like to keep it under 600, but all of these preferences could change if you could convince me otherwise!

After my research, I like these two in particular:Savage 93R17-GV and Savage 93R17-BTV

Which of the two should I get? Or, with your valid opinion, what should I get instead?

Thanks,

Chüch
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How about the Savage A17?
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How about the Savage A17?
I looked at the new A17 Target series which are nice, but I don't see a need for a semi-automatic with the increase in price and moving parts. I plan on killing varmints, not making them dance.
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Ohh, they won't be dancing. Not with a scope in use.
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Central California Squirrels you need a .375H&H!
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I'm sure these are nice rifles, but I really don't see a need to double my budget on a fun gun.

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I believe these have been replaced by the CZ 455 in 17HMR. I read some good things and are worth looking in to. Do you have any experience with them? What advantages do they have over the Savages?
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Get a scope with AO Adjustment

The 17 begs for a scope with adjustable parallax.
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I thought you did not like Savage Rifles?

I think the Savage is a gem!
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Either the GV or this.https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...+BA+HB+4&7+HWD
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I have one of these:
https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...ducts_id/24246

It's my only dedicated .17HMR. Lots of fun, but not as useful to me as a .22lr would have been. I also have a CZ 455 with all three barrels (.22lr, .22WMR, and .17HMR).

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I've popped squirrels out to 150 meters with my CZ 455 in .17 HMR. I think I paid about $450 OTD for a "military trainer" model. One of my most satisfying purchases.
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