Re: FS Remington 700 17 Rem BDL/Classic
I would say late 1990's or early 2000's but that would be a guess on manufacture.
I have always reloaded for mine with Varget and 25gr Bergers.
I would say I clean mine every 50-100 rounds.
I don't buy and could never be sold that you have to clean a 17Rem every 10 shots or you wouldn't be able to hit a barn door, which was a popular tale about this round. I have had many and they all shoot sub-minute groups at 100.
This particular rifle hasn't been used much as I purchased it as a backup.
The 17 Rem is my favorite coyote calling rifle, as it fast and will put a coyote down faster than almost anything else I have used. And if you skin them out they don't leave any visible sign of entry and rarely exit.
Absolutely no recoil, muzzle blast is minimal.