Re: Anyone got their hands on a 17WSM yet?
Just picked one up yesterday at a local gun shop. Just happened to call just as the first one hit the receiving department. Unfortunately they haven't got any ammo for it yet. The only place I can find it on line right now is Gunbroker.com and a $14.99 box of bullets is bringing a minimum of $39.99. I refuse to feed the price gougers so I'll wait till they get some in at Midway or Cabelas. If anyone hears of any available somewhere else, please let me know.
Until then, all I can give you is first impressions. First off, I think this is the cheapest looking stock I've ever seen on a gun. It's made of thin webbed plastic that wiggles in the foreend like a plastic coat hanger. The action/barrel look a little better, but not much. The trigger group is housed in what appears to be pot metal and the Accu Trigger weight is adjusted with pull up and turn plastic knob. The magazine is an eight round rotary style detachable clip that is held in with a plastic tab. The magazine well/trigger guard assembly is also held in with a plastic release tab. This cover must be removed to get to the two action screws. All in all, this rifle that I payed $329 for should have only cost about $99.
As far as how well it shoots, I'll hold off that opinion until I get a chance to shoot it. If it shoots really well, I can forgive how cheap looking it is.
WHEN YOU HUNT LONG RANGE, SOME TIMES THE SHOT IS THE TROPHY.