I have a very accurate savage 93 MK II in .17HMR that will put five bullets in the same hole @ 50yd. Here is how it has been shooting so far:
Sight it in with 4 power fixed scope. Then I shoot a .75" group at 50
At friend's range. Shoot at cans at various distances (15-50yd) and then shoot at the steel posts, (they are just standard steel posts set up to mark the distances every 25yd our to 100) no problem out to 75yd and second shot hit at 100
P dog out at 250yd first shot right, high. Second shot left. Third shot low left. Fourth shot a hit.
I'm not the most seasoned or experienced shooter out there and the fact that i even reached those ranges was a testamony for the gun's accuracy.
Hope this helped and happy shootin'
P.S. getting a 3-12 scope soon, hope it will take the .17 farther