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Old 04-16-2010, 02:22 PM
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Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

Last night, I won a Savage .17 hmr 93R17BTVS blue lam. stocktopped with a Pine Ridge tactical scope. Supposely, if I sight in at 100 yards, the scope compensates for 300 yards. There is a ton of .17 HMR ammo out there. Do they all have pretty much the same accuracy? This is my first .17. Any pointers? Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:25 PM
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Re: Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

Congradulations on your win! My Savage liked the Hornady 17gr. A-Max's best. I tried the CCI stuff and the Hornady came out on top. Have fun and you might want to break the barrel in by shoot 1 and clean with a copper cleaner and repeat at least 10 times or until there is no more fouling present. Mine shoots like a dream. Savage Shooters.com has some great info regarding trigger work, along with some other great tips.
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:54 AM
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Re: Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

My son and I both have Marlins and love them. They are consecutive numbers and oddly enough, mine shoots the CCI best and his shoots the Hornady best, both with 17 gr. Overall though we buy Hornady as it performs very well in both. The worst we tried was the Federal.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:07 AM
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Re: Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

Thanks for the replies!
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:30 AM
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Re: Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

I'll give another nod to the 17grain hornady amax's, They've always shot the best in my savage. It seems to shoot everything well, but the best accuracy I got from the amax's. You've got a great little rifle there, first time out in my back yard I put 5 rounds through the same hole at 50 yards to say I was impressed is an understatement.

Zeb
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:16 PM
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Re: Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

Winchester's are also known to shoot well in the Savage's
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:40 PM
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Re: Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

In my experience with various .17 hrm's I've found that the 17 gr bullets usually always group better than the 20 grainers and the hornady's are usually a tad tighter shooting than the other brands, but they all shoot quite small groups.
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