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Old 05-12-2010, 07:37 PM
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Re: Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

well first of all congrats on winning the gun.
Now I am now expert far from it really
But I have a few comments.
I have been shooting a marlin since the year they came out now I have two and am building a third one on a m77 action.
I only shoot the hornady 17 gr VMAX( I have never seen a hornady amx in 17hmr) they shhot good and have more pop on the varmits.
The type of scope you got is not great quality but they work good I can make 300 yard shots all day if there is no wind
Wind is a killer on this round
anything bigger than a squril you need to make head shots(in the ear)
I shoot around 1500 rounds a year take care of it and it will shoot.
Again congrats and have fun.
another good source for info is rimfrire central.
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:00 PM
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Re: Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

i also own a savage 17hmr. i have tried hornady,federal & winchester loaded with a 17 gr. amax bullet and the point of impact at 100yds. is almost the same. i've found them to be very accurate and very deadly.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:54 PM
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Re: Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

My Savage likes the Hornady 17gr V-MAX.

AGAIN, QUIT CALLING THESE AMAX. NO SUCH THING IN 17 CAL!!!!! AMAX IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT ANIMAL.

Amax is a boattail, V-max is a flat base.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:09 AM
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Re: Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

The v-max has given the best accuracy out of my Marlin but the T-N-T hollow point gives the best performance beyond 100 yards on game. They all shoot very good though.

Gene
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:59 PM
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Re: Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

Tried the CCI,Federal, Remington, and Hornady in my savage.

All but the CCI if I remember correctly used the 17gr v-max, I think the CCI had a 17gr speer hollow point in it.

I buy the Hornady ammo now by the case as it shoots the best in my rifle.

Congrats on winning an EXCELLENT firearm, there is nothing better than watching your buddies jaws hit the ground when you start dropping squirrels at 100yds with a rimfire.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:14 PM
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Re: Savage .17 hmr ammo questions

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Tried the CCI,Federal, Remington, and Hornady in my savage.

All but the CCI if I remember correctly used the 17gr v-max, I think the CCI had a 17gr speer hollow point in it.

I buy the Hornady ammo now by the case as it shoots the best in my rifle.

Congrats on winning an EXCELLENT firearm, there is nothing better than watching your buddies jaws hit the ground when you start dropping squirrels at 100yds with a rimfire.
dont stop at 100 yards
we have gotten to 284 yards with ours
you need good conditions no wind ect and a good spotter but in the right conditions it will amaze you.
sure is a hoot to shoot
retiredcpo
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