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Old 02-21-2011, 04:47 PM
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Re: savage 17hm2 problem

I have a Marlin 717 hm2 that had a round blow back through the rim. It set off the next round in the clip and cracked the stock in two places, broke the trigger guard and ended up with the bullet in the barrel. I sent it back to Marlin and received it today supposedly fixed and tested. I took it right to the range and fired the first shot, no problem. The next shot split the rim and blew back through the bolt area splattering residue in my face. Well, it's going back to the factory, AGAIN! I started looking at the CCI amo and discovered some split necks in some spent casings. Also, I found that with slight pressure, I mean slight, the bullet would slip right into the case. Yikes! This is the first thread that I have been able to find on the 17 hm2 problem so I wanted to share what I am going through with it. I am hoping the factory will check things out closely like the issues in this thread. In the mean time I am going to contact CCI and get rid of the rest of the ammo with the same batch number. Looks like Eley may be the best 17 hm2 so I will give that a try when the gun gets back to me.

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Old 02-24-2011, 01:42 PM
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Re: savage 17hm2 problem

You might want to give out the lot number for the readers.. I'd hold onto the ammo until the CCI contact was made, then save one box for yourself'..., along with any fired case's.... you never know.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:25 PM
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Re: savage 17hm2 problem


Was stamped on the bottome of the 50 round box.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:25 PM
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Re: savage 17hm2 problem

To the OP, look at sgammo.com they have the cheapest price on Eley. If you have decided to go Eley, buy a case or two and then you won't have to worry about driving to find any, and you can shoot for less than half the price of the cheapest HMR.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:55 AM
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Re: savage 17hm2 problem

well, i found a place in the town i work that carries eley ammo for my gun. went out last night and shot some, not a single problem. its good to see it wasnt my gun but rather just bad ammo
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:31 PM
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Re: savage 17hm2 problem

Now go to sgammo and buy a case or 5
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