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Savage B.Mag 17 Winchester Super Mag Teardown

 
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:25 PM
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Re: Savage B.Mag 17 Winchester Super Mag Teardown

I am tagging along, sorry for freeloading. I think the cartridge is very interesting but I'm a touch nervous about the rifle.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:03 PM
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Re: Savage B.Mag 17 Winchester Super Mag Teardown

I plan to shoot the replacement Savage sent me within the next couple of days. My FFL talked to the Savage folk and they confirmed that the B.MAG should have a floating barrel and, according to my FFL, sounded incredulous that the forend should have a banana shape and contact the barrel. I will report my findings here after I shoot it.

I started to fix the (two) points of contact with the barrel by grinding away on the webbing in the forend, but before "fixing" the problem I realized that I had accomplished two things: First, I had voided the warranty and 2) I had weakened an already flimsy forend.

To "lift" the barrel off the forend, I inserted a washer in the forward counterbore of the forend attach point. But then I could not get the trigger guard to latch into place. So I removed an "E"-clip at the forward end and stick it underneath the attachment point on the barrel to raise the attachment bracket. It is now free-floating. How it shoots will be determined in a few days.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:30 PM
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Re: Savage B.Mag 17 Winchester Super Mag Teardown

I'm assuming greed got the better of the Savage management team... I just bought a Savage 93 BTVS in 22WMR and I got it because the 17WSM just looks like a piece of plastic sh1t.

This


vs this


I think I will wait with the 17 until someone builds a decent gun... The stainless actioned/barreled BTVS in 22WMR with laminate stock was also only $80 more expensive than the plastic, CM and pot-metal Bmag. Unless consumers vote with their wallets, the feedback loop on quality is going to stay open circuit and company executives will keep making these kinds of stupid decisions.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:49 PM
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Re: Savage B.Mag 17 Winchester Super Mag Teardown

Yea, its sad to say that if your not going to spend 600.00 + on a rifle its getting hard to find one well made in the USA.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:45 PM
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Re: Savage B.Mag 17 Winchester Super Mag Teardown

The stainless heavy barrel and laminate thumbhole rifle was $406 including shipping.....
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:51 AM
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Re: Savage B.Mag 17 Winchester Super Mag Teardown

I also have a savage 93 in the .22 mag, and its my most loved rifle I shoot.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:43 PM
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Re: Savage B.Mag 17 Winchester Super Mag Teardown

Quote:
Originally Posted by westcliffe01 View Post
The stainless heavy barrel and laminate thumbhole rifle was $406 including shipping.....
and it's made in Canada.
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