I am starting a 17 bmag thread to compsre whats going on with other 17 Bmag users are up against. I know its relatively new but I have issues and savage customer service is horrible maybe? So here's my issue I have to hit the bolt handle with the palm of my hand in order to open it up to discharge the spent brass. So I called Savage customer service and talk to a customer service representative and they told me that that's how it was designed. I cannot open the action with normal pressure and im a 6'2" 235lb man. Im hoping to resolve this issue. Let me know if you have similar issues or any other issues. Thanks John H.