HMR 17 throat erosion?

Discussion in 'Rimfire and Airguns' started by BlackSS, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. BlackSS

    BlackSS Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    I am looking at purchasing a savage heavy barrel HMR 17.
    What kind of mistreating do you have to do to erode the throat or shoot out the barrel on a HMR 17?

    A local gun shop has a new 93R17 and a used stainless version of the same gun for basically the same price as the new blued gun.

    The SS gun looks like it is in excellent condition, but I have no idea how the gun was treated/shot. Is shooting out the barrel or eroding the throat with this caliber something that is even reasonable?

    I tend to lean towards new purchases, but if this SS gun that may not have have been treated the best but has not have suffered the consequences that a larger caliber would have I'll jump on the used SS one.

  2. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    I would buy the stainless one
    I have two marlins I have been shooting for over 10 years now.
    I shoot them alot really alot I have thousands of rounds through them.
    They still shoot great
    mine have had alot of abuse with no soghs of a problem