Savage Model 93R17BTVS

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by cabelas90, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    Dose anyone have a savage model 93 in 17 hmr i have a freind that wants to buy one but wants to know if hes getting a pos or not. any help would be enlightening!
     
  2. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    I don't own one but have shot 2 that friends own. Both were able to shoot under 1" at 100 yds, one was a real tack driving S.O.B.

    Chris
     

  3. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    how about reliabilty?
     
  4. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    I have one. It shoots one hole at 50 yds. At 100 yds it would easily shoot under moa if not for the wind. We seldom have a still enough day to test that here. As for reliability, mine has never failed, but always remember, it doesn't matter who makes a gun, you can always find someone that got a lemon. They are sensitive to being cleaned until you get them broken in well. If your accuracy starts to drop off, clean it good and start again. Every time you do this, you get a few more rounds until its needed again. So my advice is, go ahead and buy it and have a ball, they are some kind of fun to shoot..............especially at gophers!!

    Jim
     
  5. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    My freind wants to hunt coyotes with it and thinks he can shoot one at 200 yds i told i dont think so but i have no experience with one whats ur opinion! if it dosent shoot under an 1 in he wont be happy with it, can that be done without any mods and with factory ammo?
     
  6. lanman89

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    My cousin had one until it was stolen. It would shoot 1" at 100 consistently. He used it on a farm to keep the hogs run off. I've seen him kill a large hog at 204 yards with a head shot. I don't recommend it or support it, but he kills a LOT of hogs with it shooting them in the head/neck. Birds at 200yards are a puff of feathers about 90% of the time.
     
  7. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    Well it sound's to me like it might be worth the $400! Thanks for all the help!
     
  8. MT4XFore

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    It's certainly worth the money, but it is NOT a coyote gun under any circumstances..........especially at 200 yds. Oh, he can certainly hit them ok, but that little pill will only put em into overdrive unless he head shoots them, and then I'm not too sure. Factory ammo is all you can shoot, since they cannot be reloaded.
     
  9. cabelas90

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    Thanks thats what ive been trying to tell him!