.17 WSM

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by Skidoo, May 17, 2019.


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  1. Skidoo

    Skidoo Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else have one? I have a savage and just love the gun, I also have .17hmr and .22mags but always seem to grab the wsm when I'm headed out plinking
     
  2. scope-eye

    scope-eye Well-Known Member

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    Have 2 of them one pencil barrel one that I got when they first came out, and a
    heavy varmint barreled one that I got last year. I am always surprised at how loud they are for a rimfire, they do get the job done that is for sure.

    Dean
     
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  3. Skidoo

    Skidoo Well-Known Member

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    Yea not sure how much better they are vs the hmr but my pencil barrel savage shoots really well.
     
  4. scope-eye

    scope-eye Well-Known Member

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    I was tempted to get a semi version of the B mag but have never had any luck with semi autos.

    Dean
     
  5. Skidoo

    Skidoo Well-Known Member

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    I bought a savage A17hmr when they came out because I just had to have one, only thing I found out with that gun was it was an ammo burning son of a gun. I just missed twice as fast.
     
  6. Zipdrive

    Zipdrive New Member

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    I have one. I got a heavy barrel one last year for the kids to shoot. I skipped the 22lr and just went with the 17wsm. I replaced the plastic stock with a Boyd's All in one to make adjustment easier on everyone. I also added a BSA 17WSM scope (yep its a cheap scope), but works good enough, and their eyes are much younger. My goal was to have something to teach rifle shooting to them and that they could do small game with as well. Most likely, I'll get another one and set it up the same, with a different color stock just to tell them apart easier.

    We have only had ours out a few times. Holds 1 moa in brisk cross winds, with the 25g rounds. I have not tried the 20g projectiles yet. Like to see how it does in some quite air.