im looking for a new rifle...

Discussion in 'Rifle Opinions' started by chips, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    i want to get a new .17 hmr, but im not completely sure what i want yet. ive been looking at the savage bolt actions, and they're within my price range, but i dont know if they're any good. has anyone used one of those rifles?

    also, do y'all have any other suggestions on what would be a good, cheap .17? i'd like to stay under $200 if possible...
     
  2. Grendelrob

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    I have never shot a Savage made .17, but I have to say that Savage is probably the best rifle manufacturer, dollar for dollar. I have never had a problem with my Savage rifles, and have never heard complaints from other friends that have savages. One of the other advantages is that Savage is putting the accu-triggers on them (although, don't quote me on that). Another to look at would be the Remington (I forget the model number). A couple of my friends have these and they are happy with them.
    Good hunting.

    Rob
     

  3. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    yep, savage has a couple different models of .17, but unfourtionately the man at my local gun shop was unable to find a distributer that had one of the rifles in stock.

    i've always been a remington fan, so i think im gunna head over to their site and see what they have to offer.

    thanks.
     
  4. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    wow, i didnt know remington made a 597 in .17

    i wouldn't mind having one, but it might cost a little bit too much...
     
  5. Papadoodles

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    With the budget you have available I would take a look at the SAVAGE Model 93R17-F - MSRP of only $188.

    Savage has a good reputation for putting out a accurate product. They aren't the cutest chick on the block but they do get the job done.
     
  6. mountainview

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    The Savage would be a good pick though you may want to mosey over to the Marlin website and check out their 17 cal rimfires. I believe they retail < $200 but you probably want to verify this.

    A guy at the local range let me try his Savage out and WOW, Accutrigger is not installed on the Savage rimfires BTW, I was able to get decent groups at 100 yards with a scope. I was impressed to say the least.

    Good luck and safe shooting.
     
  7. Irish Setter

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    If you are interested in a sturdy lever action rifle, check out the Henry Varmint Express in .17 HMR. I believe that it would be a good choice for squirrels, prairie dogs, crows, rabbits, etc. It also has a scope mount included. Don't know if this would fit your budget.
     
  8. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    Re: re: im looking for a new rifle...

    i think that was one of the models i was looking at, and i will probably end up with that.



    mountainview - i had a terrible experience with a marlin 60 that has turned me away from just about all marlin products. the gun fell apart under normal shooting conditions.
    while marlin might have many good products, i just dont feel comfortable buying them.


    irish setter - i would prefer a bolt action or semi-auto, although a lever action is not out of the question. the only problem is finding a lever action rifle for less than $200. im going to head over to the henry website, and see what they have to offer, although i suspect their rifles will be a little bit too expensive...
     
  9. chips

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    i just checked the henry website, and their .17 is a nice looking rifle, but with an msrp of $459, its too rich for my blood.
     
  10. Irish Setter

    Irish Setter Well-Known Member

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    Re: re: im looking for a new rifle...


    A while back I bought the H001 .22 lever action. The MSRP is $259.75. I paid $187 for it new in the box. Don't expect to have to pay the MSRP... ever. In the case of the H001V, I would expect to get it for about $90-$100 dollars cheaper than that. Still, this is over your budgeted amt. I sure hope that you find what you want at a fair price, and best of luck to you.


    No mission too difficult. No sacrifice too great. Duty first.
     
  11. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the suggestions guys 8)

    i think im going to go ahead and get the savage. it'll just be about 3 or 4 weeks before i have enough extra money to get it. those paychecks just can't come fast enough...
     
  12. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    well, i think the idea of getting a new rifle is on hold for a while... i talked to my brother today, and i think we're gunna buy an old blazer to fix up and race at the mud drags. shooting's fun, but there's just something about an alcohol powered blazer tearing through an 8th mile mud track that i find more appealing...
     
  13. Drop-Shot

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    hey chips we did that right out side Hattisberg,Ms.I enjoyed the heck out of those trucks and alot of wemon drivers now and then.We only had 2 meets a month AND PEOPLE COMING FROM AS FAR AS ALABAMA.I wish I had the money to build one up.Back Then the same driver friends were the hunting friends,the run dogs in Mississippi and It was fun hearing them dogsDrop-Shot
     
  14. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    yup, its a lot of fun 8)

    it really doesnt cost all that much. you just get yourself an old blazer, bronco, k10, or something like that. you can get one for under $2000. the rest is just saving up money to fix it up a little bit at a time.

    if i really do get that blazer, it will probably take over a year to fix it up. i just need to save up some money... being a broke college kid is no fun :(
     
  15. 8pointduck

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    Chips ........ looking for a new rifle..............arnt we all 8)
     
  16. Drop-Shot

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    hey chips be sure to stay in school and the money and dreams will come true,just stay in school and become extra good at some thing,any thing be good at it and dreams will come true.This advice is from an older man that didn't finish high school,I got a GED and all can do is look back and wish things,you can look forward and make dreams come true before your very eyes.Drop-Shot
     
  17. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    i just graduated high school a few months ago, and hopefully i'll make it through college with no problems 8)