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Old 12-29-2009, 03:50 PM
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savage with accutrigger
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:11 PM
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thanks for all the input, i think I am going towards the 917v
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:30 PM
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I also have the 917V, I topped it with a Mueller 4.5-14X40 AO APV scope. Squirrels at 100 yards is a piece of cake, and I've heard stories of guys taking them as far as 175 yards. If you can hit a squirrel in the head at 100 yards a deer won't be a problem to hit come deer season. Here's a pic of mine, I dyed the stock with dark green RIT dye and finished it with Formsby's low gloss tung oil finish.



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Old 12-29-2009, 04:47 PM
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917 and shes a shooter.







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Old 12-29-2009, 05:18 PM
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Those are some fine looking guns, anyone else have pics of their set ups?
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:09 PM
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Save a little money for a descent scope, you don't need to spend a fortune but don't put a $50 scope on a caliber this accurate. Zrex and I both have Mueller scopes on ours, they're the best scope out there for $115.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:14 PM
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I was thinking of the BSA but everyone seems to really be down on them
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:12 PM
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If you really want to get the best 17HMR....get a 22lr. Cheaper than hell to shoot and bucks the wind much better. The 17's are real accurate until you throw in a slight breeze and I can shoot 550 rounds of 22lr for the price of 50 cheap 17's. That's just my opinion but it's a good one.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Colorado Luckydog View Post
If you really want to get the best 17HMR....get a 22lr. Cheaper than hell to shoot and bucks the wind much better.
absolutely not true.
the 17 has less wind drift than the 22.lr and the .22 mag

not to mention trajectory.
17 with a 50 yd zero has 3.1 inches drop at 150 yds
vs the .22 lr which has 19.7 inches drop.
The LR cant hang at any range

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Old 12-30-2009, 02:07 AM
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I've got a Remington Viper 22LR that I got when they came out, I'm just looking for a new toy
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