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Feedback on the Savage B. Mag .17 WSM

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  1. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    I have been quite impressed with the power of the .17 WSM and have been thinking of getting a Savage B. Mag .17 WSM.

    Now I have been researching this rifle and really like the looks of the Savage with a Boyd stock (Target), but I also have seen many posts that say the Savage .17 is either great or that they have had problems (mainly with the bolt). Now I did see one post that said that Savage had fixed many of the problems, but I wanted to find out if any here have one and what your thoughts are on them.

    Any feedback would be appreciated, Thank You.
     


  2. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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  3. jrbfishn

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    I had Savage .17wsm. Light barrel model. Sold it.
    The best group I got at 80 yds was about 1 inch. Got a little worse as it warmed up. Heavy barrel might be better. At this point, I am looking at a Savage .17hmr with heavy barrel. Same accuracy wise, a little less velocity and bullet weight but the gun and the ammo is cheaper than most 17WSMs.

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  4. smittyb

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    WSM’s aren’t know for great accuracy. Even the M77’s.
    Need more ammo choices.
     
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    Absolutely.

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  6. ZX9RCAM

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    Not being familiar with the round I googled it.

    Since there was a previous discussion on using nail gun blanks, I found it interesting that it supposedly descended from the .27 caliber nail-gun blank.
     
  7. easy rider

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    Yeah, most that I read on the barrels say that it is a lot better with the heavy barrel, same with the HMR. As far as accuracy, I read a lot saying the HMR is a little more accurate at 100yds and 150yds (1/2 to 3/4 MOA compared to 1 MOA), but then the HMR drops off dramatically, while the WSM is hitting steel at 300yds and beyond consistently.

    I started out looking at .17HMR, but then .17WSM caught my attention. Savage makes both that look very similar, so I haven't made up my mind yet.
     
  8. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    Not to dissuade you, but with similar pricing is there a reason not to step up to .22 Hornet?

    Used to have a Ruger that shot great with ammo cost pretty close to 17WSM. It was LOUD though IIRC. Sold it over a decade ago so memory is fuzzy.


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  9. easy rider

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    Yes, I did, but then I also saw selections of rifles were limited (at a higher cost) and I'm not sure that 17WSM around 25 to 30 cents a round is what I would call close when 17 Hornet is around 50 to 55 cents a round.
     
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  10. Younggun

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    I just searched and saw they were within a few dollars per box (.17 at $16 and hornet at $19). Didn’t check round count since I used to buy 50 round boxes. I now see the price I saw was for 20 rounds of Hornady Vmax.


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