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Talking 17 wsm

Anyone shooting one? How do you like it? Been looking at a B Mag and have read negative stuff.
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Anyone shooting one? How do you like it? Been looking at a B Mag and have read negative stuff.

Had one, actually two.

I hunt chucks in Bucks County and was looking for a legitamate 300 yard gun for two of the farms. The first one was a 4 MOA shooter at best. Savage didny have much comment, but had me return it under warranty.

A few weeks later a new B Mag arrives, I get it ready to shoot, and off to the range. 1 1/2 to 2 MOA was the best I, or the benchrest shooter to my right could squeeze out of it. Make a call to Boyds.

Three weeks later a thumbhole stock is bedded to the action,(Accraglas), and back to the gun club.

Well, the twisty/turnie black pastic stock that it came with wasnt the problem either. The Boyds stock tightened the groups to 1 1/2 Moa, same as before.


All the reviews you read are true, the B Mag is far from accueate enough for at least my purposes, and I hear if you do manage to end up with a shooter it will likely be in the 1/2MOA neighborhood, which is the neighborhood that 300 yard guns live.

I still have a few hundred rounds of 17 WSM left if anyone wants it, the gun is long gone.

Go with 17 HMR is you must use a 17 rimfire. Mine has a 238 yard woodchuck to its credit, and that was a head shot.... on purpose.

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I haven't heard to much good said about accuracy. I have a 17 HMR that shoots tacks. The .222 is a nice gun or 22-250

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Had an HMR shot very accurate. Had a burris ballistic plex scope on it. It hit where it said it would. I liked it.
Just have been reading and looking into the wsm and reviews are mixed at best.
17 hornet on the other hand is pretty good. Ive shot 2 different ones that friends have brought to camp. Super accurate and they reach out there.
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Do you need a rimfire for where you hunt ? I live in Allegheny County and I have to use a rimfire if I did not I would not own one. I have lost more groundhogs with that cal than any other I have used. Of the 8 chucks I shot on that farm last year 3 were dead right there , ( head shots ) all the others were center mass shots and made it back to the hole. In my opinion if you don't have to use a 17 HMR , don't. Get a 22 hornet , 223 ,222 , 243 or 22-250 . You will be much happier with those choices. I will say that my 17 HMR is accurate I just don't think much of it as a varmint caliber .
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Some I blow up on the spot and some make it back to the hole if they are very close to it.But guaranteed they are dead shortly after they duck down the hole.
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Do you need a rimfire for where you hunt ? I live in Allegheny County and I have to use a rimfire if I did not I would not own one. I have lost more groundhogs with that cal than any other I have used. Of the 8 chucks I shot on that farm last year 3 were dead right there , ( head shots ) all the others were center mass shots and made it back to the hole. In my opinion if you don't have to use a 17 HMR , don't. Get a 22 hornet , 223 ,222 , 243 or 22-250 . You will be much happier with those choices. I will say that my 17 HMR is accurate I just don't think much of it as a varmint caliber .
Believe me, you are spot on! If Special Regs allowed ANY centerfire I would be shooting that one.

When I still had a choice it was a Rem 700 in 22/250, probably the ultimate factory round for varmit to ever come done the pike.

The 17s are a little light for my tastes, but 22Mag isnt the best choice past 125 yds either. I wish the Commision would be kind to us here in the Special Regs and give us a few centerfire calibers that we can actually use more humanely, like the mentioned 17 Hornet, the 22 Hornet, 22 Bee etc. It is a far cry from Rocket Science to understand if no major catastrphies are occuring with saboted slug rounds over the course of the heavily hunted deer seasons a few hunters helping the farms rid some groundhogs with even a 222 Remeington wont put an end to the world either. Most likely the neighbors wouldnt notice a difference anyway.

Untill someone decides to allow tools better suited to the job I will bring Tessa with me to drag the hogs back into the field for me..... and probably even if the better tools are legalized again.

And if you do try a 17 WSM, good luck

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I shoot a .17 Remington. I don't understand why they came out with the .17 hornet, .17 rimfires and all the others. I can load down to there velocities, they can't load up to the remingtons! lots of b.s. has been written about the Remington, dirty barrel, hard to clean ect. I haven't seen it.mine is a encore(by mgm). any thing out to 300 is in trouble.it's fun seeing the bullet hit!
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That 17 Remington surely is interesting. I heard of a guy who DEER hunted with one, and the claim was it was devastaing on them!

Definately on my to do if I ever move out of Bucks and can use a centerfire....still think 22/250 is great, but it really is LOUD!

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17wsm

Had one of the first ones garbage that was topped with a vx3 4x13 leupold I sold it
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