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.
Hope this helps