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Who's buying one?I was a little intrigued when I heard about this little cartridge but can't bring myself to buy an ugly savage model 25.I had a hornet in the ruger 77 and could never get that gun to shoot anything so their offering really doesn't excite me.A couple days ago I heard CZ is offering it in their model 527.Without a doubt I'll be picking one up as soon as I can find one.I don't expect it to do anything magical but it's neat enough that I have to have one.I missed out when remington was chambering the .17 in the model seven.
 

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I bought a Savage Model 25 .17 hornet a couple weeks ago ... I haven't had a change to play around with it yet. Should be a fun caliber and fantastic for fox ... I know some guys in Canada were dropping coyotes with the new .17 hornet, but I'm not sure about it being a coyote caliber.

The model 25 in the synthetic doesn't look too bad. I am looking for a laminate wood version of the model 25 in .204 ruger also
 

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No matter how nice the stock looks,I just can't get get past that ugly bolt lol.I don't have a problem with savages.They're a good gun for the money and usually shoot better than most.I have a CZ American in 22lr and it's a good shooter.

I think within a reasonable range,it will kill coyotes just fine but probably wouldn't be the best choice out there if they was your primary target
 

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I bought a Model 25 back in September. I agree that the bolt is ugly. I do love the how it shoots though. It is a blast to shoot. My wife and kids love to shoot it. It is a very accurate gun. I have only shot one fox with it but it did not tear it up at all. I used to use a 223 and it made a mess of anything I shot. I posted a picture of it with my fox back on Jan. 27 I think. I have never owned a Savage till this one but I would consider another after how well this one shoots.
 

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Hey guys I'm new on the site. Just killed my first coyote with the 17 hornet and it did a nice job. She was about 80 yards at night and I hit her back some but it was enough to put er down although she did run about 100 yards. Pin hole in of coarse and turned the inside to jello. Can't wait to try some hand loads!
 

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I had one of the savages in my hands the other night at the gun shop and dce is right, they are ugly. I probably wont own a 17 hornet since I already have a 22 hornet but the 17 may prove to be more accurate.
 

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Here is a picture of my gun. It have a Leupold VX2 3-9 40 on it. I also have quick detach rings on it to change scope if I need to. Not sure if the picture will work. If it doesn't I try again later.
 

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that one is very nice, the one I saw was the black synthetic stock.
 

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One thing I really like about the Savage is the clip. It is a lot easier to load/unload when moving from stand to stand.
 

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Those were just factory loads, 20 gr vmax. I been waiting over 2 weeks for brass. Shooting times has a good article about reloading the 17. Be careful they say just a tenth of a grain can cause excessive pressures. I noticed with the savage there is a feed issue when working the bolt slow.
 

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That gun looks just like the one I just bought, only I bought it in .22 mag. Would have said exactly the same thing about the clip and the feed issues when cycling slowly.....

It is a tack driver though....
 
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