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Old 01-06-2009, 09:54 PM
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I'm thinking about purchasing a 17 HMR. Which make would be better? A marlin or savage?
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:58 AM
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From the reviews I've read, the Savage makes the best all around gun.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:04 AM
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i have a savage .243 and love it it is themost accurate gun ive shot in a long time the accutrigger is great. if anyone close has a savage try shooting it then try a different gun youll be sold i am sure.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:17 AM
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When it comes to choosing weapons it doesn't boil down to whats the better or most accurate any more
All rifle manufacturers are competeing very well against each other now.
A good shooter can achieve good accuracy with most any weapon he chooses, he may have to try different ammo's
and adjust his sites a few times but in the long run he should be able to become a safe shooter and hunting accurate.
I think a savage is a very good weapon but that doesn't mean it's better than the other rifle makers.
The rifle you choose should be the one you're most comfortable with, Personally, If I were buying a .17 HMR
I'd get the Ruger K77/17, that's my opinion but if your final choices are between the Marlin or Savage I'd opt for the savage too..
I hope this helps. Good Luck to you on which ever you choose.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:27 AM
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couldn't agree more with bruce on this one. ruger 77 is the best small caliber practical rifle out there. i have the 22 and the 22 hornet very sweet both. if its $$ then the savage. got 3 savage rifles based on the 110 and like them very much. i don't have any of their small caliber rifles.

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Old 01-07-2009, 05:27 PM
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Ive never shot the ruger or marlin in .17 but I did shoot a savage model 93 (i think thats the model) over the holidays.. It was an accurate fun gun to shoot.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:12 PM
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I've had the marlin.it is a great shooter.but,i didn't like the factory trigger so i changed it.if i was buying all over again,and i had to pick between the two,it would be savage.mainly because of the accu trigger.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:41 PM
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Savage, Hands down.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:56 PM
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I have the Savage 17 hmr i love the accu trigger But it thought I would use it more than I do. I think I might have been just as good off with a 22-250. But I would get the bull barrel and the savage with the accu trigger.
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