17 HMR Rifle Suggestions
Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:13 PM
Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:17 PM
I like the looks of the Ruger bolt gun and the CZ 452. Since I'm left handed I bought the only one that came in lefty, the Savage 93 but I have a left handed CZ 22 lr now also.
Aside from looking for the best long range varmint caliber, I'm also looking to get a 17 HMR. As far as I've read, it has the best ballistics and range of the rimfire calibers. My 10/22 is fun, but I want more power out of a rimfire. I was looking at a Savage and a Marlin today, but I hate the Accu-Trigger and the action on the Marlin felt kinda rough and cheap. Granted these were only $220 rifles and there is definitely room for improvement with aftermarket parts.So what do you all like in 17 HMR? Thanks!
Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:41 PM
Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:05 PM
Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:16 PM
I'm not too worried about the looks as long as it's accurate, the looks can always be improved cheaper than accuracy.If price wasn't an option, I'd get the $900 Volquartsen with carbon fiber barrel and muzzle brake. But that's kind of insane for a rimfire in my opinion even if it is a semi-auto 17 HMR.
What's your price range, and what's the MOST important thing to you, accuracy or looks? In the rimfire world, you can't have both.
Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:25 PM
Posted 12 July 2006 - 09:31 PM
Posted 12 July 2006 - 09:53 PM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 06:59 AM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:23 AM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:36 AM
You can rebarrel a .22mag but no you can't change the lowly 10/22LR. The action can't take the abuse of the mag cartridge hammering it.I could never figure the muzzle brakes on a .17HMR I mean they look cool and all. But do you really need one for that awesome recoil? Larger centerfires I can see it. But then anyone shooting with you will hate you for the noise and anything you kick up in their face. Sorry I read the wrong post earlier about left handed. But the Ansch?tz .17HMR would be my choice for the ultimate in accuracy in a bolt gun. Joel's Ruger is a specially made gun show him a picture Joel.
Is it possible to rebarrel a 10/22 to make it a 17 HMR?
Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:38 AM
I beat you to the punch.
Yes, if you have a 10/22 mag and not the more common 10/22 LR receiver.
Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:52 AM
Explain why they have that muzzle brake on there would you? I mean the recoil must be horrendous right? I'll reach into my bag of famous quotes for you.
looks and accuracy.....dont make me put a pic of the VQ 17HMR rifle here too, John
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 08:10 AM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 08:14 AM
Nice guns. The reason I wanted you to post that picture of your Ruger X-17 is it isn't your standard Ruger. I don't think it would move without the brake. At least my 10/22 doesn't.
VQ 22lr rifle with muzzle brake just for John... This really does not need a brake. It does look cool though, but with the weight and the brake, the rifle doesn't move at all when on the bench.
Posted 13 July 2006 - 08:36 AM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 08:46 AM
Yeah! I get the looks cool part. B)Not picking on you capitol If I spent that much money I'd want bitchin holes drilled in my barrel too. I mean look at the weight and blast reduction! :lol:I know I'm just jealous I don't have holes in my head I mean barrel too.
Hey, I have a brake on my 10/22. It does make a difference. I think. Well, at least it looks cool.
Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:24 AM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:34 AM
Their Standard model comes without the brake.I'm just giving everyone a hard time about the brakes. They look neat and I'd have one on mine if they came that way. Maybe I'll head out to the shop and fire up the drill press. Then again maybe I better not.
I don't even think VQ offers their barrels without brakes? I'm sure some of their barrels do, but the fluted ones almost all come with brakes...
Posted 13 July 2006 - 04:44 PM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:40 PM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 08:22 PM
It is cool! It is addicting also. I have a 10" Bullberry and a 16.5" TC 17 HMR barrels for my old style Contenders and a 14" HM2 barrel also. Barrel changes are about a minute with either style. You're not limited to 12 calibers by anything except your wallet. I've taken PD out to 280 yds with the carbine.Then there are the four centerfire 17 barrels. Well you get the idea. A17Shooter
Anyone have an opinion on the T/C G2 Contender in 17 HMR? If anyone has one, how hard are the barrel changes? Sounds like a cool concept to have virtually a new gun in 12 different calibers for $200-250 each.
Posted 13 July 2006 - 08:40 PM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:15 PM
Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:56 PM
Posted 14 July 2006 - 04:25 PM
Posted 23 July 2006 - 04:15 PM
Posted 23 July 2006 - 05:52 PM
Yeah, I just saw that VQ has a semi auto .204 that can use AR mags. If that thing is CA legal, I'm almost considering it, but it's almost $2000. But a semi .204 with a 30 round AR mag would be the best varmint gun on the planet!!!
If you can, get the VQ. Nothing like exterminating varmints as fast as you can pull the trigger!
Posted 24 July 2006 - 10:08 AM
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