Although I don't really need one, I'm thinking about adding it to the collection. A friend has the savage 17 hmr, basic blued, no accutrigger... and I really like the little caliber for some stupid reason. just a great truck gun. I have had in the past, a .22 magnum heavy blued Savage, and it was a shooter. They only thing I did not care for was the magazines... P.I.A. I handled the Marlin version yesterday, and the mag. design was much better... but the trigger was terribly heavy... I know both are pretty accurate guns, maybe edge to the savage, but I'm kinda stuck... -get a savage and deal with the mags, but have a great trigger or - get the marlin, have good mags, and shell out extra for a trigger job, or drop in... I'm leaning to the heavy SS synthetic stock version of either. if that matters? Any of those sweet 17 scopes, with bullet comp worth a damn btw...? or just get good reputable glass...?