close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

target rifle

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by greg27, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. greg27

    greg27

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    florida
    im looking for target rifle with iron sights 17 hmr bolt action for around 400$ any suggestions? also any suggestion on how to go about finding a used rifle
     
  2. vafish

    vafish

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    Messages:
    16,541
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    What type of targets are you planning on shooting?

    Normally when people say "Target" rifle I think they mean a competition rifle. Like this:

    [​IMG]

    If you are just looking for an accurate .17 HMR rifle the Savage 93R17 heavy barreled rifles are in your price range and very accurate in my experience. Consistently shooting sub MOA 5 shot groups.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2010

  3. greg27

    greg27

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    florida
    yeah im looking for a competition style target rifle
     
  4. vafish

    vafish

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    Messages:
    16,541
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    Competition style in .17 HMR. Never seen one. You'd probably have to build it. Closest you'll get is an Anschutz or Cooper with a heavy barrel. Then you would have to put it in a target style stock.

    Also your $400 price cap is a bit of a problem.

    The rifle in the above picture was made in the mid 1970's. It's still worth $1,500. A new one with a bit more modern features will run your $2,000-$3,000 with sights.
     
  5. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Friends Call Me "Flash"

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    278
    Location:
    East Houston
    A friend we shoot matches with rigged a Marlin 917V in 17HMR for iron sights but couldn't get it to shoot well. He mounted the front sight on a press fit ring slipped over the bull barrel. For some reason, it just never performed to his satisfaction.

    Flash