17 WSM

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  1. Darkangel1846

    Darkangel1846

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    I was looking at a 17 HMR when the dealer told me about the 17WSM. I was wondering if anyone here has that cal. in a rifle and can give me a range report on accuracy and if it's worth while to consider this rifle.
    thanks for any help
     
  2. Neldon

    Neldon Sir Arthur if you Puh-leeze!

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    I have had one of the original Savage WSM and found it to be IMO quite a bit better than my 17HMR. The biggest problem was the thin barrel but they now have heavy barrels so no longer a problem. I have shot rabbits, squirrels and coyote's with pretty nasty results. With a good rest and minimal wind 300yds. is no problem on varmint type game. I would use the 25gr. if coyote's are your main target.
     
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    Ruger makes three .17wsm rifles in their 77/17 model - heavy barreled 20" and 24" versions and a light 20" sporter weight walk around gun. I own the sporter weight. It's a legit 200-225 yard gun. In fact I've hung up my .223s for the time being. The only problem.with the Ruger are the prices, $750-775 through a discount house.
    Ammo hasn't been a problem at all. Most shops around here carry it or you can buy in bulk online.
    Savage offers the greatest variety of models and their prices are considerably cheaper than the Ruger guns. But, to me, they're crude and ugly (although supposedly accurate) and life's too short to own an ugly rifle.