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Old November 6, 2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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Marlin x17 HMR

im interested in Marlin 17HMR..anyoone have one and what are your thoughts on it..thnaks
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Old November 6, 2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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i have one. one of the ones w/ the 100 pound bull barrel. its a great little, heavy gun, and i really like it. i love the round itself, but the wind really seems to carry it off target once you get out so far. i've honestly never had a bad marlin.

mine is a model 917vs
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Old November 7, 2012, 06:56 AM   #3
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Own a Marlin 917v. Has a heavy barrel, looks like yours with a different stock.

Mine has the T-900 trigger system which is not adjustable and I found it to be a little heavy. With very basic tools and parts I got into the trigger and removed the trigger return spring. This was replaced by a pen spring that I cut to the same length. Put everything back together and I am now very happy with the weight of trigger pull.

Group from 50 yards shooting prone with a bi-pod. Redfield 4-12x Accu-range reticle.


Needless to say, it shoots so good that I will never part with it.

I don't notice much problems with wind but this isn't usually a very windy place. Any squirrel within 150 yards of its barrel is in mortal danger.

I can't remember the last time that a squirrel that I shot at with it managed to get away. I aim for the heart, hit them in the heart, and they drop like a stone.

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Old November 7, 2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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Just killed two more squirrels with my marlin .17 hmr, around 50 and 80 yards.
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