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utvols
February 25, 2002, 10:27 PM
The rifle, and bullet.
Also does anyone have one yet?
:cool:

444
February 25, 2002, 10:40 PM
You must have missed the article in your American Rifleman this month, I know you are surely an NRA member.

Ruger 77/17 SRP $565
Marlin 17V (Blue) SRP $263
Marlin 17VS (Stainless) SRP $392

Midsouth Shooters Supply has the ammo priced at $7.69/50 round box. with none in stock.
http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=0000383170

Sundance
February 26, 2002, 12:43 PM
The ammo and the rifles should be the same price as comparable ammo or rifle in .22 WMR. All the .17 is is a .22 WMR necked down to .17.

444
February 26, 2002, 07:53 PM
Sundance. The 17HMR is a .22 mag necked down to .17, but that isn't all there is to it. It also uses jacketed bullets. Yes, there is at least one .22 Mag load that uses a jacked bullet but the vast majority of them don't. You can obviously expect to pay more for a jacketed bullet than a lead bullet or a plated lead bullet.

utvols
February 26, 2002, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the replies...
444,
I get America's 1st Freedom magazine with my membership. Thanks for the heads up on the prices.
Does anyone know why th eruger would cost twice as much as the Marlin?

ExMB
February 26, 2002, 10:03 PM
The article also mentioned that Henry will produce a rifle in this caliber. Any chance it will be a lever action?

444
February 26, 2002, 10:04 PM
Right on utvols, that was just a little attempt at humor on my part. I believe that the Rugers normally cost more than the Marlins in any of the Rimfire models. The Ruger is a little more refined; nicer stock, more complicated trigger and magazine.....
I own a Marlin in .22 Mag-I believe it is called the Model 25. And I own a Ruger 77/22. The Ruger is a nicer looking rifle, IMO a better quality rifle, but, the Marlin is not bad. My Marlin is very respectable in the accuracy department, and I refinished the stock which was a huge improvement in it's looks. I have had trigger jobs done on both with the Ruger coming out much better than the Marlin but that may just be an issue with the two different 'smiths that did the work. I don't think you would go wrong by buying the Marlin, they are very good inexpensive rifles.