View Full Version : Info wanted on a Savage 93R17 BSEV

May 9, 2010, 03:50 PM
I saw a Savage 93R17 BSEV for sale locally and really liked the looks of it a lot.
This one
The one for sale locally is advertised as NIB but it's from a guy who purchased it. Claims it comes with the box, original receipt, and mounts. I'm not to crazy about buying one NIB from a individual like that unless it's for a super price. To me it's basically used even if he hasn't shot it. I'd much rather purchase from a dealer. Although, I've never seen one at a dealer. What's a fair price to pay for one from a dealer? Also what would be considered a great price for one being NIB from a seller. What's average?

Now that I've asked about the price it brings me down to my questions about the gun. Does anyone have one? While I really like the looks of it I'm just not sure I want a .17 HMR that costs this much when I can go to Walmart and get a nice heavy barrel Marlin for $200 or so. If it was a center fire I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Does anyone make a center fire rifle with a barrel and stock similar to this?

Does anyone have one of these? What kind of accuracy can you expect from it? Is this the gun to get or are you just as well off with a $200 Marlin one? I really like how the gun looks with the stock and barrel but I've not really wanted a .17HMR and I really don't want to pay anywhere near that price for one. So I'm just wondering if there is something making this one worth the price or if it's just all looks?

May 9, 2010, 04:07 PM
Have you been drinking coffee all day?

May 10, 2010, 09:05 PM
It's always shocked me that someone will spend 2k on a center fire rifle that they take out 1 month out of the year, but thinks its ridiculous spending 1000 to 1500 on a rimfire that they will use all the time. I don't like the gun but don't feel bad about spending 500 dollars on something you'll use a lot. My Italian made Weatherby mark XXII cost me 750 and was worth every penny because its in constant use.

May 10, 2010, 09:25 PM
That's my thing. If it was a .22 I don't know that I'd feel as bad about it. I just don't think I'd use a .17hmr that much though. Plus it's a lot harder to spend that on a rimfire when you can get a lot of great choices for around $200 or so. It's not like you have to spend $500 to get a good one. If they all cost $500 it wouldn't be so bad but there are a lot of great rimfire choices for cheap.

I decided to pass on it because I just don't think I'd use it very much in that caliber and really all I like about it is the looks. Other than the looks I don't need it at all. So I decided I'd just be better off not buying it as it probably wouldn't get used often.