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Old April 30, 2005, 10:32 PM   #1
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Most Accurate 17hmr Production Rifle

I'm looking for a very accurate 17hmr rifle. Should I be looking at the Anschultz, Cooper, and Kimber or can I save $ with another brand? I'm looking for a 1/2" tackdriver. Any suggestions?
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Old April 30, 2005, 11:09 PM   #2
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Old May 1, 2005, 09:44 AM   #3
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Go over to and post in the 17 forums. A lot of dedicated rimfire shooters there. You are sure to get a lot more response.
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Old May 1, 2005, 10:00 AM   #4
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I've just finished the break-in period Cooper recommends on one of their Montana LVT 17 HMR. That was 100 shots and an intermitent cleaning regime. It shot 1/2 inch groups at 50 yards when it was new. It will shoot 1/2 groups at 100 yards now on a good day, and always under an inch. I have a 3x9 scope on it. It is picky on the ammo. It is shooting Remington 17 gr. the best. Hornady 20 gr. was the worst. I'm not sure the higher price gives that much better accuracy since I've heard good reports on almost all of the 17HMR's. I just like the workmanship and looks of the Cooper.
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Old May 1, 2005, 01:10 PM   #5
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I have a Savage in 17HMR that will shoot nickle sized groups at 100 yards.

You can sure spend more, but it would be tough to shoot better.
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I just took 629 shooters' advice, rimfirecentral, that's the place to go. Never saw so many varried opinions on rimfires in one place in my life!!!

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Old May 2, 2005, 08:06 PM   #7
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Cooper of Montana makes some fine rifles, but would they be considered 'production' rifles or hand built?
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Old May 3, 2005, 12:53 PM   #8
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My CZ 452 Varmint in .17 HMR, right out of the box, has shot five-shot groups at 100 yards that fit under a dime. Best for the monsy, IMHO.

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Old May 3, 2005, 01:14 PM   #9
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My (out of the box) Marlin 17VS can group within the size of a nickel at 100 yards with Hornady ammo.
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Old May 3, 2005, 01:49 PM   #10
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I second the Savage 17 HMR. For 180.00 you can't beat the performance for the price. The extra bucks allowed me to get a great high power scope. I love that friggin gun!
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Like 9mm, I am very happy with my Marlin 917vss. Easily makes nickel size groups, and I am sure the gun would do better if I was capable.
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