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Old 02-08-2020, 11:14 PM
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I recently found myself needing a new and different rifle. My attitude has always been “shoot long range or go home”. I had open heart surgery recently and realized that I can’t shoot long range for a couple of months. The recoil of a 300 win mag would probably make my guts fall out. So to keep shooting, I purchased a bolt action “Savage 17wsm b-mag”....adjustable trigger, Tupperware stock and stainless heavy barrel. I equipped it with a bipod and a 3x9x57 scope. It has changed my mind about “ fun at the range”. At 200 yards, it’s an absolute tack driver (provided there’s no crosswind). I now have a different attitude about going to the range and I’m sure this rifle will be going along long after I’m able to shoot long range again.

Anyone else shooting 17wsm?

Yes, But I just put my savage B-MAG laminate up for sale just couldn't get used to the cock on close. Probably go with Ruger next time. Good luck with yours.
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Well, I’m pleasantly surprised. I own many 22lr’s, but shooting the small calibers never did anything for me. That has changed now. I find my Savage 17 WSM b-mag shoots like a laser! Drop seems to be about 4” at 200 yards. I’m impressed and now small bore shooting holds some new found appeal for me.
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Three years ago I purchased the B-Mag in Stainless with a heavy barrel and plastic stock. A year later I purchased a Boyds stock and I bedded the receiver.

It is one of my three favorite guns and like you, OP, my will drive tacks with the 25gr pills.


And when I take the wife to the range (mainly to shoot her handgun), she will sit on a bench and methodically run through 50 rounds, having a ball.

The most fun is to purchase one of those 30 packs of water bottles for less than $5. Set them up at 200, 250 and 300 yards out on BLM property and shoot em like ground hogs.

I also purchased a Cabelas Tactical Scope that has the turrets calibrated for the 25 grain loads at 2,600 fps. That scope helped me to be crazy accurate out to 300 yards.

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Here’s the thing about .17.
They’re lasers.
First five rounds from my CZ. Two rounds to zero, three more on the bull.
Only 25 yards. But not benched.



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Yes, But I just put my savage B-MAG laminate up for sale just couldn't get used to the cock on close. Probably go with Ruger next time. Good luck with yours.
I LOVE cock on close.
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Yes, But I just put my savage B-MAG laminate up for sale just couldn't get used to the cock on close. Probably go with Ruger next time. Good luck with yours.

This is one thing I haven't found a love for.... Cock on close. The tactility of an action is important to me, and I don't like the Savage for this one reason.

But, it shoots one hole..... And in stainless with the Boyds Gray Laminate and the tactical scope.... it is drop-dead gorgeous!!!!!

Oh.... and I love the trigger. I haven't adjusted it one bit or had a desire to replace it. It is the right weight and breaks an "easy - crisp" that I love.


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Here’s the thing about .17.
They’re lasers.
First five rounds from my CZ. Two rounds to zero, three more on the bull.
Only 25 yards. But not benched.





I LOVE cock on close.
What do you love?
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What do you love?
Yeah....I see it now.
But my wife loves it too, so I’m good with it.
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I recently found myself needing a new and different rifle. My attitude has always been “shoot long range or go home”. I had open heart surgery recently and realized that I can’t shoot long range for a couple of months. The recoil of a 300 win mag would probably make my guts fall out. So to keep shooting, I purchased a bolt action “Savage 17wsm b-mag”....adjustable trigger, Tupperware stock and stainless heavy barrel. I equipped it with a bipod and a 3x9x57 scope. It has changed my mind about “ fun at the range”. At 200 yards, it’s an absolute tack driver (provided there’s no crosswind). I now have a different attitude about going to the range and I’m sure this rifle will be going along long after I’m able to shoot long range again.

Anyone else shooting 17wsm?
I have the same rifle,my only complaint is that it is too light,needs some weight added to the factory stock or I need to order a new stock from Boyds.
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Oh.... and I love the trigger. I haven't adjusted it one bit or had a desire to replace it. It is the right weight and breaks an "easy - crisp" that I love........
Indeed...every rifle I’ve ever owned, got up on the bench for a trigger job or adjustment before I ever fired the first round. I always set my triggers as close to “zero” as possible. The b-mag trigger is great just the way it came out of the box.
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I have the same rifle,my only complaint is that it is too light,needs some weight added to the factory stock or I need to order a new stock from Boyds.
Boyds is your Huckleberry!

It completely transformed my gun from one I really liked to one I love.


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Here's my little taste of loveliness! It was one of the tiny handful of guns I have purchased that weren't a part of the boating accident, where I lost them all.


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Hope you are feeling better.

And enjoy that new rifle..
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Here's my little taste of loveliness! It was one of the tiny handful of guns I have purchased that weren't a part of the boating accident, where I lost them all.


I found this rifle at a local gunshop last Saturday,they said they would give me $225 for my B Mag with the standard barrel. I want this rifle!
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Sorry to hear about your surgery. Glad you are doing OK and recovering. I have a 17 cal Taurus model 172 pump. It is small like a toy gun for kids. Probably not near as accurate as a savage or others.
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Thanks for the info. Been hemming and hawing over getting one myself and might just pull the trigger on it! Pardon the lame pun.

Hope your recovery is quick and good on you for finding a way to keep doing things you love in spite of the situation.
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has weather permitted any field work? Nice sunny days bring out the gophers
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I took my new 17 to the range today. I set targets at 200 yards. It does truly shoot like a laser. The groups I shot at 200 yards tell me my Savage b-mag 17 heavy barrel is absolutely a sub-moa rifle.
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I took my new 17 to the range today. I set targets at 200 yards. It does truly shoot like a laser. The groups I shot at 200 yards tell me my Savage b-mag 17 heavy barrel is absolutely a sub-moa rifle.
Cool! Range day with new .17 B Mag Bull barrel for both of us!

Two cons though,OEM stock,plastic and the trigger doesn't reset everytime,I have to pull the bolt back a bit and tap the trigger. I lubed the bolt and the trigger group.

I just now got mine sighted in at 50,seems great at 100 and going back for 200 in a bit here.

This rifle is way more accurate than the plain barrel B Mag,the trigger is a tad heavy though.

Sold the old one for $175 ,no big deal since I used the heck out of it and I paid very little for it.

Glad you had fun Paul and I hope you are feeling much better now!
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Two cons though,OEM stock,plastic and the trigger doesn't reset everytime,I have to pull the bolt back a bit and tap the trigger. I lubed the bolt and the trigger group.
The plastic stock isn’t the best. I free floated my barrel before going to the range. The stock was a terrible fit. I had to grind out a lot of plastic in order to float the barrel.

I set my trigger as low as it will go. I’ve not had any problems with trigger reset.

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Thanks...I feel great. It’s like they put a 426 Hemi in a junk ass car!
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