If you are doing some small varmint hunting or looking for a great starter rifle the Savage 93r17 is the rifle to have. For shot after shot placement the AccuTrigger eliminates the creep in your trigger. The easy to adjust trigger can be set t your pound preference. For quick reload it has a detachable magazine. The rifle is a 5+1 round capacity. This inexpensive priced rifle makes it a perfect pick for hunting small species.
The durable finish of the rifle gives it a quality feel and look. The bolt action rifle comes in standard a heavy metal or standard contour barrels, with a variety of stocks from camo, wood grain and synthetic. They all have sling swivel bases that are detachable. Users with even and impressive firearm collections own this gun and it remains one of their favorites.
Durable Quality finish
Cameo or wood like finish
Feeding issues with the magazine to start out
Double hand magazine release
The accuracy of the Savage rifle is very accurate, at 100 yards this can shoot many bullets in .75” groupings. Hitting 90% of the rounds fired at 50 yards small game and pests don’t have a chance. Set up a few targets with your friends and put it to the test for yourself.
Cleaning your rifle will keep it accurate, dependable and add to the longevity of the rifle. When cleaning the barrel remove the bolt. Lay the rifle with the ejection port facing down horizontally. Using a brush and a small amount of powder solvent push the cleaning rod through the barrel several times. Place a patch tip on the rod to run through the bore and run it out the muzzle. Once doing that several times use a new patch saturated in gun oil and repeat. Put a dry new patch through to remove any excess oil.
To keep the exterior metal barrel looking great and remaining rust free you it is recommended to clean it as well. Simply remove the bolt, and with a dry cloth remove the debris. Apply a light coat of gun oil on all the surfaces. Rubbing any areas needed to remove any signs of rust. A recommendation is to wipe your rifle down after using in moist weather to keep it from rusting. Also carrying it in a secure case will help as well.
The 93r17 HMR has the Accu Trigger feature. This allows the shooter to have some flexibility to set the trigger to their preference. It will eliminate the creep some experience with other guns. It gives you the crisp, clean trigger pull. It does have a fail safe position if you try to set the trigger to light. This gives an accurate and precise shot every time.
The synthetic stock has a little lighter feel but is very durable and easy to clean. The cameo version has a plastic stock. The wood grain stocks have a smooth durable finish with a rich look. No matter what your style of stock you choose they are easy to maintain and clean to remain looking like new. Most have a checkering on the forend for a nice grip while the stocks remain smooth. Depending on your stock and barrel the rifle weight will be different. There is a style or version to fit every users comfort.
Scopes are a primary accessory that most will put on the rifle. It is extremely accurate at distances of 100 yards out but having a scope just zeros it in for quick aim. The rifle does have a pre-installed scope base which makes mounting a scope even easier. Most retailers will sell the rifle and scope as a package which is even better, all you have to do is zero it in and start using.
It comes with a 5 + 1 round capacity for quick reload however many users state go ahead and purchase the 10 round box magazines. Especially when using the rifle for plinking the 10 round just saves time from load and reloading.
The A17 is the cheap ammo that is less than accurate however when used with the 93r17 it turns these least accurate to probably the most accurate these cartridges will get. These are not the preferred by any means but it if you are just plinkng around they are an inexpensive day at the range. There is a lot of misfire and errors in discharging fired cartridges.
A selling feature about this 93r17 it is accurate and fun to use. Set up ta variety of items like tomatoes, water filled balloons at different distances and purchase a few different types of ammo to test out. Even those that have been shooting for years enjoy this one.
Once you are in the firing position and the area is clear you can roll the safety forward to the off position. You will see a red dot, this means the rifle is live and ready to fire. Once you have fired your round pull he bolt handle up and all the way to the rear. This opens the bolt to extract the fired case. If you are firing again you will push the bold forward to push the next cartridge forward. Once you are done firing place the safety to the on position by rolling it back. You will no longer see the red dot when in the safety on position.
Button-rifled 21” carbon steel barrel
5-round detachable box magazines
Durable and reliable rifle
Thumb hole stock in wood grain finish