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#7297150 - 01/11/13 02:20 AM Desired 17 Hornet package
Seafire Offline
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Registered: 04/20/04
Posts: 18749
Loc: Southern Oregon USA
changing a scope on my NEF in 17 HMR tonight... and it got me thinking... for my needs, a heavy barrel NEF chambered in 17 Hornet as a truck gun would certain fit my needs...

I've looked at both the Savage offerings and the Ruger.. and was not overly impressed with the fit and finish on either, nor was I impressed with the prices...

However picking up an NEF with a Synthetic stock, and then get me another 17 HMR barrel and have a local gunsmith friend rechamber it to 17 Hornet, would not be a bad route to go..

one of those and then a good price on a Ruger Blued 22 Hornet with a wood stock and then have a 17 Hornet barrel custom fit on it, certainly seems a way to get a more attractive rifle in 17 Hornet...

or wait until CZ puts one out in their 527....

will contact NEF tomorrow... and check out the potential of one being in the works...

or considering one in a Savage short action ( Model 10 ), where you can get a 22 Hornet bolt face from Cascade over here in Central Point...
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#7298810 - 01/11/13 11:37 AM Re: Desired 17 Hornet package [Re: Seafire]
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Registered: 02/22/11
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Loc: Minnysoda
I'm waiting on the 527 myself.

I've got one in a 22 hornet. Dandy little rifle. No complaints except the cumbersome mag.

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#7298831 - 01/11/13 11:43 AM Re: Desired 17 Hornet package [Re: Ghostinthemachine]
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Registered: 05/28/04
Posts: 6469
Loc: The Piedmont of NC
I held one of the Savage M 25 synthetic waking varmint models and didn't have to wear shades or hold my nose while fondling it. My only drawback was the magazine on it stuck out like the one on my CZ 527's. Even so it looked like a pretty good truck gun. Short, stiff barrel, and good trigger. Heading back that way next weekend and it just might follow me home.
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#7299318 - 01/11/13 01:37 PM Re: Desired 17 Hornet package [Re: Ghostinthemachine]
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Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Originally Posted By: Ghostinthemachine
I'm waiting on the 527 myself.

I've got one in a 22 hornet. Dandy little rifle. No complaints except the cumbersome mag.



Same here, and I don't mind the magazines, even. I have three 527s, and I've adapted......... I called my "CZ guy" today, just to check on when they'd have some. He didn't know for sure. I've got the components started on their way to the house, though.
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#7299389 - 01/11/13 01:55 PM Re: Desired 17 Hornet package [Re: ratsmacker]
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Registered: 08/21/06
Posts: 9307
Loc: Kiowa/Deer Trail, Colorado
For those that 'desire' a ruger, there is one at a local shop. Priced at $719. They'll ship.... the Firing Line in Aurora CO
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#7312451 - 01/14/13 02:27 PM Re: Desired 17 Hornet package [Re: huntsman22]
Big Sky Offline
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Registered: 11/26/01
Posts: 4208
Loc: Montana
I get your complaint about not being impressed with the price on the Ruger, but youare seriously are happy with the "fit and finish" on an NEF firearm or a Ruger 77??? Man, you must see things a lot different than my eyes see!
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#7319480 - 01/15/13 11:20 PM Re: Desired 17 Hornet package [Re: Big Sky]
Seafire Offline
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Registered: 04/20/04
Posts: 18749
Loc: Southern Oregon USA
I have an NEF or two in 17 HMR and 22 Mag...with synthetic stocks on them...

they might not be overly pretty, but they start to become pretty in how they make a great truck gun...

I have a 77/17 and a 77/22...one in 17 HMR and the other in 22 Mag with a Wood stock and blued receiver...

comparing both of those to the 17 Hornet Ruger I saw, Quality definitely goes to the older Rugers...

I'd love to have a platform just like my Ruger 17HMR, but in a single shot chambered in 17 Fireball...
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#7322837 - 01/16/13 05:07 PM Re: Desired 17 Hornet package [Re: Seafire]
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Registered: 07/31/07
Posts: 3727
Loc: Calgary Alberta, Canada
How is the 77/17 hornet different from the other 77/17 77/22 hornet?

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#7324125 - 01/16/13 10:55 PM Re: Desired 17 Hornet package [Re: AB2506]
Seafire Offline
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Registered: 04/20/04
Posts: 18749
Loc: Southern Oregon USA
The one I handled over at our Local Sportsman's Warehouse, didn't even compare to the Quality compared to the older Rugers I own..

the one I handled in 17 Hornet, was more like what you'd consider of a cheap Chinese knock off of the Ruger...

I was really waiting to get ahold of one of the new Rugers...
Huntsman22's looks awesome in the pics and I really like the stock...

but I was highly disappointed, sadly...I was looking forward to getting one...

now I am considering another route...my best desired route would be an older Blued Hornet, or Gray Laminate Stocked heavy barrel one, and then put a Barrel from Green Mountain chambered in 17 HMR and rechamber it to 17 hornet...

also thinking of the possibility of a Savage short action I have, with getting a 22 Hornet bolt face from Pacific T&G over here in White City... a 17 caliber barrel and have one chambered that way...

heavier than the current packages, but I'd use it as a varmint rifle shooting sage rats off the hood of the old 4 Runner...
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#7324570 - 01/17/13 05:35 AM Re: Desired 17 Hornet package [Re: Seafire]
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Registered: 08/18/02
Posts: 7243
Loc: NY
My latest tractor rifle, 17 Hornady Hornet- Contender with a MGM barrel finished .650 at the muzzle. Carbine forearm.
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