Savage 93R17 GV Rifle
Accurate,Smooth & Durable
I bought this gun about 3-4 years ago and had a BSA sweet .17 scope installed from bass pro. Quite frankly this rifle is "my baby" out of all my guns (23). The bolt is super smooth, clip works great. I use .17 grain winchester rounds and have never had a problem. Keep in mind i do maintain my weapons religously including removing the bolt every time the gun is shot to apply new oil. Mine is used for protecting cattle in freezing temps nightly. All together the .17 cal by savage is a top of the line rifle for a medium price range. If i was to buy another or help a friend decide on a varmit rifle i would buy this one again.
November 27, 2012
i purchased this rifle three years ago and couldn't be better pleased. with 17 gr. bullets 1/3 inch groups at 100 yds. is common. 20 gr. hollow pts give you much better penetration and shoot almost as well. liked it so much i bought one in .22 mag. as well. good shooting!
November 30, 2010
I purchased this rifle from BPS about 4 months ago and have taken it to the range two or three times. I love this gun! I think the .17 HMR round is inherently accurate, but this rifle with its heavy barrel and Accutrigger help to make it even more so. This Savage is well-balanced, good looking and just fun to shoot. Firing from a bipod and with an inexpensive 4X-16X scope I am shooting MOA at 100 yards. I believe that 3/4" to 1/2" groups are possible - if not for my shakiness. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in target shooting or hunting small game or varmints.
February 25, 2014
Best gun for varmit, especially squirrels
I have a BSA 3-9X50 scope on this gun, you can shoot a head shot on a squirrel from over 100 yards away. It extremely accurate and holds its accuracy. The action is smooth, light trigger pull. The only bad thing is its a little heavy once you add a scope...its the perfect gun for a squirrel. The .17 HMR is extremely fast and powerful on a squirrel. It will KILL them with ease.
July 8, 2012