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Got a great deal at dunhams for a new savage 93 .17 cal for $209
http://www.dunhamssports.com/products/savage-bolt-action-17-hmr-rifle/

Went crazy and bought rings and a scope rex optics
http://www.rexoptics.com/html/RX8311.html

Extra mag
2 boxes of ammo. And full of excitement to do some precision shooting.
I had nothing but problems with this gun. Let me list them

1 supposed to have a 5 round magazine, i couldn't get 5 in there trying my hardest
2 magazine did not seat correctly, it had play in it.
3 when i was able to put 4 rounds in the magazine, as soon i put the mag into the gun, all the rounds would fly out of the open action.
4 loose mag did not feed properly
5 cartridge got stuck in barrel, had to use a knife to pry it loose
6 multiple mis fires, jams, etc.

It literally took me several hours to work through a box of 50 tound ammo. I'm hoping that maybe the ammo was the problem and perhaps just a bad magazine. I used .17 HM2 ammo with the polymer tip http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/50-rds-hornady-17-mach-2-rimfire-ammo.aspx?a=172618

Any ideas suggestions before i call the company?


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Wrong ammo Hoops! You bought 17 mach 2 rounds for a 17 HMR. They are completely different guns.

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Are you serious! How did i mess that up. Ok hopefully the right ammo will help.
Can you recommend some ammo?

Did i hurt my gun by using this mach 2?
 

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Any 17 hmr will work. But yes you are lucky nothing bad happened. Completely wrong ammo.
 

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Wow! The pictures did not come up the first time I seen this post. Looking at those case's you are very lucky you were not hurt! I prefer the Hornaday 17 HMR ammo in my Savage. They look similiar but are very different. Remember you need HMR ammo. You may want to have the bore on that gun inspected. Good luck. B

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Got a great deal at dunhams for a new savage 93 .17 cal for $209
http://www.dunhamssports.com/products/savage-bolt-action-17-hmr-rifle/

Went crazy and bought rings and a scope rex optics
http://www.rexoptics.com/html/RX8311.html

Extra mag
2 boxes of ammo.
From your post it sounds like you bought the ammo, extra magazine, rifle and scope together. Shouldn't the salesperson have alerted you about the wrong ammo? But then again you were at Dunham's :yikes:.

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From your post it sounds like you bought the ammo, extra magazine, rifle and scope together. Shouldn't the salesperson have alerted you about the wrong ammo? But then again you were at Dunham's :yikes:.

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That is correct. I know better than to trust dunhams but i wasnt aware of that cartridge.
Ended up taking back the scope and mag, went with a sweet 17.
Stuck with the ammo tho, any body want it?
Being bore sight as we speak at bass pro
 
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