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Need Opinion on Firearm.

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Salted Weapon, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon West Coast Monkey

    So guys I have a 17HMR ( pic) Its a stainless steel bull barrel, 3 mags and ammo. Plus optics and bipod.
    They come with a two stage trigger if you want to use it .
    Its pretty much brand new fired like 10 times meaning ten bullets.
    I got it over winter for an amazing trade basically only putting me in 150.00 for what you see in the pic.
    This was to be my new varmint rifle, I have a about 500rds of ammo for it too.
    Question is now what to do with it as I recently finally found a CZ 527 Bolt action in 7.62x39 for about 1/2 cost and now thats my new varmint rifle. Now I am trying to think should I sell the HMR or keep it.
    Its a sweet rifle heavier though then my CZ even without the bipod. But its like crazy crazy accurate. Ammo is not bad price wise but trying to thing keep it or sell/trade it. I have 22lr rifles and pistols so its not my only low caliber even though the 17 is a better faster round. Thoughts appreciated.

  2. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    two options...

    1. send it to me to keep for you... or
    2. keep it your self...

    I prefer option 1.:D
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  3. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    Recently sold my .17...I'm not target training anyone, ans I didn't need it for anything. CZ rifles are sweet. My .17 was that brand, nothing wrong with them.
  4. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Keep it.

    And get the 7.62x39...
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  5. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon West Coast Monkey

  6. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Why do you need the 7.62x39,
    that the 17 HMR cannot do ?
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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Look to the availability of ammunition. I always see .17 HMR on the shelf...
    Always nice to have a back-up varmint rifle for all them varmints.
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  8. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon West Coast Monkey

    Well I guess one could say I didn't need the CZ 7.62x39 I wanted it was looking for one along time as they are very accurate in using that round plus for target shooting its more effective visually then the 17hmr adding to the fun factor. As well as the 7.62x39 would take down if needed much larger game. But the 17HMR is a nice smooth rifle that I can shoot with just ear plugs :)
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
  9. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I have something like your 17 on order
    I specified a threaded barrel for a reason
    I'll just leave it there!
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  10. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Have resisted getting one of these .17's.. Am thinking it could be some bias for the calibers I grew up with..
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  11. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey++

    I only sell my guns now if for some reason I don't like them or have a good reason to get rid of them. I was going to sell quite a few that I don't shoot much and to make room and produce cash for other firearms or ammo. But, the world is changing - fast - and we honestly don't know what is going to happen in the near future. So, that extra firearm just might be worth keeping especially if you like it and there is nothing wrong with it. This is how I determine if I should sell or not... Having said that, isn't .17 ammo a bit hard to procure? If not, what the hell, keep it! You like it and got it on a good deal and might need it soon. I try to keep the number of my different calibers down. I have only four: 12 gauge, 5.56, 9mm, .22LR - that's it - but a lot of ammo for all of them. I don't have a real long range gun because I don't have the training. Yes, it is something I should do along with 10,000 other things but... Anyway, this is my humble opinion but it does seem you really like the rifle so why rush off and sell if not necessary?
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  12. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+

    Be careful with that. One of the reasons I bought my 30 carbine was places like Walmart always had ammo on the shelf.
    Then about the time I buy one, they stop carrying 30 carbine because it wasn't flying off the shelf like everything else.
  13. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon West Coast Monkey

    In my experience the 17hmr is not cheap per round , cost is around .17cents meanwhile the 7.62x39 I pay about .23 Well both are not bad price wise when compared to other rounds. Its another reason I like the CZ 527 is it will shoot any ammo period and shoots it about the same whether steel or brass. The 17 is new to me in calibers. Like was mentioned I try and keep few calibers. 9mm. 40sw, 7.62x39 and 22LR are what everything shoots and the least ammo I have is the 17 as there is just one gun in that caliber. I have eliminated many calibers and shotguns and worked to have guns that shoot the same calibers there are 8 that shoot the 7.62x39 to give an a example.
    As I am getting older the need to shoot 500yards out is pretty nill so why I have eye balled a few 7mm mags I wont get one simply because the 7.62x39 works for me in most all instances I might need and what it wont the others equal. The 17. I bet if I had a sheet load of ammo would feel different but 500rds is a easy to piss away in and afternoon just about, can't imagine those new 17hmr semi-autos gees.

    ( edit after the last ammo scare in 2012 there was no 17 here for about a year an a half )
  14. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Unless you are "married to it" sell it and buy more ammo 7.62x39. Do you have other devices that will eat 7.62x39?
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  15. techsar

    techsar Monkey++

    If it were me, I'd sell it. BUT only because it would nearly be duplicating a niche that's already covered. (.22WMR)
    If the .17 was a reloadable centerfire cartridge, it'd be a different story.
    ...but you gotta make the call on this...
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  16. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey+

    You can reload the x39, cast bullets for it, and even download using fast powders. Seems like it would be more versatile than the .17, but if you have the .17, you have one more option about ammo availability.
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  17. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey++

    To me, a .22LR will do the same job, are more common and are relatively cheap so if I had a .22LR and I got this on a deal (like you did) then I would sell for the profit and purchase more.22LR and 7.62, the latter being a darn good round for hunting both man and beast. So, that would be my reasoning/logic to sell it if it were mine. But, extra guns are always nice and will even be nicer in the future but it comes down to what you like. Believe me, I went through the same torment when I decided to sell my Kahr P9. I loved the gun but the wife could not rack the slide and given the state of affairs in this damn country I felt the magazine capacity is not high enough so I NEEDED to sell it and purchase something else that she can use also...but it was like selling my unborn child. LOL! Nevertheless, I did and standardized on the Glock 19, got two now and she went shooting with me using one yesterday. It couldn't pass the logic test so now it is gone... But, I understand because it's a tough call.

    My next logic test is the 887 Remington shotgun that I own and seldom shoot...do I really need a shotgun when I have handguns and ARs?
  18. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Emphatically, yes. If you aren't kidding with that question, we can expand on that a bit.
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  19. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    If it were me and the weapon performed well, I would keep it in the safe. Call it caliber political correctness, diversity, what have you...the weapon is already yours...save it for a rainy day!! Put away 2,000+ rounds for it....never know when it will come in handy down the road. ;)
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  20. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey++

    By all means, please do so... I am going through this logic test for every one of my firearms. I purchased the gun and it's a good one. I don't think it is accepted like the 870 but it has lots of improvements over it. Its weatherized and super durable. I like it but it is slightly too long for me and unlike the 870 no vendors have a tactical stock for it without some ridiculous price adapter. Anyway, I like the gun and it has its place but do I really need it? My thinking is an AR has 30 rounds and a lot of range over a shotgun so... Please give me your thoughts...
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
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