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Old 09-13-2019, 03:42 AM
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I ve read neg and a few pos posts on these rifles. I just purchased a cheap new 96972 savage and i like the thoughts of the 17 wsm but want to ask the fellas that have this rifle in the Thumbhole Boydís and heavy stainless barrel what suggestions on mods to stock or rifle it needs and what ammo you prefer. Not sure what scope but i have several vari power probably 30mm. I want to think this rifle is going to shoot if the rimfire ammo of today is more consistent ? Anyone comment on that too be great and any other suggestions welcome. Thanks
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:49 AM
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Also anyone sort by weight their ammo and does it help with fliers ?
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Also anyone sort by weight their ammo and does it help with fliers ?
22rf sorting results vary but generally no, too many variables of components.

Its hard to say which ammo will shoot the best in a particular firearm until its tested.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:22 AM
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Also anyone sort by weight their ammo and does it help with fliers ?
I did a certain amount of weight sorting in the early days of owning my Sav. HB SS Bmag but then stopped when I was still hitting, mostly sage rats, what I was aiming at with un-weight sorted ammo.

It certainly isn't going to hurt anything so if you want, weight sort away, but I've taken quite a few 17 WSM rounds apart and the weight variance mostly comes from the amount of priming compound used in each case. Of all the ones I've taken apart and weighed out the components separately the powder charge was always spot on from one to the next.

As for what to do with your new Bmag, I'd start with getting an in.lb torque wrench, loosen then re-tighten the action screws to 18 in.lbs
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:14 PM
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I appreciate the info - Iíve read a lot of post and most were from 2013 or not so recent and feel that the problems with inconsistent ammo maybe has been corrected. I have purchased a brick of hornady 20 gr for it. Donít have the rifle yet but will receive next week. I will mount a scope and see what happens at 100 and 200. Can anyone tell me if the hb in Boydís Thumbhole has any type of pillars ? It states barrel is floating. Any suggestions for bedding first few inches of barrel ? Or bedding stock - will tighten action screws at 18 - Iíve read the action screws are hid under trigger guard - are both under guard ?
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Rifle Arrived yesterday and i mounted and zeroed scope using dip rail. Common problem with barrel not lined up in stock but barrel was free floating. Best group i could achieve was 4 maybe even 5Ē group. A little disappointed but gonna do a search on best way to bed and maybe try to improve the way the stock is anchored down. The action screws and where they mount is like nothing Iíve ever seen. Not really sure where to start. If anyone has improved their hb bmag in a Boydís stock with bedding or any other mod i sure would like to hear about it. Thanks
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I use a piece of inner tube in the forearm for mine.
Here's someone else's bedding thread when I posted 'bedding' into the 'search feature' in this forum. https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...hlight=bedding
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I got my girl a Bmag lady hunter, it came in Boyd's stock and Bushnell 17wsm specific scope! Like so many other Bmags action hugged left side of stock! Could not do better than "2.5-3" groups! So used JB weld and bedded action! After proper set up time, set target up at 40 yds. For test fire, results in photo! 4 shots in 1 hole!!🎯😁
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