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Old 06-28-2018, 07:32 AM
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New WSM model for Ruger 7217 20"



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Just saw this new model from Ruger.

Looks like they shortened the barrel by 4" wonder how that will affect velocity.

Price is $712.00 at buds. In hindsight I think I would have opted for this over my Bmag. Fit n Finish look a few steps up.

https://ruger.com/products/77Series7...eets/7217.html


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Old 06-28-2018, 09:46 AM
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For some reason the Rugers seem to shoot a little on the slower side, this is based off reading Ruger 77/17 WSM owners results from them chronographing theirs and posting that information, mostly here.

When I had my Bmag threaded I also had my gunsmith cut two inches off the barrel so mine is only 20 inches. I've chronographed my, now 20 inch barreled Bmag, with my Magnetospeed chronograph which I know is very accurate, and it shot right at 3000 FPS with the 20's.

If I were looking to buy a new Ruger 17 WSM, the 20in version is exactly the one I'd buy and if I were to buy the 24in. version, I'd have the barrel cut back to 20.
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:52 AM
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If I were to buy a Ruger 17WSM I'd have about $500 set aside for a new barrel and trigger.
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If I were to buy a Ruger 17WSM I'd have about $500 set aside for a new barrel and trigger.
When you consider the initial cost of the Ruger 17 WSM's then you factor in something like the above, all those concerns/issues folks have with the Bmag start becoming less of an issue, don't they.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:33 AM
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Especially when the accuracy is no better, and frequently worse.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:40 AM
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If I were to buy a Ruger 17WSM I'd have about $500 set aside for a new barrel and trigger.
I did not realize the barrels were bad.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:44 AM
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Especially when the accuracy is no better, and frequently worse.
Yes the Bmags are a decent bang for the buck. Just wish they had better quality control.
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:29 AM
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I did not realize the barrels were bad.
In all fairness to Ruger, I wouldn't automatically assume all their barrels suck and don't shoot but they don't necessarily have a big following in the accuracy world.

I'm no particular fan of Savage rifles, especially their centerfires, but even though I may find their actions fugly, they have a very good reputation among competition shooters for producing accurate rifles.
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I want this trim in stainless.

Why do all stainless guns have to be heavy, some of us carry stainless guns up hills.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:51 PM
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Has anyone actually found out how much barrel length is needed for the powder to burn up in a 17 WSM load? I think it's only about 16 inches for a 22 LR.....I would assume that it would be more for the 17 WSM, but how much more?
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Old 06-29-2018, 02:35 PM
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What was it 12 in for 22 long rifle average
13.7 for 17 hm2
15.5 for 22 mag
16-17 for 17hmr.
This is off shaky memory from years back.

I'd ballpark 20 inches would be plenty. It's bore to powder ratio is more substantial, but it's still very little powder at a relatively high burn ratio.
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If I was a smart feller, instead of a fart smeller, I would have chronographed my Bmag when it was still 22in. then again after I had it cut back to 20in. but like I said, IF, I was a smart feller, which I'm not, so I only know what mine chronographs at with a now 20in barrel. Please don't blame my parents, they tried their best.
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Old 06-29-2018, 06:57 PM
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If I was a smart feller, instead of a fart smeller, I would have chronographed my Bmag when it was still 22in. then again after I had it cut back to 20in. but like I said, IF, I was a smart feller, which I'm not, so I only know what mine chronographs at with a now 20in barrel. Please don't blame my parents, they tried their best.
I'll chrono mine next trip to shoot B23....I'm pretty sure it's 22 inches. I have a new chronograph I need to check out anyway.
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:57 AM
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I want this trim in stainless.

Why do all stainless guns have to be heavy, some of us carry stainless guns up hills.
Wish granted. They have it in bull stainless. The barrel is 18.5" so a better walk about gun.



Not seen one review on the two new WSM models. I'm curious what they did to improve the trigger. Is this new trigger as good as the Bmags?
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:02 AM
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The shorter barreled versions may be handier in the field, but they sure are not lightweights at 7lb for the 18.5" without a scope. I think Ruger wisely stayed away from sporter weight barrels.
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