• Rimfire FAQ's

    by Published on 03-10-2015 05:19 PM  Number of Views: 953 
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    The following video from Savage Arms depicts the basic disassembly and cleaning procedure for the all new A17 semi-automatic rimfire rifle chambered for the 17HMR cartridge. The video also details how to further take down the rifle should you accidentally pull the trigger and allow the hammer to drop while the bolt and recoil assembly is removed from ...
    by Published on 03-10-2015 04:43 PM  Number of Views: 890 
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    The following video from Savage Arms highlights the mechanical features and function of the all new A17 semi-automatic rimfire rifle chambered for the .17 HMR cartridge.

    While the new A17 rifle is designed to function with all 17 HMR ammunition, some older ammunition may cause reliability problems in extreme conditions. A few years ago CCI (who manufacturers ...
    Published on 07-10-2012 03:54 PM  Number of Views: 3379 
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    Lately there have been a few threads asking about identifying the new or old MKII and 93 actions. Savage used to make two different receivers/actions. One for the MKII (.22lr or .17hm2) and one for the 93 series guns (.22mag or .17hmr). Sometime in the past year or so Savage started making the "E-Receiver". The e-receiver is now used for all of the 4 common rimfire calibers. Here are some pictures that show the past and present guns.

    The top gun is an old style MKII F in .22lr. The bottom gun is an e-receiver MKII F in .22lr. Some of the changes are:
    *The e-receiver is 7 3/4" long vs 7 1/8" for the old MKII and 93 receivers.
    *The ejection port is roughly 1.66" long on the e-receiver vs. 1.39" long for the old MKII receiver. The old 93 receivers had a 1.6" long ejection port.
    *The e-receiver has a gas escape hole on either side, just forward of the bolt. The old MKII receivers did not have this hole but the ...
    by Published on 07-10-2012 03:25 PM  Number of Views: 2160 

    Just bought new 17hmr and first 4 shells would not eject. Had to use my knife to remove the casings. Now 1 out of 7 will not eject. I am shooting Hornady 17 grain Vmax. Also had 2 misfires from a box of 50.But they did fire after I ran thru the gun a second time. Has anyone else had this problem?