In 2017, Savage introduced some new options for the B.Mag 17, and introduced it in a Laminated Wood Stock with a Heavy Barrel and in a Sporter (thin barrel) and Heavy Barrel Synthetic. When these new styles hit the market in January 2017, I put in my order and got one in. It actually arrived when I got back from SHOT Show. I decided to go with the new upgraded Laminated Wood Stock with the Heavy Fluted Barrel.
When I went to pick it up from my local gun shop, Clayton Guns, I broke it down and threaded the barrel and worked on the trigger. I decided to make the threads the standard rimfire suppressor threads (1/2×28) and after a little polishing and a spring adjustment, the trigger pull is at 13oz. The standard Accu-Trigger will let you adjust the trigger pull down to about 2lbs, but I wanted something a little bit lighter. With this trigger job, I am sub-1lb and it still passes the drop test.
At 50yds, I was sub-0.5” MOA, and at 100yds, I was sub-1” MOA. I was ringing steel at 200 yds with only have a 4.1″ drop! I sighted this rifle in with my SilencerCo Spectre II, and I must say shooting suppressed is very pleasing on the ears. This round does pop a little down range, but still hearing safe.
Overall, I love this rifle setup. I shot about 200 rounds total with this rifle and I had no hiccups. The 17 WSM is a smoking hot round with the 20 grain projectile and with the optional 25 grain projectile it’s a little more pop for hunting larger varmints. With an MSRP of $548 and being sold locally for around $420, and the optic being sold between $99-$120, this set up is well under $550 (minus suppressor and bipod). Ammunition can be found for around $15 per 50. Luckily, Wal-Mart has these rounds in stock locally for me. But it can be found at the big box-chain stores like Cabela’s and online.
- Very accurate
- Low Recoil
- Suppresses Well
- Reasonably Cost
- Reasonably Cost Ammunition
- Magazine is a little finicky to load but not a big problem once you get use to it.
Here is the run down of this rifle:
|Savage B.Mag 17|
|Round Count:||7 + 1|
|Barrel Material:||Carbon Steel|
|Barrel Finish:||Matte Black|
|Barrel Twist:||1:8″ Twist|