The Savage 93R17 Rifle is Great For Plinking and Varmints

The Savage 93R17 Rifle is Great For Plinking and Varmints

There are four main reasons why I think the Savage 93R17 chambered in .17 HMR is a great plinking and varmint rifle. It’s affordable to purchase, cheap to shoot, deadly accurate, and the .17 HMR round is fast and deadly.

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50 Comments

  1. Utah Desert Adventures on December 8, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Hey Ben, which model of Caldwell bipod did you use, great review. My son just bought me one for my birthday I’m going to really enjoy shooting it. Thanks



  2. Monty Caudle on December 8, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    What mag were you using



  3. Rob Spafford on December 8, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    I have one as well but the magazines are junk!



  4. jackie tichnell on December 8, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    I really enjoyed this video



  5. Darin Sroka on December 8, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    I have this same rifle with the heavy barrel and a Vortex crossfire 2 scope, shoots dime size groups at 100 yards.



  6. Samuel Morado on December 8, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    What about a 22 magnum



  7. John Garand on December 8, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    This is just my opinion so take it for what it’s worth: I do like pretty much all necked down high velocity rounds. I think .17HMR is good for varmints. However I don’t think the ammo is cheap. I’m not sure prices vary in different places but where I live(Delaware) it’s pretty damn expensive for being just a small varmint hunting/plinking round. It’s almost worth just getting a .22WMR chambered rifle. Even though I’ll admit.22WMR isn’t as flat shooting or accurate at extended ranges.



  8. Wild Man 1982 on December 8, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Lots of misfires out of mine on all ammo but very accurate when gets them out of the barrel.. Great gun for wild Turkey if you get down that way lol



  9. NORTHBROOK1978 on December 8, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Just got one at Bass Pro today. It’s $300 with a 3×9 Weaver scope already mounted on it. It’s a decent scope. I had $50 on my reward points so it was like it was free. Put 50 rounds of CCI through it. About 80 yards it’s in a goofball size area. Didn’t have all my bags with me. So me rest wasn’t the best. Mag is kinda funky putting in till you get the trick of it. But it was fun to shoot.



  10. Kevin Loewen on December 8, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    How is the .17 ammo cheap? They are about $ 15 – 24 a box of 50. The hornady is $ 24 a box where i live.



  11. legal warrior on December 8, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    What is a good scope mount for this gun?



  12. noah burkhardt on December 8, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    man i just bought a 308 this week.. don’t make me buy another gun lmao



  13. 𓂸 on December 8, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    I’m using an air rifle for ratting at night but they tend to lose trajectory and power after 25 yards. With some of the rats being about as big as a labrador.I think I’d invest for a real varmint gun

    Was looking at .22LR walmart rifle but this rifle looks sick as hell



  14. Houston Barr on December 8, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Exactly what mounts did you use for the 50 mm objective



  15. Northwest Missouri Outdoors on December 8, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    I can get 223 hollow points for 30 cents a round so why should I use this rimfire



  16. АНДРЕЙ Дёмин on December 8, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Спасибо за видео!



  17. Nando R on December 8, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Great video.



  18. Michael W. Urban Sr. on December 8, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    I love savage although i have to say i maid an impulse buy when i purchased my 2nd firearm ever and i wasnt very Exp. when i maid the purchase.It was a Savage Axis I in 6.5Creedmoor and at the time the round was fairly new.I also purchased the Aixs I just as the Axis II was just coming out and if i would have known more about the fact i cant change out the trigger and cant find 10round magazines for it really bums me out.Working on upgrading the Chassis so i can do befor mentioned changes.The rifle and its barrel and action are a sound platform but i need to upgrade a bit b4 i can call it competition ready?Been a few too many years now and its just been sitting and waiting for me to make a move with it?lol I know after research done that the accuracy will jump a bit with a supported barrel as well as ergonomics and make the rifle look way better besides….lol lets face it its kind of blan and average looking as its black poly body the way it is.I would love to put an MDT stock on it but the cost and the fact of all that weight is nuts.So looking more at Boyds hard wood At-One stock with the adjustable length and vertical options.Looks great too!!! lol i am thinking Forest Camo?Then i can set it up to accept 10round mags and spend more time shooting rather then reloading at the range hehe although i have found one company that makes custom 10round mags for the Savage Axis in any caliber as is in its factory stock only.A guy out of Florida and they are 99.99 for one and then 179.99 for two and like 275.99 for 3 of something like that.I plan to only buy one at 1st of course because thats all ill be able to save up for each time or wont have any 10rd mags for a while! lolWell great content i love .22LR and have been looking for a different small but deadlier caliber for varmint control and some yotes are getting a bit too close to our family pets and live stock as well as the grand kids!!! The 17HMR looks much beefier for sure and has a lot more powder behind it im sure.Looks more like the bit bigger .223 lol If there was competition for that company down in Florida the cost of after market factory mags that fit the Factory Chassis of the Axis I and Axis II rifles series?I love my Axis I and would love to geterdone when it comes to personalizing it!! Well sorry for the book here but love savage products so much.Kind of a traditional brand in our family of hunters/Shooters/Military folks! Want to really make my Axis I 6.5CM mine soon!! 🙂



  19. CARFV ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICE on December 8, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Calculating MPBR at 1.25" target height (a squirrel head minus 1/4" for leeway) my .22 LRs will take squirrels out to 82 yards holding center of head, so I dont agree with your "40 yards drop so much" statement. Study up and understand ballistics more thoroughly.
    .17 hmr is a fantastic round capable of more than a .22LR but to use it within the capabilities of the .22LR is IMO overkill. And if your using ballistic tips anything less than head/neck shots you’re wasting meat.



  20. Brian Peterson on December 8, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    I just got one of these rifles given to me it’s a little surface rust and a missing the magazine, excited to get it cleaned up and out shooting.



  21. delriocarriedo on December 8, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Oof, boxes of 50 rounds are 20 to 25 rounds these days. Just got my son this rifle.



  22. Braden w on December 8, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I just killed a groundhog at about 100 yards in the heart its super accurate and i just wanted to comment this to say I strongly recommend it



  23. Random Stuff on December 8, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    they’ve upped the price! Yikes



  24. Ry Hi on December 8, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    I remember when 17 hmr ammo was all you could find and it was cheap… now it’s hard to find and .50 cents a round unless you get lucky. At least in my area. I just bought one of these rifles for $240 including the background check. Looking forward to shooting it. Good vid man thanks



  25. 100forks on December 8, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Really like the fact that you tell what they cost. Most just say really affordable and then when you get on line to find out, really affordable to who; Bill Gates.



  26. Zachary Lewis on December 8, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    I just picked mine up at cabelas it came out to $290 after taxes (NY)



  27. Danerz on December 8, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    This video is so helpful to me I couldn’t decide between savage or ruger now I know which one to get
    Can you please link the gun, scope, and bipod, thanks be safe and God bless you



  28. Chris Tomlinson on December 8, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    What is the biggest animal you would shoot with it? Can you shoot coyotes with it with maybe a head shot or something?



  29. Michael M on December 8, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Just bought this gun for my 7 year old. With scope, $299.



  30. 2 Clicks Up on December 8, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    I’ve got the timber stock varmint barrel version of this rifle. The term “laser beam” is quite appropriate to use when talking of this rifle. Good vid. Cheers from Down Under.



  31. Mooney’s Outdoors on December 8, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    I was thinking of getting this for small game but do you think it could drop a turkey



  32. Danerz on December 8, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Do you think this gun could kill a coyote?



  33. Tommy the Cat official on December 8, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Great review
    My Winchester lever action broke this weekend
    I’m not sure which part it is that broke
    Carrier I think
    I’m looking into that now
    That rifle had sentimental value to me
    However, it’s time for a new gun
    And the savage looks like the one for me



  34. Ye on December 8, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Is it loud ?



  35. Reagan P on December 8, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Just got one today. Hoping I read right that this was a good coyote gun. That what I hope to use it for .



  36. Sam Druck on December 8, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    How loud is a .17 hmr compared to other rifles? Do I need to wear earplugs when using all the time?



  37. STLSNIPER on December 8, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    I just re-zeroed mine yesterday at the outdoor range I go to. Same gun in this video; But mine has a 6x24x42 Tasco Varmit Scope. Hole into hole every shot. 25 and 50yds. Less than 1/4" groups at 100yds. Love this gun…!!



  38. ViizousGG on December 8, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    I have the same exact gun. I absolutely love it because I zeroed it in at 50 yards. It hits wherever I aim. I got my for $250.



  39. Outdoor Lifestyle on December 8, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    It sucks that the price of .17 HMR has skyrocketed. used to only be 7.99 for a box of 50 at Walmart



  40. g c on December 8, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    lol need a golf cart.i love or place



  41. Wise Men Company on December 8, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    great video Ben!



  42. Liangjian X on December 8, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Hi ben, you did a great job! Very happy to see your videos .



  43. Greg Abernathy on December 8, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Absolutely love mine. Got the stainless bull barrel and wouldn’t think of parting with this little rifle.



  44. Nikolus Lira on December 8, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    A buddy of mine swears by these. Said he loves it so much. Thanks Ben. Great review.



  45. ronnie on December 8, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Where can I find a 25 rd mag for mine ?



  46. The last Emperor on December 8, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Link for the optics please.



  47. Craig Durfey on December 8, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Love my Savage 93R17 FVXP..have had it for a couple years and it is a blast to shoot. Hitting golf balls at 100 yards 😁



  48. Original American on December 8, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    The 93 and the newer B17 are absolutely incredible. Varmets worst nightmare.



  49. JR306 on December 8, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Great video, no tough guy ego like you see in some gun reviews. I have this same exact rifle and I have to say it’s one of my favorite firearms. If you miss a groundhog at 100-125 yards, you are doing something very wrong.



  50. CARFV ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICE on December 8, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    6 shots to hit 150 yard 1 gallon milk jug (8") tells me you’ve got a 30/30 reticle scope and not a mil/moa graduated reticle (to mathematically determine windage hold).
    This video is for the easily entertained.