Gun Review: Savage B17 FV SR bolt action rifle in .17 HMR (VIDEO)
By Eve Flanigan
At SHOT Show 2017, Savage displayed a number of new rifles. Among them were several new B Series (as in bolt action) rimfires. Guns.com was provided a B17 FV SR, chambered in 17 HMR, for review.
Savage used modern materials and classic lines to create the stock. Its slightly textured, black synthetic construction is sculpted with grip-friendly grooves in the right places. The raised, non-adjustable comb helps insure a secure cheek weld. In a nod to tradition, an indent circling the butt gives the appearance that it has a shoulder pad. The receiver and barrel are blued.
A rail and threaded barrel define the FV SR model of the B17 series. (Photo: Team HB)
There are several models of the B17 new in the company’s offerings for 2017. The FV SR includes a picatinny rail and threaded barrel. Wood and stainless finishes are also available, as is a rail-less, non-threaded version.
The B17 weighs in at six pounds. It has a 16.25-inch barrel and an overall length of 35.25 inches. The barrel has a 1-in-9 twist. Included with the rifle is one 10 round rotary magazine, which feels and operates very much like a standard Ruger 10/22 magazine.
No complaints about the 10-round rotary magazine.