There's no denying that the Savage A17 has been popular since its release last year. So it's no surprise that we're starting to see after-market accessories for the little .17 HMR semi-auto. First among them is the new 25-round magazine from Butler Creek.
If you've been paying attention to AmericanHunter.org of late, you'll have heard that we announced the Savage Arms A17 would receive our Golden Bullseye Award for "Rifle of the Year" at the impending 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville. With all of that in mind, it should come as no surprise that, for 2016, Savage announced a line expansion. In this case, I'm talking about the new A17 Sporter and A17 Target models. Here are five things you need to know.
Last year Savage Arms wowed consumers with the introduction of its A17—winner of our Golden Bullseye Award for Rifle of the Year—so a line expansion was inevitable. The company delivered the first of what should likely be many A17 variants at SHOT Show. Coming in 2016 are Sporter models of the award-winning rifle.
.17 HMR has never been a caliber that's taken well to semi-automatic rifles—until now.