Savage Arms Introduces the A17 Semi-automatic Rifle in 17 HMR
The new A17 semi-auto rifle from Savage Arms is chambered for the 17 HMR cartridge and is currently available from distributors. MSRP is $465.
The A17, Stock Number 47001, has a delayed-blowback action, hard chrome bolt, case-hardened receiver, and 10-round detachable rotary magazine.
The AccuTrigger is also user-adjustable, and we’ve praised that functionality several times in Gun Tests magazine.
Weight for A17 is 5.4 pounds. Overall Length is 42 inches.
The button-rifled 22-inch carbon-steel barrel has a one-in-nine twist rate.
So why can’t that old autoloader you’ve got fire a modern rimfire cartridge like the 17 HMR? Here’s an explanation of how the new A17 action differs from a standard autoloading design.