Looking to buy a rifle and don't know what is better deal. Mainly gonna use for plinking
Yes, they are bolt action due to the issues with semi-auto rifles and .17HMR.I just got a Savage 17 HMR yes the ammo is on the sheves but it is very expensive for what it is. they are all bolt action rifles. If you want a semi auto then the 22 is the way to go. Ruger 10/22 the best ever plinking gun. If you Purchase at Gander Mt they will sell you 22lr ammo from the back room with the purchase of the rifle.
From what I understand that is a dangerous combo. Manufacturers have recalled semi-auto .17HMR rifles. Manufacturers warn not to use their ammo in semi-auto rifles. Those .17 converted ARs are one squib away from a hand grenade.Alexander Arms makes an .17hmr upper for the AR platform and I know several people around here that have gone this route because .17hmr rounds were on the shelf. The next thing you know all the stores will be out of this also cause everybody will panic and buy them up, One of the guys buys every box he can at cabelas, (5 box limit per day) than has his wife buy some, than goes back the next day till there gone. If you ask me he's feeding the frenzy.