What is the difference between a "New" model and the Old model in this rifle..?
Guy has one for sale and says it is the New model,,,
I don't know MuleCrazy but the Marlin 17hmr is the most accurate 17 a good friend of mine shot all of them at a show. He is a very good shot and was sent by his company as a purchasing agent.
Hope someone has answers 4 ya
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I don't think marlin makes a 17 mach2 now. I got the 917m2 bolt action. Unless the're talking about the semi-auto they made, I don't remember the model number.
I'm not sure what is being "inferred" with the mention of New or Old models re: the 917M II........But I will tell you this.........
Marlin 917 Mach II's were notorious for cracking stocks. We were quite busy at one point, making and installing replacement stocks on the 917M II Auto loaders. We also were re-reaming the chambers in an attempt to solve the problems with that rifle and ammo..
I bought a group of (4) 917M II's (Autos)for myself, and relatives.......3 of the 4 have blown the stocks into three or more pieces.....Luckily, no one was hurt. I began shooting my rifle with gloves and safety glasses after I saw the first one explode..................Mine blew up 7 rounds AFTER having the chamber reamed.........
The cartridge cases was said to be improperly annealed, and then the powder was said to need to be modified, etc, etc.....bottom line is, The 917 is capable of delivering some SURPRIZING performance when you and, maybe your children least expect it!
If I were you, and wanted a 17 cal rifle, I'd forget any ideas of owning a 917 Mach II Auto, and turn my attention to the 17HMR round.............
After my experiences with the Mach II, I won't even consider a 17 rimfire.................
I used to own a BSA bolt actioned rifle chambered in 17/218 BEE, that would chrono spire pt rounds at 3900 FPS........I sold it, thinking it was too specialized for my needs....That was in the early 80's....Wish I still owned that rifle!.......I still have a few rounds for that rifle.
The above, is my experience with 917Mach II's...............Yours may be somewhat different..............
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This the bolt action clip fed rifle... laminate stock and stainless steel.
Has one in each 17 HMR n Mach II .
This is a picture of my marlin 17 hmr my 17 mach2, and my 983ss 22 magnum. All are stainless lamiated.
I will add that the 17M2 is a 22 long rifle case with a 17 gr. accutip V boat tail bullet, I show it to folks and say it's my ground squirrell gun. The 17 HMR is a 22 mag. case with a 17 gr. V max bullet, a tnt hollow point (which is what I use) and a 20 gr.XTP bullet.
The 17 mkII does not get the respect it deserves. I have the stainless laminated bolt model with the heavy barrel. It is one of the most accurate rifles I own. That rifle shoots better than my 1800.00 Remington 547 target rifle. Actually, I wish the Remington was in 17 mk II.