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Does anyone here own a Marlin 917V?  If so, what is your opinion, I have been looking at getting a 17 HMR for pest control and found one for $180, used as new. 
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I have a Marlin 982, which is a similar rifle in .22 Mag. Nice little shooter, even with the stock trigger, which I plan to swap with a Rifle-Basix. I'd say the price on that HMR is fair. You might check over at www.rimfirecentral forums.

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I own a marlin 917v with lamented stock and stainless barrel.I have a crumy BSA 6x18x40 on it and an after market trigger and I can put 8 to 10 shots under a dime ..when I'm not shooting squirrels I'm shooting pennys at 100 yards.... its a wee bit heavy but other than my ar-15 varminter its my go too varmit gun
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Oh ya the trigger I have is the stainless Rifle Basics and I love it.... buy it and don't look back . It's such a grand improvement over the stock trigger
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I have one as well.  Great shooter.
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I also have one, I own several rifles, but this one is by far the most accurate out to 100-150 yds.
or so, quarter size targets are not a problem, great shooter and inexpensive, so in Marlin's case
you do get what you pay for, way more than what you pay for, so I went out and got a Marlin
in 25-06 cal. but only have about 7 rds. at 100yds with it to zero my scope, but really would like
to zero it at 200 yds.!! thanks.
 
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Buy it, or I will. Thunbs Up
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 The clip design would be my only complaint with this gun. The design worked perfectly until I got roughly 100 rounds through the tube. Now I find myself forced to push up on the clip to chamber each round.
 + 1 on the Rifle Basix trigger, but unless they've improved their design, you need to make certain that the safety is pulled back completely when applying it; it will fool you.


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the same thing here with the mag, need to push up from the bottom to rack
another round, but one thing I noticed is when I use the bullets with the red
tip I do not have to do the mag push, with the hollow points I need to push up
on the mag, any one have a thought as to why it is that way?,Loco  thanks
 
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 I believe the guide on the magazine loosens up. I'm calling it a guide, but that may not be the proper name for it.
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Try adjusting the lips on the mag.
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I have several mags and they all operate the same way, so it is hard for me to think
that the mags are the culprit!
 
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I have a 1000+ rounds through mine, and I have never had a problem with the mags no matter what ammo I shoot.  My favorite ammo to shoot is the 20 gr Hornadys.
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Thanks for all the info, I ended up not getting the rifle, the wife wanted a mini van. 
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