The new A17 semiauto rifle from Savage Arms is chambered for the .17 HMR cartridge. 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. Weight for the 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. We’ll let you know when we have them in stock.
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.