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Savage™ Arms Introduces the A17 Semi-automatic Rifle in 17 HMR

SUFFIELD, Conn. – May 18, 2015 – Savage Arms™ continues its track record of innovation with the all-new A17, the first high-performance semi-automatic rimfire rifle specifically designed for the 17 HMR cartridge. Shipments of this rifle are currently being delivered to distributors.

The A17’s unique delayed-blowback action performs to its peak with new A17 Varmint Tip ammunition, which CCI® developed specifically for the rifle. The A17 also provides safe, reliable operation with standard 17 HMR loads. The hard chrome bolt, case-hardened receiver, 10-round rotary magazine and button-rifled barrel boost performance even further, while the user-adjustable AccuTrigger™ provides a crisp, light pull for the best possible accuracy.                                                                      

Features & Benefits

  • First semi-automatic rimfire specifically designed from the ground-up for the 17 HMR

  • Delayed-blowback action ensures safe, reliable cycling

  • Hard chrome bolt

  • Case-hardened receiver

  • Oversized bolt handle

  • 10-round rotary magazine

  • 22-inch button-rifled barrel

  • User-adjustable AccuTrigger™

  • For peak performance, pair with CCI A17 Varmint Tip ammunition

Part No. / Description / MSRP

47001 / A17 semi-automatic rifle, 17 HMR / $465

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Savage Arms™ is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company.

About Vista Outdoor Inc.

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