First Look: Savage Arms A-Series Rifles in .17 WSM

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posted on January 10, 2022
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Savage Arms is adding .17 Winchester Super Magnum (WSM) to its line of A Series rifles. The .17 WSM gives you the speed and accuracy you want in a flat-shooting varmint round, and Savage teams this up with the proven performance of their A Series semi-automatic rifles. The new A17 WSM Sporter and A17 WSM Target Thumbhole rifles pair the speed and power of the .17 WSM rimfire cartridge with the proven performance of the Savage A-Series semi-automatic action for accurate and fast follow-up shots.

“Savage has seen outstanding performance from the .17 WSM cartridge and felt it could be optimized in new platforms,” Jessica Treglia, Sr. Brand Manager at Savage Arms said. “The A Series rifles have a delayed blowback design that accommodates this caliber with limited modifications, making it an ideal action for the WSM cartridge.

“We are launching the A17 chambered for .17 WSM in two of our more popular configurations,” Treglia added. “Both are designed for target shooting and varmint hunting applications and have rigid laminate stocks. Both the Target Thumbhole and Sporter run from Savage’s eight-round rotary magazine.”

Both the A17 WSM Sporter and A17 WSM Target Thumbhole have a button-rifled barrel for superior performance and both include the user-adjustable AccuTrigger for precision and accuracy.

A17 WSM Sporter Features

  • Gray wood-laminate stock
  • Delayed-blowback action
  • Hard chrome bolt with oversized bolt handle
  • Case-hardened receiver
  • 22-inch button-rifled barrel
  • 8-round rotary magazine
  • User-adjustable AccuTrigger

A17 WSM Target Thumbhole Features

  • Gray wood-laminate thumbhole stock
  • Fluted heavy target barrel
  • Delayed-blowback action ensures safe, reliable cycling
  • Hard chrome bolt with oversized bolt handle
  • Case-hardened receiver and 22-inch button-rifled barrel
  • 8-round rotary magazine
  • User-adjustable AccuTrigger

MSRP for the A17 WSM Sporter is $619, and the MSRP for the A17 WSM Target Thumbhole rifle is $709. More information on both of these new rimfire rifles is available at savagearms.com.

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