Low prices on the Marlin 917 VRX Heavy Varmint in .17HMR start at Champion Firearms:
Out of the Box Accuracy. Perfect for target practice and small game, the Marlin XT-17 VRX is reliable, accurate and fun to shoot. The 917 VRX is equipped with Marlin's innovative Pro-Fire® Adjustable Trigger system and Micro-Groove® rifling.
The trigger is the single most important to practical accuracy (how accurately a rifle performs in the field) than any other aspect of the rifle. A good trigger is smooth as glass with moderate pressure, minimum over travel and is a joy to use.
A poor trigger encourages flinching, "flyers" and results in wounded animals. The Marlin Pro-Fire Trigger is a rather simple, two lever mechanism (trigger and sear). This trigger uses a safety blade and is claimed to be user adjustable down to 2.5 pounds.
The Pro-Fire was developed entirely by Marlin engineers and technicians. Trigger pull weight adjustment, after the stock is removed, is accomplished by loosening a lock nut and turning a set screw at the front of the trigger housing.
Microgroove rifling speeds up production time and significantly extends the service life of the tooling (thereby holding production costs down). It provides highly uniform bore dimensions and a very smooth bore finish. As generations of American hunters can testify to, Microgroove rifling provides extreme accuracy in a hunting rifle.