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Hey everyone, I bought a 17 hmr for some good, accurate, target practice but i was wondering if it would be suitable for small game hunting as well. I heard that it ruins alot of meat but does anyone think they will design some stronger, heavier bullets for it that wont "explode" on impact? I hope so
 

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Because the .17 calibers have become so popular I thought it would be a good idea to note the difference between the two different .17 Calibers.
One is the .17 HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire)
The other is the .17Mach2 sometimes called a .17M2..
You can see by cartridge comparison the relationship to the .22 Calibers

The Bottom line is simple, the .17M2 and the .22LR were designed for small game out to 100 yards.
While the .17HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire) and the .22WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire)
were designed for small to med. game at longer ranges.


 

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thanks for clearing that up BB.
 
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