Next Last. Even if you buy nicer hunting ammo off the shelf, hunting 223 is usually no more than $1 a round. Personally, I find that if I’m on a busy gopher field, I’ll use low NRR earplugs (or high NRR ones just barely inserted) when shooting 17HMR. The 17 Hornet is an economical, fun .17 caliber centerfire cartridge with way more “reach” than a 17 HRM or 22 WMR. ETC: Is there anything that .17 WSM is better suited for than 223/5.56. For target shooting, I could go for either, but the 223 definitely works better in the 200-400 yard range whereas the 17 HMR and 22 WMR get tossed around with wind and drop quite a bit more at those ranges. _____ "Seperation is in the preparation.....Go Hawks" Russell Wilson Top #2449862 - 02/28/13 06:55 PM Re: 17 Hornet vs. 22 Hornet … I've killed them at 500 and beyond with a 223 but my hits per rounds fired drops as I begin to reach out beyond 400 particularly in the wind. Having owned the 17 hmr Id rather shoot the 17 hornet. Joined May 2, 2012 Messages 621 Location Ohio. Varminter Magazine - Main Hunting Discussion Forum, Squirrel and small game hunting, rimfire target shooting, This is not recommended for shared computers, Back to Varminter Magazine - Main Hunting Discussion Forum. No one can dispute that the .223 is a far more powerful round but as said above .223 vs .22 hornet is apples vs oranges.Variety is the spice of life and both calibers have a pride of place in my gun cabinet in the form of a Browning X-BOLT IN .223 and my CZ527 Hornet. 17 HMR VS 17 HORNET I like the 17 Hornet it does something crazy like 3600 fps Any input on ether the 17 HMR or the 17 HORNET Thanks….. Oct 10, 2012 #2 Hunter2678 Well-Known Member. Being able to find inexpensive ammo anywhere does though. Lower cost and comparable quality to the 17 Fireball and 223 Rem. Many times it would take several shots and walk it in for the hit. We had an event this past Saturday and I took out my Armalite A2 in 416 Barret and if you really want to reach out I vote for it at $9.00 overtime you pull the trigger.....LOL. When the V-Max .22 Mag load is zeroed at 100 yards it drops almost that same amount at just 200 yards. Perhaps on small game, .17 would leave meat more intact than .223? It's not the most common, though (if you do not reload). It will likely require more frequent cleaning. I've coyote hunt with a nice Howa 243. There are lots of classic rifles for it too. I once took a PD at 1000 yards with my 25-06 when we used to shoot at the Rosebud (don't think my eyes are up to it now), also took a PD at 700 with a 222 at the same local. On a coyote with a 6″ vitals area, Maximum Point Blank Range or MPBR for short, is handy to compare how flat they shoot and how far you can smack a yote without having to adjust your reticle or point of aim. Aspencreek what do you consider effective range for 17 hornet on small varmints? 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