Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Central Wisconsin, USA
This has diverged from the OPs inquiry but is pertinent because of the reloading CF vs RF. Ive had 3 Hornets, over 3K rounds of mostly cast and three 22Mags. Still have one 22Mag and really like the idea of 'having one around' (it really does as well as my Hornet cast bullet reloads) but if I had a 223 it would cover all the bases with proper 'downloads' and still have top end beans IF I ever needed such. At this point in my life (old guy) Im hunting rarely, pretty much only the occasional varmint control, and shooting for plinkin' fun to keep my hand, and eye, in the game. The 17 has never attracted me, too susceptible to wind (and I have way too much wind too often) for long shots and up close my 22LR are fine. The 22Mag and 17HMR are close in price here and if a 17 dropped in my lap cheap I might give it a go, but I am not compelled to go search one out.
Last edited by gcrank1; 02-01-2017 at 02:35 PM.