Have tested multiple types of ammo in my rifle. It prefers the 17 grain Hornady V-Max.
They do the same thing as the TNT rounds, explode on impact. Also I am pretty sure the same people manufacture like 90% of the commercial .17 HMR ammo.
I don't usually eat them, they are varmints that do crop damage and burrow in our walls. Might skin a few of them out at some point, but usually they are food for the other forest creatures. Last year there were a pair of hawks that would come to the sound of my .17 and perch above the trees I was shooting, looking for an easy meal.