Fair enough. I think Alex nailed it, you're not going to want to spoil a beautiful hide with an exit wound.
Please post pictures when you get one
I agree with you, I don't want to blow apart a fox just for no reason. I dont own a 17HMR but I am sure Alex is right on it being a great round for fox. Looks like I will have to wait until my AR is built. I suppose I can pass the time by calling them in and get a shot lined up with my Binoculars or camera. This brings me to my next question.
What do you all use to call them? I have seen electronic calls that are affordable and also some mouth calls that are very cheap. I even saw some fancy ones at sportsmans that wagged a tail in the air. Do you experienced predator hunters suggest a fancy call for the beginner?