I was quick the jump on the 17HMR bandwagon a few years ago. I bought three separate firearms that shot that caliber.
After one to many windy days they have all been sold and will not buy the 17HMR again.
Stick with the 22WMR a little heavier projectile will fight the wind better than the 17 will and the arch in bullet trajectory is negligible within the the distances you are talking.
Plus you have a more versatile round to that will take a Coyote with good shot placement.
My Vote is 22WMR
Two is One, One is None
Last edited by TRguy; February 9, 2010 at 03:33 PM.