NO WAY...the 17HMR will NOT ricochette..period !
Designed to destruct and frag down to 800 FPS....
22Magnum WILL bounce around like a pin ball machine.
17HMR shoots flatter, faster and kills CLEAN much farther out than a .22mag.
The 17Mach2 and 17HMR were designed to frag and be very safe for shooting around livestock and rocks.
We have killed prairie dogs out to 525yards with them.
Work even better supressed !
I have shot 15000 + rds of 17hmr & 17mach2....I have seen what a performer they are !
Trigger job is important on most 17's as it free floating the barrel.
CZ's are very accurate for info !