Originally Posted by harkersislandnc
This is way I favor the 22 mag. I would love a 17 but the 22 mag bucks wind better and I like having a rifle and revolver that take the same cartridge.
exactly true. this is why I like having both as well as the previous poster said.
both have their strong and weak points. the 17 is a bit faster than the 22, but it also carries a heavier bullet than the 17. the 17 has an edge at longer distances as long as there isn't any prevailing wind, but the 22 will withstand that same wind better, but has a little less distance.
to choose or advise for one or the other, if I wanted to stick more to longer distance rimfire target shooting, i'd suggest the 17hmr, if more for hunting uses, i'd suggest going with the 22 mag. just my