Note to the original poster- right church, wrong pew. Your question was posted in the "Support and Suggestions" section.
You will get more answers in the rimfire rifle section. I'll drag the thread over there- next time, please check the section when posting.
Else we shall have to release the hounds.....
And yes, the .17 hmr is loud. About like a .22 magnum. Not incredibly, window shaking thumping booming .338 Lapua loud- but not a .22 LR either.