I know there are fans of the 17 that would use it on Cape Buffalo, but I'm not that brave. The 22mag rocks, and I'd like to see a revival of interest here. Maybe when Kel Tec brings out the 22 mag rifle companion to their 30 rd pistol. Could be interesting.
Yes it would. Swing by the inteo section and tell us about yourself
You can't really compare the .22WMR and .17HMR. My .22 mag is a Browning A-bolt w/ a 3-9x40mm. It was some serious money years ago. My .17HMR is a Marlin 917v W/ a 4-12x40mm. Both rifles have Bushnell Trophy scopes.
The Browning will out shoot the heavy barrel Marlin in the field every day. Both are varmint accurate to 120 yards w/ a light breeze. The .22 mag will take coyotes where the .17 really falls short. I've used 20gr game points in .17, but they fall well short of a 40grHP .22WMR.
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Wifey bought me a Henry Golden Boy in .22mag for Christmas. Absolutely love everything about it, shots great and looks amazing. Ammo seems readily available. Just picked up a few boxes at the local min-mart. CTD had a good deal on bulk around the Holidays.