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You are picking 2 completely different calibers here... I would never think of comparing the 2.. Personally I love my 17hmr.. Crazy accurate.. But I would only use it for rabbits and squirrels.. A 223 going though a rabbit would destroy all the meat..

As for target practice.. 50-100 yards 17hmr
100yrds plus 223..

I would assume the 223 has a flatter trajectory since its moving twice as fast as the 17..
 

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At 100 yds, they are so close as to be the same. Zeroed at 50 yds, the 17 HMR (17 gr poly tip) will strike 0.3 inches below aim point, the 55 gr .223 will strike 0.5 inches below. However, at ranges over 150, the tiny little .17 HMR starts shedding veocity pretty quickly, and the .223 will be flatter.

Source:Winchester on line ballistic calculator
 

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Op, if you shooting for pure flatness in the ballistics department, 22-250 could be the answer.

Anyone: did the .17 remington fireball die out? That baby was breaking like 4200fps or something.
 
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