17 HMR is a relatively small, rimfire cartridge that's commonly used to control small varmint. Introduced in 2002 by the good folks at Hornady, 17 HMR ammo is light but moves fast enough to bag small game like squirrel and rabbit.
How Does 17 HMR Compare?
17 HMR is pretty small as far as calibers go - even compared to other rimfire options. However, at longer distances (100-150 yards) you do get more down range energy out of the 17 HMR over slightly larger rimfire loads, like the 22 WMR. You can learn a lot more about how these two popular rimfire calibers stack up in our 17 HMR vs. 22 Mag guide here.