Originally Posted by chupacabrachus
That there is the main benefit of .17hmr in my opinion. All of the factory ammo I have used is incredibly accurate, and to achieve the same accuracy in .223 it's going to cost me slightly more to load. It's a common comparison and I used to make it too standing in the ammo aisle.. 17 seems expensive compared to the cheapest .223...but the cheapest 223 cannot compare to .17hmr in terms of accuracy.
The 17hmr is hard to beat in terms of accuracy or price, I had 500 rounds delivered for $110. I don't think I can reload my 17 hornet for that when using VMax bullets.
Tried out the WSM that Savage sent me as a replacement, after shooting about 30 rounds through it, I put a target at a 100 yards to see how it groups and I got a group at .8 inch
It is a bit much for raccoon if you want to skin them and sell the hides as head shots basically destroy the entire skull