Neither one has a proven track record for long range hunting. Now the 22 Hornet or 218 Bee, that's a horse of a different color. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Just kiddin'. You can get much more info on the rimfire cartridges over at Info on 17HMR & 22LR
I shoot them both and love the little guns too.