Re: .17HMR max range
One of the best shots I ever made was a p-dog at 413 yards with the 17 hmr. Only reason it killed him was because it hit him square in the eyeball and he basically bled to death and couldn't see which way was his hole! But after he died, he caught the attention of a golden eagle which swooped down and tried to eat the dog. I have never run 413 yards so fast in my life! I had to get a picture of that dog and couldn't let that damn eagle take him off. Luckily, he dropped the dog into some sagebrush so I could get a picture.
If it's not far, it's boring.