Hello All, I am sure this thread will generate some very opinionated posts...I recently purchased a Marlin917V topped off with a Redfield 3-9X40 AccuRange reticle. I'll be using Hornady's 17g V-Max exclusively. A Couple of questions here: 1. What type of range can I expect out of this accurately? 2. Are there any downsides to hunting small game within 100 yards? (like the bullet going straight thru without causing major damage) 3. What is the largest animal that can be taken with this setup? I am thinking I may be able to get some small coyotes within 100yards... I plan on huntin' with this out to 200 yards depending on weather conditions, is this a better system than say a .204 Ruger (considering costs and whatnot)? Thanks.