I am just curious because I was discussing this with a friend who hunts in an area where center fire rifles are not allowed.
Here is the question, for hunting purposes which rim fire do you prefer .22 mag or .17 HMR. Please pick one of the two, and don't start bringing other guns into the picture. I am assuming that the largest animal would be around the size of a coyote. I am placing it on this forum because I would think that the majority of the hunting purposes would be varmint control, or small game.
I am just looking for your opinions on which is a better hunting rifle. As i said before please keep it between these two (as in you could only pick one of these and had no other options, but you have any bullet you'd like) and please give a reason for your pick. Thanks