December 22, 2011 at 10:18am
I have shot thim with both & in my oppinion the 17 is a overated round. Its prolly good for ground hogs & gophers but I haven't seen many of them around lately...it tares squirrels up to bad, any small twig will send it astray, its not big enough for hogs, and the ammo cost a arm & leg. The only thing I've found that it works well on is crows, chicken hawks, & house cats. I'd go with the 22 long rifle ammo is cheaper and dont mess your meat up on squirrels.