What type of game can the 17 HMR take, and is the meat salvageable? I've heard it's too potent on squirrels.
I agree! However, the heavier bullets, 25-30grains, of the 17 Remington, and ohter 17 caliber rifles do make for good hunting tools for fox, and coyote. The 17HMR is not much good for anything other that prairie dogs, goffers, and groundhogs. They work well for shooting paper targets too!In no way is the 17 HMR a coyote round. a 17 gr bullet no matter how fast or tought is just not enough to always work on a coyote. I this expensive little round is good for ground hog and under in my eyes.