two completely different calibers- both good- but the hornet delivers more down range (200 yard yote gun). My biologist killed over 50 does last year and another 36 or 40 this year with his hornet, some beyond 100 yards, and one case a 70 yard double- you couldn't do that with a HMR, not even close. GET THIS- he makes $180 per deer as a side job- what luck that is. I am very found of the 17 HMR just a differnt gun with a different purpose.
3 most feared phases in the USMC; a Lewy that says "I got a plan", a Captain that says "its been my experience", and a Warrant Officer that says "watch this shxx"