Well, as you guys will no doubt notice, this is my first post. I love the 17 remington and shot one for about 12 years though mostly at coyotes. It is a coyote killing machine and will do its job beyond 300 yards if the shooter does his/her part. I kept most of my loads in the 3800fps class and had no trouble getting 80-100 shots in before a cleaning was required.
I never lost a dog to this caliber and my longest shot was 330 yards.
Its not perfect varmint round but its close.