RE: Who makes the best .17 caliber rifle?
17Rem, 17hrm; take your pick either is a waste of good capital. the 17hrm is anemic at best; 17Rem must be so'd from Remington and like the hmr has only one commercial load. Cost of 17hmr is more than 22wrm, and has less bullet weight, read kinetic energy; why buy it? 17hmr is a solution to a problem that never was nor a question that was never asked.
Go with a 223rem, more loads, better versatlity, and its affordable to shoot. 17hrm is a great marketting item. Give it three or so years to see if it fades like several other "new" calibers do.