Its no secret that I really like the .22 Hornet for a lot of things. While browsing the Hornady website I've noticed they've started loading the 17 Hornet. Not sure of the exact case dimensions but I'll guess its very similar to the 17 Ackley Hornet if not exactly identical.
I looked around a bit more and Savage is chambering it in the M25 rifle...hoping some other folks climb on board and chamber it- especially Ruger in their excellent 77/22 Hornet platform. Given their frequent association with Hornady I'll guess we'll see it this year given the minimal engineering costs to rebarrel the .22 Hornet to a .17 Hornet.
20gr Vmax at 3600fps should make a great calling gun for fox, lynx and coyote with a bit more reach than a .22 Hornet and less fur damage than .223 and .22-250 class rifles. This pique anyone else's interest? Betting you can load it for next to nothing as well.