As an "old timer", I've never heard much about a .17 caliber til lately. I've always relied on the .22 for any small game. Nowadays, I keep hearing everyone talking about the .17. If memory serves, when I used to hear about the .17 caliber, they were talking about a pellet gun for kids. Maybe that was the .177, though.
Apparently, that is not the case now.
Is this .17 I keep hearing about now a better small game gun than the .22? I like the .22. Is the .17 that much better? I wouldn't think so. Is it just the newest fad?
Something must have changed.
Also, I'm working for the next couple of days, so please excuse any late replies to this from me.