Study the drop, windage (deflection) and energy columns here and you’ll see how the little .17 HMR bests the .22 WMR in some categories, but takes a back seat in others. It’s definitely a flatter shooter with a MPBR to about 170 yards. That gives it about a 50-yard advantage over the .22 WMR. Alas, at 170 yards, remaining bullet energy isn’t much. Still, on prairie dogs, jackrabbits, and rock chucks, I’ve found it enough to terminate rather reliably, if not dramatically this far out. For coyotes, though, I’d want to stick to 125 yards or less. And pick my shots carefully. Slipped behind the shoulder into the heart/lungs, it’s quite effective.