CJ...I got quite a chuckle out of your style. Not bad for a mending Norweeeegin!I asked the guy behind the counter in Albany Wisc that very same question back in 82.He handed me a beautiful Ruger77V in 22-250.I took it and a box of 55sp home to try out.Later that week I stept out the back door to see a fox in the windbreak not more than 50 yards away.Well I got out my new rifle,put the x hairs on him and pulled the trigger That fox was instantly longer than I am tall but did make a pretty design in the snow.Kinda disappointed I took the fox back to the guy behind the counter and asked WTF.He then handed me a box of 55FMJ and told me to try these.A couple of weeks later I saw a fox out in the field and stopt to put the stalk on it.Got to within 65 yards and put the x hairs on it,pulled the triggerAGAIN!! Who would have guessed that a FMJ would rip a fox in to.....alright I didn't at the time.Back to the guy behind the counter with what was left of the fox and told him I was actually looking for a fur friendly round.He then asked how far away where these fox?When he stopped laughing he advised me to either use a 22lr or yell at them and wait till they got past 200 yards to shoot.I ended up using a 45grain SPSX and NOT shooting at anything closer than 150 yards.
Long way around the barn.Get the fireball !! A close shot with the 17Rem could result in with a fox