Hornady has announced that it's expanding its .17-caliber lineup in 2015, with the addition of the .17 WSM. Earlier this year, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper had the opportunity to put the new offering to work on some prairie dogs during a Wyoming varmint hunt. Get an inside look at that trip with the gallery provided here, and be sure to check out our video for even more information.
The new .17 WSM load wasn't all that the trip had in store. Hornady reps also brought along plenty of .17 Hornet, which made quite the impression on all in attendance. That's a Savage Arms Model 25 Lightweight Varminter, by the way.
A fair bit of the action was on private land, which made tagging varmints from the truck an option. Here, guide Kelly Glause lines up a shot from behind the driver's side door. That's the soon-to-be-released BPI Outdoors Stack-A-Rest he's using for support.
By the final day of the hunt, it was time to break out the benches and really reach out and touch some varmints. The calibers got a little larger, but fortunately there was still plenty of Hornady product to go around.