Ruger’s take on this classic makes for the most rugged Marlin rifle ever made.
The .17 Hornet, son of the classic .22 Hornet, is a well-balanced design. Sharing the rimmed design of the parent case, it feeds nicely in a bolt-action repeating rifle, provides pinpoint accuracy and minimal recoil, and checks all the boxes for varmint hunting.
Contributor Aram von Benedikt teamed up with Book Your Hunt for a survey of North Country outfitter opinions on which calibers work and what bullets will not fail. Read on for their answers.