That sounds like a good combo!22 mag Winchester 40 gr jhp.
Just got a ruger 17 hmr. Topped with a Hawk Vantage IR 4x12x40AO 17 hmr scope. I have shot targets out to 225 yds. Never hunted with it. I bought it to take bobcat calling. Shooting 20 gr xtp out of it. Fixing to order another Hawke Vantage IR 4x12x40AO in 22 mag scope. Both has BDC nice little scopes.
A lot of people from Walnut Ridge are windyI am aware of another guy that shot a bobcat with a mini14 and crippled it. He trailed it and it ended up on his head. Ripped his throat out with it's claws and almost killed him. We were on the next club and heard the shots and screaming, truck driving fast through the woods. Heard the story later from a guy in our club from Walnut Ridge.
A .17mach 2 will plant a yote DRT, but if I was planning to shoot them on the regular, I would definitely opt for something bigger and faster (or maybe even a shotgun depending on the terrain).I agree! I have heard that a 20gr XTP out of a .17 HMR stops dogs and cats in their tracks!