Re: 17 fireball or 17 hornet
I have 2 .17 fireballs and love both of them for groundshogs, fox, and coyotes. 700 SPS Rem and TC Encore. I don't have any experience with the hornet. Many guys have and love the wildcat .17 AH but Hornady just came out with their own version, the .17 Hornady Hornet as a factory load. I think the Savage Model 25 is the only factory rifle in current prodction to shoot it. The .17's are really fun calibers.
The older I get, the stronger gravity becomes.