i have to go along with the statement that the
17 HMR is/was developed as a hunting/plinking cartridge.
the most accurate RF rifle i own is my CZ 452. it did NOT come that way out of the box. i had to do some 'mods' to get it that way: trigger kit, float the barrel and pillar bed the standard stock and am using good Leupold glass.
the designated purpose of the rifle? accurate target/plinking and a good hunting arm. an acceptable alternative to being limited by one class or another: lite enuff to carry in the field with the accuracy to place near perfect shots on game.