I killed my first yote at 73yds on a trot. 1 shot with the 17gr V-max and it went down like a ton of bricks. All about shot placement. I will admit my wife thinks I am a large child, but I do know my .17HMR will drop a yote at that range no problem.The 17 is for children! And its sole purpose was to give the gun industry something new to sell to folks and is not suitable in my opinion to make quick, clean, humane kills on yotes.