Look no further than Hornady's 17 HMR round that uses top of the line Hornady V-MAX bullets. These bullets are manufactured by Hornady which is renowned for a philosophy of "Ten bullets through one hole".
V-MAX bullets feature a premium polymer tip and streamlined design that yields ultra flat trajectories and tack-driving accuracy at long-range. It also creates dramatic expansion on impact with a muzzle velocity of 2,550 ft/sec.
Each round is brass-cased, rimfire-primed, and non-corrosive.
|Bullet Weight||17 Grain|
|Ammo Caliber||.17 HMR|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2550|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||245|
|Cost Per Round||34.0¢ per round|
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- I was totally unfarmiliar with the .17 cal. except in a pellet rifle until I ordered these rounds for my Grandson! Review by Rooster
I had never seem the .17 cal. HMR and honestly thought it was a stretch to go that small with a rifle, except for a pellet gun. Boy was I in for a surprise!
I ordered both the HMR hollow point small game rounds and also the Hornady .17 HMR Varmint Express. To tell the truth, I ordered the latter ammo because I thought they looked "cool" and my grandson would like them (and also because the specs on the rounds were impressive!).
My grandson zeroed his rifle in, using the hollow point small game rounds, because they were "normal" rounds and were a little less expensive that the HMR Varmint Express rounds with the polymer tips. But once he had set his scope up for 100 yds, with very good grouping (1 1/2 inch spread, I might ad) we both wanted to see what the Varmint Express rounds would do, and what difference the Polymar tips would make on impact?
We had some milk jugs filled with water, set up at 100 yds, that we fired on with the regular hollow point HMR's to see what kind of damage they would do? That had been pretty impressive, so we so we wanted to see what difference the Hornady .17 HMR Varmint Express with the Polymer tips would make in comparison?
It was amazing to me (and my grandson) the difference the Varmint Express made! The standard hollow point HMR rounds that we had been using made a small hole in the front of the jugs and a larger hole as they exited backs.
He fired the Hornady Varmint Express, with the polymer tips, at three different milk jug targets. Each bullet made a small entry hole in the 1" bull's eyes we had drawn on the milk jugs. But the bullets did not exit the jug targets!
Instead, on impact, the bullets split each milk jug from top to bottom on the target side,completely fragmenting the bullets into about 7 to 9 pieces, that were left inside the jugs! The impact force was so great, that the tops of the jugs shot about 20 feet into the air, and water gushed from the tops and split fronts of the jug targets with great force! We neither one expected that kind of result!
He, nor I, can wait until some unfortunate varmint trys to raid my chicken house again so he can see what actual stopping power his new rifle has with this new kind of ammo? Wow! (Posted on 5/12/10)