|.17 HM2 (Mach 2)
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)
|Cost Per Round
|40.0¢ per round
Hornady doesn’t hold a monopoly over the 17 Hornady Mach 2. CCI also decided to get in on that action, and we’re glad they did. It gives us the chance to witness the superlative accuracy and varmint-destroying terminal ballistics of the polymer tipped VNT projectile!
The VNT performs like a tiny, laser-guided grenade. The miniscule 17 grain bullet’s balanced weight distribution and sleek, streamlined form grant it a G1 ballistic coefficient of 0.125. Once it’s torn out of a barrel at a rate of 2,010 fps, it proceeds to fly super flat. For example, if you’re aiming for a varmint that’s picking its nose 100 yards away, the bullet won’t have to rise more than 1.5” before finally teaching that varmint some manners. The VNT shreds itself to bits upon impact, so the scavengers won’t even have to bother chewing their food once they’ve located your quarry.
CCI deserves all the respect they’ve earned for creating reliable rimfire primers, and their precision brass cases ensure optimal functionality in all firearms. But we cannot emphasize this enough: do not attempt to fire this ammo in a 17 HMR firearm.