|Bullet Weight||20 Grain|
|Ammo Caliber||.17 HMR|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2375|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||250|
|Cost Per Round||34.0¢ per round|
This cartridge is outfitted with a very small eXtreme Terminal Performance – a high-tech JHP that Hornady usually loads in their self-defense handgun cartridges, but which is no less suitable for freeing a varmint’s ghost from its physical prison. The XTP’s flat base, uniform core, concentric jacket and narrow nose cavity all contribute to its laserlike trajectory. At 0.125, the 20 grain bullet’s G1 ballistic coefficient means that its trajectory should hike up by no more than 1.06” before it intersects with a 100-yard target.
The XTP’s tapered jacket guides rapid yet uniform terminal expansion. The bullet requires relatively little kinetic energy in order to commence shedding devastating fragments of copper and lead – precisely the terminal ballistics which will turn any varmint into the most killed varmint ever. Hornady’s precision-formed brass cases put the 17 HMR’s full potential on full display, and their rimfire primers never take a break.
This round’s 2,375 fps muzzle velocity was recorded with a 24” barrel. Do not fire this ammo in a derringer without first consulting the firearm’s manual or manufacturer.