17 HMR Ammo
17 HMR ammo is primarily used today by hunters for varmint control. The round was developed by Hornady and released in 2002, .17 HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire) is best known for its high velocity and excellent performance against small game. Based on a necked down .22 WMR casing, it is a flat-shooting cartridge and fires aerodynamic spitzer point (typically polymer-tipped) bullets for enhanced long range performance.
.17 HMR loads feature an extremely light (17 or 20 grains) bullet. This makes muzzle velocities of up to 2,550 feet per second possible in a compact, low-recoil platform. Hollow point bullets fired at these velocities fragment reliably in squirrels, rabbits, groundhogs, and other small critters for better terminal effect.
The .17 HMR has caught on with many shooters. As a result, good ammo in this caliber is available not only from Hornady, but also from CCI, Winchester, Remington, and Federal as well. You'll find our entire in-stock line-up for sale right here on this page.
CCI 17 HMR 16 Grain TNT JHP - 50 Rounds$16.00
Manufacturer CCI Condition New Bullet Weight 16 Grain Bullet Type Hollow-Point (HP) Use Type varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 17 HMR Manufacturer SKU 951 Primer Type Rimfire Magnetic No UPC Barcode 076683009517 Cost Per Round 32.0¢ per round
You can get the outstanding .17 HMR rounds you need for varmint hunting and general varmint control by ordering this 50-round box from CCI. With these cartridges, you’ll not only have excellent speed and power, you’ll have outstanding terminal ballistics thanks to a TNT jacketed hollow point bullet. They deliver outstanding expansion as well as the supreme accuracy you’ve come to expect from a .17 HMR cartridge.
When you fire these rounds, you’ll have an effective muzzle velocity of 2,500 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 222 foot pounds. Thanks to a sleek bullet design with a TNT hollow point, the projectile maintains a speed of 1,642 feet per second after 100 yards of travel.
From the firearm to the target, CCI ammunition has a strong reputation for quality and performance. CCI specializes in rimfire ammunition and creates some of the most reliable cartridges for .22 and .17-caliber rifles.
Hornady 17 HMR 17 Grain V-MAX – 500 Rounds$148.85
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 17 Grain Bullet Type V-MAX Use Type varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 17 HMR Manufacturer SKU 83170 Primer Type Rimfire Magnetic No UPC Barcode 20090255831706 Cost Per Round 29.8¢ per round
This 17 HMR cartridge by Hornady will turn you into the woodchuck terminator that you’ve always aspired to become. Its select brass casing’s geometry has match grade uniformity, and its sensitive primer and powerful propellant guarantee a perfect shot with every pull of the trigger. This round is especially potent thanks to its projectile -- a 17 grain V-MAX.
The V-MAX starts with its lead core, which is swaged to permit the precise formation of a cylindrical hollow within it. Perched atop the rim of the V-MAX’s jacket is a polymer tip, the tail of which reaches down into the core’s cavity without touching its base. Upon impact the tip builds up tremendous energy before kissing the bottom of the hollow, causing instantaneous and explosive fragmentation that no varmint would be happy to have take place between its ribs. The V-MAX’s consistent meplat, concentric jacket, and ballistically efficient profile all grant it the heightened accuracy requisite for seeking out such small targets as well.