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Are you looking to purchase the 17 hornet ammo for sale online, barrelammoshop.com carries a large variety of the seventeen hornet ammo which is an extremely accurate and effective varmint cartridge at short to medium range and a factory cartridge We stock  Hornet ammunition from Hornady including the best selling rifles

17Hornet Ammo 

The .17 Hornet is a .17 caliber centerfire rifle cartridge originally offered as a “wildcat cartridge” developed by P.O. Ackley in the early 1950s. He created this non-factory (wildcat) offering by simply necking-down the .22 Hornet to .17 caliber and fire-forming the resized cases in his new chamber design. The result was a small quiet cartridge capable of high velocity. Ackley mentions it as one of the most balanced of the .17 cartridges of his time; likely, this is still true As for performance, the  Hornet performs extremely well at ranges between 100 and 400 yards. Hornady’s 20-grain V-Max Superformance Varmint rounds have a blistering 3,540 fps muzzle velocity and put out about 592-foot pounds of energy. It’s still doing 3,078 fps at 100 yards and 2,574 fps at 200 yards.

17 Hornet Ammo History

.17 Hornet, released in 2012. Despite its ancient origins and modest dimensions, this is a frisky rascal, hurling a 15-grain NTX at 3,880 fps, a 20-grain V-Max at 3,650!  Hornet. Hornady, who offered three different loads at one time, still offers their 20-grain V-Max bullet in their Superformance line, at a muzzle velocity of 3650 fps.

Seventeen Hornet  Ballistics

Based on the 22 Hornet cartridge case, the seventeen ammo  can drive a 20-grain V-MAX bullet at 3,650 fps. At this velocity, the Ammo can match the trajectory of a 55-grain . 223 Remington load, but with much less noise and recoil.

Bullet mass/typeVelocityEnergy20 gr. (1.3 g) BT3,515 ft/s (1,071 m/s)548.8 ft⋅lbf (744.1 J)25 gr. (1.6 g) HP3,176 ft/s (968 m/s)560 ft⋅lbf (760 J)30 gr. (1.9 g) HP2,975 ft/s (907 m/s)589.7 ft⋅lbf (799.5 J)

17 Hornady Hornet uses a 20 grain (1.3 gram) “Superformance” V-max projectile with a published velocity of 3,650fps (1,113 metres/second)

17 Hornet specifications

Hornet – 25 Grain HP Specifications (#83006): 25 grain HP Varmint bullet3375 fps (muzzle – 24″ barrel) (our average was 3383 fps out of a CZ Model 527 with a 24″ barrel) 632 fpe (Foot Pounds of Energy)

Parent case .22 Hornet
Case type Rimmed, bottleneck
Bullet diameter .172 in (4.4 mm)
Neck diameter .193 in (4.9 mm)
Shoulder diameter .288 in (7.3 mm)
Base diameter .299 in (7.6 mm)
Rim diameter .350 in (8.9 mm)
Rim thickness .065 in (1.7 mm)
Case length 1.350 in (34.3 mm)
Overall length 1.723 in (43.8 mm)
Rifling twist 1-10
Primer type small rifle

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