Commonly known as .17 HMR, the .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire is a rimfire rifle cartridge that was introduced by the ammunition company Hornady in 2002. Hornady has earned its reputation for producing top-quality ammunition by developing innovative new products and technologies that help improve the shooting experience.
Why choose 17HMR ammo?
.17HMR was designed with a shorter case length than the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire so that it could take a .17 calibre projectile which is commonly used for varmint control. Because of its higher muzzle velocity—it's able to travel faster than the average .22 LR round due to its smaller diameter ammo with less mass compared to a typical bullet in this calibre (.22 LR). This means that when fired at short range (up to 50 yards), it will deliver more kinetic energy than any other ammunition in this category—making it an effective hunting cartridge!
The .17 HMR ammo is considered to be a "varmint" round, and it's one of the fastest-growing segments of the ammo market. It offers an excellent combination of accuracy, mild recoil and flat trajectory.
Here’s a summary specification of .17HMR ammo:
- Ammunition weight- 17gr
- Casing type- Brass, rimmed, bottleneck
- Velocity- 2,650 fps
- Energy- 245 ft-lbs
- Available in soft tip, hollow point and full metal jacket (FMJ)
.17HMR are available in-store at HPGS
At Horsley Park Gun Shop Australia, we carry a variety of different types of 17HMR ammo for sale in our store. This includes:
- .17 HMR Premium Federal V-Shok (17gr). This ammo provides excellent accuracy, dependability and premium performance due to its aerodynamic design. Great to use as a plinking ammo.
- .17HMR Winchester Varmint. Affordable and delivers respectable accuracy and velocity.
- Hornady Varmint Express. Offers excellent quality at a reasonable price. Available in 15.5-, 17-, or 20-grain options, and each offers superior accuracy and consistency.
- CCI Game Point. If you want to reduce your target damage, this could be your go-to choice. This full metal jacket round expands slightly when it hits its target thus protecting your meat.
- Browning BPR. Designed for consistent performance, reliable extraction, and smooth feeding, this high velocity ammo is powerful enough to take down small game or pests with ease.
Because of this round’s popularity, it’s no wonder that .17HMR is fast becoming one of the most popular hunting rounds on the market. If you are planning to try this ammo, you can browse our selection here and visit us in-store for purchase. Horsley Park Gun Shop is an authorised stockist of .17HMR ammunition.
We also carry a large selection of firearms from some of the world’s leading gun manufacturers. Choose from air rifles, rimfire rifles, shotguns, pistols and handguns. We also have hunting clothing and accessories so that you can head out into the field prepared for whatever comes your way.
We have professional teams who are keen shooters and ready to give knowledgeable advice when it comes to firearms related matters. If you have any questions, contact us and we’d be happy to help.