Hornady 17 Cal .172 25 Grain V-MAX Projectile.
The dramatic fragmentation of the V-MAX bullet comes from a combination of the gilding metal jacket, specially designed core and polymer tip. The industry’s leading varmint bullet with polymer tip and streamlined design results in ultra fl at trajectories. The match grade jacket design provides maximum accuracy at all ranges as well as explosive expansion, even at velocities as low as 1600 fps. V-MAX bullets are also available in factory-loaded Varmint Express and Superformance Varmint ammo.
The polymer tip increases the ballistic coefficient and also initiates dramatic expansion upon impact – even at velocities as low as 1600 fps.
Higher Ballistic Coefficient
Hornady combines the sharp, pointed polymer tip with the most aerodynamic profile for a high ballistic coefficient. The V-MAX profile also provides the maximum bearing surface for added in-flight stability.
Swaged Lead Core
The swaging process allows for precise formation of the core up and around the tip, with a cavity under the tip’s stem. This allows the tip to build up energy before smashing into the core, causing dramatic fragmentation of the core and jacket.
Precise Boattail & Flatbase Designs
Utilizing the proper base design provides incredible in-flight stability for long-range shooting