# What is the ballistic coefficient of a 17 HMR?

## What is the ballistic coefficient of a 17 HMR?

The Bullet Ballistic Coefficient for 17 HMR Hornady 20 gr Ammo is . 125 compared to the 17 HMR Hornady 15.5 gr Ammo with a BC of . 115.

**How far should you zero a 17 HMR?**

A: I think a good zero to have for a . 17 HMR is exactly 100 yards. If you sight your rifle so that your bullets hit the bullseye at 100 yards, the bullets will be 0.1 inch high at 50 yards and 2.6 inches low at 150 yards.

**What is the maximum range of a 17 HMR?**

The effective range of a . 17 HMR bullet for small game hunting and target shooting is about 150 yards. At 150 yards the . 17 HMR cartridge experiences a bullet drop of about 3″-/+ which allows for consistent accuracy.

### What is the fastest 17 HMR round?

17 Winchester Super Magnum, which is not only going to be the world’s fastest rimfire round, but also one that offers a significant performance increase over the . 17 HMR (see charts below). It pushes a 20-grain bullet at 3,000 fps, which is 625 fps faster than the .

**How much drop does a 17 HMR have at 200 yards?**

When sighted in at 100 yards, the 17 HMR’s bullet doesn’t rise by even half of one inch. At 200 yards the bullet will have dropped by about 10 inches.

**How accurate is a 17 HMR rifle?**

17 HMR is a small and incredibly accurate caliber with high velocity and muzzle energy. Using it for hunting small vermin is recommended, but not for home or self-defense. It is also a great round for target shooting as it has an effective range of up to 200 yards.

## What is bullet trajectory for a 17 HMR?

17 hmr round. This bullet at 250 yds (half the mapped journey) has dropped 21.8749in (1.8 feet) the velocity has slowed some 1236fps as it went from 2374fps to to 1138. At the end of the journey the 500 yard mark the bullet has dropped 210.9172 in (17ft), has a velocity of 800fps, all this in 1.27 seconds.

**Whats better 22 mag or 17 HMR?**

While the 17 HMR boasts a superior velocity at all ranges, the 22 WMR is able to deliver greater energy throughout either round’s effective range thanks to its far heavier bullet. Energy is only one factor that determines how deadly a bullet performs upon finding its target.

**Which is louder 22 mag or 17 HMR?**

Both rimfire cartridges offer very little recoil impulse and limited report. The . 17 HMR sounds slightly louder, of course, but with hearing protection or a suppressor it’s tough to tell the difference.

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**What’s the flattest shooting rifle caliber?**

The Flattest Shooting Common Hunting Cartridges

- 300 win mag.
- 7mm rem mag.
- 30-06.
- 270.
- 25-06.
- 308.
- 243.

**What is the fastest bullet in the world?**

220 Swift

220 Swift remains the fastest commercial cartridge in the world, with a published velocity of 1,422 m/s (4,665 ft/s) using a 1.9 grams (29 gr) bullet and 2.7 grams (42 gr) of 3031 powder.

## How far is a 17 HMR accurate to?

17 HMR which drops only about 3 inches at 150 yards, a . 22 LR drops more than 11. This makes it reliable for hunting small game only out to 75 yards, depending on your gun, cartridge, and hunting situation.

**Is a 17 HMR good for coyotes?**

Yes – but it’s not ideal. The 17 HMR’s suitability for coyote hunting comes with a caveat: Keep a much closer distance between yourself and your quarry than you would if you were varmint hunting. The 17 HMR does not transfer enough energy to quickly and humanely kill a coyote across its entire 200-yard effective range.

**What is the most powerful rimfire cartridge?**

Winchester officially announced the . 17 Winchester Super Magnum cartridge today, and it does appear to be the fastest and most powerful rimfire cartridge ever. Two flavors have been announced so far; a 20-grain bullet reaching 3,000 feet per second, and a 25-grain bullet traveling at 2,600 feet per second.

### Is 17 HMR more accurate than 22 LR?

The . 17HMR is going to be a much more accurate round than the . 22LR. That being said, depending on your shooting ability and the distances you plan on shooting at you may not notice the difference much.

**Is 17 HMR more powerful than 22 LR?**

22 LR beyond 75 yards with even a breath of wind should be able to recognize the superiority of the. 17 HMR in this regard. Travelling only about 1,200 fps at the muzzle, a standard 36-grain . 22 LR drops all the way down to 930 fps at 150 yards.

**What game is a 17 HMR good for?**

. 17 HMR is primarily used for mid-range small game and varmint hunting. The bullet’s velocity and accuracy make it ideal for hunting rabbit, possum, and raccoons from up to 200-yards.

## What is a good ballistic coefficient?

Ballistic coefficient is typically measured with a 3 digit expression. Almost all rounds have a ballistic coefficient of less than 1.0, but large rounds like the 50 BMG can exceed this normal BC. The higher the number, the less drag the projectile will experience.

**What cartridge has the highest ballistic coefficient?**

With the highest BC bullets, the 26 Nosler remains supersonic beyond 1,750 yards.

**What is the bullet ballistic coefficient for 17 HMR Hornady 20 gr ammo?**

The Bullet Ballistic Coefficient for 17 HMR Hornady 20 gr Ammo is .125 compared to the 17 HMR Hornady 15.5 gr Ammo with a BC of .115. The 17 HMR Hornady 20 gr Ammo has less drag than the 17 HMR Hornady 15.5 gr Ammo. Reference the Bullet Ballistic Coefficient Chart above.

### Why choose 17 HMR ballistics rimfire?

We have some insights we can offer here with an in-depth look at 17 HMR Ballistics for various types of our best selling ammo. The 17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire offers the best accuracy of any rimfire primed cartridge, and its ability to hit hard downrange makes it a perfect varmint hunting companion.

**What is the ballistic coefficient (BC) value of a Hornady projectile?**

Mach 2.0 (2,233 fps @ ICAO Standard Atmosphere) and Mach 1.75 (1,954 fps @ ICAO Standard Atmosphere) BC values are also available. As Hornady moves the industry to drag coefficient based trajectory calculations for these types of projectiles, the Ballistic Coefficient is becoming somewhat irrelevant.

**What is the muzzle velocity of a 17 HMR?**

Whichever projectile weight you equip the 17 HMR with, it boasts a fast muzzle velocity. At 300 yards, the 17 HMR’s common 17 grain projectile retains a 1,090 fps velocity and 45 ft lbs of energy.