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HORNADY 22c (.224) 40gr V-MAX BULLET 100/BX

HORNADY 22c (.224) 40gr V-MAX BULLET 100/BX
Item #:HRN22241
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Product Information

With its combination of proven materials, innovative design and streamlined profile, the Hornady® V-MAX® represents the pinnacle of what a specialized varmint bullet can achieve, offering straight-line trajectories, enhanced accuracy, dramatic expansion and explosive fragmentation at a wide range of distances and velocities.

The industry's leading varmint bullet with polymer tip and streamlined design results in flat trajectories. The concentricity of the match grade AMP® bullet jacket provides maximum accuracy at all ranges as well as explosive expansion, even at velocities as low as 1600 fps.

  • POLYMER TIP:  The secret to the explosive terminal performance of the V-Max® is a hollow cavity resting between the tip's shaft and the body of the bullet. Upon impact, the hard shaft builds up speed and energy before driving into the core, causing the entire package to rapidly expand to the point of violent fragmentation, even at low terminal velocities.
  • 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 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.

This is not loaded ammunition.


WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to -

Technical Notes

CALIBER:  22 Cal. .224"






APPLICATION:  Varmint < 50 lbs


ITEM #:  22241

Read 10 Reviews - Average Rating: 5 stars

Hornady V-max 40 grain

By Walter P. on Feb 07, 2024
Great bullet. Groups well. Great price and fast shipping as well.

Pink mist

By Jonathan S. on May 25, 2023
Great varmint load in my 20” AR. Shooting sub-inch groups at nearly 3700 fps. Like a laser to around 300 yds.

40 gr. VMAX

By Dan W. on May 13, 2023
Load in 218 bee and 221 fireball my go to bullet

too long to work in mag

By Joe T. on Apr 03, 2023
very accurate in my 22 hornet but is too long to work in mag.

A. Valdez

By Arturo V. on Mar 30, 2023
Explosive expansion!!
I reload my K-Hornet at 3000 fps with this bullets. Sub MOA groups.

Hornady V-Max 40 gr

By Raymond P. on Nov 28, 2022
Most accurate in my 22 Hornet and 218 Bee. Excellent price, have ordered it a few times

Hornady V-Max

By Stephen F. on Aug 13, 2022
Ordered for use with 5.7x28 casing and it works well. The shipping and service were excellent as usual with Graf and Sons.

Excellent bullet!

By Cale R. on Sep 07, 2020
I load these in a CZ 527 223 at reduced velocity, about 2700 fps, for a relatively quiet but effective groundhog load. Even at reduced velocity the results on groundhogs are devastating. First load I tried shot right at 1" at 100 yards. A variety of powders and velocity from 2500 to 2900 fps all produced groups of an inch or less.

Hornady V-Max 40 grain Bullets

By George K. on Jul 23, 2020
I ordered four boxes of these to use in an XP-100 .221 Fireball pistol. 1st, Graf & Sons sent all four boxes in one same-lot :) attached together group, in an over-sized box with OCD-extra packaging. SO nice to get same-lot bullets NOT further tumbled en route vis delivery!
The bullets themselves are both good-looking and well functioning. I am a "nut" re minimizing concentricity run-out, and the bullet bases seem to be 'just right' to keep this at a minimum. (I use Redding Deluxe dies, with a Forster Ultra-seater). Bottom line? I'd surely buy these (from Graf & Sons) again!!! geo


By Robert R. on Sep 30, 2019
Very accurate
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