HORNADY 22c (.224) 53gr V-MAX BULLET 100/BX

HORNADY 22c (.224) 53gr V-MAX BULLET 100/BX
Item #:HRN22265
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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 - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Technical Notes

CALIBER:  22 Cal. .224"






APPLICATION:  Varmint < 50 lbs


ITEM #:  22265

Read 9 Reviews - Average Rating: 5 stars

Excellent on Varmints

By Dwaine V. on Apr 01, 2023
Good BC and very accurate from a .222 or .223. A little long, so you will need a 1 in 12 twist or better to stabilize. Not a lot of offerings in this weight range. Better hunting bullet than the now discontinued 52 grain A-Max.

Hornady 53 g V Max

By Tom W. on Sep 10, 2020
I'm part of old man shooting club, once a week weather permitting we shoot at 120 yards. Load xx.x grains of AA 2520. Have 3 hits on penny w/o hitting edge of penny. My last order was 1900 rounds.
Would highly recommend

good light weight bullet for quick twist .224 rifles

By S Peter P. on Mar 11, 2020
I have used the .224 53 Hornady VMax bullets against small rodents from a 9 twist .22-.250 up to 400 yards with IMR 8208 and get just under 3,700 fps with better than 1 moa accuracy and great effects. A good companion bullet for .224, 9 twist rifles, with 68-70 grain bullets like the 68 Hornady BTSP, 69 Barnes Match Burner, & 70 Berger VLD.

Very Accurate

By Howard T. on Jun 03, 2019
These shoot extremely accurate from my 12 twist Savage 22-250. Easily achieves 1/4 MOA at 100 yards, when I do my part. I haven't used on game yet, but there is a ton of reviews out there that say they are fantastic hunting bullets. Great price, too.

incredibly accurate

By Thomas S. on Apr 05, 2019
Shooting these out of a Remington Varmint Special in 22-250 5 shots into 3/8" 3,600+ fps absolutely incredible.

53 grain Hornedy V max

By Mark H. on Mar 21, 2019
I have been shooting these bullets out of a Colt H-bar 1-9 twist with a 24 in barrel. Excellent groups with CFE223 powder. Great for prairie dogs out to 300 yards.

53 grain V Max

By Robert P. on Sep 19, 2018
I bought this bullet to shoot a 300 yard match. If I do my part this bullet is great. why shoot it in a match? A friend told me to give it a try. He was right. Shooting a 223 with a 24 inch barrel with a 1 in 9 twist.

Great varmint bullet

By Jesse W. on Aug 02, 2018
This bullet works great for prairie dogs!

Accurate and Explosive

By Dick B. on May 28, 2012
Especially at longer ranges on prairie dogs, check out the ballistic coefficient on these babies--.291 These are the ones to use on your "Dog Safari"!!
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