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Product Type Ammunition
Manufacturer Hornady
Option 20 Rounds
Caliber .223 Rem


Hornady® Varmint Express® ammunition is designed around the hard-hitting performance of our famous V-MAX® bullet. Polymer tipped V-MAX® bullets deliver match accuracy, high ballistic coefficients, wind defying trajectories, and rapid fragmentation upon contact.

Each Varmint Express® offering is loaded with high quality cases and carefully selected propellant and primers that are chosen to provide the best performance in each individual load.


  • PROVEN BULLETS: Hornady V-MAX® bullets consistently achieve accuracy and rapid fragmentation at all practical varmint shooting velocities.
  • POWDER: Each cartridge is loaded to ensure optimal pressure, velocity, accuracy and lot-to-lot consistency.
  • SELECT BRASS: Hornady produces most of the brass for our Varmint Express® ammunition. Brass is chosen to ensure it meets our high standards for reliable feeding, corrosion resistance, proper hardness, and the ability to withstand maximum chamber pressures.
  • PRIMERS: Like the powder, each primer is carefully matched to individual loads, and all are chosen for their ability to quickly, completely and reliably ignite the powder charge.



  • Cartridge: 223 Remington
  • Bullet: 55 gr V-MAX
  • Product Line: Varmint Express
  • Sectional Density: .157
  • Ballistic Coefficient: .255 (G1)
  • Application: 
  • Box Count: 20

Hornady’s Varmint Express Handgun Bullets are designed to be ultra accurate, producing the tightest groups when shot from handguns chambered in 5.56mm NATO/.223 Remington. The 55 grain V-MAX projectile has a polymer tip that enhances accuracy and increases impact energy, making this the ideal bullet for varmint and predator hunting.

Hornady Varmint Express .223 55GR V-MAX ammunition features a polymer tip, open tip match (OTM) bullet that creates large expansion on impact for maximum shock and energy dispersion. The InterLock Bonded bullets are very accurate in both supersonic and subsonic loads for your bolt action rifles. Loads feature low drag design with a cannelure to retain concentricity and accuracy throughout years of use. The varmint express ammo has a target muzzle velocity of 3280 feet per second with a muzzle energy of 1319 foot pounds.

The Hornady Varmint Express ammunition is loaded with a 55 grain V-Max hollow point projectile. The bullets and brass are treated with polymer coatings that resist the pressures of high velocity hunting loads. The bullet design can withstand barrel friction and heat, protecting the rifling and increasing velocity. This allows the bullet to expand at a higher rate of speed for larger wound channels, better stopping power, and more knock-down power on target. Varmint Express ammunition is made in America from prime materials and offered at an excellent price point so you can get more range time with less money spent on ammo.

Hornady Varmint Express Ammunition can be the ultimate choice for varmint hunters who shoot a wide range of different types of rifles. Its Uniform Lock-Down Coating, coupled with the proven Hornady InterLock and brass cases provide consistent, positive feeding into any quality firearm chambered in 5.56mm NATO (223 Remington). The Varmint Express bullet design begins as a Tipped MatchKing bullet, which is then turned down slightly to achieve an extremely high ballistic coefficient. The slower muzzle velocity offhand (1100 fps) helps reduce barrel wear while providing excellent accuracy. It comes packaged in a 20-round box magazine or loaded into 10-round stripper clips in 5 boxes of 20 rounds each

Hornady has created a brand new line of varmint hunting ammunition we call Varmint Express. These 20-grain bullets are all copper jacketed and use a lead core bullet. The Varmin Express 38-40 grain is the same length as the larger bullets at .223 Remington, but is actually similar in weight to the conventional Hornady 55-grain line. This provides excellent accuracy and downrange performance, as well as great terminal ballistics out of short-barreled rifles.

Hornady Varmint Express .223 55GR V-Max ammunition delivers ultra-flat trajectories, and its non-expanding bullets stay intact after penetrating the toughest hide or hair. Accuracy is improved by special flat base bullets that never set back, resulting in less bullet drop at long ranges. The heavy jacket also reduces barrel fouling. This precision ammunition provides hunters with a long-range option they can rely on to deliver extra-deadly accuracy and consistent, reliable performance season after season.

Varmint Express is a .223 Remington 55 grain V-MAX load that has proven to be deadly on groundhogs, prairie dogs and other small varmints. Varminters like the hollow points for their devastating expansion and flattening effect on impact. Within Hornady’s XTP (eXtreme Terminal Performance) line of ammunition, the Varmint Express is designed to offer match-grade accuracy in an affordable hunting solution. It features an accurate polymer tip for high ballistic coefficient which maximizes retained velocity down range as compared to a traditional round nose bullet. This ammunition also features lead-free primers, nickel plated case and exposed bullet ogive that improve feeding in magazine fed rifles

Hornady Varmint Express Ammunition is loaded with the legendary Nosler Partition bullet, which partitions its energy and slows down so quickly that it retains 50-70% of its original weight when it strikes varmints.

The Hornady Varmint Express Rifle Ammo .223 55gr V-Max 30 Round Box is designed for varmint and predator hunters. These rounds are loaded with 55 grain V-MAX bullets at 3,150 feet per second with 16,900 feet per second stopping power, making it an effective round for all types of varmint hunting.

The Hornady Varmint Express .223 55 Grain V-Max ammunition offers superior performance in target shooting, varminting and hunting. This ammo is constructed out of a lead-free priming cup, CNC Swiss turned as well as precision-formed cartridge cases.

Hornady Varmint Express .223 55GR V-MAX Ammo 20 Rounds is precision-formed with little bulk, so it fits inside your pocket with just the right amount of force to prevent any loss of ballistic efficiency. The Hornady Varmint Express .223 55GR V-MAX Ammo 20 Rounds weighs 30 grains, and offers a muzzle velocity of 3100 fps with a muzzle energy of 1276 ft/lbs.

The Hornady Varmint Express features a non-fragmenting polymer tip, which allows the bullet to remain intact exiting the target. The Varmint Express line of varmint bullets features a polymer tip and a lead core that are moly-coated for superior accuracy, consistency, reduced drag and improved penetration on varmints. The tip of these bullets is covered with a thin layer of molybdenum disulfide, a chemical compound that reduces friction. This has the effect of lowering pressures and increasing velocity as well as fewer deformed or flattened bullets at long range. You will see this effect in the ultra high BC (ballistic coefficient) you get when using these bullets.

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Good quality.The product is firmly packed.Good service.Very well worth the money.Very fast delivery.


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