Last year CCI released its .17 HMR load with the Speer VNT bullet; the polymer tip helps to retain velocity at further ranges, and the thin, frangible jacket gives near-explosive performance on game. For 2019, CCI has expanded the line with two new offerings: the .17 Mach 2 and the .22 WMR.
New for 2017, SIG Sauer has entered the Varmint ammunition market.
Hornady has announced that it's expanding its .17-caliber lineup in 2015, with the addition of the .17 WSM. Earlier this year, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper had the opportunity to put the new offering to work on some prairie dogs during a Wyoming varmint hunt. Get an inside look at that trip with the gallery provided here, and be sure to check out our video for even more information.