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Varmint Express .17 HMR .17 HMR

Raising The Bar For Varmint Hunting Performance

This is the rifle the range riders of the 1800’s would have loved to have had close at hand for picking off varmints or just plinking at whiskey bottles. But since the .17HMR didn’t hit the market until 2002, it will be up to you to make it a legend.

Our Henry Varmint Express® rifle packs eleven .17HMR rounds in its tubular magazine. It features a 20″ barrel, comes with a checkered American walnut Monte Carlo stock. Like all lever action Henrys, the action is incredibly smooth from the very first shot. It will enable small game and varmint hunters to take full advantage of the .17HMR with regard to velocity, trajectory, wind drift, ricochet resistance, quietness and accuracy.

Already considered by many to be the most accurate rimfire cartridge ever produced, the .17HMR incorporates a .17 caliber bullet into a necked-down .22 magnum case. This high-powered combination produces a sizzlin’ muzzle velocity of up to 2,550 feet per second and the laser-flat trajectory makes it lethal for long-range shots on woodchucks, prairie dogs, foxes and other small varmints. Henry’s take on this revolutionary caliber, the Varmint Express, has a 20″ barrel that delivers dead-on accuracy.

Just like all Henry rifles, it’s handcrafted in the United States using only high-grade components such as a checkered American walnut stock, and Williams Fire sights and, of course, it’s outfitted with that legendary, smooth-operating lever action that sets a Henry rifle apart from all the imitators.

Texas Rangers

Company D, Texas Rangers. c. 1887.

*Varmint Express is a registered trademark of Hornady Mfg. Co.

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Firearm Specifications


Varmint Express .17 HMR»
Model Number
Action Type
Lever Action
11 Rounds
M.S.R. Price
Additional Specifications»
Barrel Length
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
Overall Length
5.75 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Rear Sight
Fiber Optic Williams Fire Sights
Front Sight
Fiber Optic Williams Fire Sights
3/8" Grooved Receiver
Scope Mount Type
Ringmounts for 3/8" Groove
Stock Material
American Walnut
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
1/4 Cock
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Small Game

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Customer Comments

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I purchased a Henry .17 HMR Varmint Express a year ago. Best small bore rifle I have ever shot or owned. Liked it so much I purchased a .17 Golden Boy and .17 Frontier. They are proudly displayed in my work shop. I am absolutely amazed at the quality craftsmanship of these firearms. My next purchase will be a .357 Big Boy.


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“I have owned a Henry .17HMR for over a year now and it is by far the best rifle I own and I will be buying larger calibers in the future. Made in America. Shot in America. Loved in America. Thank you so much for the quality American made product.”

Adam Tower, Casper, WY

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Dear Henry Rifle,

I have just purchased my first Henry Rifle the 17 HMR Wow! this is a really nice gun.

It is just like it stated smooth lever action. It is so fun to shoot that on weekends my family and I go out in our pasture and shoot at targets.

I am planning on purchasing more firearms from Henry. This truly is the best gun I own.

Bryan Sievers, New Braunfels, TX

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