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What happened to the .22 Hornet?

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Old 11-06-2012, 10:35 PM   #11
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Savage offers several choices of new Model 25's in 22 Hornet.
I don't think it's as dead as some think.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #12
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my uncle has a beautiful rifle in .22 hornet. its fun to shoot. and thats about as far as my knowledge of it goes. i dont see one anytime in my near future. to manny other calibers, guns ahead in line.check back in 15 years. lol
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The new kid on the block is the 17 Hornet. CZ still has 22 Hornets available. The Ruger #3 was available in 22 Hornet at one time. I believe H&R made or still makes one. Ruger makes the 77-22 in 22 and 17 Hornet.
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Have any of you tried the Privi Partizan ammo?
You can find it by googling "22 Hornet ammo for sale"; you'll see that its in 50 round boxes and soft point to boot.
I've shot a bunch in both 22 Hornet and 22 KHornet and it's very accurate.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:07 AM   #15
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I found and purchased a Ruger 77-22 Hornet earlier this year. Very elegant light rifle. Cheaper to load than to buy .22 WRM, a round for which I've never developed a taste.

I've even found some 50 grain lead bullets for a somewhat peppier .22 long rifle simulator.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:37 AM   #16
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Americans went through a "Magnumization" phase. Roy Weatherby and his ultra- high velocity cartridges lead the charge. The "ultra" mags, the short mags, the super short mags. The "little" hornet was even magnumized with the advent of the K-Hornet. Americans generally want the "newest' offerings and many see the Hornet as archaeic. The .222 Rem has suffered as well. Both the Hornet and "triple duece" are known for extreme accuracy, but less than stellar velocity (by modern standards).

There are, of course, exceptions to this trend like the resurgence of the .45-70, .44-40 and some of the other older cartridges partially fueled by the Single Action competitors.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:11 PM   #17
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The worst thing about the Hornet is that the brass is so thin you tend to lose some cases if you are hurky jerky on the reloading press. It is an extremely accurate round and makes for a great varmint round for shots under 250 yards. I have a 22 hornet, 22k hornet, 17 k hornet. I use them when I do devarminting or depredatoratization in an area with a higher population. The low noise and limited range of the round work great for that job. If I don't get a clean kill on a yote I don't really care it will die soon enough. I know some ranchers that have varmints close to the house and ask me to use one of my 'mouse' guns so I don't scare the wife.

You can get 14 cal wildcats on it as well. I have held off on one of them mainly because it is one guy doing the work and he is getting up in age. Once he stops making 14 cal bullets your done.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:42 PM   #18
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the .22 Hornet was designed to fill the gap between .22 WMR, and .223 Remington.
The .22 Hornet was developed in the late 1920s, long before the .22 WMR and the .223 came about. The .22 Hornet used the blackpowder .22 Winchester single shot case. The first guns were converted 1922 Springfield .22 rifles. Winchester started making the ammunition in 1930. In 1933 Winchester started selling their model 54 rifle in .22 Hornet caliber.

i'm a dedicated .22 Hornet nut. Using cases picked up from firing ranges, my .22 Hornet ammo costs <$22.00 per hundred rounds. i load 635 rounds using one can of powder.

In Europe the .22 Hornet is known as the 5.6X35R.

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:41 AM   #19
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I got my hands on a 465 BRNO .22hornet...
Double trigger open sight an darn accurate.
was my grandfathers for 60years!

ammo in Aus has climbed again, almost making this rifle too expensive to shoot often..

bloody shame really!!

$60 per 50rounds
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Also this brno does say 22x36r on the barrel
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