You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading >

What happened to the .22 Hornet?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2012, 10:35 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Txhillbilly's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,026
Liked 1651 Times on 921 Posts
Likes Given: 760


Savage offers several choices of new Model 25's in 22 Hornet.
I don't think it's as dead as some think.
Txhillbilly is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
jjfuller1's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: a place between here and there.
Posts: 4,762
Liked 1383 Times on 876 Posts
Likes Given: 813


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
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.
jjfuller1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 11:06 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
JTJ's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 8,198
Liked 3645 Times on 2010 Posts
Likes Given: 1070


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.
Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.
JTJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 11:11 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Huntingdon,PA
Posts: 4
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1


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.
wch is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 12:07 AM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hastings,Nebraska
Posts: 389
Liked 135 Times on 91 Posts
Likes Given: 42


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.
Finally back in the United States!
See my blog at:
OldManMontgomery is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 02:37 AM   #16
Lifetime Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
robocop10mm's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 11,395
Liked 4120 Times on 2105 Posts
Likes Given: 523


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.
In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball
robocop10mm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 03:11 PM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: nowhere,that other state
Posts: 944
Liked 320 Times on 198 Posts
Likes Given: 399


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.
gunnut07 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 04:42 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SW OK
Posts: 5,655
Liked 3087 Times on 1718 Posts
Likes Given: 4852


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.

Last edited by alsaqr; 11-11-2012 at 04:46 PM.
alsaqr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 11:41 AM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 124
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts


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
WhelanLad is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 11:42 AM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 124
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts


Also this brno does say 22x36r on the barrel
WhelanLad is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Fox gun 204. 17 hnr, 17 hornet mrbirdguy General Rifle Discussion 7 10-19-2012 11:26 AM
Ruger 77/22 .22 Hornet rebarreled to .17 Ackley Hornet?? hurricane52 Gunsmithing Forum 3 02-29-2012 04:55 AM
22 hornet for predators?? songdogslayer Hunting Forum 6 10-31-2011 05:30 PM
.22 Hornet powder Ludwig Ammunition & Reloading 14 09-02-2010 09:08 PM
.223 from a hornet maggg General Rifle Discussion 5 07-16-2009 10:00 PM