.22 Hornet powder

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Ludwig, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Ludwig

    Ludwig New Member

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    Hello Experts,
    does anybody know which gun powder is used for the .22 Hornet from Winchester type X22H2 ? That are realy tiny round bullets not just short cut sticks or flakes (please see the picture attached).
    You would help me a lot because I want to reload the .22 Hornet and tried already many different gun powders, projectiles, cases and primers.
    good shooting
    Ludwig
     

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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Many times (perhaps most of the time) the powders used in factory ammo is not available as a canister powder (to us reloaders). Trying to guess can lead to disaster. Just go by the loading book you use and find a load that is accurate in your gun.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    First for some stupid reason that is a 46gr bullet that is not sold for reloading so I am going to assume that the powder is going to be the same thing. You can use Win 296 IF you are shooting a 30 gr bullet. For a 45gr load I would go with Hodgdon Lil'Gun or H110 they are going to give you the best velocity in a 45gr bullet.

    With alliant Powder I would go with 2400 or their new 300mp.

    Also check out Ramshot powder and VitaVouri powders.
     
  4. BK3220

    BK3220 Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I've had good results with IMR4227 and 2400 with both 45 and 30 gr. bullets. Play it safe; pressure rises fast in these small cases. good luck!:)
     
  5. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    I tried about every powder combo I could think of for the hornet and finally settled on AA1680. I was ready to pull my hair out looking for an accurate load till I tried AA1680. That rifle instantly went from a 1.25" shooter to a .400-.490" shooter. That don't mean it'll do the same for yours, just that you should try it.

    The Hornet is VERY picky on loads. Not only will 1/10 of a grain make a big difference, but also propellants make a huge difference-even among similar burn rates.
     
  6. Ludwig

    Ludwig New Member

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    what a shame but thanks anyway, I almost expected that so I have to go to available components here in Australia.
    kind regards
    Ludwig
     
  7. Ludwig

    Ludwig New Member

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    Thanks a lot, Alliant Powders and the WIN296 are available here
    Ludwig
     
  8. Ludwig

    Ludwig New Member

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    Thanks a lot but unfortunatelly the IMR4227 is not available in Western Australia
     
  9. Ludwig

    Ludwig New Member

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    Thanks a lot but Acurate Powder is not available in Western Australia,
    the factory ammo is very good (below 0.5" on 100 meters) but I find it too expensive.
     
  10. Bigdog57

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    I am a True Believer in Hodgdon's Lil Gun! Works very well in my .357Magnum and my .22 Hornet rifle.
    I have just a few loads left from a vendor at our gunshow some years back - shoots like the proverbial laser! It's taken me awhile to figure out all the components he used - .45 grain V-max Molycoated in a Winchester case, I finally decided he used the then-new Lil Gun powder. Not sure on his primer choice yet - I am using Win SR - need to switch to SP to fine tune it. I am close..... so close...... ("Missed it by <that> much!" - Maxwell Smart) :D

    His load has given me an honest 3/8" group at 100 yards in my BRNO ZBK110. I am down to a 5/8" group.
     
  11. Ludwig

    Ludwig New Member

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    Thanks a lot but unfortunatelly Hodgdon Powders are noy available in Western Australia, I have the choice between ADI, Alliant or Vitha Vouri Powders.
    best regards
    Ludwig
     
  12. res45

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    Powder Equivalents
    ADI Powders Handloaders' Guide

    Back in the day when I owned a Savage 340C 22 Hornet I got excellent results with IMR-4227 and 40 to 45 gr. pills.
     
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  13. K.O.W.

    K.O.W. New Member

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    Hello Ludvig!


    Is Vihtavuori very clean burning N-110 (made in Finland) aviable in Western Australia? I like to use it with my .22 Hornet pistol and rifle. :)
     
  14. Ludwig

    Ludwig New Member

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    yes, it is, thats what i am using at the moment
     
  15. budman46

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    ludwig

    a trick used by many hornet guys to improve accuracy is using small pistol primers.

    budman

    ignorance is its own reward