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.22 Hornet

Postby ez14. » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:37 pm

Does anyone have one? What do you think of it? I'm thinking about getting one for night time coyotes. There are houses around so I want something quieter then my .223
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby Caustic Burno » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:59 pm

ez14. wrote:Does anyone have one? What do you think of it? I'm thinking about getting one for night time coyotes. There are houses around so I want something quieter then my .223


I do was the cats meow in the day.
Ammo is expensive and at times hard to come by. IMO stick with a 22 Mag or 223.
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby jehosofat » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:07 pm

I have one I keep in my tractor, it's a Harrington/Richardson, single shot. Short barrel, short stock, probably weighs a tad over 4 lbs. Handy as he//, and has killed a lot of critters.
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby kenny thomas » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:26 pm

I have 4 I think. Have lots of ammo too but it is higher than the 22 mag. I love them. Looking for a stainless revolver made by Taurus but every one i have found is $1,100+.
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby ez14. » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:34 pm

What do the rounds cost?
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Postby Caustic Burno » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:43 pm

ez14. wrote:What do the rounds cost?


Cheap stuff about double 22Mag.
About 20 bucks for 50 rounds.
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Postby JMJ Farms » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:44 pm

I really like a .22 Hornet. Probably more than even my trusty .17.
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby jltrent » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:46 pm

ez14. wrote:What do the rounds cost?


https://www.midwayusa.com/22-hornet/br?cid=7515

Ammoseek looks like around 40 cents a round average.

https://ammoseek.com/ammo/22-hornet

Good read

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22_Hornet
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Postby ez14. » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:50 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:I really like a .22 Hornet. Probably more than even my trusty .17.

What .17 do you have? I have been considering either a .22 mag, .17 wsm or the .22 Hornet. Was leaning towards the Hornet
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby Caustic Burno » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:53 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:I really like a .22 Hornet. Probably more than even my trusty .17.


17 just doesn’t have enough lead to suit me. I won one and gave it away.
The 22Mag is running 2000 FPS with 40 grain bullet the Hornet roughly 2500 fps the 223 3000 FPS with 55 grains.
The cheapest to shoot is the 223 they all work well on critters out to 100 yards, after that the 223 really outshines them IMO.
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby JMJ Farms » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:55 pm

ez14. wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:I really like a .22 Hornet. Probably more than even my trusty .17.

What .17 do you have? I have been considering either a .22 mag, .17 wsm or the .22 Hornet. Was leaning towards the Hornet


It’s a Savage with a bull barrel. Sweet shooting gun. Have a friend that has a custom made .221 Fireball. Had never heard of one until he had his built. Super fast round and deadly accurate but I don’t know much else about them or how common they are.
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby kenny thomas » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:56 pm

I like the hornet really good but keep a 17 super mag in the truck. It shoots good enough. Not a lot of choices in the rifle though. Savage and some high dollar ones I think.
CB is correct that the 223 is best all around. But not quiet.
221 is gonna be really hard to find and expensive to shoot
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby jltrent » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:05 pm

They make a reduced noise .223 round. Might be handy to shoot when you only need it.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10165 ... -box-of-50
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby ez14. » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:14 pm

jltrent wrote:They make a reduced noise .223 round. Might be handy to shoot when you only need it.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10165 ... -box-of-50

Might have to try a box of that


What's the range difference between the mag and the Hornet?
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby kenny thomas » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:18 pm

Half the noise, half the recoil, half the speed, triple the price. Seems something ain't right there
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