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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby jltrent » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:30 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Half the noise, half the recoil, half the speed, triple the price. Seems something ain't right there
:lol: That is a crazy high price. Could probably reload and put half the powder and do the same.

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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby Butterbean_Farms » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:15 am

I have a hornet, 22 mag, 17 hmr, and a 223. For a tractor rifle I pick the 22 mag everytime. Ammo is cheap, the rifle is light and compact, and it gets the job done. There are times a 223 would be better (far away coyotes), but for every one of those shots there tend to be a lot more stuff that needs shooting at 20 yards or less.

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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:49 pm

I have a few rifles chambered in 22 mag and have never seen the reason for a 17 cal anything, besides a pellet gun.
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby JMJ Farms » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:44 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:I have a few rifles chambered in 22 mag and have never seen the reason for a 17 cal anything, besides a pellet gun.


Squirrels and plinking with kids. But a regular .22 is just as good and fun. As are others. I’ve got a couple of .22 mags. Ammo was hard to come by a couple years ago. Haven’t done much looking since then bc I guess I’ve got plenty. No such thing as too much though.
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:59 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:I have a few rifles chambered in 22 mag and have never seen the reason for a 17 cal anything, besides a pellet gun.


Squirrels and plinking with kids. But a regular .22 is just as good and fun. As are others. I’ve got a couple of .22 mags. Ammo was hard to come by a couple years ago. Haven’t done much looking since then bc I guess I’ve got plenty. No such thing as too much though.

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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby T & B farms » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:40 am

I have a .17 wsm. Ruger. It is a neat little gun. Tack driver, but not really good for much. I’ve shot a few coyotes with it, but it doesn’t have much knock down power. I much prefer my 22-250 for truck gun. Much more range and power.
The .17 puts them down quick if you hit them good, and they are pretty close.

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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby ez14. » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:47 pm

Went ahead and got a .22 mag pretty good gun so far though I haven't tested the range yet.
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:09 pm

ez14. wrote:Went ahead and got a .22 mag pretty good gun so far though I haven't tested the range yet.
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby ez14. » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:27 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
ez14. wrote:Went ahead and got a .22 mag pretty good gun so far though I haven't tested the range yet.
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If it shoots as good as it looks you did well young man.

The little bit of shooting I did do I was able to shoot 3 shot groups with the holes all touching at about 35-40 yards

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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:42 pm

ez14. wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
ez14. wrote:Went ahead and got a .22 mag pretty good gun so far though I haven't tested the range yet.
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If it shoots as good as it looks you did well young man.

The little bit of shooting I did do I was able to shoot 3 shot groups with the holes all touching at about 35-40 yards

Clean it and shoot it some more. One inch high at 50 will have you almost dead on at 100.
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby 3waycross » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:54 pm

Look at the 17 Hornet. 25 gr bullet and very fast. Easily good for coyotes out to 200yds and probably a lot farther
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:31 am

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


All you need is a stamp and a can. Quiet and "cheap" to shoot. Nice little bolt gun you have there.
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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby ez14. » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:27 am

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
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


All you need is a stamp and a can. Quiet and "cheap" to shoot. Nice little bolt gun you have there.

A can may be in this guns future. And thanks I really like the gun

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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby ez14. » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:39 am

3waycross wrote:Look at the 17 Hornet. 25 gr bullet and very fast. Easily good for coyotes out to 200yds and probably a lot farther

Probably pretty similar to the .17 wsm ballistics?

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Re: .22 Hornet

Postby Atimm693 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:15 pm

ez14. wrote:
3waycross wrote:Look at the 17 Hornet. 25 gr bullet and very fast. Easily good for coyotes out to 200yds and probably a lot farther

Probably pretty similar to the .17 wsm ballistics?


It's a good bit faster than the super mag. 500-600 FPS more with the same bullet.

I have a Savage Bmag in 17 WSM. I do like it, it's fairly quiet, super accurate, and cheap to shoot. However unless you get a perfect shot it will not stop a yote in their tracks, especially at longer ranges.

If I could do it over again, I would've gone with the centerfire. Ammo is more costly but I can always hand load.