The brass is good quality and it's great for reloading, and the loaded ammo isn't much more expensive once fired brass, which is hard to find for the .22 Hornet. For comparison, the maximum load for the .22 Hornet with Accurate 1680 powder is 13.5 Gr., resulting in 2516 FPS from a 20-inch barrel; however, the maximum charge of 1680 in the .22 K-Hornet is 16.0 Gr., resulting in 3177 FPS from a 20-inch barrel, and 2854 FPS from a 14-inch barrel. Middletown, CT 06457 Maybe the Hornet is coming back into it’s own. 222 Rem. Finally, the cartridge was extremely accurate. 13.0-grain Lil’ Gun North Dakota Game & Fish Department, State Agency: .22 Hornet - Manufacturer Loading Data. Other companies soon began producing bolt-action and single shot rifles for the cartridge to keep up with exploding demand. However, widespread adoption of the .22 Hornet was hampered initially by the fact that no company produced rifles for the cartridge during the first few years it existed. Something to keep in mind is the Savage magazine demands deep seating of high-profile bullets. Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, State Agency: I’d say it’s slightly more accurate then a regular 22 hornet. Standard Deviation: 19 fps Sam’s hands lend scale as he shows a .22 Hornet about to be chambered in the Ideal rifle. Let’s be honest — at the range, you use a standard magazine pouch for your auto pistol reloads, but in the real world, it doesn’t always happen. Standard Deviation: 2 fps Minnesota Deptartment of Natural Resources, State Agency: 3,035 fps The mild report and low recoil are key points for me, plus of course that one can reload, unlike rimfires. Standard Deviation: 17 fps That being said, Grosvenor Wotkyns is generally credited for developing it using the black powder .22 Winchester Centerfire (WCF) cartridge for inspiration in the 1920s. I grew up in Africa Zimbabwe on a large farm 90% of my hunting was done with a brno 22 hornet any thing up to deer sized game fell to its tiny bullet all kneck or head shots. Woody, Al Woodworth and the legendary Colonel Townsend Whelen experimenting with the black powder .22 WCF (.22-13-45: .22-caliber/13-grain FFFg/45-grain lead bullet at 1,500 fps) at the Springfield Armory in the late 1920s. We have 2, an 1885 Winchester Low Wall reproduction by Browning and a Ruger 77/22 Hornet rechambered to K Hornet. For real and pix dont lie. Add in pure shooting fun plinking with cast bullets and you’ve got a winner. For comparison, it’s not uncommon to see 1:9 or even a 1:7 rifling in an AR-15. Gave up looking and asking about it and just bought another one. While it’s only advised as a small game and varmint cartridge, it’s useful to note that hunters using the .22 Hornet with proper bullets and head shots have successfully taken game up to and including polar bear with a single bullet. My other Hornet rifles (coming up) broaden the horizon of .22 Hornet application. 2,720 fps Comment: Run to test .5-grain reduction, Nosler 35-grain Ballistic Tip Lead Free Bullet Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, State Agency: Bud. Missouri Deptartment of Conservation, State Agency: One morning he showed up with a Winchester Model 43 bolt-action .22 Hornet. As fate would have it, the new cartridge produced the best accuracy of any centerfire cartridge tested by Winchester technicians up until that time. Winchester sees the result as feasible and begins building ammo in 1930 chambered for the—nothing. I own a 22 hornet & 22 K-hornet also. at the trigger. It has been attributed to the two piece bolt that they use. Accuracy did not improve in the colonel’s custom rifle over previous standard Hornet loads, and velocity across the board added about 100 fps bullet-for-bullet. On the other hand, if you do most of your varmint hunting inside 200 yards and want a sweet shooting cartridge with minimal recoil and muzzle blast, then the .22 Hornet is tough to beat. Today's video is an overview of the Ruger Model 77/22 chambered in .22 Hornet. 2.0-grains Red Dot He learned the hard way that those small, lightly constructed bullets quite often won’t penetrate far enough to reach the vitals on a body shot. This is the case for the new Ruger Model 77/22 chambered for the .22 Hornet. How do I know if my rifle is .223 or .224 (does it really matter)? 2. There is a great deal of variation in .22 Hornet brass. If I hadnt seen it with my own eyes I wouldnt believe it .. It’s also pleasingly accurate. Below are a couple of recommendations for some of the best .22 Hornet hunting ammo currently available on the market. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to create free content that’s useful to hunters like yourself. The Ideal rifle achieved 25¢-piece groups at 50 yards using Sierra’s 52-grain match bullet… and with Yr. Obt. Accuracy at 50 yards with tang aperture sight and “globe” front sight well within normal applications of the cartridge. 223 Rem. Jack the rabbit at 300 yards is in the bag with a 35-grain bullet starting at over 3,000 fps and this rifle’s 1/2″-MOA accuracy. The .22 Hornet or 5.6×35mmR is a varminting, small-game hunting, survival and competition centerfire rifle cartridge commercially introduced in 1930. Mississippi Deptartment of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks, State Agency: The .22 Hornet has survived this long because it fits perfectly into a spot between the .22 WMR and the .223 Remington. First off, the early .22 Hornet load he tested of a 45 grain soft point bullet at about 2,400 feet per second had a no real peer at the time. When the cartridge was first designed, scopes were nowhere near as common as they are now, so the vast majority of hunters using the .22 Hornet in those early years were shooting with iron sights. The .22 Hornet has a very mild report, and can be handloaded to just over .22LR levels for small game, or used with full power loads to zap any varmint out to 200 yards, which will cover a surprising number of properties with varmint or small game opportunities. Thanks for sharing! The literature across the board has Captain Grove Wotkyns, G.A. Seat bullet. Lyman mold 225438, .225″ diameter, 44-grain gas check, provided 159 bullets for 1 pound of lead. After all, those newer cartridges shoot heaver bullets at a higher velocity, which translates into more kinetic energy, flatter trajectories, and better downrange performance. 22 funnel nozzle ideal for installing powder. 225 Win. Target-type bullets also prevail. It’s faster than the .22 WMR, but slower Until that point, Bullet Type Primer. I bought a Savage Model 25 LV laminated thumbhole stock, with a 24″ barrel, AccuTrigger, and added a Bushnell Legend 4.5-14x30mm scope. But practical overcame desire, and I got a Sako .222 instead. The rifle used in this test is a Ruger M77/22hornet which I rebarreled with a Lilja #4, fluted 1-10 twist barrel with 24" finish length. I’m hunting with lead free reloads in .22 Hornet, here in California. But what would I do with it? Down on the corner lived Jim Martin, older than I, and tolerant of my incessant and often ill-designed shooting questions. 1. Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, State Agency: Only take that shot if you really know what you’re doing though, because it’s easy to screw up. Would a lee loader make accurate ammo? Alaska Department of Fish & Game, State Agency: However, they will really do a number on a deer, feral hog, or other big game animal (like an impala, springbok, or warthog) if you hit them in the neck or the head. The big ammunition manufacturers produce multiple varieties of .22 Hornet ammo specifically designed for hunting predators and varmints. Accuracy with scoped rifle under 1″ center to center for 10 shots/100 yards. Sierra even offers a .223 45-grain Hornet bullet suited for some older rifles. Plenty. 40-grain Ballistic Tip I have the other Ruger.22 Hornet (#1B) and can say that it … So the Hornet was well represented in 1932. Puddlefoot wrote, “History is a lie agreed to.” My research of shooting history is never one of lies, but often of vast differences in information. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, State Agency: Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, State Agency: Long a staple in the Ruger lineup, the 77/22 was introduced to the shooting public in 1994, and this new model should be a crowd pleaser. With negligible recoil but substantially greater energy than a.22LR, the Hornet allowed those who wielded it to push the boundaries of its capabilities. Re-chambered Springfield 1922 .22 Long Rifles and newly barreled Martini single shots were the first Hornets (as far as I can tell). It took me two years of frustration and 2 moa groups untiI I discovered the Hornet handloading secrets. A Bushnell Banner straight 4X with Circle-X reticule will match the lines of this handsome rifle, perfect for mountain birds and small game. 4. Rhode Island Department of Fish & Wildlife, State Agency: If you do a lot of long range varmint hunting, or just really like high velocity cartridges, then you should look into getting something like a .22-250 Remington or a .220 Swift because the .22 Hornet probably isn’t for you. I had been looking for a 22 Hornet for a while and finally found the one I wanted at Alpine Shooting over in Ft. Worth. 35-grain Hornady V-Max Speer found that Accurate 1680 powder was by far the best propellent for the .22 Hornet, and all loads were held to a C.O.L. 11. A 50-grain bullet of “big-game” design at 2,800+ fps is an ideal larger game load with 871 foot-pounds at the muzzle. However, after Winchester Model 54 rifles chambered in .22 Hornet went into large scale production in 1933, the cartridge really made it into mainstream use. It does the job for me. Is it possible to kill a deer with a .22 Hornet? With a reputation for superb accuracy, the.22 Hornet was seen in some parts as a ‘wonder bullet’. I also like your taste in rifles! The thin-walled Hornet case presented no handloading problem following one collapsed neck, suggesting the following regimen: Comment: Very accurate, Nosler Custom .22 Hornet This Savage is my 2nd Hornet. I know this might be a repost of a well known rifle but I thought i'd throw my two cents into the fray. The original ones were .223 diameter like a 22 rimfire and not .224 like most if not all other center fire 22's. Sighted to strike 2″ high at 100 yards, a 50-grain bullet starting at 2,700 to 2,800 fps drops about 2″ at 200 yards. Maybe a lot better. 77/22 hornet has proven deadly on the porkers, have had every one drop on the spot and largest was about 125#. The .22 Hornet is still great for varmints and small game out to 200 yards and the light report of the cartridge also makes it easier on the ears than louder cartridges like the .220 Swift or .223 Remington. The Hornet is perfect for mid-range varmints of all stripes. It’s also possible to improve upon the performance of the .22 Hornet by handloading. In fact, this would be the ammo I’d recommend using if you insisted on using the .22 Hornet for hunting deer or some other species of big game. Grandpa, a blue-ribbon chef, prepared special fare for me on request. After all, that’s most likely the main reason why the 22 Hornet is the number one cartridge of choice of Field Pistol shooters today. Comment: Larger game, Sierra 52-grain HPBT Match Bullet When Winchester brought the round out in its fine Model 54 bolt-action rifle, and later the Model 70, the Hornet had a real chance to shine. By 1939, the Stoeger catalog boasted the Model 70 Winchester in .22 Hornet for $61.25. The deer stopped, turned and looked at him for a few seconds. 1, the Savage Model 40, the Winchester Model 43, Winchester Model 54, and the Winchester Model 70 were all produced in .22 Hornet at some point over the years. Winchester has a FMJ boattail at 55 grains, a 55-grain Pointed Soft Point, a 50-grain Pointed Soft Point in spire-point design with considerable shank, plus 34- and 40-grain bullets. Thanks for your support. Center of photo shows (left to right) .22 WMR, .22 Hornet, .223 and .22-250. There was also the M6 Scout Aircrew Survival Weapon issued by the USAF as an over/under .22 Hornet/410 shotgun combo. Matching .22 LR and .22 Remington’s 55-grain Pointed Soft Point has a cannelure, as does the company’s 55-grain FMJ. Great for chicken hawks too. 2,800 fps I found Pb at 55 pounds for $85. ALL 30 gr 33 gr 35 gr 40 gr 45 gr 50 gr 53 gr 55 gr. 3. The loads also verify the versatility of the .22 Hornet for small game, varmints, turkeys, javelina, and close-range deer in the hands of an expert hunter/marksman. But there’s much more. Also own 223 & 22-250's. The .22 WCF had been around since 1885. There was ammo, but no commercial Hornet rifle until 1932. Georgia Department of Natural Resources, State Agency: It is a great round but only if you place your shots well. Thanks for the info – I was asking myself this very same question, get a modern .223, or a much less common .22 Hornet? Winchester Model 43 in 22 Hornet..Your information is thoughtful and right on the mark, I thank you. Pennsylvania Game Commission, State Agency: Barnes, as a single example, has a 36-grain Varmint Grenade for bust-up, but also a 50-grain X-style for penetration. 17 Rem. I've heard the Hornet is hard to get good accuracy. 3,012 fps well under MOA groups, with some verging on “1-holers” at both 50 and 100 yards. 22 PPC-USA. Obviously, changing bore diameter of a cartridge already in mass production can present some challenges. Factory ammo blipped a jack right off of the radar screen—one shot. From whence came the Hornet (know as the 5.6x36mmR in Europe)? 8. Standard Deviation: 17 fps center to center. Price: $1,595, Model 25 Rifle Most of the older .22 Hornet rifles (like the Winchester Model 54 and 70) have a relatively slow rifling twist rate of 1:16 inches. i would stay away from the hornet because of ammo cost, the 223 ammo is very reasonable. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, State Agency: Standard Deviation: 27 fps The Hornet seems less victim of this problem than some cartridges. Mountain birds, such as blue grouse, are also legal with rifle where I hunt. By Sam Fadala, State Agency: Removed de-capping pin assembly entirely; Powder ALL Accurate 1680 Accurate 5744 Accurate No. Standard Deviation: 21 fps The range of performance in my loads ran from a 50-grain Barnes TTSXFB at 2,832 fps with a full cargo of Lil’ Gun, to a 55-grain 1:20 tin/lead cast from Lyman mold 225415 sized .225″, Lee Liquid Alox, Herter’s gas check at 1,300-plus fps with only 2 grains of Red Dot. 2,421 fps of the super-speed .22 centerfires. Anyone who enjoys both shooting mild centerfire rifles and owning classically Even my King Kong Hornet load with 50-grain bullet and 13 grains of Lil’ Gun for coyotes, badgers, fox, bobcats and other furbearers (with proper license), up to javelina and even deer, is comparatively cheap. Hey there everybody! Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. Jim allowed me to tag along on jackrabbit safaris. The points you make confirm that I will get get a .22 Hornet. I agree 100%! One of the reasons why the .22 Hornet first became so popular was because it was so darn effective on small game and varmints like foxes, bobcats, and coyotes at short to moderate range. The modern 221 Fireball cartridge has non of the problems found with the 22 Hornet case. Case length is controlled with an RCBS trim die. There’s no question about it, whatever the little slope-shouldered pipsqueak accomplishes, the .222/.223 duplicates on Monday and improves on Tuesday. The polymer tip helps increase the ballistic coefficient and initiate expansion, even at low impact velocities. Buy a nice .22 Hornet hunting rifle here. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, State Agency: .22 Hornet calibre review. 204 Ruger. Mucho dinero for 1932. Inspired by Wotkyns's work with the then-new cartridge, Townsend Whelen and a couple of his Army buddies, G. A. Woody and Al Woodworth, decided to convert three Model 1922 Springfield rifles to handle it. Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, State Agency: Svt. More recently, Hodgdon Lil Gun powder has breathed new life into the .22 Hornet, boasting velocities of up to 3000fps with 45 grain bullets, along with mild pressures and excellent accuracy. From left to right, virgin 22 Hornet case, 6mm Hornet with shoulder positioned for my reamer and the last is a standard 22 K-Hornet fireformed case. I inherited a supply of galena some time ago, making my bullets very cheap indeed. For perspective, consider the exceptional 1932 Luna Single Shot Target rifle in .22 rimfire, Model 980 falling-block action, fitted with micrometer wind gauge rear sight, disc front sight, plus “perfectly adjustable rear sight,” with both sights removable with a key. John, Have shot many pigs in Hawaii with the 22 Hornet with the quiet report and mild recoil even daughters like shooting it. 2,924 fps Sitting in my deer stand, waiting for first light, it starts. A third jewel in the .22 Hornet crown is on order: a CZ Model 527 I will double-scope when it arrives. The Hornets are limited on killing power for coyotes at longer ranges. I was surprised to see the sought-after Super Grade Model 70 also in .22 Hornet for $84.85. Not antelope hunting, just scouting. Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources, State Agency: Since it had very flat trajectory and a well deserved reputation for accuracy, the .22 Hornet performed marvelously in that role and also had the added bonus of keeping recoil to an absolute minimum. 13.0-grain Lil’ Gun barrel. Speer’s TNT 50-grain .224 bullet pushed by 13-grain Lil’ Gun retains sufficient pasta, even at 300 yards, to make Rancher Harry happy with a reduction of livestock-tripping prairie dog holes. John. He got 2,846 fps on his chronograph with his hottest 50-grain bullet K-Hornet load. 6. Efficient and relative quite. Some calibres come into vogue as the next big thing; others silently slip into obscurity, while there are some that simply refuse to retire, despite their age. For one thing, major U.S. gun manufacturers started producing the rifle with a .224″ diameter groove in line with the other centerfire .22 caliber cartridges in production. The Challenge The 55gr dogtowns were almost as good as the hornady's. Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources, State Agency: 22 Hornet 1:12, Standard Model, Match Grade Barrels TC Contender G2 Accuracy Barrels® fit the TC Contender and G2 Contender frames. California Department of Fish & Wildlife, State Agency: Across the highway from my Wyoming home, the little rifle will be on antelope scouting treks. Quite a cartridge. Note: An article about the .22 Hornet can be found on the Rifle Cartridge Page. I love this calibre! There is a company that tightens up the bolt and has had great success in improving accuracy. Lil’Gun now has published data for the 45 grain TSX Barnes copper monolith bullet, “just sayin”. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, State Agency: Exact performance varies depending on barrel length, but for instance, Hornady advertises a muzzle velocity of 3,100 feet per second for their 35gr Varmint Express ammunition and 2,665 feet per second for their 45gr Interlock ammo. For small game and furbearers, there are full metal jackets (where allowed by law), such as the fine Sierra 55-grain GameKing boattail. Additionally, the cartridge had a very light recoil and a mild report that made it a true joy to shoot, especially when those early loads had such impressive performance for that time period. Sam got 22-250 Rem Ack Imp. 10.0-grain Lil’ Gun The M4 Survival Rifle was a rudimentary bolt-action rifle chambered in the cartridge used by the Air Force in the 1940s. than the centerfires. Using Hornady’s well regarded 35gr V-Max bullet, this .22 Hornet hunting ammo is great for really wringing all the accuracy possible out of an already exceptionally accurate cartridge. Comment: Run as test between 13.0 and 12.5 45 degrees F Ratsmacker: I have a Ruger #1-B in 22 Hornet that was a "problem child" in the accuracy department for me for many years. He found standard small rifle primers proved the best choice. It would be my “front yard” rifle with cast bullets at ultra-low velocity. Newer .22 Hornet rifles (like the Ruger 77/22) have a 1:14 twist rate. One 10-shot, 100-yard group: .836″ with Remington factory ammo (only 10-shot group tested). shooters relied on custom rifles. It’s slender as a serpent, light as a sparrow, and so keenly balanced I tote it without a sling, and I like slings. The Speer 40-grain Spire Point is another interesting Hornet bullet, along with Speer’s 50-grain Spitzer. New Hampshire Fish & Game Department, State Agency: I'll take the fireformed version over the standard Hornet any day. John. 22 Hornet Load Data. However at only .142 sectional density for a 50-grain Spitzer with a “C” of merely .175, these bullets do what they were designed for. 22 Caliber.224” Diameter. Since they have a slower rifling twist, those older rifles quite often have trouble stabilizing bullets heavier than 45 grains. Indeed, the .22 Hornet was the third most produced caliber (behind only the .30-06 Springfield and .270 Winchester) in pre-World War II Winchester Model 70s, which should give you an idea how popular the cartridge was with American hunters in the 1930s and early 1940s,. 7. Having been stung by the Hornet, I had to have two more rifles. Development of the cartridge we know as the .22 Hornet is usually credited to Grosvenor Wotkyns, who at the time was a member of the Ordnance Department at Benecia Arsenal in California. 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