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Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 4:53 pm
by ScottB
I have a buddy that gives me a bad time about my Hornet, claiming that it is an inherently inaccurate round. I guess nobody ever told my rifle. . .

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Cooper Model 38 Varminter in .22 Hornet.
40 grain V-Max
13 grains of Lil Gun

It's pure poison on gophers out to 200 yards or so. My longest shot was laser ranged at 302 yards (even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while).

:mrgreen:

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 2:11 am
by 247sniper
+1 on the .22 Hornet, my CZ 527 was amazingly accurate with factory loads and my reloads.

35 and 40 grain Vmax were both devastatingly accurate although the 35 grain Vmax is a crap bullet in the wind due to utter rubbish bullet BC.

The 40 grain Vmax is ballisticly the best bullet for the .22 Hornet, due to a de net BC (for billet weight) and pretty good velocities.


Glad your having success with yours also, I gutted I sold mine now :(

Steve

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:00 am
by GTOHunter
I found a very nice lightly Used Browning A-bolt Micro-Hunter .22 Hornet....it is now 1 of my Favorite Rifles to Hunt with.Very accurate,light weight and fun to shoot,sighted it in at 50 then 100 yards and headed back up to the house from behind our Barn....a Groundhog made the mistake of coming out and I stepped off the porch and dropped it in it's tracks at 128 yards!

35 grain Hornady bullets work great in this .22 Hornet! ;)

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:37 am
by hemiallen
I have a left handed A-bolt that will arrive at my FFL Friday. My left handed grandson shoots my PCP air rifle well left handed, so he needs to step up to a centerfire to "hang" with grandpa in the squirrel fields. lol

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:20 am
by Valar
There are always naysayers, I think most of them just dont have the patience to find the sweet spot. While I do not own a Hornet , I would be proud too. My Neighbor, has one but I cant talk him into parting with it!

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:25 pm
by robert w.
I got a new handi rifle in .22 hornet.figured it would be a truck rifle.suprize suprize it groups tight .shines with 12 grains lil gun pushing 45 grain hornadys

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:56 pm
by akpls
My CZ527 with the 45 grain Hornady Hornet and 10 grains of Lil Gun shoots one hole groups all day long.

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:52 am
by Rick in Oregon
akpls wrote:My CZ527 with the 45 grain Hornady Hornet and 10 grains of Lil Gun shoots one hole groups all day long.


That's a strong statement for a Hornet. So then, you won't have any problems posting some pics of those one-hole groups for all to see.

No pics: It didn't happen. ;)

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:42 am
by ScottB
I thought my rifle shot pretty good, but one hole groups? All day long? Wow!

Now I feel horribly inadequate. . . :(

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:15 am
by dsandfort
It only works that way "if you do your part".

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:22 am
by akpls
Rick in Oregon wrote:
akpls wrote:My CZ527 with the 45 grain Hornady Hornet and 10 grains of Lil Gun shoots one hole groups all day long.


That's a strong statement for a Hornet. So then, you won't have any problems posting some pics of those one-hole groups for all to see.

No pics: It didn't happen. ;)
Ya, no pics for now. Been afflicted with AR fever lately so haven't had the CZ out for about six months or so. Guess I'll pull it out and see what I can come up with. Should of probably said "nice tight groups" rather than "one hole"....sounds kind of pretentious doesn't it. :chin:

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:57 pm
by robert w.
I was gonna say 1 hole groups all day? When i say tight groups ...
How did you get 10 grains lil gun in a 22 hornet shell?
9 is compressed .i tried 9.5 n primers were backing out

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:48 pm
by ScottB
robert w. wrote:I was gonna say 1 hole groups all day? When i say tight groups ...
How did you get 10 grains lil gun in a 22 hornet shell?
9 is compressed .i tried 9.5 n primers were backing out


Hmmm. . . 12 grains of Lil Gun will fit in my Hornet brass. Not compressed, and no high pressure signs with a 40 grain V-Max.

The group in the pic in my first post in this thread is 13 grains. That one is slightly compressed, but still, no high pressure signs.

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:21 pm
by akpls
robert w. wrote:I was gonna say 1 hole groups all day? When i say tight groups ...
How did you get 10 grains lil gun in a 22 hornet shell?
9 is compressed .i tried 9.5 n primers were backing out


What bullet are you using? 10 grains fits nicely using the 45 gr. Hornady Hornet (#2230).

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:24 pm
by robert w.
40 grain hornady in prvi casings which seem to hold up better than hornady and others ive tried