.22 Hornet???

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visiter1
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Re: .22 Hornet???

Post by visiter1 » 29 Mar 2017, 12:24

Well that solves that mystery then , thanks make

Neil the plumber
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Re: .22 Hornet???

Post by Neil the plumber » 29 Mar 2017, 14:23

CZ Hornet for me. Used to have an old BSA which was great and i wish still had. 40grn Matchking or similar polymer tipped head, so have to load singly using a Bob Sledge magazene. Powder is Lilgun. Use it on everything from rat to rabbit and hare to fox. Love it to bits, and is by far the most used of all my rifles. :thumbup:

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Re: .22 Hornet???

Post by warbucks » 29 Mar 2017, 15:55

steve54 wrote:Thanks Clive.
The replies have given me a lot to think about.
I do like the look of the HW, and if it's anything like the quality of my HW100 then it
would be bomb proof :D
At present I only have Theoben .22 Fac, CZ's in .22lr and .17hmr on my ticket, and am going to apply for a slot
for possibly a .22 Hornet, or .223.
I'm in the queue for one of your WD800s add- ons, with the B502 on top to go on the above rifles :D
Only using factory rounds for the rimfires, but with the problem of finding Hornet ammo, I may have to invest in
some home loading kit :think:
Cheers.
Steve.
Hi Steve, why would you want a .22 hornet over say a 204 r, or a 223.
I'm 3 years into 223 centrefire foxing and shot over 500 foxes, if i was buying again i'd buy a longer range rifle than the 223, but for most people 223 or 204r would be a good choice.
A .22 hornet is a 175 yd fox rifle, a 204r will do point-n-shoot to around 300 yds, the cost difference between .22 hornet amo and 204r wont make any difference, same goes if you choose to re load," WHY" have a shot range rifle when you can have a long one for the same price ?
Last point i would have gone B762 if your wanting foxing ranges with the "Wardy", you can always turn a too powerful one down, you carn't turn the other way round.

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Re: .22 Hornet???

Post by steve54 » 29 Mar 2017, 17:52

Cheers Dave.
It's a way off yet, and i'm still undecided. :think:
First thing is to get a slot on my ticket for either .22 Hornet, or .223
I don't anticipate doing extra long range foxing, 150-200yds max
Anyhow, i'm off to my rfd tomorrow to pick up some 12g shells & ammo and was going to have a look
at the stock goodies(drool!!! :shh:) and have a chat with the owner.
Cheers.
Steve.

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Re: .22 Hornet???

Post by warbucks » 29 Mar 2017, 18:34

Just been looking on "Kirklees guns" amo price's, 204r Hornady 32 &40g v-max £20 for 20, a pound per pop.
.22 hornet slightly dearer just over a pound per pop.

Before i bought my 223, i had seen what my mate could do with his, and i thought, will i really be doing foxes over 200 yds, no a 223 should be fine, well three years later most of my foxes are average 150 yds but the wiser one's can stay out further and wont call in, if your rifle within point blank range its a lot easier to take that fox should your skill be capable.

In your example foxes 150-200 yds, if you dont know that the fox is exactly 200 yds (could be 220) this probably wouldn't be a clean kill with the .22 hornet, with say the 204r out to 280 yds (wind permitting) its just point-n-shoot, gives you a lot more range finding lee way-------some thing to think about ?

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Re: .22 Hornet???

Post by steve54 » 29 Mar 2017, 22:13

warbucks wrote:Just been looking on "Kirklees guns" amo price's, 204r Hornady 32 &40g v-max £20 for 20, a pound per pop.
.22 hornet slightly dearer just over a pound per pop.

Before i bought my 223, i had seen what my mate could do with his, and i thought, will i really be doing foxes over 200 yds, no a 223 should be fine, well three years later most of my foxes are average 150 yds but the wiser one's can stay out further and wont call in, if your rifle within point blank range its a lot easier to take that fox should your skill be capable.

In your example foxes 150-200 yds, if you dont know that the fox is exactly 200 yds (could be 220) this probably wouldn't be a clean kill with the .22 hornet, with say the 204r out to 280 yds (wind permitting) its just point-n-shoot, gives you a lot more range finding lee way-------some thing to think about ?

Dave (warbucks)
Thanks Dave.
I have found, .22 Hornet PRVI Partizan Soft Point 40gr £28.95 Box of 50 at one of the RFD's I use.
At present with the rifles I have , I would not go beyond 100yds. - that's just the range I am comfortable with using the .17hmr at night. I always range my shots at night with a NV rangefinder
Depending on what cal I decide on, and after time on the range that will hopefully change. ;)
As I say, I am still undecided, and I am going to do a lot more research, and hopefully trying out different rifles at the club before making a decision.
Cheers.
Steve.

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Re: .22 Hornet???

Post by Farmer » 17 May 2017, 17:14

steve54 wrote:
warbucks wrote:Just been looking on "Kirklees guns" amo price's, 204r Hornady 32 &40g v-max £20 for 20, a pound per pop.
.22 hornet slightly dearer just over a pound per pop.

Before i bought my 223, i had seen what my mate could do with his, and i thought, will i really be doing foxes over 200 yds, no a 223 should be fine, well three years later most of my foxes are average 150 yds but the wiser one's can stay out further and wont call in, if your rifle within point blank range its a lot easier to take that fox should your skill be capable.

In your example foxes 150-200 yds, if you dont know that the fox is exactly 200 yds (could be 220) this probably wouldn't be a clean kill with the .22 hornet, with say the 204r out to 280 yds (wind permitting) its just point-n-shoot, gives you a lot more range finding lee way-------some thing to think about ?

Dave (warbucks)
Thanks Dave.
I have found, .22 Hornet PRVI Partizan Soft Point 40gr £28.95 Box of 50 at one of the RFD's I use.
At present with the rifles I have , I would not go beyond 100yds. - that's just the range I am comfortable with using the .17hmr at night. I always range my shots at night with a NV rangefinder
Depending on what cal I decide on, and after time on the range that will hopefully change. ;)
As I say, I am still undecided, and I am going to do a lot more research, and hopefully trying out different rifles at the club before making a decision.
Cheers.
Steve.
Steve54 Could you tell me which shop has the .22 Priv cases or are they loaded rounds ? , I am after some .22 Hornet Priv cases (New) to neck down to .17 Hornet.

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Re: .22 Hornet???

Post by phoenix » 17 May 2017, 17:17

22 Hornet privi cases at Henry Krank http://www.henrykrank.com/index.php?mai ... 64_199_204
£23.40/100

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steve54
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Re: .22 Hornet???

Post by steve54 » 17 May 2017, 18:28

Hi Farmer.
A long way from you, but here we are;

The Country Sports shop, Newton Abbot , Devon.
.22 Hornet PRVI Partizan Soft Point 40gr £28.95 . Retail box 50

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Re: .22 Hornet???

Post by Mini Magnum » 17 May 2017, 21:01

.223 Tikka firing 40grain vmax fitted with DPT mod. Job done... Much bettering more versatile than a hornet and I own both. Next to nothing between .204 and .223 when using these rounds in terms of trajectory .

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