.22 Hornet in a pump gun or Lever Action?


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rc135
October 15, 2008, 02:13 PM
I'd like to get a rifle/carbine in .22 Hornet but, since I'm a southpaw, I don't want to work a "rightie" bolt action, despite all the advantages they can offer.

Are there any rifles in .22 Hornet available in pump action or lever action?

Thanx much.


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MMCSRET
October 15, 2008, 02:19 PM
I have never heard or seen any, try a single shot.

rcmodel
October 15, 2008, 02:31 PM
No, not that I can think of.

Browning did make a run of Model 65 lever-actions in .218 Bee, and there are still some to be found.

Marlin also made some in .218 Bee.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=112908542

There are, or have been a wide varity of single-shots made in .22 Hornet that might serve you well left-handed.
Ruger #1 and #3, Tompson-Center Contender, Winchester & Browning Low-Wall, etc.

rcmodel

ArmedBear
October 15, 2008, 02:53 PM
The Little Sharps looks fun, and it's relatively ambidextrous.

http://www.charlesdaly.com/cowboylg.asp

qajaq59
October 15, 2008, 03:54 PM
Keep in mind that either a pump or a lever just might toss the empty case right at your face when you eject it. The single shots might be the best way to go.

35Rem
October 15, 2008, 04:58 PM
I'm still waiting for Ruger to make a 96-22H!
They make a great bolt action 22 hornet and it seems it would be VERY simple to chamber the 96 in the Hornet.

WAID
October 15, 2008, 05:01 PM
If you check on Rimfirecentral they have a left handed forum. In it there is a sticky that lists firearms and accessories that are made for southpaws. As I recall they are not limited to rimfire firearms. Maybe something on there will help.

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78711

Browning lists a lefty A-bolt in 22 hornet if that is more what you want.

rangerruck
October 15, 2008, 06:15 PM
get an old remmy, twisty tube, in say 25.20 or 32.20, unless you can rechamber one for hornet, which I would love to see a pump gun in Hornet!!!!!

Ratshooter
October 15, 2008, 06:24 PM
THe marlin 218 bee looks good. If your not totally commited to a 22 hornet you might be able to find a marlin 94 in 32 mag. I love mine.

Cabelas in Ft Worth had two on the used gun rack 6-8 months ago for around $500 each.

I was looking at ammo in Academy yesterday and 22 hornet ammo was $30 for 50 rounds. I hope you plan on reloading.

Also a 22 mag makes a fair replacement for the hornet. Henry has 22 mag levers and you might be able to find a ruger 22 mag lever action also.

I checked rugers website and the 22 mag levergun is still available. Good luck with your search.

rc135
October 15, 2008, 07:28 PM
Thank you all for the great information. I'll be checking out Hornets and Bees...

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