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22 Horton Skidoo?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by sentinel89, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. sentinel89

    sentinel89 Well-Known Member

    Good evening all,

    I'm trying to find out some info on a caliber 22 Horton Skidoo. A friend of mine has a bolt rifle his grandfather left him and the only markings on it are on the stainless barrel, which reads '22 Horton Skidoo'. He has a set of dies, but no brass, bullets or load data. Can anybody point me in the right direction?

    Was this ever a popular caliber? He asked me what it was worth and I couldn't even hazard a guess. It does have a Lyman Targetspot scope mounted on it and he does have the original box for the scope.

    His best guess was that his grandfather possibly had this since the 1930s. But that was only a guess.

    Thanks for your time and have a great night.
  2. Kernel

    Kernel Well-Known Member

  3. sentinel89

    sentinel89 Well-Known Member

    The barrel was definitely replaced at some time with the new caliber. My apologies for the confusion. I did not mean to make it sound like the barrel had been on it since the 30s. Was just wondering if anybody had any knowledge on this particlar caliber.
  4. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Sounds like a .22 cal wildcat developed by someone named "Horton" who was old enough to remember big-band era slang.

    You'll need to cast the chamber and figure out how to make brass from something commonly available.

    Good luck!

  5. Steve Marshall

    Steve Marshall Well-Known Member

    Sorry. reread post. What I had to say was inconsequential
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2009
  6. Kernel

    Kernel Well-Known Member

    Or really liked snowmobiles.
  7. Runningman

    Runningman Well-Known Member

    Never herd of it. Wonder if there is a connection with the great white North in Canada with this wildcat. Tim Horton is very famous in Canada. Skidoo snowmobiles are also very popular in Canada.

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