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.22 Hornet, sell it or hold on to?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Grmlin, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. witchhunter

    witchhunter Member

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    I too am weak for the .22 Hornet, and agree if you shoot it and still don't like it, then decide. Looks like you won't have any trouble selling it to a member. Try 35 grain VMax. It is quiet and effective. I have an old T/C contender barrel in .17 Ackley Hornet. Fun.
     
  2. 788Ham

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    Keep it and shoot it. When you get the .38/357 rifle, you'll probably have trouble finding ammo for that thing too ! Reload and shoot that outfit!
     
  3. Float Pilot

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    I have one that I obtained in a trade. At first I just let her sit.....
    Then I tried some hand-loads and saw a challenge....

    After a glass bedding job, re-working the bolt, and playing with hand-loads she will shoot groups that are less than half an inch at 100 yards.

    I am now in love with the inexpensive to reload 22 Hornet cartridge,,, although after all the work I put into this darn Ruger, I wish I had a CZ in 22 Hornet instead.
     
  4. Zeke/PA

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    I shot my first PA whitetail buck (age 13) with a .22 Hornet under strict supervision of course.
    I've owned a Winchester Model 43 for several years and i've taken countless pesky Woodchucks with it in that time.
    The Hornet is a tremendous Turkey rifle also.
    Ammo is of course expensive but reloads are easy, an alternative and more accurate stuff to boot.
    Sadly, the cartridge is another one of the good ones pushed aside by new stuff.
    A few years back, my local FFL had a Ruger #1 , .22 Hornet in the rack for $ 600.00 with glass.
    I fiddle fooled around and when I made up my mind to buy, the rifle was long gone.
    Needless to say, I've been kicking myself since!
     
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  5. SwampWolf

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    I'm fine with them getting it well after I'm gone. My spirit will be with them. :eek:


    Boy, ain't that the truth. :eek:
     
  6. cougar1717

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    I wouldn't sell it - a 22 Hornet is one of those calibers that doesn't sell out when everyone panics. The ammo isn't cheap, but it's available.
     
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