Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
TriadDawg, space30cowboys, Mark from VA, GeoKuntz, fethiye
18,406 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics40,826
Posts556,102
Members18,407
Most Online3,612
Jan 10th, 2023
Top Posters
esshup 28,275
ewest 21,448
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 15,065
Who's Online Now
5 members (ClintPrice, Nina B Lil, wlykins, anthropic, Tinylake), 433 guests, and 174 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 28,275
Likes: 737
esshup Offline OP
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
OP Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 28,275
Likes: 737
I picked up a CZ American 527 in .22 Hornet and scope a few years ago and just got around to playing with it now. I rented a chamber reamer to change it into a K-hornet, now I'm fire forming the brass after I annealed it. The bigger issue is that with the plastic spacer in the magazine, I can't seat the bullets out far enough to get them close to the lands/grooves. So, I'm seeing if a buddy can 3D print me a smaller spacer - I gave him a drawing of what I need.

I'm not looking at setting any speed records with it, I just wanted something that had a bit more reach than the 17 HMR but didn't want to drag out the .223.

Does anybody have any pet loads for it? I have 'lil gun, CFE Blk, Vihtavuori N-110, H-110, H-4198 and an OLD metal can of 4227 Unfortunately I don't have any Rem 7 1/2 primers. just Win small pistol primers and some small rifle primers.

As for bullets, I have 36g Barnes Varmint Grenades, 40g Sierra 1200, 1385, Speer 1017 and Hornady V-Max.


www.hoosierpondpros.com


http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4
3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 13,907
Likes: 263
Moderator
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Lunker
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 13,907
Likes: 263
I don't have a Hornet or a K-Hornet, but Lil Gun has a good reputation in them.


"Live like you'll die tomorrow, but manage your grass like you'll live forever."
-S. M. Stirling
[Linked Image from i.pinimg.com]
Joined: Aug 2022
Posts: 47
Likes: 10
D
Offline
D
Joined: Aug 2022
Posts: 47
Likes: 10
My dad has an older .22 Hornet, maybe from the 80s. Thing a tack driver and groundhog slayer. His is stock and he uses Hornady V-Max rounds.


[Linked Image from lh6.ggpht.com]
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 13,907
Likes: 263
Moderator
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Lunker
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 13,907
Likes: 263
Originally Posted by DrewSh
My dad has an older .22 Hornet, maybe from the 80s.
To quote a former co-worker, "I've got underwear older than that." laugh


"Live like you'll die tomorrow, but manage your grass like you'll live forever."
-S. M. Stirling
[Linked Image from i.pinimg.com]
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 5,264
Likes: 274
Moderator
Offline
Moderator
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 5,264
Likes: 274
Originally Posted by esshup
...Unfortunately I don't have any Rem 7 1/2 primers. just Win small pistol primers and some small rifle primers...

Scott, can you not find them, or you just haven't bought any yet? I took a peek at Natchez, and they're way cheaper than Midway.


AL

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 15,984
Likes: 266
D
Moderator
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Lunker
D
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 15,984
Likes: 266
I have a 222. How does it stack up ballistically against yours?


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 20
Likes: 4
I
Offline
I
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 20
Likes: 4
I've shot a .22 Hornet. Do not have one though. Ended up going with a .17 Hornet instead. The 2 powders I have used in it have been Lil' Gun and 4895. Either have been sufficient. Super fun calibers. I shoot coyotes and gophers with it and you can watch the impact through the scope. Way to fun..

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 529
Likes: 73
4
Offline
4
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 529
Likes: 73
In order to increase the versatility of my 125+ year old exposed hammer drilling, I had a gunsmith turn down and fit a barrel from a .220 Swift to slide into the rifle bore. That drilling barrel is chambered for 9.3x80Rmm. The insert is .22 Hornet.

I load several bullets in the Hornet cases including Midway 33 gr., and some heavier Hornadys and others.
I use Lil Gun exclusively; reduced loads keep the noise level down to under .22 long rifle level. The side by side 16 gauge barrels probably also deaden some of the report.

As the intent is to have an effective way to pot blue grouse on the limb, cottontails sunning in the rocks, and the occasional rock squirrel raiding our bird feeders, I'm not loading for anywhere near top velocity.

I won't post my loads here on a public forum, but if you'd like to get some details, feel free to message me.

BTW, the Hornet is considered a really excellent wild turkey cartridge. There is sufficient poser to anchor the birds, but not so much as to damage meat.

1 member likes this: jpsdad
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 28,275
Likes: 737
esshup Offline OP
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
OP Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 28,275
Likes: 737
4CornersPuddle. Thanks! I got the Hornet to add another tool to the toolbox. I have a regular .22 long rifle, one that is set up to shoot the 60g Aguilar Sub-Sonic ammo, a 17 Mach II, a 17 HMR and now the .22 Hornet. So I think I'm covered out to 200 yds or so. Anything further gets to talk to Mr. 223.


www.hoosierpondpros.com


http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4
3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).
1 member likes this: 4CornersPuddle
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 529
Likes: 73
4
Offline
4
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 529
Likes: 73
esshup, the latest issue of Handloader magazine has a Layne Simpson article on the .22 Hornet Improved that you just might enjoy and benefit from.
Happy reading, happy shooting, and happy New Year. Oh, of course run those Echos and the big Dolmar on January 1st, too!


Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
North Crest Farm
Recent Posts
What did you do at your pond today?
by jpsdad - 02/26/24 04:11 AM
Winter die off
by WiYeti - 02/26/24 04:04 AM
Texas hunter hanging feeders?
by jpsdad - 02/26/24 04:03 AM
Congratulations Bob Lusk!!
by Pond Star - 02/25/24 10:50 PM
HB George
by highflyer - 02/25/24 11:41 AM
Best Way to Keep Your Pond Full (humorous)
by Dave Davidson1 - 02/25/24 06:31 AM
6 acre, LMB, Rainbow, specks, sunfish
by gehajake - 02/24/24 02:26 PM
New pond middle TN: establishing food chain?
by BJ Nick - 02/24/24 01:33 PM
Caloric Densities for bass forage
by jpsdad - 02/24/24 10:13 AM
Dissolved Oxygen under ice, longer days
by Tinylake - 02/24/24 07:13 AM
Fish delivery SE Michigan
by Dergib - 02/23/24 09:43 PM
Sludge floating in pond
by Mark from VA - 02/23/24 08:54 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
by Tbar, December 10
Deer at Theo's 2023
Deer at Theo's 2023
by Theo Gallus, November 13
Minnow identification
Minnow identification
by Mike Troyer, October 6
Sharing the Food
Sharing the Food
by FishinRod, September 9
Nice BGxRES
Nice BGxRES
by Theo Gallus, July 28
Snake Identification
Snake Identification
by Rangersedge, July 12

� 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5