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22 Hornet Opinions #6925477
07/09/20 10:29 PM
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Well Iím selling a Browning BSS and Iím currently staring at a Ruger 77 All Weather 22 Hornet..... Talk me out of it. How is the hornet on fur? Any opinion is wanted on the ruger itself and or the caliber.

Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925481
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40 grainer hardly ever comes out of a woodchuck or Fox. But it liquefies the insides.


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Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925484
07/09/20 10:35 PM
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just picked up a 10 inch .22 hornet for my contender. can't wait to shoot it


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Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925584
07/09/20 11:56 PM
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imo the best fox round ever. I never shot one with mine, but it should be a great bobcat round also.

I wish I had a nickle for every ground hog and fox with mine over the years.

Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925591
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great little cartridge. you'll have a lot of fun with it.

Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925618
07/10/20 12:42 AM
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I have a 43 Winchester in a hornet, really fun to shoot.

Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925625
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I have the Ruger 77 in 22 K- Hornet. Like its said above great fox and bobcat round. Mine is stock barrel then after market trigger. Thing is a one hole shooter at 100 yard. Only bullet it don't like was the Nosler/Winchester combo that was made in the early 2000s. Also knocks the heads off of forest chickens real nice. I say go for it. Jon


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Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925664
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I went through the same dilemma a few years back. Had a CZ in 22 hornet all picked out. I went with the 204 ruger instead. Very fur friendly and a lot more range. Plus, I have a 22 WMR and thought the hornet wasnít much of an increase over it to justify a new gun

Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925719
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Buy it. I have a Ruger in 22 Hornet. Excellent round ,fur friendly. Try Hornady 35 gr. bullets and AA 1680 powder. Very accurate.

Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925735
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I like my hornet. Great fox gun. Beaver, bobcats very little damage. Coyotes are tough. Need to be real sure of your shot. My rifle doesnít like max loads. Groups open up quickly if I push velocity. Long before I get a stuck case or a flat primer.


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Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925739
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Originally Posted by scotiantrapper
Well Iím selling a Browning BSS and Iím currently staring at a Ruger 77 All Weather 22 Hornet..... Talk me out of it. How is the hornet on fur? Any opinion is wanted on the ruger itself and or the caliber.

What are you asking for your BSS ?

Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925837
07/10/20 09:33 AM
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I was not impressed with it on coyotes.


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Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925848
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I have shot a savage 23D in .22 hornet for 40 years. Great for squirrels and any small animal. Accurate, cheap to shoot, easy to load. Craps out at about 150 yards. i have shot about 45 coyotes with it and every bullet I shot came out the back of a coyote and left a 50 cent piece sized hole. I shot both hornet bullets from Speer, 40 gr Ballistic tips Nosler, and Hornady and a 35 grain one (2900 fps) from Hornady. They all come out the other side for me. The regular hornet bullet in 45 gr ( 2400 fps) from Speer is the best and most accurate. It takes the head right off a squirrel. I shot a deer with it when I was young. It took the top right off the heart with that same bullet. You will just have to get use to the bullet drop after about 150 yards. I have only taken it coyote hunting 3 times and shot three coyotes with it while actually coyote hunting. All the rest were incidental while hunting squirrels. I like a .22 250 for coyotes for the range and hydro shock factor. I shot a few prairie dogs with it and it isn't real loud so they don't get scarred back down their holes as bad as when you are shooting a .223 or .22 250. They all hide when the 250 goes off and sometimes it can be a while before they come back out but the hornet doesn't scare then so bad. I think you will like it- Good luck.

I have Rugers. They all shoot very well. I have heard there can be trigger issues but you can do something about that.


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Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6925891
07/10/20 11:07 AM
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22 Hornet bridges the gap between 22 mag and .223. Wonder full little gun especially for a walking varmint gun. No kick, low noise level when fired as far as center fires go. It's got it's place that is for sure and if you roll your own a pound of powder can go a long ways. Like Larry says 150 yard gun.


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Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6926140
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I have a 22 K hornet in a CZ 527-beautiful little rifle-super fun gun.Have not shot much with it-but I love shooting it all the same.

Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6926212
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Iíll talk you out of it so I can get it! Iíve got a Savage 24F hornet over 20ga. Itís a great fur gun. 40gr VMax.

Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: cotton] #6926280
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Originally Posted by cotton
just picked up a 10 inch .22 hornet for my contender. can't wait to shoot it


please post a review of your first session with your Hornet!


"We didn't come all the way out here just to 'feel them on the line.' "
Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: white marlin] #6926473
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Originally Posted by white marlin
Originally Posted by cotton
just picked up a 10 inch .22 hornet for my contender. can't wait to shoot it


please post a review of your first session with your Hornet!


hope to shoot it this weekend, is iron sights so these old eyes wont be shooting tiny groups for sure


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Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6926481
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I have a Ruger varmint in 22 hornet. Killed around 17 or 18 yotes with it last year. One hole gun but had a terrible trigger at 6.5lbs. Put a volquartzen target sear in it and the trigger went to 1.75lbs. Most of my shots are on bait or scent posts. 100 yards and under. Deadly. Shoot hornady vmax. Most drt at that range. Liver and back they ran but were found under 200 yards usually.




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Re: 22 Hornet Opinions [Re: scotiantrapper] #6926491
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no worries, cotton....I'm in the same boat!


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