No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum~ Fermenter's Forum


~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~


Minnesota Trapline Products
Please support our sponsor for the Trappers Talk Page - Minnesota Trapline Products

Joe Goodman Prints
Please support Joe Goodman because he supports us with donations


Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
.22 Hornet ?? Update #7009611
10/05/20 05:01 PM
10/05/20 05:01 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 5,277
Amite county Mississippi
Wolfdog91 Offline OP
trapper
Wolfdog91  Offline OP
trapper

Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 5,277
Amite county Mississippi
Alright need some imput before I do something possibly stupid..... Again lol.
Local pawn shop has a H&R single shot. 22 hornet for $135 . Has a scope mount barrel is in the shorter side but heavy profiled. I got the money but wanted to know what everyone thought of the hornet. Seems like a cool little round I can have some fun with reloading and such.

Last edited by Wolfdog91; 10/06/20 03:25 PM.

Trappermans Resident Black Guy
The Black Redneck! 22yrs
MS National Guardsmen
I Like Moddin Traps 'N Trapping Possums
Go Ordnance!!!!
Tman Archivist
Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009618
10/05/20 05:09 PM
10/05/20 05:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 142
Hudson valley , NY
S
slowpoke Offline
trapper
slowpoke  Offline
trapper
S

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 142
Hudson valley , NY
The 22 Hornet is a great little cartridge.. great for back yard varmints
It's a real classic caliber .... buy it .....

Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009623
10/05/20 05:11 PM
10/05/20 05:11 PM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 828
west virginia
W
wvmntnhick Offline
trapper
wvmntnhick  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 828
west virginia
GET IT!!!
I love the hornet. No longer have one currently. Sold everything to cover some company debts but it was better than staying in a bad situation. Hodgdon liíl gun powder will be your friend. Any of the Hornet bullets will expand reliably at those velocities. Iíd actually kinda gotten rid of it a little earlier to pay off surgeon bills and partly because it was nearly as cheap as reloading 223. But, itís not a gun Iíd have gotten rid of otherwise. Have always loved the cartridge. The only thing thatís a bit of a pain is the brass. They tend to not last as long as other stuff and they claim itís due to the awkward taper of the cartridge. I canít swear to that and can honestly say that my brass failure rate was less than some guys complained of but it still happened occasionally. If you can swing it, get it. Fun little cartridge to play with.


I keep desperately hoping that one day someone will call me "Sir" without adding "please calm down" or "you're causing a scene."
Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009629
10/05/20 05:13 PM
10/05/20 05:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 397
Interior Alaska
3
30/06 Offline
trapper
30/06  Offline
trapper
3

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 397
Interior Alaska
I think it's a worthwhile purchase. I used one many years ago for just about everything. It was my trap line gun. I used it on grouse, rabbits, fox, even a huge beaver. Ammo was cheap and common then. I don't know if it is legal for deer in your area, but i think it would work. Natives on the north slope used it for just about everything before oil money started flowing and .223 became common. Some must still use it because I occasionally see ammo on shelves in village stores. I used a soft point bullet, forgot the weight, and fur damage seemed minimal. It's not a long range varmit sniper, but I do think it's useful.

Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009639
10/05/20 05:22 PM
10/05/20 05:22 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 256
MO
T
trap master Offline
trapper
trap master  Offline
trapper
T

Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 256
MO
great little classic cartridge. for $135 I'd get it, especially since your reloading now. 11.2 grains of IMR 4227 is my load. brass is also thinner than standard cartridges which could be why it didnt last as long

Let me put this to bed right now, it aint no deer cartridge....just cause a givin round will "kill" a deer doesnt make it a "deer" rifle.

Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009641
10/05/20 05:24 PM
10/05/20 05:24 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 256
MO
T
trap master Offline
trapper
trap master  Offline
trapper
T

Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 256
MO
oh and im loading a 45 grain sierra hornet bullet, made specifically for the hornet. they made them in .223 diameter and .224, you'd want .224

Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009642
10/05/20 05:25 PM
10/05/20 05:25 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 180
Sullivan, Ohio
R
RV6 Offline
trapper
RV6  Offline
trapper
R

Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 180
Sullivan, Ohio
If you're not careful you can crush case mouths pretty easily on a 22 hornet when seating a bullet. Id prefer one in 223 and load down to 22 hornet. At that price though you wont lose money on it if you decide its not right for you. Tell him $120 out the door and see what he says.

Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009651
10/05/20 05:41 PM
10/05/20 05:41 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 300
mo
B
billwhitakermo Offline
trapper
billwhitakermo  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 300
mo
Buy it

Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009660
10/05/20 05:50 PM
10/05/20 05:50 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 90
KANSAS
R
redhillstrapper Offline
trapper
redhillstrapper  Offline
trapper
R

Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 90
KANSAS
I've had one in single shot H&R and currently have one in a Ruger 77/22 and one in a contender pistol barrel. Its a good little cartridge when loaded up right has no problem short range on coyotes.

Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009671
10/05/20 06:06 PM
10/05/20 06:06 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,018
Manitoba Canada
M
MB Coonguy Offline
trapper
MB Coonguy  Offline
trapper
M

Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,018
Manitoba Canada
Iove the caliber! Although mine is a K hornet-but it is uber fun to shoot! easy to reload and cheap to load as well-get the gun-great deal-you'll love it!

Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009676
10/05/20 06:12 PM
10/05/20 06:12 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 8,867
Finally Run aground in TN
Scuba1 Offline
"color blind Kraut"
Scuba1  Offline
"color blind Kraut"

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 8,867
Finally Run aground in TN
If you are looking for another caliber to reload and do it cheap. Its your round. For practical purposes..... you can download your 223 to do what a hornet does. You can't get the hornet to do what a 223 does. Personally I would leave it on the shelf.


I do all my own stunts ..... but never intentionally
Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009683
10/05/20 06:22 PM
10/05/20 06:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 18,605
williamsburg ks
D
danny clifton Offline
trapper
danny clifton  Offline
trapper
D

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 18,605
williamsburg ks
I would buy that so fast you wouldn't get a chance. I already have one and for that price I would have two.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009689
10/05/20 06:30 PM
10/05/20 06:30 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,317
South Dakota
H
Hydropillar Online content
trapper
Hydropillar  Online Content
trapper
H

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,317
South Dakota
i had that in manlicher.... got stole out of my brothers truck.......id buy it in a heartbeat


The only place you find free cheese is in a mousetrap !
Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009701
10/05/20 06:41 PM
10/05/20 06:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,107
Co.-Wy. part time AK.
W
wy.wolfer Offline
trapper
wy.wolfer  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,107
Co.-Wy. part time AK.
Have the exact same gun with a 3x9 Redfield on it. GREAT caliber for a fur gun! Very little damage, no recoil, and very accurate if you're reloading.

Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009704
10/05/20 06:42 PM
10/05/20 06:42 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,439
eastern washinghton
7
70sdiver Offline
trapper
70sdiver  Offline
trapper
7

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,439
eastern washinghton
Thatís a steal of a price! Get it you canít even buy a .22 for that.


catch to date:

coon 1
mink 0
rats 0
beaver 1
yotes 7
Skunk 0
otter 0

Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009721
10/05/20 06:56 PM
10/05/20 06:56 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,439
eastern washinghton
7
70sdiver Offline
trapper
70sdiver  Offline
trapper
7

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,439
eastern washinghton
Is that a handi-
rifle by chance?


catch to date:

coon 1
mink 0
rats 0
beaver 1
yotes 7
Skunk 0
otter 0

Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009736
10/05/20 07:18 PM
10/05/20 07:18 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 709
Southern NJ
maintenanceguy Offline
trapper
maintenanceguy  Offline
trapper

Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 709
Southern NJ
I don't know anything about the .22 Hornet but I do like the H&R single shot rifles. I don't care what caliber it was, for $135 I'd buy it.

I like to use this site to compare different calibers, especially if I have one I don't know much about. You can choose a bunch of calibers you are familiar with and see the differences side by side. https://ammoguide.com/cgi-bin/bcompare.cgi

Here's the comparison I did on .22 Hornet with some other cartridges in similar calibers that I am familiar with.

[Linked Image]

Last edited by maintenanceguy; 10/05/20 07:18 PM.

-Ryan
Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009750
10/05/20 07:28 PM
10/05/20 07:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,966
central arkansas
T
the Blak Spot Offline
trapper
the Blak Spot  Offline
trapper
T

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,966
central arkansas
Little light for yotes, but fun to shoot. Had a NEF that would shoot dime size groups at 100yds with 40 gr bullet and lil'gun


the just shall live by faith

member FTA, NRA, SWARFTA, EAFT
1776 - the year we told a tyrant we weren't to be under a dictator
Caveat ater macula
Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009778
10/05/20 07:46 PM
10/05/20 07:46 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,133
sometimes PA sometimes ME
E
ebsurveyor Offline
trapper
ebsurveyor  Offline
trapper
E

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,133
sometimes PA sometimes ME
I shot many squirrels & groundhogs, a few turkeys & my first coyote with a hornet. I have had three & now only have one. It is a cheap savage from the 1950's but will put five shots into the 1" circle at 100 with the right reload. sometimes I wish I had my pre-war model 70 back.

Re: .22 Hornet ?? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7009784
10/05/20 07:50 PM
10/05/20 07:50 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 18,605
williamsburg ks
D
danny clifton Offline
trapper
danny clifton  Offline
trapper
D

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 18,605
williamsburg ks
I like 40 grain nosler ballistic tips in mine. 11 grains of IMR4227. Can go hotter but my gun is very accurate with that load. Great on fox bobcat and badger. I dont really use it on coyotes. I have but I like a little more pop. I dont know what the regs are in MS but you can shoot a turkey running away from you in the back with those noslers. Instant kill and it wont reach the breast. If you get out west its great for jackrabbits. It busts up prairie dogs a little but they still work for bait. Will blow a chunk out of a swift fox also. If you shoot them use a 22LR. If you head shoot squirrels or cottontails with a hornet the meat is still just fine. Never called coons but if I ever do I am grabbing that hornet. I am confident it will roll even those big boars without blowing a chunk out the off side.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread