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Old 08-21-2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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Who has any experience with a 22 Hornet. Thinking about one to hunt coyotes with. Never seen anyone on here talking about them. Trying to make up mind betwwen 22 magnum or Hornet. Don't reload so that does play into decision.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:16 PM   #2
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The 22 hornet is an awesome round. The only problem is that the ammo is so high if you don't reload. I would love to have one if I had just plenty of money. For me though cost wise I would choose between the 223 or 22 mag. The 223 is a much more versatile round and a little cheaper. But if you can afford the 22 hornet and want it, go get it. It is an awesome caliber.
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22 Hornet is a great calibre for 'yotes. Have had a Contender in that calibre and currently have a Mod 43 Winchester rechambered to K-Hornet.
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I have three .22 Hornet's and couple of .22 mags! They are fun to shoot just like it was said in another post the ammo is pricey for Hornet heck all ammo is darn high these days! I like a little more thump for yotes like a .243 yotes are pretty tough critters. Plus the .20 cals are moving pretty fast and they dont have much knock down power!
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[QUOTE=jpwalnuthill;718023] Trying to make up mind betwwen 22 magnum or Hornet. QUOTE]

Don't forget the 17HMR....Fast/Flat/Penetrating!!!! Here is a link to another thread w/ youtube video of my 17 in action!!!!


http://www.gulfcoastfishingconnection.com/forums/forum106/thread4664.html
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Do yourself a favor & buy your rifle in .223. The ballistics are much better and the bullets are heavier. The 22 Hornet comes in 40 & 45 gr bullets, not exactly overkill.
You can get any configuration of rifle chambered in .223......
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Woody is correct. There was a time when the .22 Hornet was considered a fine varmint round, but a number of years ago SAMI lowered the pressure limits on the Hornet. If buying a new .22 center fire varmint rifle now, it makes sense to buy the .223. Bolt actions have been the platform of choice, but some AR's show remarkable accuracy also!
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I have the 17HMR, and use v-max rounds (polymer tipped) take head shot squirrels at over 80yds. well, I think they are head shots, isn't much of it left. It's been great on the 2 'yotes I've shot too. 1 shot kills, does good internal damage.

I've also got a .204 which is a great round, but not shot it yet, as I'm still looking for a scope. But ballistic reports, show it to be awesome too.
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I have a cooper 22 hornet, absolutley the most accurate rifle i have ever shot from 175 yds in. I shot this hornet 100yds from bench 5 times, you can cover the 5 holes with a dime entirely! Unreal group!! I dont have 223, i dont like looks of AR's, so i am parcial to standard stock and all. good luck.
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There are a lot of traditional style guns chambered for the .223. If you aren't going to reload, .223 is much cheaper to shoot and you can find some mighty good ammo for target shooting everywhere.
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