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Old July 8th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #1
 
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Question Reloading for 77/22Hornet

sorry about that previous thread. i am new to this!
does anyone have any recommendations for handloading 22hornet ammunition. i have been using hornady 35gr a-max and imr 4227



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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:04 PM   #2
 
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Hey Hornet boy, my favorite hornet reload recipe is 11gr of 2205 powder driving a 35 grn hornady v-max projectile,i usually use Winchester primers.Hornets a great little caliber and i have posted a few threads re hunting with Hornets.I use a CZ 527 as pictured below cheers KIWI.

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That caliber lights me up! I Shoot a Ruger 77/22VBZ Hornet. 35 gr V-max and 13.0 grs Hodgdon Lil Gun. OAL in my rifle at 1.725. My favorite Jackrabbit rifle.
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That caliber lights me up! I Shoot a Ruger 77/22VBZ Hornet. 35 gr V-max and 13.0 grs Hodgdon Lil Gun. OAL in my rifle at 1.725. My favorite Jackrabbit rifle.
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You have to try Hodgdons Lil Gun ! I haven't heard any negative reports using it in the Hornet.

The 35 gr Vmax is good no doubt but the 30gr Barnes Varmint Grenade FBHP made especially for the Hornet is a longer bullet and you are able to seat it closer to the lands, for better performance, plus the lighter bullet gives more velocity.

Fire form your brass then neck size only enough of the neck to hold the bullet with a firm grip,I've had good results with the Lee Collet, then dropping a couple washers over the case while it's in the shell holder to activate the collet early and that only sizes the very top portion of the case, leaving the rest fire formed to your chamber.

I burn 12.5-13 grs of Lil Gun which will is a compressed load with the Barnes grenade seated to 1.80" (that may be too long for some magazines ) measured from the tip.The rifle I shoot is a single shot. Some guys just scoop the case full of Lil Gun then seat the bullet,it comes out to about 13 grs.

The consensus is, the milder the primer the better with Lil Gun in the Hornet, some use small pistol primers, I like CCI small rifle bench rest. That load will give 3000 + fps with 30-35 grain bullets and 2800-2900 with the 40 grain Vmax.

I've tried H110, IMR 4227, Alliant 2400 and had best results with Lil Gun.

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thanx for the information...i'm looking forward to tryin some of these loads!!
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