The .22 Hornet is a spectacular round that has been used for just about every animal on the planet over the years. It’s a much older cartridge than most shooters realize with the history of the round going back to its inception in 1930, when it was used for small game and big birds including turkey and geese. Given that the majority of sport hunting for turkey and geese is done with high powered 10 or 12 gauge magnum shells, it gives some insight to the capabilities, accuracy-wise of the .22 Hornet. The record holding turkey was taken using a .22 Hornet. It’s also been used as an aircrew survival rifle for downed airmen over the last century. The centerfire build makes it reloadable and handloads can be quite impressive.
The brass from this load is reloadable thanks to the strong brass quality and the Boxer primer. But it may be enough out of the box for most shooters with the impressive 45 grain bullet which is a soft point projectile moving out of the barrel at 2346 feet per second and carrying 546 ft. lbs. of energy at the bore.
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