The Hornet might have faded for a while, but it keeps coming back with a vengence. Several firms (Ruger, Winchester, Browning, etc.) still chamber the Hornet. My 22 Hornet Browning Low Wall is one of my favorites. And you're right, Sidewinder, it's a kick to load for. Plus, a pound of powder will last forever.
I suspect that's one of the reasons....besides availability...that the market prices Mdl 24 Hornets higher than .222 Rem, even though the .222 is ballistic-superior in every way. And more accurate.
Thanks, Odell23, for that historical update on the .22 Hornet... very interesting. You're right, it does look like a scaled down .30-30 round. I have a 24V in .30-30 over 20 gauge, and of course one... more
Thanks for your post, Mike 183. You're a luck man to have a Savage 24 chambered in the .22 Hornet. Do you use yours for hunting? If so, what kind of game do you use it for? Also, what kind of range... more
I'm sorry, I should have been more clear: I have a Mdl 24 in 222 Rem; a Browning low wall in 22 Hornet. I use the Hornet for ground squirrels, tree squirrels, grouse, and the occasional coyote. It's... more
Mike 183, thanks for the follow up. I appreciate all of the information on the .22 Hornet... it gets my juices flowing! How is your scope mounted? Does it have the regular 24V scope mount holes, or... more