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Unread 05-23-2012, 09:38 AM
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22 K Hornet

I need some expert (More knowledgeable than me) advice about the different K Hornets.

I recently chambered a K Hornet with a reamer that was a Kilborn Hornet (The original)
and went to purchase the dies and there is no distinction between different die makers as
to which K hornet there dies are for.

I know of several different K Hornet chamber Dimensions (One has a 40o shoulder and the
Kilborn has a 35o shoulder) so I was wondering If any one knew which die was designed for
the Kilborn K hornet ?

Some die makers say there's will work but I would like the die that matches the chamber I
have to increase brass life and accuracy.

I have not talked to all of the die makers and hoped that one of the sages on this site could
help .

The only other option I have is to make my own dies.

I would appreciate any help.

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    Re: 22 K Hornet

    Come on guys !

    No one knows anything about the K Hornet ?

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    Re: 22 K Hornet

    Same question here!
    Hope somebody has some answers.
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    Re: 22 K Hornet

    I don't know about k reamers, but I do know that the 35gr vmax and lil gun are a great combo for the hornet. I think it would be even better on the k hornet!
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    Re: 22 K Hornet

    Don't KNOW which is proper but I believe my reddings to have the correct 35* shld and I just fire formed brass for my Cooper m38 tonite. Hard to tell just by eyeball but one would hope Cooper uses the true 35* as well. This is also the angle listed in current Horaday manual. Once I go to load it it for real I will repost





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    Re: 22 K Hornet

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    Don't KNOW which is proper but I believe my reddings to have the correct 35* shld and I just fire formed brass for my Cooper m38 tonite. Hard to tell just by eyeball but one would hope Cooper uses the true 35* as well. This is also the angle listed in current Horaday manual. Once I go to load it it for real I will repost





    Tim j

    Thanks Tim.

    That is what I had heard also.

    So far I have found 3 maybe 4 different K Hornets. The Kilbourne Hornet(35o). The Ackley K hornet
    (40o). A shorter version (The case has been trimed about 3/16") and I read a post on another web
    site that there was a man named ken Howell that came up with his own version that is also
    different.

    I'm not sure if any of them is better than the other but I Understand by comments that I have heard
    that the 40o (Ackley) May be problematic while loading. I don't have any experience With this in the
    K Hornetbut I can understand how the shoulder can collapse From the expander ball because of neck
    tension with the small shoulder.

    I am happy with the Kilbourn K hornet version but want to make sure that I am using the correct
    dies.

    I found a set of C@H Dies and they look correct (35o) so I will fire form some cases and then
    use some Cerosafe To cast the sizing die and dimension each.

    If they are not the same I will make my own dies.

    This exercise just go's to show you that you cannot take anything for granted and "BEFORE"
    you start on a Wildcat cartrige make sure you know everything possible about it.

    I will keep digging for more info. and hope someone that knows more will chime in.

    Thanks

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    Re: 22 K Hornet

    Thanks to both of you for posting info that is helpful to me also.
    Just got a CZ527 in .22 Hornet a month ago. Not too accurate yet, and I've discovered that I've been trimming a lot of stretched brass. Decided the K was the way to go. But I've been seeing a lot of different sizes and shoulders.

    Sure do appreciate the input on this.
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