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savage model 40 in 22 hornet

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Unread 05-13-2008, 02:45 PM
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savage model 40 in 22 hornet

I know its not a long range roung exactly but I just picked one up and was looking for some pet loads using 40gr. ballsitic tips and was also wondering if anyone knows if I could rechamber for 222 remington would the gun be able to handle it i asked in gunsmithing but got no response any help is appreciated thanks
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    Unread 05-13-2008, 06:00 PM
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    Not long range? UncleB shot a chuck at one heck of a distance with the Hornet. Got the chuck and the bullet was nearly reusable.:eek:

    I think it would be too much of a job to refit/chamber it to 222 Rem.
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    Unread 05-13-2008, 08:37 PM
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    Barring some smith doing it for nearly free, buying and converting it would probably end up costing more than you could buy a used .222 for. And would not be as strong, nor is it likely you could have it feed from the magazine.

    Or is the Sav. 40 already a single shot? Don't think so but not sure.
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    Unread 05-13-2008, 09:15 PM
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    Boomtube, the older ones are single shots but the new 2008 have a mag. Load it up with 13gr of little gun and a 40gr v-max and you will get 3100fps. Me and some friends have them and we all shoot the same load.
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    Unread 05-13-2008, 10:06 PM
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    its just a single shot and i figured it would be to much hassle i thought i would get a recomendation fora 22k hornet but if your getting 3100 with a 40 vmax out of a regular hornet sounds good to me i was hoping for 2850-2900 with a 40gr. ballistic tip which must be close to a v max thanks for the replys keepem comin
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    Unread 05-14-2008, 08:53 AM
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    "a 40gr v-max and you will get 3100fps"

    Wow! That's good for a Hornet, I'd like to git me one'a them!

    And thanks for the single shot info, I only looked at one close up at a gun show. Liked the looks but didn't commit the details to memory.
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    Unread 05-14-2008, 09:32 AM
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    its a sweet little gun but i'm skeptical about 3100fps with a 40gr bullet but i think 2900 is possible anyone else know i know one guy on here shoots out to 500 and further with a hornetn mayber he will chime in
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