Originally Posted by lewwetzel
I agree with all you said. I, too was hoping for a .19 or .20 cal. Hornet. I'd settled on a .22 Hornet for more range/accuracy than my .22 Mag, but when the gun counter guy pulled out the .17, I figured I'd give it a try. One thing I've noticed is that the .17HH has a bit louder report that the .22H's I've shot; kid of like a much-louder HMR. So far, I don't regret purchasing it, but like you said, it is a niche gun...
You mark my words; when I get back to the states I will be developing what I will call the 20HHH.
(The third H is for my last name)
I will neck up Hornady cases to 20 caliber and fire form them to a 40° shoulder like so many of my other favorite Ackley cartridges. Effectively, I will be reinventing a cartridge just like Hornady did for the 17HH.
So I guess if anyone wants to help me design a reamer and coach me through it, let's do it!
Rough guess/goals: that would give me 17ish grains case capacity and 3600 fps with a 32 grn bullet.