22 Hornet

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mbigley, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. mbigley

    mbigley Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any experience with 22 hornet? I have come into about 60lbs of 22 hornet ammo and need something to shoot it with.
    options:
    1. custom encore barrel
    2. CZ 57? American
    3. Ruger 22/77 Hornet
    4. Browning

    any thoughts?
     
  2. BountyHunter

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    Matt

    You will have more fun with that little hornet than a lot of bigger guns.

    I have 12" Hornet in a T/C Contender w 2x and it does 1" if I do my part. I had a 14" with Burris variable but my buddy wanted it worse than I did.

    There are a lot of used Contender and Encore barrels out there. You can find them in pistol or carbine versions. Used complete contenders are $350-400 and many with scopes. Several guys on the net specialize in TCs, so go to them first to find good used barrel at least 12-14".

    Used Contender barrel avg price is $150 and Encore figure $175. All will shoot MOA or better if you do your part. Cannot see spending $350 on custom barrel for 150-200 yard gun when T/C factory barrels are MOA or better.

    BH

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  3. old fart

    old fart Well-Known Member

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    Matt - I'll second that - my super 14 TC hornet is one of my favorites - with a 7x burris its a tack driver, under a 1" you will have alot of fun . thanks
     
  4. Brian Rybicky

    Brian Rybicky Well-Known Member

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    Matt,

    I have the rugger ss 77/22 it shoots a little over 1/2, no recoil, low report, great coyote/back door gun.