LRH Team Member
- Oct 26, 2013
- Northern Ca, Sacramento Valley,
Thanks for the info, it is an original 1885 Winchester Hi-Wall re-barreled to the Hornet.Have always had a love affair with the little hornet have had savage 23 and a bunch of 340s ruger #3 and a ruger 77varmit have now 2 #1 one A and one B and browning A bolt they all three shot sub 3/4 moa the Abolt will do sub1/2 moa I learned fast early 70s that hornets were finicky about primers powder and some bullets were not good killers the bullet that I went with in those days was Speer 40 gr spiral point the load I use in all my hornets now is hornady 35 and 40 grain vmax with H110 and fed 205 primers and I use Forster BR dies good luck you said you were getting a browning high wall I that you would be in a low wall but what do I know
Bought a 77 Hornet when they first came out,2 inch groups was the best i could get.After many days working on problems i found 296 with 40gr bt win cases rem primers.Shot around 1/2 with that combo.Anyone out there loading for the 22 Hornet, just picked up a 1885 Winchester in that caliber.
Have a 45/70 also, 38/50 RH, and a 38/55 all Original Hi Walls, my new acquired 22H is also a Hi-Wall original 1885, they are all fun to shoot. The 45/70 is my favorite so far., Have 4 others of different makes, Win lever guns and marlins. Going to start molding bullets for them and others soon.RiceGuy,
Good rifle, great little low wall and a nice little caliber. I have an 1885 in 45-70. I love shooting it.
I have a Ruger #3 in 22Hornet, I love the little thing. It's dispatched many feral cats, tons of bunnies, and a few coyotes.
I used small pistol primers, 11.5 to 11.7 grains of H-110, Win small pistol, Win brass, 35 grain Speer gold dot hollow points.