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#61 Alsone

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 06:55 am

Haha nice one. Although I don't use a .22 Hornet I was thinking of getting one for the wife but she wants the .17 hornet or .17 remington. I personally use a .22-250 and absolutely love it.

 

I definitely consider the .17 Hornet Dan as an alternative. A little less energy than the .22 version, but good off the shelf ammo and flatter shooting ballistics (from memory the same as the .223).


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Posted 30 April 2016 - 06:57 am

Shed rather something flat. She liked the hmr I had but I found it lacking to be honest so kept the .22lr and sold the hmr. Maybe she is better off with the .17 as you say they are preety flat.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 07:03 am

Haha nice one. Although I don't use a .22 Hornet I was thinking of getting one for the wife but she wants the .17 hornet or .17 remington. I personally use a .22-250 and absolutely love it.

 

 

Unless you have deep pockets and/or a very specialist use I'd steer clear of these!

 

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 07:05 am

Yeah I've heard a few horror stories. I really don't want to reloed for a .17 so the remmingtom is probably out of the question. The .17 hornet I understand has good factory ammo as mentioned above so probably the calibre for the wife
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Posted 30 April 2016 - 07:22 am

Yeah I've heard a few horror stories. I really don't want to reloed for a .17 so the remmingtom is probably out of the question. The .17 hornet I understand has good factory ammo as mentioned above so probably the calibre for the wife

 

I have very little personal experience of the 17g Hornet, but the 20g V-Max flies very similar to the .223 55g V-Max, so that's not bad.

 

As for any gun barrel liking any ammo, then that's with the Gods.  It's still a new round and there isn't much choice of ammo, but hopefully something works for you.

 

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 07:23 am

Cheers Deker
The .17 hornet sounds perfect for her to be honest

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:12 am

Anyway, back to walshie....

 

Hope the 527 .22 Hornet works out, your thoughts, comments, review will be interesting in the fullness of time!

 

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 01:34 pm

The 527 magazine use to have a plastic filler, it being a generic magazine.
The plastic could be removed and thinned thus allowing a slightly longer cartridge to be loaded.

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I use a shot sled to single load rounds longer than factory COL, the 527 magazine is crap to be honest, mine used to jam a lot.



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 03:54 pm

Care has to be used loading rimmed cartridges in a stacked magazine.
Also a slight wrong bend to one or the two lips will upset feeding.
Also being a Mauser the bolt claw has to pick the cartridge rim from the get go. If the rim is in front of the claw extractor there will be issues.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 06:51 pm

Haha nice one. Although I don't use a .22 Hornet I was thinking of getting one for the wife but she wants the .17 hornet or .17 remington. I personally use a .22-250 and absolutely love it.

 
 
Unless you have deep pockets and/or a very specialist use I'd steer clear of these!
 
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Absolutely, super fast calibre. They can be easily shot out with hot loads, you really must reload for this calibre.Factory ammunition can cost £40 a box. The best .17 calibre out though "well in my opinion". Point and shoot,I wouldn't be without mine.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 07:06 pm

Cheers mate. But don't fancy reloeding for a .17

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 07:50 pm

Oi! Why don't you lot start a new thread entitled "Not a 22 hornet"?  :D



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:03 pm

Sorry Walshie lol. I like the idea of a Hornet but why not a .17 hornet, flatter shooting than a .22 Hornet and probably slightly lighter in the shoulder and the pocket for ammo

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:40 pm

Sorry Walshie lol. I like the idea of a Hornet but why not a .17 hornet, flatter shooting than a .22 Hornet and probably slightly lighter in the shoulder and the pocket for ammo

 

Because a: The thread is titled 22 hornet, and b: I have slots for a 22 hornet and mod, and c: I want one.  :yes:



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:55 pm


Sorry Walshie lol. I like the idea of a Hornet but why not a .17 hornet, flatter shooting than a .22 Hornet and probably slightly lighter in the shoulder and the pocket for ammo

 
Because a: The thread is titled 22 hornet, and b: I have slots for a 22 hornet and mod, and c: I want one.  :yes:

Fair enufski 😃
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