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.22 Hornet Load Development - 40Gr Vmax With Ppu & Lil Gun

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I've settled on a load for the .22 hornet using 40gr vmax and12.7gr Lil Gun, PPU brass, with a COL 1.880 crimped, giving me half decent results, it's a compressed load, I tried small pistol and small rifle primers and both gave similar results, although the small rifle primers gave a slightly higher POI due to velocity increase.

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Looks like you've got it sussed. Similar load to mine, although I'm using Winchester brass 12.5gr of Lil Gun and a COAL of 1.900"

 

Haven't played with crimping yet. Did you find it made much of a difference?

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The crimping made a slight difference in my 35gr vmax loads... When I get chance I'll do some groups with these loads uncrimped and crimped..

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@Elliott just tried same load crimped vs uncrimped, the uncrimped was under 1/2” still, crimped much better, at 100yds. 4 shot group.

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On 26/11/2017 at 17:15, IanB said:

@Elliott just tried same load crimped vs uncrimped, the uncrimped was under 1/2” still, crimped much better, at 100yds. 4 shot group.

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Nice. Based on those results, I'll probably buy a Lee Crimp Die and give that a whirl with the 40gr V-Max! 

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Yes I have a good load in my .223 also, I'm going to see if crimping improves things again...

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54 minutes ago, Elliott said:

Nice. Based on those results, I'll probably buy a Lee Crimp Die and give that a whirl with the 40gr V-Max! 

Are you neck or full length sizing?

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20 hours ago, IanB said:

Are you neck or full length sizing?

Full length resizing. Could probably do with getting some fresh brass. I'm still on the original Winchester brass from a couple of years ago! Lil Gun seems so low in pressure that they last forever. 

Must try a crimp die though. I'll get one ordered this weekend I think. 

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I've never crimped but it certainly seems to work. Does crimping reduce the life of the brass?

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2 hours ago, walshie said:

I've never crimped but it certainly seems to work. Does crimping reduce the life of the brass?

I never found that to be the case (no pun intended) mate.

 

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On 03/12/2017 at 13:16, walshie said:

I've never crimped but it certainly seems to work. Does crimping reduce the life of the brass?

I've reloaded some winchester brass around 8 times crimping each time and there still spot on.

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Are these the bullets you are using? Has anyone tried the same recipe with 40grain blitzkings?

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