I've been trying to work up a load in a friend's H&R Hornet. He doesn't handload, or even shoot very much, and asked me to give it a try. The rifle is one of the few I've seen that has the mannlicher full-length stock, which is unlikely to help accuracy. And in fact the accuracy has been disappointing with handloads, around 2" for the best 5 shot 100 yard groups. Interestingly, it's the ONLY Hornet I've worked with which is more accurate with factory ammo than with handloads. It's shooting around 1.5" with 45gr Winchester sp. That's really not too bad for a standard gun and factory ammo and I think you can reasonably expect yours to shoot at least that well.