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Default Found a 22 Hornet finally (Updated with pic Post #17!)

Just picked it up. "Like new condition" CBA prefix.

Either it was never shot or it has been thoroughly cleaned because the bore is spotless. Zero blemishes outside. Came with a BSA Huntsman? 3-9x40 with Blizzard caps and 100 rounds of ammo.

Got it for $250!

Been looking for a bolt action or Handi in 22 Hornet for some time.

Only issue is that the 100 rounds will have to be pulled. They are reloads that I have no knowledge of their pedigree except that the action will not easily close on them. Brass will need resized and fresh h110 applied under the 40 grain vmax bullets.

Pretty happy with today's find!!

Still living under the curse, but one of these days I will shed this body, be clothed with an immortal one, and everything will be good.
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Ya done good!!! You're wise pulling the ammo.

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Excellent. I have 2 Hornet Handi's and their a blast to shoot. I'd probably have to try those reloads though
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Where are the pictures? I have three Handi Hornets now and picked up a Stevens 322A bolt action at the last gun show.
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Ya done good!!! You're wise pulling the ammo.

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Where are the pictures? I have three Handi Hornets now and picked up a Stevens 322A bolt action at the last gun show.

Nice Hornet nest!

My uncle has a Savage 340 in 22 Hornet that is a hoot to shoot and groups 1/2 inch at 100 yards with my reloads.


My CBA Hornet is a run of the mill black plastic Monte Carlo stocked Handi. May have it dipped if it shoots tight groups.

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Where are the pictures? I have three Handi Hornets now and picked up a Stevens 322A bolt action at the last gun show.
curious, which one is most accurate, or which one do you like best? i know trick question lol

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Excellent. I have 2 Hornet Handi's and their a blast to shoot. I'd probably have to try those reloads though

Randomly grabbed 4 rounds out of one of the boxes and pulled the bullets to check the quality of the reloads. Glad I didn't shoot them!!

Powder seems to be h110 and they weighed anywhere between 11.9 and 12.2 grains. My latest Hornady manual gives 11.8 as the max load they tested. Not saying that the load is over max for this particular rifle, but just glad I didn't fire any especially considering the next point.

All 4 pieces of brass (mix of RP and Win Super X) were well over max length for brass (and probably why I was having such a hard time closing the action).

When I re-sized and trimmed the brass, they all chambered right up and the action closed without any resistance.

He said that he did not reload, so whoever he got those from needs some reloading lessons!

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Randomly grabbed 4 rounds out of one of the boxes and pulled the bullets to check the quality of the reloads. Glad I didn't shoot them!!

Powder seems to be h110 and they weighed anywhere between 11.9 and 12.2 grains. My latest Hornady manual gives 11.8 as the max load they tested. Not saying that the load is over max for this particular rifle, but just glad I didn't fire any especially considering the next point.

All 4 pieces of brass (mix of RP and Win Super X) were well over max length for brass (and probably why I was having such a hard time closing the action).

When I re-sized and trimmed the brass, they all chambered right up and the action closed without any resistance.

He said that he did not reload, so whoever he got those from needs some reloading lessons!
I'm glad you checked my friend. Given the rest of the details, I would have done the same. I'll remember this should I ever be in this situation.
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Nice Hornet nest!

My uncle has a Savage 340 in 22 Hornet that is a hoot to shoot and groups 1/2 inch at 100 yards with my reloads.


My CBA Hornet is a run of the mill black plastic Monte Carlo stocked Handi. May have it dipped if it shoots tight groups.
One of my favorite stories to tell......several years ago after the USBR rimfire shoot was over they back up the targets to 100 meters and the centerfires went at it. A farm kid from Keswick, Iowa showed up that day with a Savage 340 in 22 Hornet. You can imagine the reception he got from the stuffed shirts shooting the 40xs and custom guns. At the end of the day the kid had us onlookers grinning from ear to ear. He had the top score out of 14 guys shooting that day.

I have never seen a Savage 340 in 22 Hornet or 222 that would not shoot way better than their price tag. I still have my Dad's 340 in 222 and load it down with Blue Dot and shoot squirrels with it!
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