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#5112245 - 04/03/11 07:49 PM Lever Action 22 hornet
MarkFed Offline
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Why hasn't anyone ever made a 22 Hornet lever action? There are several 22 mags out there, why not a special run of hornets? I know it would be different due to the centerfire vs rimfire but I would think that this would have been done. They are like little .30-30 shells for cryin out loud.

While they are at it, why hasn't anyone made a .327 federal lever action yet?
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#5112372 - 04/03/11 08:28 PM Re: Lever Action 22 hornet [Re: MarkFed]
boswellbuckhunter Offline
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Loc: Boswell, Pa

I've wondered the same thing. I've also wondered the same thing about a 222 Rem. or a 223. Someone may make them, but I've never seen one. I do have a lever 22-250 in a Model 99 Savage, so why wouldn't a 22 hornet work?


#5112606 - 04/03/11 09:31 PM Re: Lever Action 22 hornet [Re: boswellbuckhunter]
Eremicus Offline
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Registered: 03/01/01
Posts: 18881
Loc: Placerville,CA,USA
Would a lever action .218 Bee do ? Both Marlin and Browning have made them in the last 10 yrs and Winchester made one for a while years ago.
Even the .25-20 is a pretty cool varmit round in one. I've got a Marlin 1894CL that flat turns a ground squirrel inside out. E

#5112761 - 04/03/11 10:17 PM Re: Lever Action 22 hornet [Re: Eremicus]
Jericho Offline
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Registered: 05/28/02
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Browning has made the BLR in 222 and 223 in the past,
cool guns but they dont really sell that well. I think
they still make it in 22-250.

#5113016 - 04/03/11 11:42 PM Re: Lever Action 22 hornet [Re: Jericho]
Just a Hunter Offline
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Registered: 04/05/06
Posts: 2932
Loc: MT
Those round are mostly considered varmint cartridges. None have done very well in the leveraction platform due to them not being as accurate as a bolt or single shot. However, having said that I think a 22 Hornet in the Browning BLR would be a neat option.

#5131376 - 04/09/11 05:50 AM Re: Lever Action 22 hornet [Re: Just a Hunter]
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I would really like to see Marlin bring the 22 Hornet or the 218 Bee back out in the Marlin 1894. That platform is more than accurate enough for the limited range that the cartridge itself is designed for. You don't need to shoot 1/4" groups all day long to kill varmints at 150 yards. Tom.
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#5132006 - 04/09/11 02:48 PM Re: Lever Action 22 hornet [Re: HOGGHEAD]
Just a Hunter Offline
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Depends on how small your varmints are.

#5132275 - 04/09/11 04:42 PM Re: Lever Action 22 hornet [Re: Just a Hunter]
SuperTodd Offline

Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 16
Loc: Southern ORegon
I have enuff guns- including 2 hornets, if they built a leveraction 22 hornet I would have to buy one.

#5162318 - 04/19/11 05:47 PM Re: Lever Action 22 hornet [Re: SuperTodd]
Mike_S Offline
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Registered: 03/03/05
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I wished Ruger would make their 96 lever in .22 Hornet. I think the problem there is the length of the cartridge.

#5162589 - 04/19/11 07:39 PM Re: Lever Action 22 hornet [Re: MarkFed]
260Remguy Offline
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Registered: 12/19/02
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Loc: NE
I have a Marlin 62 that has been rebarreled to 218 Bee that works quite well, despite the crappy trigger. The 'smith who did the conversion threaded the receiver and barrel, as the donor in 256 Win Mag had a pinned barrel.


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