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#6232455 - 02/28/12 03:07 PM 22 Hornet or 22 K hornet?
BobnRoy257_b4_Bob257AI Offline
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Registered: 04/28/11
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Just got my Rem 799 NIB 22 H made by Zastava for Rem. I found a GOOD smith, should I leave it or do it into a 22K Hornet?, I have a collet neck sizer, if I need to do some serious yote hunting and reach out and touch them I can use my 257WM!! It is more for just fun shooting and crows, it has a 20" barrel.
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#6232674 - 02/28/12 04:01 PM Re: 22 Hornet or 22 K hornet? [Re: BobnRoy257_b4_Bob257AI]
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Not a lot of downside for the K Hornet than I can think of.

Another thing to weigh is is the return going to be worth the cost of bumping it to K Hornet. It is a modest gain

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#6232712 - 02/28/12 04:09 PM Re: 22 Hornet or 22 K hornet? [Re: THOMASMAGNUM]
BobnRoy257_b4_Bob257AI Offline
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I was just thinking about case life difference and powder capacity, since I have been loading Lil Gun and at 13gr it is a compressed load in the 22H, but have not played with a long drop tube or the spiral funnel trick. Just asking opinions here with people with expertise on the 2. Knowledge is power!! Money helps too!!LOL


Edited by BobnRoy257_b4_Bob257AI (02/28/12 04:14 PM)
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#6233033 - 02/28/12 05:24 PM Re: 22 Hornet or 22 K hornet? [Re: BobnRoy257_b4_Bob257AI]
THOMASMAGNUM Offline
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Sorry if my reply came off as gruff. I was trying to post before leaving my office.
Case life is better, I've heard some say that the K is easier to get to shoot- less finicky, it free up case capacity.

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#6233559 - 02/28/12 07:10 PM Re: 22 Hornet or 22 K hornet? [Re: THOMASMAGNUM]
BobnRoy257_b4_Bob257AI Offline
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TM,
not a problem and no you did not come off gruff, I remember those days, now semi retired, I have to look at the calendar to know what day it is sometimes!!! The other down side!!!
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#6234130 - 02/28/12 10:30 PM Re: 22 Hornet or 22 K hornet? [Re: BobnRoy257_b4_Bob257AI]
J71248 Offline
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Registered: 10/14/07
Posts: 50
Loc: Iowa
I have both. If it was me I would probably not K the brand new 799. The K will not shoot any better and the velocity gains are modest. Sure makes the little case look neat though.

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#6237528 - 02/29/12 06:06 PM Re: 22 Hornet or 22 K hornet? [Re: J71248]
navlav8r Offline
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Both of my Hornets (a Ruger no.3 and a Kimber 82 Super America) have standard chambers and if you don't load them to the "gills" case life isn't a factor plus the brass is pretty cheap to start with.
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#6240982 - 03/01/12 02:39 PM Re: 22 Hornet or 22 K hornet? [Re: navlav8r]
Dave_Skinner Offline
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Registered: 05/26/03
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Loc: The Treasure State
I would shoot the donor as is, factory trim, to establish a baseline. If you are not satisfied, then do the K.

If I had a Hornet, I probably would go with the K because it takes headspacing away from the rim and puts it where it belongs, a shoulder.

But I don't have a Hornet because I have something way better -- a FIREBALL.


I'm waiting for MD to chime in here....
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#6247672 - 03/03/12 09:31 AM Re: 22 Hornet or 22 K hornet? [Re: Dave_Skinner]
EWY Offline
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Registered: 07/15/07
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Loc: Illinois
I have never had a K Hornet but I don't have any problem with the standard Hornet. Case life is OK. I only size a portion of the neck so it fits the chamber. I have found that inside neck lube greatly reduces case lengthening and the need to trim.

Ernie
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#6248277 - 03/03/12 01:43 PM Re: 22 Hornet or 22 K hornet? [Re: EWY]
BobnRoy257_b4_Bob257AI Offline
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Thanks guys, I am thinking about leaving it normal for now, I need to really reach out there I have the 257WM. Just keep it simple!!!
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Bob
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