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I had a google , due to our hand gun laws they are not around like they are for you guys , if they were I would be using one.
Great set up.
Wicki said they have always had the dual firing pin.
The right size barrel would be really good for shooting out of the Ute like we do especially for the driver.
Frankly I find not being able to Cary a handgun a pain in the but.

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For light loads or loads that more or less duplicate .22 Rim Fires; I use my .22 Hornet rifle. Using 7.0 grains of SR-4759 and a High velocity 50 grain bullet loaded-up into Remington Hornet brass; this load is accurate and a fine non-destructive load to use on Squirrels. Also, one can use regular "Hornet" bullets of 40 - 45 grain with 4.0 - 4.5 grains of Unique with I've also found accurate and non-destructive. I used both loads when I lived in Indiana, however: Center Fire ammunition is prohibited for use on Squirrels here in Kentucky.
I've had it in my head for some time that I want a Hornet. I think it might be easier to work with on a wide range of velocities after reviewing various load data sources. My problem is Hornets tend to be a bit scarce and expensive up here. Although I'm really leaning toward the single-shot route such as H&R or TC.

BTW, have you ever chronoed those loads to see how close you were to .22lr velocities?
 

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I've had it in my head for some time that I want a Hornet. I think it might be easier to work with on a wide range of velocities after reviewing various load data sources. My problem is Hornets tend to be a bit scarce and expensive up here. Although I'm really leaning toward the single-shot route such as H&R or TC.

BTW, have you ever chronoed those loads to see how close you were to .22lr velocities?
Yes, I have checked the velocity of my reduced .22 Hornet loads:
1. 7.0 grains of SR-4759 + 50 grain bullet = 1,500 FPS
2. 4.0 - 4.5 grains of Unique + 45 grain bullet = 1,400 FPS
 

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Stevlyn, I understand Hornet rifles were very popular with the Alaska indigenous peoples until supplanted by .223 Rem. You might be able to find a Hornet rifle or two tucked away in the bush.

In any case, I load Hornady's 35 gr. V-Max in my Hornet. I load it up to smokin' velocities. This thread makes me think I should try loading it way, way down.
 

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The answer is found in Ken Howell's book (book review in books forum). He list the 22 Flea as the smallest centerfire. To give a sense of scale, a 22 Hornet case from solid brass is 179 grains. The 22 Flea is 113 grains.
As a comparison, a .223 case would be 366 grains if solid brass.
He says form Flea case from 32 Auto brass in an RCBS form die.
 

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I guess Mr. Howell had not heard of the .221 Atkins, a wildcat center fire that is straight walled and was used to win the 1935 NRA Pistol championship by Col. Atkins in a custom converted Woodsman pistol.

Chev. William
 
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