BUT yet there seems to be more rifles chambered for the .22 Hornet than for the .222 Remington. I was shocked to see the .222 loading was not listed for the Remington M-700's. Back, when the .222 Rem. came into being (1950) it was suppose to render the Hornet to obsolence status and I thought, back in the 1960's that by now the .22 Hornet wouldn't even be loaded by ammo manufactures thus a "dead number", but I guess I was wrong. The .22 Hornet is a very fine cartridge which has it's place in urban areas, but there is also a place for the .222 Remington.The .222 and the .223 put the Hornet to sleep. You
can load either one of these down to sound like a
Hornet if you want to, and if you load them up they
are flatter shooting and more powerful than the Hornet.
It was a great rifle in its day. That day is gone.