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Old 04-20-2014, 02:30 AM
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Does any one have a preference for the ideal barrel length for the .22 Hornet , I am thinking of getting an Anschutz but the barrel length is 24" . I was thinking 18" or 20" would be more suitable .


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Old 04-20-2014, 05:34 AM
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Hi

Does any one have a preference for the ideal barrel length for the .22 Hornet , I am thinking of getting an Anschutz but the barrel length is 24" . I was thinking 18" or 20" would be more suitable .


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I've owned several .22 Hornet rifles with barrel lengths from 20" to 24" and found no difference in accuracy. However, Hornet barrels with a 1-in-16" twist might provide a bit more accuracy, with a 24" barrel as the extra 4" might stabilize heavier bullet of 50 grains better. A 1-in-14" twist would stabilize bullets up to 55 grains with proper loads.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:57 AM
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So far my only .22 Hornet has been a 10” Contender barrel that shot roll your own stuff extremely well out to 200 yards, the furthest I recall ever putting them on paper.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:23 PM
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As above, don't worry about accuracy. My 14" Contender Hornet pistol easily bested my Ruger 77/22 Hornet at 100 yards. Still have the TC. The Ruger is long gone.
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And consider having the chamber reamed out to K-Hornet dimensions....
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:40 PM
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Thanks for the advice fellas .

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Old 04-20-2014, 09:24 PM
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Wanted to reuse the forestock and its hardware on my Victoria Martini Cadet rifle when I had it rebarreled to 22 hornet. LOL, so, my barrel is 26" long from muzzle to rear of chamber. Rifle turned out to shoot well.

A local gunsmith was at range one day trying out a 22 hornet rifle he'd built and was chronographing his reloads. Happened to have my Hornet Martini that day and he asked to try my rifle as he wasn't doing too good with his. Think my reloads were 12.1 gr of Lil Gun with 35 gr bullets. Darn if I can remember the velocity my rifle was doing, but it impressed the heck out of him and so did its accuracy.
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I use the same loads in 2 diff. hornets (CZ and Browning) and they shoot extremely well (1/2 moa or better)
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