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Old 01-25-2017, 08:45 AM
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Speer 22 Caliber 40 Grain Spire Point



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Has anyone used these in a 22 Hornet? They have them at a pretty good price at midway and I'm wondering what others experience might have been. Groundhog would be what I would use them for but if they've been used on anything else I'd be interested to hear about it. Thanks.

Edit: Price has gone back up from $11.49 to $16.79.

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Old 01-25-2017, 11:51 AM
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Yes, they are fine for your Hornet, especially if your rate-of-twist is 1-16" twist.
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The Hornet is what Speer built that bullet for.
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Thanks for those answers. Yes, the 1-16" twist is what my CZ 527 has. I went ahead and ordered some of those.
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They should work well for you.

I've got a pair of Zastava M70 .22 Hornets (Rem 799 and Interarms Mini Mk X) with 1-16" twist barrels that shoot sub MOA with 40 gr V-Max bullets.

But the V-max, with it's boat tail, long ogive long ballistic tip is too long to stabilize completely in my Browning 1885 .22 Hornet, even though it has the same nominal 1-16" twist. That's where a flat based bullet with a shorter ogive and point is very useful and the Speer 40 gr spire point will fill the bill.
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I have used them but the Hornady 35 gr V-max shoots better in my 527 American. 1/2" groups @ 100 are pretty much the norm with enough 3/8" groups that make me think it is the shooter that is limiting factor for consistently smaller than 1/2".

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A friend against whom I shoot benchrest uses 40 grain tipped bullets in his Remington .223. I'm not sure if they're V-Max or not.

What I am sure of is that out to 200 yards, he's tough to beat. Two weeks ago we shot a match at 200 yards and it was windy. He scored a 248-3X which was best in class and only one point lower than the day's high score shot with a custom 30BR rifle.
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Probably Vmax if red tip and Nosler if other color (green?). The Nosler is tougher and not as suited to the Hornet unless you are just shooting paper.

My 1-16 twist 527 American will shoot both into 3/4" @ 100 but shoot the stubby 35 gr Vmax into 1/2" You have to remember that these 40 grain bullets are as long as some of the flat based 55 grain bullets and it is length, not weight, that matters when a bullet is stabilized or not.

Also the CZ has a .2235 bore and the magical Hornady 35 Vmax is also .2335 while the other 40 gr bullets are .224. Makes you wonder if they designed this bullet with the European rifles in mind.

For the .223 Rem Winchester White Box from WalMart comes with a 40 grain bullet and is so accurate that I have not gotten to loading any .223 for my 14" Contender in that caliber. They come 40 rounds per box and are about $27 which is hard to beat. I keep saying I am going to load for this barrel but 240 rounds later I am still shooting the Winchester stuff! This from a guy that has 35 year old rifles that have NEVER had a factory round fired in them!!
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