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Old 01-13-2021, 10:26 AM
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Just my 2 cents on this. "One" thing that will cause velocity inconsistency is bullet grip by the case. The hornet necks are rather thin and do not grip the bullets well unless they are in good condition. This would mean either annealing or crimping to regain that consistency. Easy to do and worth the try.

I also shoot a 527 22 hornet and get good groups so I have not fixated on velocity consistency which I am sure I am not getting. It's a hunter not a target rifle (rather pragmatic I know).

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As you can see there are many more things to try. Run a batch crimped and compare. Vary seating depths. Don't give up on this fun cartridge. Make notes. Pdogs hate hornets.

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Old 01-14-2021, 10:33 AM
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Pdogs hate hornets.
You have that right Wade. At least in my experience.

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my hornet recipe

I use LE wilson dies i just do the neck I check neck tension small pistol primers or Rem 6 1/2 s Lil gun works for me But the number one step if I am shooting groups, is weighing the cases even from the same lot or brand I was surprised how much variance, though in hundredths of a grain. this will effect pressures which will effect accuracy. just segregate cases by weight
The smaller the case the more critical the pressure In larger cases it would be a non factor
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I shoot a Savage Model 25 Varminter 22Hornet with Hornady 35gr V-Max, Remington Small Rifle 7.5 BR primers, 13gr of Li'l Gun and seated with a competition die (don't recall the brand). That's all I know....don't understand about crimping and annealing. What happens for me is that factory ammo shoots 1.5" groups and my loads shoot .5"-.75" groups at 100yds and have killed lots of prairie dogs. I generally find 22Hornet reloading to be tedious and a nuisance. But, given the good result, I'll keep doing it.
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