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    Any UK or European 22 Hornet Hand Loaders Out There

    I was out hunting coyotes yesterday afternoon and was just wondering if this was a popular round over on your side of the pond. I have a Contender Carbine and a Savage Model 40 . My go to load for years has been a 40 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip , 12.9 grs of Lil-Gun , CCI 400 primers , and Winchester cases. This load gives a velocity or 2890 feet per second according to my cronograph . I have a Redding T-7 with a Turret set up just for hornets. I use a Lee collet die to neck size and if I need to do anything to the body I use a Redding Body die. I set up a Lee charging die with a Lee disc measure to drop the powder. I opened the disc up with some sand paper until it dropped 12.9 grains. You have to take the disc return spring off or it will dent the mouth of the case. After you charge the case you just push the hopper down to refill it. This work's great and really speeds up the process.MN
    Last edited by crow juice; 03-10-2015 at 10:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crow juice View Post
    I was out hunting coyotes yesterday afternoon and was just wondering if this was a popular round over on your side of the pond. I have a Contender Carbine and a Savage Model 40 . My go to load for years has been a 40 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip , 12.9 grs of Lil-Gun , CCI 400 primers , and Winchester cases. This load gives a velocity or 2890 feet per second according to my cronograph . I have a Redding T-7 with a Turret set up just for hornets. I use a Lee collet die to neck size and if I need to do anything to the body I use a Redding Body die. I set up a Lee charging die with a Lee disc measure to drop the powder. I opened the disc up with some sand paper until it dropped 12.9 grains. You have to take the disc return spring off or it will dent the mouth of the case. After you charge the case you just push the hopper down to refill it. This work's great and really speads up the process.
    Far too popular for my liking!

    Now getting difficult to track-down 35g V-Max and Lil-Gun.

    K
    The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klenchblaize View Post
    Far too popular for my liking!

    Now getting difficult to track-down 35g V-Max and Lil-Gun.

    K
    K - try here - Dauntsey Guns: V-Max, HORN-22252, Hornady - V-Max 22/.224 35gr Hornet (Heads Only, Pack of 100) - always in stock as there's a good following in these parts - pretty sure they stock Hodgsons too
    Last edited by Hereford; 03-10-2015 at 12:37.
    For Gods sake - don't tell her how much I've spent

    Ctrl-Alt FACT

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    Quote Originally Posted by crow juice View Post
    I was out hunting coyotes yesterday afternoon and was just wondering if this was a popular round over on your side of the pond. I have a Contender Carbine and a Savage Model 40 . My go to load for years has been a 40 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip , 12.9 grs of Lil-Gun , CCI 400 primers , and Winchester cases. This load gives a velocity or 2890 feet per second according to my cronograph . I have a Redding T-7 with a Turret set up just for hornets. I use a Lee collet die to neck size and if I need to do anything to the body I use a Redding Body die. I set up a Lee charging die with a Lee disc measure to drop the powder. I opened the disc up with some sand paper until it dropped 12.9 grains. You have to take the disc return spring off or it will dent the mouth of the case. After you charge the case you just push the hopper down to refill it. This work's great and really speeds up the process.MN
    A 30 second search would have answered your question.
    Nice to have another Hornet shooter on board.~Muir

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    Honestly I thought these forums were for fun.

    Moderator please remove this post.

    Sorry to bother you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crow juice View Post
    Honestly I thought these forums were for fun.

    Moderator please remove this post.

    Sorry to bother you guys.
    Chill CJ - ease yourself into the SD......

    The hornet has a strong cult following in the UK, along with the .222 and .204 there is some (healthy) debate over which is the best. The only gripe tends to be feed issues in some rifles due to the rimmed cartridge.
    For Gods sake - don't tell her how much I've spent

    Ctrl-Alt FACT

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    Quote Originally Posted by crow juice View Post
    Honestly I thought these forums were for fun.

    Moderator please remove this post.

    Sorry to bother you guys.
    Wow. You're too thin skinned for this arena. ~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    Wow. You're too thin skinned for this arena. ~Muir
    Maybe he doesn't like westerners ......... oh o , that means me too lol

    AB

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    Hell, it's not as if we told him he should be crimping!

    K
    The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klenchblaize View Post
    Hell, it's not as if we told him he should be crimping!

    K


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