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Thread: Moderated 22 Hornet , need very quiet fox round.

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    Moderated 22 Hornet , need very quiet fox round.

    Need a dedicated fox rifle as quiet as possible. Circumstances create this need.
    Would a 22Hornet with mod be in the same leaugue ( noise) as an unmodetared 22LR subsonic or even quieter ? What would be the diffrence stepping up to 222 or 223 ( noise) ?
    I have a free space of 250m in front of the fox box, but can limit myself to 150m and try to call him in.
    Last edited by Hales Smut; 18-07-2016 at 09:36.

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    A 22 hornet with an ase jet z CQB is about as quiet as your going to get

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    300blk with 220gn subs is as quiet as a rimmy, bar the "thwack" on impact. Easily useable to 250yards from a fox box.

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    I would consider the wildcat Evolution if silence is a priority
    As a CQB owner and a user of ASE mods for years - I was shocked when comparing the CQB directly against the Evo.

    Honestly the EVO is noticeably much quieter - the 223 sounded like a modded HMR. The Evo is also a lot cheaper too


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    I planned to use a .357 single shot Rossi with a .38 Special subsonic wadcutter cartridge for close range foxes where noise is an issue. My Firearms Licensing Officer refused because 1) my base farm was only cleared for up to 22-250, and 2) in any event .357 is a deer round so if I can get a permission to shoot deer with .357 he'll OK it then I can shoot any passing fox. At that point in the conversation I refrained from further comment, as I will also refrain here.

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    357 isnt legal for large deer. Even in a 20" barrel it still falls short of 1700ft/lbs.
    I can just about eek 2200fps with a 125gr jhp, any hotter and it tries to open the lever for you, thats 1346ft/lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hales Smut View Post
    Need a dedicated fox rifle as quiet as possible. Circumstances create this need.
    Would a 22Hornet with mod be in the same leaugue ( noise) as an unmodetared 22LR subsonic or even quieter ? What would be the diffrence stepping up to 222 or 223 ( noise) ?
    I have a free space of 250m in front of the fox box, but can limit myself to 150m and try to call him in.
    no supersonic round will be as quiet as a .22 with subs
    am not convinced of the need for Subsonic CF rounds, they become very big bouncing bombs at those speeds and 220gr at 900-1000fps is a shed load of energy to deal with
    I use a .222 with a T12 scout overbarrel mod on golf courses and in very close proximity to houses.
    not had a complaint yet.
    if its residential I find people notice lights more than sounds.

    Shot a fox with my back resting against someone's garden fence a couple of weeks back. I could see the TV on in the nearest room.
    Not even a light came on let alone any people at the windows

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    you will hear a moderated .22 hornet from some distance if your listening for it, but if there not actually listening for it especially if there inside then the chances are it will go unheard ive used mine at night within 200yrds of houses and never had a complaint, as for it being as quite as a .22lr no as bewsher500 says there not and they are never going to be

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    Like Bewsher500 I use a .222 with a t12 and have shot foxes from most rooms in my house without waking the wife and kids, I also shoot around stables and other live stock with the same set up with no complaints.

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    Is there any noise difference between the 222 and 223 ? As the 222 is slightly slower, I would suspect that he could be slightly less noisy ? Maybe not noticeable.

    Any disadvantages for the 222 compared to the 223 ? Purely as a varmint round!

    Since the military calibres are legal here, hardly anybody buys a 222 anymore. The 223 is much more popular. A gunsmith close by has a brand new A-bolt in 222 that he would sell for a good price. About 200 euro less than a 223. He also has a nice secondhand Anschutz in 222.

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