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Thread: .22 hornet and a photon xt advice

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    .22 hornet and a photon xt advice

    Hi all I have been thinking about a variation for a .22 hornet for fox and long range rabbits/ hare.
    When my dad was a gamekeeper the neighbouring keeper had a hornet and it was plenty for the foxing as they use to do their foxing together my dad only had a .22lr & we shot plenty with that.
    I think a hornet with a photon could be a good round. What do you guys think?
    Regards Dan

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    Makes sense, though a .17Hornet is flatter shooting, so accurate range estimation less crucial (not easy through NV scope). Enough oomph for fox at NV ranges.

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    Hi danban i use a .17 hornet it does shoot very flat good for bunnies and foxes out to 200 yards

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    Not a hornet butility I do have a 6.5x50 Photon and for me the image quality is limited to 150m or so at night so I'd only lyrics need a rifle capable of clean kills at that range, which I'm sure the Hornet is capable of and it's a cheap enough calibre rifle to work nicely.

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    Hi Dan,

    The .22 Hornet is a great choice and is very versatile. I do most of my shooting with one.

    If you reload then you can open up some possibilities. I have one load with a 35 Grain V Max for Foxes and another load using 45 grain round nose H&N plated bullets for Rabbits (but they are just as useful for foxes if I happen to have them in the gun at the time). Both loads are within 10mm vertical POI of each other at 100 yards. The 45 grain loads work out 1p each more expensive than an Eley .22 Subsonic.

    The CZ or Weihrauch rifles have the strongest actions.

    Stick a XT6.5x50 on it with one of out B20 illuminators and you'll have a package that will give you a decent image further than you can shoot.


    Cheers





    Clive
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    Hi Clive
    How much are your B20 illuminators? I think that my photon could be better i use a tracer ir at the moment.

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    I have a 22 hornet with a photon on it. Can't fault it.

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    i had a look through a 6.5 photon a couple of nights ago for the first time and the first thing i thought of was it would go very nice with my .22 hornet it had a pulsar x850 iluminator on it and you would have been able to shot a fox out to 150 yards quite hapilly which is a good range for the hornet as you wont need to give it any hold over out to this range with a 100 yard zero

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    Quote Originally Posted by danban View Post
    Hi Clive
    How much are your B20 illuminators? I think that my photon could be better i use a tracer ir at the moment.

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    Hi danban,

    They are 42 http://www.nightvisionstore.co.uk/bl...or-c2x17313859

    We manufacture the Black Sun pills from scratch completely in-house here in the UK so the quality, output and longevity is absolutely 100%.


    Cheers





    Clive
    http://www.nightvisionstore.co.uk
    High end night vision digital, tubed and thermal monoculars, rifle scopes, clip ons, add ons, IR Illuminators and accessories.

    Digital, thermal and tubed night vision rifle scopes - Handheld thermal imagers

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    Clive

    My Traser LEDray works really well, but there is a dark line in the centre of the beam; and horizontal lines either side. How will your B20 compare?
    Do you offer the pill only, as an upgrade option?

    Hammo

    Quote Originally Posted by Clive Ward View Post
    Hi danban,

    They are 42 http://www.nightvisionstore.co.uk/bl...or-c2x17313859

    We manufacture the Black Sun pills from scratch completely in-house here in the UK so the quality, output and longevity is absolutely 100%.


    Cheers





    Clive

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