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    Question 17mach2 or 22 hornet

    Right then chaps I guess the title says it all realy. Looking to get a rifle that will get those bunnys that little bit further out. I would be homeloading for the 22. Any thoughts???
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    chalk and cheese

    Mach2 is good to 150yds, OK for foxes (if you can get conditioned for it) up to around 75yds
    I shot one bang in the heart about 2months ago, it ran 10ft.
    I like it but wouldnt choose it against a 22CF.
    Its an HMR comparison

    Hornet is good for same sort of distances but throws bigger bullets and will stop foxes better. also reloadable

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    i would guess it depends what you want to do with the rabbits concerned if i want some to eat i use my mach 2 if i need to get rid of numbers i cut them in half with a 20 tac and leave them
    for charlie an the buzzards dont know bout a hornet dont use one but the m2 does ok for me

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    Talking

    hi go for hornet every time.it will do the bunnys well above 150 yards.Iuse my hornet for crows 170 yards best one .fox 175 bunnys 150 ishbest for now.i reload 35 grain v max with winchester 296 powder 12 grains never had a fox run with the hornet .good shotin .ian
    Last edited by ian 243; 31-07-2012 at 18:50.

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    why mach 2 or hornet? what's wrong with the straight hmr?

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    hornet!
    we may b human but were still animals

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    Hornet,cheap to run, proven ,no question on Charlie,m2 trying to find it's feet,good deals on ammo at the moment,will it be around as long as hornet I think not! Hornet for me & maybe 22lr......wannabuy a hornet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baguio View Post
    why mach 2 or hornet? what's wrong with the straight hmr?
    cost of ammo

    have a 22lr already that i use for the bunnys but a few of them seem to run for cover just out of range
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