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    22 hornet reloading sierra heads

    I have sierra 40g hp heads to reload for my 22 hornet, I am using lil gun powder. Sierra manual recommend min of 9.2 grains and a max of 10.6 grains of lil gun powder . hogdon recommend for a 40g head with this powder min of 12 grains and max of 13 grains. I would like to know how many grains of lil gun other reloads are to load the sierra 40g. hp head.

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    I use 13 grains of H.Li'll Gun and small pistol primer. Gives 2,900 fps and is very consistent. Even more consistent if you use the Lee Factory Crimp die too.

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    I'll second that. 13.0 is fine.~Muir

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    I followed the wise words of the above Ops and I have used 13gr along with the LEE factory crimp die and I was amazed at the results. The beauty of the Hornet is that it operates at fairly low pressures and 13gr of lilgun won't put you in a high pressure situation.

    Nothing to lose, I have not yet used the pistol primers as I am getting good enough tight groups but I will be using them when my current primers run out.

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