22 Hornet suggestions - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Erie PA
Posts: 1,330
Back To Top
22 Hornet suggestions

Now that I have a few extra bucks laying around I'm going to go out and buy a 22 hornet. I've been looking at the Ruger 77 and would really like one. But while I was perusing gunbroker last night I saw that Savage chambered them in the mod 25. I know the quality of the gun is no comparison, but I've got no complaints about the accuracy of any of the other Savage's that I have. My one complaint that I have with all guns now-a-days is the height of the comb. It seems none of the manufactures make the comb high enough to comfortably use a scope. Which is why I started looking at the Savage. For $300 less I get the gun and spend another $100 for a Boyd's stock. Just wanted to see if anyone else on here has any experiences with either of these guns in this caliber. Or suggest something else I may be missing. But I can't afford a Cooper or pre 64 mod70, although I'd love to get one.

Oh, and don't try and suggest anything else. I already have a 22mag and a couple 223's. Just trying to diversify the collection. I have some spare space on my ammo racks that need filled in.

Remember, shoot straight and shoot often.
Good... Bad... I'm the guy with the gun.
TRAPJAW is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 07:22 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
RobOz's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Washington Co. P.A.
Posts: 4,537
Back To Top
Re: 22 Hornet suggestions

CZ makes a nice rifle also.
RobOz is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 07:29 PM
The Man
410-er's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: 5B/northern lanc. co.
Posts: 6,252
Back To Top
Re: 22 Hornet suggestions

Winchester 43?
Browning Micro?

The answers to all of life's questions are found in the Bible!
410-er is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 07:32 PM
Frequent Contributor
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Berlin, Pa
Posts: 659
Back To Top
Re: 22 Hornet suggestions

Browning A-bolt II
Blueeagle is online now  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 07:37 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: 3D, Luzerne County
Posts: 3,325
Back To Top
Re: 22 Hornet suggestions

Just an FYI before you buy a .22 Hornet, ammo can be very scarce. I dont buy factory ammo, but even trying to find brass to reload can be tough. Luckily I was able to buy a few hundred pieces of Winchester factory brass. Just be aware of the ammo situation before you go buying a rifle you can't shoot!

Steve in PA is online now  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 07:44 PM
Regular Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NEPA
Posts: 1,868
Back To Top
Re: 22 Hornet suggestions

Had a ruger for a while and it was a nice gun, but not as accurate as I hoped with factory stuff and I never got around to reloading for it. For hunting accuracy it was fine to 100 yds. I sold it and bought a CZ. The only thing with the CZ is the exposed magazine that hangs down, the ruger was nicer in that respect and nice to carry.
Davy Crockett is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 09:19 PM
The Man
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Washington Co. Pa.
Posts: 9,332
Back To Top
Re: 22 Hornet suggestions

I,ve never heard anything but praises on CZ,s.
good ole boy is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 09:55 PM
Frequent Contributor
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cumberland Co. Pa.
Posts: 588
Back To Top
Re: 22 Hornet suggestions

My T C Contender with a carbine length barrel and shoulder stock is scary accurate. That is if you think dime size groups at 100yds is scary accurate. Reloads of course,never tried factory fodder.
crappie-hunter is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 09:57 PM
Frequent Contributor
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: northern bucks county pa
Posts: 694
Back To Top
Re: 22 Hornet suggestions

I have the Ruger 77/22hornet and love it. As stated above it shot good with most ammo but wasn't great till I used the Hornady 35gr ammo. Now I reload it and use the Hornady 35gr V-Max bullet with 3/4 inch groups at 100yds and better. I must admit I am not the best rifle shot so these types of groups are great for me.

That being said I have not shot any other Hornet.
huntined is online now  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 10:21 PM
Frequent Contributor
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Luzerne Cty,Pa.
Posts: 550
Back To Top
Re: 22 Hornet suggestions

From my personal exp. with the 22Hornet I would say the best rifle is the CZ 527 American.I had 2 friends that had Rugers and they couldn't hold a candle to the accuracy I get with my CZ.There is only one brand of ammo I use,and I,ve tried them all for accuracy and that is the Remington ACC-Tip 35 gr at 3200FPS.I,m talking holes touching at 100 yds.Maybe I was lucky and just got a super accurate rifle but I like to think it,s because of the way I broke the barrel in.I have SINCLAIRS Shooting Book and did what they recommended,1 shot clean for 10 shots,then 3 shots for 30 rounds and so forth.Bbelieve me,you get the CZ 527 American and use strictly Remington Acc-Tip 35 gr. ammo and you will be one happy camper.
11B4PT2 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome