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Eagle said
All very helpful info. Thank you all for the education. I’m going to be on a hunt for a nice deluxe one ASAP. Bert, I have read you article and have been interested in one of these since. I will drag out the mag and read it again. Peter  

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A Model 43 Special in very nice condition is going to cost you about the same amount as a Model 70 Standard in 22 Hornet.  Nice rifles thoughCool

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I enjoyed the 43 article last year, Bert. I’m pretty sure it was instrumental in getting my shooting buddy to join WACA. I’ve helped him scavenge ammo and marveled at the performance of his Hornets. If I could see the end of my project list I’d consider adding the 22 Hornet to it. Wink I don’t think I’d ever try to cast for it so I’ll be able to forgo my customary expense of moulds, gas checks, sizing dies and punches. There’s a good chance I have some 40gr V-max from my last foray into the 22 CF world 20 or so years ago…I suppose it could happen if the right rifle comes along. I suspect throat erosion isn’t an issue with Hornets considering the miserly powder charge; I like cartridges that are easy on barrels and my powder supply.

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Is 22 Hornet ammo hard to find in Texas?  It is very easy to find in Washington/Oregon/Nevada.

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Bert H. said

Mike,

Is 22 Hornet ammo hard to find in Texas?  It is very easy to find in Washington/Oregon/Nevada.

Bert  

It was for awhile, started seeing more late last summer. Funny thing is the cheap PPU (blue box) stuff shot very well in my buddy’s Martini. Looks like decent brass as well. Two years ago it was over $50 box when (if) you could find it. We have a bit of a scavenging network going on, his son found some 22 mag ammo for me in S TX last summer and I picked up some Trailboss powder for him a few weeks ago while I was out of town. I think he’s going to make it to Cody this year, even wants to split a show table with me.

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