A-bolt 22 hornet

dakotagun

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How are they?

I just acquired a Medallion in trade and would like to punch it to K hornet.
It's clean, trigger seems decent, & looks like it'll feed the K's just fine, with some breathing room to spare.
 

Big Stick

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Don't own one,but have shot 'em.

No matter the platform,the leap to "K" is a GREAT move,for headspace control alone. It will greatly increase brass life,bolster Precision and the added performance will never suck.

I'd rather 77/22...but a guy could do worse...…………….
 

Oatmealsavage82

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Ive had a browning hornet for close to 15 years. the only mod i did to it was install a moyers trigger but was never really happy with it. I am going to try the factory one with the timney springs and see how that is. That little rifle shoots amazingly and Ive pounded thousands of rounds down the bore which has lead to the question of how many hornet rounds does it take to wear out a barrel? The only downfall to the rifle is the magazine that only holds 3 rounds. Makes for a real pain in the ass in a gopher field. Ive been planning for years to make a single shot follower for it but have never gotton around to it. I love that little rifle although my recently aquired ruger number 1 in Khorn from Jimmy808's dad has stolen the show a bit.
 

dakotagun

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I shot the rifle today it it shot darn good. 35 gr. hornady and 45 gr. Winchester Ammo(old stuff) both went under an inch with the hornady being best. I also shot some reloads with 45 Sierra's and 1680. They shot about 3/4". Good signs...

I didn't have any high expectations for accuracy but them 35s might really shoot based on a couple of the groups I shot today with factory ammo.

This little Browning might get shot alot more than I imagined.
 

dakotagun

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Oatmeal,

Forgot to mention that my trigger is a re-sprung factory trigger. When I took posession of the rifle I was advised that the spring had been changed. When adjusted as low as the trigger will allow it is just a hair over 2lb with a clean break. Good enough for me.
 

Big Stick

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I form 35 'Max at 3030fps via '296. Lil'Gun never showed me anything,whether in Hornet or Khorn. 1680 can't/won't make 110/296 velocities.

My favorie has long been the 32 'Max at 3400fps in formed cases,from 20" spouts,as I've a few.

My Number One Khorn was easy to pass along...……………….
 

dakotagun

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By gosh if I didn't land 500 pieces of new r/p brass with the rifle as well. I thought it was all once fired, but its new. Might keep it a standard horn and lee collet neck size. Lil gun will get the first go because I've got a pound here. H110 is up next if it wont shoot lil gun.
 

Big Stick

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I've had rather good luck with R/P Horn/KHorn brass.

You couldn't run fast enough to catch me,to give me Lee dies or LilGun………….(grin)



Just do it...………………...
 

dznnf7

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Lil Gun worked OK for me with heavier bullets, but who cares when the 35's are the answer. The velocity king was 110.

And my collet die was another great idea that ended up in the metal scrap bin.
 

Big Stick

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Gonna yard the kid's stock off my Babiest 77/22 KHorn and poke the OEM 17 WSM handle aboard and 6x MQ same.

Until Grandbaby starts shooting,then I'll reverse the handles....................