22 Hornet Bullets

Since its introduction in 1940, 22 Hornet bullets have earned popularity among varmint hunters, survivalists, and competitive shooters. Intermediate in performance to the 17 HMR and 223 Rem, it achieves a higher velocity with twice the bullet weight of the former while producing substantially less recoil and noise than the latter.

22 Hornet bullets are typically available in weights of 35, 40, 45 or 50 grains. With a case that can hold as much as 14 grains, a reloading enthusiast can load the 22 Hornet’s lightest bullet to achieve a muzzle velocity well in excess of 2,500 fps. At the heavier end of the spectrum muzzle velocities ranging from 1,700 fps to 2,100 fps are common.

You would not expect the 22 Hornet to have a military pedigree, but U.S. airmen were issued M4 Survival Rifles chambered for the round during WWII. These rifles were notably issued alongside expanding soft point bullets, which would have violated the Hague Convention if the U.S. had categorically agreed to follow it. The ammo did bear a warning that it was intended solely for shooting small game and not soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army, however.

No handloader can miracle a 22 Hornet into existence that’s capable of felling a whitetail. Those who favor the 22 Hornet for hunting use it to take upland game, varmints and predators within 175 yards."Since its introduction in 1940 the 22 Hornet has earned popularity among varmint hunters, survivalists, and competitive shooters. Intermediate in performance to the 17 HMR and 223 Rem, it achieves a higher velocity with twice the bullet weight of the former while producing substantially less recoil and noise than the latter.

22 Hornet bullets are typically available in weights of 35, 40, 45 or 50 grains. With a case that can hold as much as 14 grains, a reloading enthusiast can load the 22 Hornet’s lightest bullet to achieve a muzzle velocity well in excess of 2,500 fps. At the heavier end of the spectrum muzzle velocities ranging from 1,700 fps to 2,100 fps are common.

You would not expect the 22 Hornet to have a military pedigree, but U.S. airmen were issued M4 Survival Rifles chambered for the round during WWII. These rifles were notably issued alongside expanding soft point bullets, which would have violated the Hague Convention if the U.S. had categorically agreed to follow it. The ammo did bear a warning that it was intended solely for shooting small game and not soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army, however.

No handloader can miracle a 22 Hornet into existence that’s capable of felling a whitetail. Those who favor the 22 Hornet for hunting use it to take upland game, varmints and predators within 175 yards.

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  1. Armscor .224 Diameter Bullets - 55 Grain FMJBT – 4000 Count

    $393.85

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    Cost Per Bullet 9.8¢ to 9.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 55 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 22 Hornet, 22-250, 220 Swift, 221 Rem Fireball, 222 Rem, 222 Rem Mag, 223 Rem, 5.56x45mm
    Quantity 4000
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT)
    Manufacturer Armscor
    Manufacturer SKU 52344

    Armscor got their humble start as a printshop and sporting goods store in Manila all the way back in 1905. In the past few decades they’ve made a big name for themself in America thanks to their Rock Island Armory 1911 pattern pistols, but their ammo has plenty of its own fans as well. Here’s your chance to load the same bullets as Armscor to make your own 223 Rem/5.56x45 ammo!

    This case contains 4,000 55 grain FMJBT bullets. Each .224” diameter bullet is hardened by a gilding metal jacket for certain feeding in a semi-auto, and sports a cannelure to facilitate proper crimping. Armscor’s bullet components possess the uniform weight distribution that tight groupings can’t exist without. These bullets’ boat tails not only improve their ballistic coefficient, but also make them easier to seat in the case. Make your own M193 rounds, or get more inventive if you like. You’ll have plenty of room to experiment with 4,000 bullets for handloading!

    Please note: These are bullets only, not loaded ammunition! Unless you know how to load your own ammunition, you will be unable to do anything with these bullets except regret ordering them.

    Customer Reviews

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    Great Service

    Review by wilbo (Posted on 2/20/2021)

    Wish I had bought more

    I was looking for reloading components and found these and ordered them right away. I went back the next day to buy more but they were out of stock. A great price and fast shipping. If they are ever back in stock I will get more. Now where's the primers?

    Review by Larry (Posted on 2/14/2021)

    Widener's always delivers quality

    Great bullets.

    Review by Jumanjii2 (Posted on 2/11/2021)

    Great product at a good price!

    Great product at a good price! Shipped in timely fashion and would not hesitate to order again.

    Review by RS (Posted on 2/11/2021)

    Awesome Supplier

    Impeccable service. I ordered these bullets sight unseen for plinking and I got them in a few days. I cannot comment on the characteristics of them because I am primer less, but hopefully that will change soon but who knows. Considering the state we find ourselves in when it comes to reloading supplies, I wish I would have doubled my order.

    Review by mameola (Posted on 2/11/2021)

    GREAT BULLETS

    HAVED USWD 2000 WITH NO TROUBLE.

    Review by ROG (Posted on 2/10/2021)

    Arrived faster than expected, bullets are of great quality and very consistent weight.

    These Amscor bullets in .224 arrived faster than expected and look great. The weight is very consistent.

    Review by Richard (Posted on 2/8/2021)

    We bought these for resale and thus far everyone has been well satisfied.

    We separated these into 100 count bags for resale and had a few extra.

    Review by Range Zombie (Posted on 2/8/2021)

    Great product

    Exactly as advertised and what I needed, and shipped on time

    Review by Jerry (Posted on 2/8/2021)

    Good

    Overall I was satisfied with my order

    Review by Drew (Posted on 2/7/2021)

    Great bullets

    Will buy more when back in stock,

    Review by Carl (Posted on 2/7/2021)

    Bullets

    Happy with how fast order was shipped.

    Review by Paul (Posted on 2/7/2021)

    Good value

    Never having ordered these before, I expected there to be some defective or deformed ones. So far I've found no problems.

    Review by Johnson's Temple of Boom (Posted on 2/3/2021)

    Great deal

    Decent bullets for punching paper and ringing steel. Grain weights are quite consistent to advertised weight. Wonderful shipping, and boxing. I will certainly be buying again as I need. And definitely from Wideners!

    Review by Gunner (Posted on 2/3/2021)

    Excellent

    Worked great

    Review by Sam (Posted on 2/3/2021)

    Super service and product

    Keep up the good work, I will order again

    Review by Inspector (Posted on 1/31/2021)

    Solid!

    Excellent company to deal with, fast shipping and a great product. Grabbed a handful and checked on the caliper and they are right on the money. Will buy from them again!

    Review by Scott (Posted on 1/31/2021)

    Great

    product was exactly as described, arrived undamaged. Would definitely use this supplier again.

    Review by daytripper54 (Posted on 1/26/2021)

    Once Fired 223 Brass

    The brass I received looks good and I’ll order again

    Review by Great buy (Posted on 1/11/2021)

    Reloading

    Just what I ordered Quality looking projectiles. Shipping is what it is around shipping at Christmas time.

    Review by Krustyfish (Posted on 1/9/2021)

    Excellent product

    With reloading components virtually unavailable, Wideners has sporadic availability with timely delivery

    Review by Robert (Posted on 1/7/2021)

    Great looking bullets

    These are high quality bullets. Have not reloaded and fired any but do not expect any problems when I do. Too many Honey Do's with the Holidays.

    Review by double d (Posted on 1/1/2021)

    Great product

    As advertised

    Review by Jeremy (Posted on 12/28/2020)

    Speedy delivery

    Excellent product and excellent service

    Review by Michael (Posted on 12/16/2020)

    Excellent!!

    Great company to do business with. My go to component site for sure. Quick shipment as well. Thank you.

    Review by Robert (Posted on 10/28/2020)

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