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

    $445.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 11.1¢ 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.

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    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)

  2. Speer .223 Diameter Bullets - 33 Grain HP TNT - 100 Count

    Speer .223 Diameter Bullets - 33 Grain HP TNT - 100 Count

    $16.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 16.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 33 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 22 Hornet
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point (HP)
    Manufacturer Speer
    Manufacturer SKU 1014

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