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#5857294 - 07/31/15 03:02 PM 22 Hornet
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Do any of you hunt hogs with a 22 hornet? I have a chance to pick one up. But mainly wanting a low caliber hog rifle.
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#5857458 - 07/31/15 05:09 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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I figured in 2 hrs I would have had lots of replies. Guessing this in not a round to get for hogs at all.
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#5857461 - 07/31/15 05:12 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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It could work but there are many others that would work much better for a small caliber hog gun

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#5857477 - 07/31/15 05:29 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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Hey if they are killing hogs with 17hmr's and 22 magnums I'd think the 22 hornet would be better plus you can reload them also. My .02

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#5857478 - 07/31/15 05:30 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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I have a heavy Savage 12 with a 26" heavy barrel. But want a lighter packing rifle. I have killed hogs with dirt nap. every time. But found a guy wanting my savage and has a hornet. So figure I would see what you all thought.
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#5857505 - 07/31/15 06:01 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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I suppose it would work on hogs. Compared to a 223 though, your range will be a good bit less and I don't know if you could shoot the good pig bullets in a Hornet.

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#5857517 - 07/31/15 06:06 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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Not sure never played with a 22 hornet.
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#5857550 - 07/31/15 06:25 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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Yes, would work but head shots only and at close range.
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#5857648 - 07/31/15 07:25 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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Close range as it what?
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#5857996 - 07/31/15 10:33 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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Man I slay em with the .223 all the time. I wouldn't have a problem at all with the 22 hornet other than the availability and price of the ammo. Ive killed a crap load with a .22 rim fire and recently purchased a marlin ss bb .22 mag bolt gun for hogs. I like the very light rim fires while fishing in the spring around ponds. I throw them over my shoulder, and if a target jumps out, it may get shot. I aim for the ear area and high on the shoulder where it meets the spine is a real hog dropper. Just saw your write up, good luck. up
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#5858022 - 07/31/15 10:55 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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Not the best hog round, any round will kill a hog if you shoot it in the ear but I am not sure the 22 hornet could penetrate clean to the vitals on a big mudded up boar. I like my hornet but not for hogs...

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#5858043 - 07/31/15 11:09 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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Use it and give us a range report. Otherwise post pics of the ER visit.

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#5858270 - 08/01/15 09:03 AM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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Sold my hornet years ago. It shot good enough at first the started straying a bit then the brass started to split. It's not a good combo. Get a 223 instead.
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#5864800 - 08/05/15 04:07 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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We have used one with 45 grain Barnes bullets, it kills bigger than it is...

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#5864815 - 08/05/15 04:13 PM Re: 22 Hornet [Re: BSolomon]
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shot placement is everything !
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