22 Hornet TC Contender Encore
The 22 Hornet is a great small varminting centerfire cartridge. It is possible to reload for a very low cost using .224 caliber projectiles and very fast powders. It squeezes all the potential out of the small charge required to shoot it achieving high velocities from such a small case. We cover all our suggestions from contour, scope bases, fluting and threading for the 22 Hornet.
22 Hornet TC Encore History
The .22 Hornet was first introduced in 1930 and is a small-game, varmint conterfire rifle cartridge. It achieves higher velocity with the bullet double the weight of a .17 HMR. They consider it more powerful than the .17 HMR and the .22 WMR. It differents from those cartridged because it is a centerfire cartridge, not a rimfire. Which opens up the ability to handload and reload the bullets.
Factory ammunition is widely available from all major manufacturers, generally with bullets weighing 34, 35, 45, or 46 grains (2.2, 2.3, 2.9, or 3.0 g), with bullets invariably either hollow point or soft point. Muzzle velocity typically is in the 2,500 to 3,100 ft/s (760 to 940 m/s) range, and muzzle energy is just over 700 ft·lbf (950 J) for factory ammo fired from a rifle.