22 Hornet Ammo

The .22 Hornet has been a great small game and varmint cartridge since its introduction. It was also used as a survival rifle cartridge for military aircrew members. The .22 Hornet remains popular for its accuracy and performance on small to medium sized game. Learn More

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  1. Prvi Partizan 22 Hornet Ammo - 50 Rounds of 45 Grain SP Ammunition

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  2. Sellier & Bellot 22 Hornet Ammo - 20 Rounds of 45 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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  3. Hornady 22 Hornet Ammo - 25 Rounds of 35 Grain V-MAX Ammunition

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  4. Sellier and Bellot 22 Hornet Ammo - 20 Rounds of 45 Grain SP Ammunition

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First produced in 1930, the .22 Hornet was developed by the Springfield Armory and is to this day an excellent cartridge for hunting varmints and predators. It has even been used in the U.K. for hunting deer with great success. The cartridge has mild recoil and good accuracy, with relatively low noise levels – making this a great choice for hunting vermin in more populated areas.

The .22 Hornet became relatively famous in World War II, where it was used in the M4 by the U.S. Army Air Corps, and later in the M6 for aircrew members. After the war, the Springfield Armory produced the M6 chambered for the .22 Hornet and .410 Bore in an over-under configuration.

The .22 Hornet is a centerfire cartridge, available with bullets weighing from 35 to 55 grains. Bullets most commonly have soft points or are produced for specific varmints like the V-Max. Muzzle velocity ranges between 2,600 and 3,000 feet per second. Muzzle energies, as a result, vary between 700 and 850 foot pounds when fired from a rifle. The maximum effective range is 150 yards for larger vermin and predators, and as much as 200 yards for smaller varmints. Some hunters use this cartridge to shoot feral hogs, but shot placement must be precise to use the .22 Hornet for this application.

Many manufacturers have chambered rifles for .22 Hornet, primarily as single shot rifles and bolt action rifles. Several revolvers and single shot pistols can also be found for the .22 Hornet. Ammunition in this caliber is also easy to find, since most major manufacturers sell many varieties of the ammo. And with costs that are comparable to other ammunition in this category, the .22 Hornet is favored for its performace and affordability.