22 Hornet Ammo For Sale

Since its introduction, the .22 Hornet has been a popular cartridge for small game and varmint hunting. It was also once used as a survival rifle cartridge for military aircrew members. .22 Hornet ammo remains a go-to choice 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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    $27.00 Price

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    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 2427 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 45 Grain
    • SP Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 589 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
  2. Sellier and Bellot 22 Hornet Ammo - 20 Rounds of 45 Grain SP Ammunition

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    • 2346 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 45 Grain
    • SP Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 550 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
  3. Hornady 22 Hornet Ammo - 25 Rounds of 35 Grain V-MAX Ammunition

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    • 3100 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 94¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 8302
    • UPC 090255383027
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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.

22 Hornet Ballistics: Chart of Average 22 Hornet Ballistics

Note: This information comes from the manufacturer and is for informational purposes only. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. Also, ballistics can vary from lot to lot with the same brand and type load.

22 Hornet Bullet WEIGHT Muzzle VELOCITY (fps) Muzzle ENERGY (ft. lbs.) TRAJECTORY (in.)
  Muzzle 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. Muzzle 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds.
30 Grain Green 3150 2150 1390 990 830 660 310 130 65 45 0 -6.6 -32.7 n/a
35 Grain 3100 2278 1601 1135 929 747 403 199 100 67 2.75 0 -16.9 -60.4
40 Grain 2800 2397 2029 1698 1413 696 510 366 256 177 0 -4.6 -17.8 -43.1
45 Grain 2690 2042 1502 1128 948 723 417 225 127 90 0 -7.7 -31 0