Jun 1, 2023
I have another cartridge profile for you today where we’ll dive into the details of the 22 Hornet and see how it compares to the 22 Long Rifle, the 22 Magnum, and the 223 Remington. I think you’ll agree with me that, at first glance anyway, it makes a whole lot more sense to use more modern cartridges like the .223 Remington or the .220 Swift instead of the .22 Hornet for small game and varmint hunting. However, even though the cartridge has been around for almost a century, and even though it can’t come anywhere close to the performance of those newer cartridges on paper, the .22 Hornet is still a very useful varmint hunting cartridge. Well, that’s what I’m going to talk about in this episode as I break down the 22 Hornet in detail and give you the information you need to determine if it's well suited for your individual needs.
22 Hornet: A Small Cartridge With A Potent Sting – Blog article referenced in podcast
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