.22 Hornet Revolver

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.22 Hornet Revolver

Post by nipperdog » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:44 pm

I would like to modify a 6" revolver to fire the .22 Hornet. Has anybody successfully done something like that.

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Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

Post by alphawolf45 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:20 pm

Would not the expansion of the necked cartridge tend to want to jam the cartridge head against the recoil shield?...Well it isnt much of a neck though is it.
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Certainly could be built and I would like to see the pictures and hear the user report.

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Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

Post by PeteH » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:27 pm

Couple things... isn't the jacketed slug at .224" somewhat bigger than the cast-lead .22 RF slug? Wouldn't that make for a tight fit (and correspondingly higher pressures) in a .22 RF barrel ? Seems I remember hearing this, oh, 40-50 years ago.

Also, the Hornet's primarily a rifle cartridge, so shooting it out of a 6" barrel would likely cost you in muzzle velocity, unless you handloaded with hotter powders.

Just my tuppenny'orth.
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Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

Post by hammermill » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:16 am

lets see a 22 hornet is rated at 40,000 cup pressure rating and a 22 rimfire is rated at 10,000 psi ( i am too lazy to do the conversion

PSI to CUP
=((PSI)+17902)/1.516

i would want a very strong action like a contender for that conversion but a pistol would prove interesting because of setback if nothing else .

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Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

Post by alphawolf45 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:47 am

Heres a very good article about the tapered or shouldered case setting back and binding the cylinder and how that has been overcome in recent offerings.....


http://www.magnumresearch.com/news_deta ... imes04.asp

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Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

Post by nipperdog » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:11 am

alphawolf45 wrote:Heres a very good article about the tapered or shouldered case setting back and binding the cylinder and how that has been overcome in recent offerings.....


http://www.magnumresearch.com/news_deta ... imes04.asp
Thanks for the link. The article was very informative concerning the .22H in a revolver. I had planned to use a K frame as my platform, however after reading why the earlier revolvers locked up after firing a tapered case and the solution used for modern day hornet revolvers I may have to reconsider the idea. Thanks again for providing the info that I was looking for..........Lew

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Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

Post by PeteH » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:23 am

I think Thompson-Center already makes the Contender in .22 Hornet. Might be cheaper to buy one, than to build something.
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Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

Post by nipperdog » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:50 pm

PeteH wrote:I think Thompson-Center already makes the Contender in .22 Hornet. Might be cheaper to buy one, than to build something.
Had several TCs through the years but really wanted to build a revolver. I'm not a big fan of Taurus but may have to go with theirs.

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Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

Post by Wayne Shaw » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:08 am

Many years ago I knew a guy that got a "blank" Ruger cylinder and made just such a revolver, 22 Hornet. He used cast bullets and not loaded very hot if I recall, but it never hung up from case setback that I saw. I shot it a fair amount, no problems. Too many years ago before I payed a lot of "smith" attention to it.

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Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

Post by SilveradoHauler » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:55 pm

Lysle Kilborn, father of the K Hornet in 1947.

He used a S&W 22 revolver, don't know the model. Maybe K-22?

K-Hornet chambering gets rid of the sloped case problem.

The boys at Remington did not read the history books when they brought out the 22 Jet. Designed for failure!

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Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

Post by Al_Messer » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:12 pm

O.K.--what would be the advantage of a .22 Hornet in a 6 inch barrel vs, a .22 Rimfire Magnum cartridge in the same length barrel? BTW_Frank DeHaas had a bunch of .22 wildcat revolver cartridges to his credit. See "Guns" magazine, April 1960.
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Re: .22 Hornet Revolver

Post by Wayne Shaw » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:26 am

Why? Well even way back then, my friend was all about getting by on his own. Casting bullets, of course reloading, and even making his own black powder if need be (I don't think he did, but he knew how to). But with the Hornet, you can load it down to a rim fire level or punch it up some. Very cheap to shoot too.

By the way, a primer is the key. No primer, no shoot. If you're going to stock up on something, make it primers.

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