The .22 Hornet ammunition is a bullet type developed mainly for small-game hunting. Usually it’s best used for small varmints like squirrels, prairie dogs, or even coyotes. It was first made available for purchase in the marketplace in 1930.
The .22 Hornet was developed to be far more powerful than other rimfire rounds of like the .22 WMR or .17 HMR. Often this cartridge type obtains a greater velocity due to the bullet being twice as heavy.
The Hornet is also substantially different from these in that it uses a centerfire cartridge, making it reloadable and significantly more adaptable. Up to the release of the FN 5.728mm, it was the smallest commercially available.22 caliber centerfire cartridge.
The.22 Hornet bridges the gap between the.22 WMR and the.223 Remington, two widely used varmint/predator cartridges. In somewhat developed regions, it is highly suited for controlling vermin and predators because to muzzle velocity, muzzle energy, and noise.« Back to Glossary Index