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Old 04-17-2008, 1:40 PM
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rechambered my 22 hornet to 22 K hornet this morning.....man, what a sweetheart. my 22 hornet was a flat shooter before, but damn, this thing shoots like a laser beam! i took it out to the range and shot a 10 shot 1 hole group at 150 yards.......talk about one mean *** MofO........
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Old 04-18-2008, 1:23 PM
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Is the "K" for Kaptain.

Congrats!!!

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Old 04-18-2008, 3:21 PM
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actually, if you dont know what the K hornet is, man, your missing out.

heres a little info on the "K" hornet

"Originated by Lysle Kilbourn in 1940, this was one of the first of the so called "improved" cartridges. It is based on the fire formed and blown out of the 22 Hornet case with a straight body, sharp shoulder and short neck. The popularity of the 22 K-Hornet was based on increased performance, plus the fact that any regular factory loaded ammunition could also be fired in the same chamber. In addition, the conversion is quite cheap, and any Hornet rifle can be rechambered. Ammunition is no problem because the round is based on easily obtainable factory ammunition. It brings the 22 Hornet into the same class as the 218 Bee with the added advantage that the 22 Hornet was chambered in several good bolt action rifles. It is suitable for the same range of varmints and small game as the 218 Bee. Those lucky enough to find an original Kimber rifle chambered for the 22 K-Hornet can pride themselves in owning a superb rifle. "

actually, if im not mistaken ( and i may be) the K hornet and the 218 bee are about the same velocity,etc. i hear so much crap about how "inaccurate" the 22 hornet is, and ive owned several and never found that to be the case. i have to say though, the K hornet is the way to go. a K honet gun will shoot both 22 hornet and K hornet. the 22 hornet is still accutate, but not as accurate as the K hornet.you cant buy K hornet brass factory. you get it from shooting a standard 22 h in the gun, and the case fireforms the chamber so when you pull it out you have a perfect K hornet brass case!........i loaded up some 55gr winchester FMJBT this morning, and some 52gr HPBT and took them to the range. i had to look twice as even with the wind blowing, at 100 yards the 55s and 52s were both shooting 1 hole groups no problem. i love this little gun!...i cant wait to get it in the woods hunting in september!
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Old 04-18-2008, 3:31 PM
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just to give you an idea of the K hornet


left -22 Hornet center-22 K Hornet right-.223
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Old 04-18-2008, 5:57 PM
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Kaptain- Thank you so much for the introduction the K Hornets. I figured if had to be some kind of "improved" but had never heard of it.

It makes me want a boltey to go and "evolve" it this way. How much was the reamer you used?

BTW, what is the lightest bullet weight that can be used? Better yet, what is the "normal" twist rate for 22H or 22KH?

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Old 04-18-2008, 7:19 PM
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i dont know what the "standard" or "normal" twist is, but mine is 1 in 14". i think hogdon shows as low as 35 grain, but ive shot 30gr thru my hornet before i converted it. nice thing about the hornet and the K (especially the K ) is its flat shooting with all bullet weights. the reamers are anywere from 79 to 130 bucks, but dont buy one, rent one. you can rent one from 4D for 28.00. i mean hell, if your not a gunsmith ( i am, i bought mine) youll most likely only use it once. mine is a floating pilot ( which is much better IMHO than a solid pilot).

as you can see from the picture, its not a matter of cutting a whole new chamber, but just a matter of removing the material from the shoulder area. takes all of 5 minutes. you remove so little material, you dont even have to chuck it up in the lathe. you use a T handled reamer extension. alot of gunsmiths charge upwards to 120+ bucks to rechamber for K hornet, but you can do it yourself with no problems. im thinking about getting another one myself and rechamber it also just to have if you know what i mean!
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oh, and one more thing. the hornet and K hornet are VERY quiet rounds, a bit less than a 22 mag if you ask me.
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I have a K-Hornet reamer if anyone needs a Hornet opened up.
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That sounds good Randall. I'm looking on Gunbroker right now.

What would be a good recommendation for a budget but quality model to do this makeover to?
BTW- did you sell that Entry stock yet. Still interested if not

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That sounds good Randall. I'm looking on Gunbroker right now.

What would be a good recommendation for a budget but quality model to do this makeover to?
BTW- did you sell that Entry stock yet. Still interested if not

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I've spotted a couple of those, and might be partial to the handirifle as I've always wanted a breakaction....

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mine is the ruger 77/22H all weather with the heavy factory barrel and laminated stock. great gun.
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