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anyone using a .222 or .17 hornet?

  • 28-10-2020 8:58pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 548 ✭✭✭ slipperyox


    Looking to get either.

    For my club area,

    a 22 hornet is not flat enough, and a 223 is possibly too much.

    Interested in availability/reliability of ammo and price more so...

    will be used for fox, corvids, and when all this ****e is over, range.

    Many thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,614 ✭✭✭ deerhunter1


    slipperyox wrote: »
    Looking to get either.

    For my club area,

    a 22 hornet is not flat enough, and a 223 is possibly too much.

    Interested in availability/reliability of ammo and price more so...

    will be used for fox, corvids, and when all this ****e is over, range.

    Many thanks

    had a 17 hornet, laser accuracy, traded because it was a bit too small for me,
    222 ammo scarce and expensive, why not a 204


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Very little difference between a .222 and a .223. The .222 is sold in countries where military calibre rifles cannot be owned by civilians.


  • Registered Users Posts: 548 ✭✭✭ slipperyox


    had a 17 hornet, laser accuracy, traded because it was a bit too small for me,
    222 ammo scarce and expensive, why not a 204

    .204 very long, from what I've seen, but maybe

    and heard the 17H is inhumane on fox?


  • Registered Users Posts: 698 ✭✭✭ Uinseann_16


    slipperyox wrote: »
    Looking to get either.

    For my club area,

    a 22 hornet is not flat enough, and a 223 is possibly too much.

    Interested in availability/reliability of ammo and price more so...

    will be used for fox, corvids, and when all this ****e is over, range.

    Many thanks

    .17 WSM?
    a .222 and .223 are very similar the .222 is the parent case for the 223 ;)
    A .22 hornet is grand out to 200m


  • Registered Users Posts: 660 ✭✭✭ Feidhlim Dignan


    . 223 won't be too much.
    Keep it simple, loads of ammo and not expensive. There is a reason 90% of lads use it.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster


    I'm interested in the .222 myself. There are one or two retailers selling the ammo and at least one main dealer advertising new ones on thier website here.

    I was eager to get a 22 hornet and it still tickles my fancy. I'm not looking for something to reach out to the next county with as even when I've used .243, 270 and 30-06 on foxs I was shooting them well less then 200 yards.

    Would be interested on anyones first hand experience with the .222 Rem.


  • Registered Users Posts: 473 ✭✭ The pigeon man


    It's hard to beat the 223. Ammo is available everywhere and you can get ballistic tip ammo for less than €1 a shot.

    It's the perfect foxing calibre in my opinion. Pair it with a moderator and night vision and you'll have a serious setup.

    I find it difficult to recommend any other calibre for foxing. Also if you get a 1/8 twist you'll be able to fire 55gr to some really heavy rounds for long range target shooting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    I'm interested in the .222 myself. There are one or two retailers selling the ammo and at least one main dealer advertising new ones on thier website here.

    I was eager to get a 22 hornet and it still tickles my fancy. I'm not looking for something to reach out to the next county with as even when I've used .243, 270 and 30-06 on foxs I was shooting them well less then 200 yards.

    Would be interested on anyones first hand experience with the .222 Rem.

    The .222 was the centrefire benchrest cartridge of choice years ago. It has a very long neck which is supposed to contribute to accuracy. I had a hornet for years, and the scores of foxes i shot with it never complained about it, but if i were buying a .22 centrefire now, it'd be a .223. The hornet ammo is the same price give or take as the .223. Its a no brainer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭ no_4


    Jesus a 30-06 on a little fox?! That’s a bit overkill no?

    I'm interested in the .222 myself. There are one or two retailers selling the ammo and at least one main dealer advertising new ones on thier website here.

    I was eager to get a 22 hornet and it still tickles my fancy. I'm not looking for something to reach out to the next county with as even when I've used .243, 270 and 30-06 on foxs I was shooting them well less then 200 yards.

    Would be interested on anyones first hand experience with the .222 Rem.


  • Registered Users Posts: 698 ✭✭✭ Uinseann_16


    no_4 wrote: »
    Jesus a 30-06 on a little fox?! That’s a bit overkill no?

    Hehe ive used a .308 , overkill is a sentiment of the living :P :D
    Why do lads think a .243 is grand for foxes but a .308 is too much?
    Use lighter rounds , i used sako 130gr .308 on foxes and it was quite the ticket
    I have a .22 hornet now though i may use my 6.5x55


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster


    no_4 wrote: »
    Jesus a 30-06 on a little fox?! That’s a bit overkill no?

    Dead is Dead......

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  • Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭ no_4


    Noise and recoil for 2 reasons!
    Hehe ive used a .308 , overkill is a sentiment of the living :P :D
    Why do lads think a .243 is grand for foxes but a .308 is too much?
    Use lighter rounds , i used sako 130gr .308 on foxes and it was quite the ticket
    I have a .22 hornet now though i may use my 6.5x55


  • Registered Users Posts: 698 ✭✭✭ Uinseann_16


    no_4 wrote: »
    Noise and recoil for 2 reasons!

    Ah i had a decent moderator on very little differance between it and a .243 with a mod on and the .308 doesnt kick that much i never had issues with second shots etc


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster


    no_4 wrote: »
    Noise and recoil for 2 reasons!

    I can tell you now that my moderated 30-06 has a flatter deeper report off it then my moderated .243 did and that's using the same moderator . My mates unmoderated 30-06 is the same, more of a boooooom than an ear splitting crack off the other mates .243 in the exact same rifle model.
    As for recoil I've never felt it when fired at live quarry and that's also in 7mm Rem Mag, 8x68 and various 9.3 cartridges . Now bench shooting some of them fir zeroing is a different matter.


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