22 HORNET

The following data was developed in an ANSCHUTZ single shot target rifle. It had a 23-inch barrel. Originally it was throwing its shots all over the place. Upon examination, I found that, as with most factory rifles, the bedding of the action was not done very well at all.

I glass bedded the action and made sure the barrel was completely free-floating. There was an immediate improvement in its shooting!

I installed a Leupold 6.5 20X scope in EAW mounts. Winchester SR primers in Winchester brass.

All shots groups are 5 shots at 100 yards.

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

       

8.0 VVN 110

2336

1.217

HORNADY V-MAX

8.3

2386

0.695

 

8.6

2413

0.793

 

9.0

2471

0.399

 

9.4

2520

0.414

 

8.6

2453

0.476

BERGER 40 GR MEF

9.0

2491

0.575

 

9.4

2541

0.676

 

9.8

2491

0.486

 

10.2

2601

0.718

 

10.6

2654

0.258

 

11.0

2704

0.609

 

10.0 H110

2707

0.749

 

10.4

2791

0.442

 

10.8

2811

1.032

 

11.2

2893

0.819

 

11.6

2918

0.378

 

9.0 2400

2517

0.369

 

9.4

2645

0.588

 

9.8

2714

0.665

 

10.2

2751

0.952

 

9.6 H4227

2444

0.397

 

10.0

2557

0.598

 

10.4

2603

1.243

 

9.0

2259

2.025

BERGER 45 GR HP

9.4

2369

1.547

 

9.8

2451

1.277

 

10.2

2523

1.090

 

10.6

2578

1.123

 

11.0 H4198

2128

1.563

 

9.5 H110

2540

1.384

 

9.9

2611

0.966

 

10.3

2676

0.812

 

7.5 VVN 110

2158

0.473

 

7.9

2245

0.252

 

8.3

2337

0.699

 

8.7

2391

1.261

 

9.1

2439

0.600

 

9.5

2477

1.238

 

9.9

2517

0.957

 

10.3

2570

1.307

 
       
       
       

The following loads were developed in an Anschutz Exemplar Pistol, with a 14 barrel. Leupold 2.5-8 Extended Eye Relief scope was used. All groups are 5 shots at 100 yards. Winchester brass and Federal 205M primers were used in all the loads.

 

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

 

 

 

 

8.8 VVN 110

2265

1.260

40 SIERRA HP

9.1

2283

1.486

 

9.5

2340

1.433

 

9.8

2335

0.981

 

9.8

2374

1.489

40 SPEER

8.7

2172

0.838

45 SIERRA HP

8.7

2171

1.397

 

8.7

2162

1.259

 

9.0

2192

1.166

 

9.3

2229

1.125

 

8.0

1987

None hit the target - unstable

52 SIERRA MK

 

 

 

 

 

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