I have shot the 22 Hornet and reloaded ammo for a number of years. The hornet case is a thin walled long tapered rimed case that I have growen to dislike . To some what make it into a moderen case, some have it rechambered for the K Hornet round which then has a bit more powder capacity. Lil Gun powder produces the highest bullet velocity .It is the smallest powder case capacity of the 22 caliber centerfire cartridges. I used the 22 Hornet rifle for shooting prairie dogs but would limit my shots at coyotes to 150 175 yards. Since getting the modered rimless 221 Fireball cartridge rifle my old Hornet stays at home. But I like the new 17 Hornet ballistics of the 20 grain VMax bullet and the case is of thicker brass and looks some what like the K Hornet brass. Per the data in Hornadys cataloge the the 35 Gr bullet fired from the 22 Hornet has 193 ft/lb of energy at 200 yards while the 20 Gr bullet fired from 17 Hornet has 294 ft/lb of energy at 200 yards. When sited is at the same distance the 17 Hornet has less bullet drop.
