Too bad you don't like the Handi-Rifles by H&R. I didn't either until I bought a couple. I don't have a 22 Hornet but I do have a 223. The very first load I tried in it shot under and inch at 100 yards for 5 shots. I shot a 30 round group that was just over an inch. And that was with ammo I loaded for the Mini-14 that was crimped in the cannelure and was just plinking ammo.
They are ugly guns but the price is right and you can sell it for what you paid for it.