The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 28, 2011, 05:38 PM   #1
GaryO7
Member
 
Join Date: November 14, 2007
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 48
Bergers in your Hornet?

You guys ever try Berger MEF bullets in your 22 Hornets?
What say you? Thanks...

Sorry, Berger now just refers to the old "MEF" line
as plain old "Varmint" bullets.
__________________
Gary

NRA Member

Last edited by GaryO7; September 29, 2011 at 08:51 PM.
GaryO7 is offline  
Old September 28, 2011, 06:52 PM   #2
Ideal Tool
Junior member
 
Join Date: October 6, 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,080
Hello, Gary07. When I was load testing in my Sharps Hornet, I used the match Bergers. 50 & 52 gr. I think.
Ideal Tool is offline  
Old September 28, 2011, 06:59 PM   #3
GaryO7
Member
 
Join Date: November 14, 2007
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 48
Should I guess how they shot? Thanks...
__________________
Gary

NRA Member
GaryO7 is offline  
Old September 28, 2011, 08:52 PM   #4
Ideal Tool
Junior member
 
Join Date: October 6, 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,080
Hello, Gary07. I am not at home at moment..will have to look up in logbook tomorrow..I seem to recall another match bullet did shoot better..and the little plastic tipped 40gr. Hornady was shooting in the .3"s. This was back in the mid 90's so memory is fuzzy. Will let you know.
Ideal Tool is offline  
Old September 29, 2011, 06:24 PM   #5
Ideal Tool
Junior member
 
Join Date: October 6, 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,080
Hello Gary..Ok This was back in 97' so no wonder I was fuzzy. The other bullet that outshot the Berger was the Shillen..I think they turned their jackets for concentricity..but it wasn't the Hornet..I was using it in a Ruger No.1 .222Rem.
As for the Hornet...The following loads were all tested at 100yds. These are all 5 shot groups..unless noted..and I usually re-tested over several weeks before I recorded them as "official" in log book.

The 45gr. Berger, over 11.0gr. IMR4227 went into .50"

The 45gr. Speer Spitzer over 10.0gr. H4227 went into .40"

The Speer Spit. over 10.0gr. IMR 4227 also went into .40"

The 45gr. Speer Spitz...Moly-Coated, over 11.0gr. IMR4227 had a 3 shot group of .20"

Hope this helps!

Last edited by Ideal Tool; September 29, 2011 at 06:31 PM.
Ideal Tool is offline  
Old September 30, 2011, 04:02 PM   #6
Ideal Tool
Junior member
 
Join Date: October 6, 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,080
Found some more! Berger 50gr. H.P. 10.6gr.IMR4227.... .380" group.

Hornady 40gr. V Max. 10.6gr. to 11.5gr. IMR4227.... All loads grouped in .300" to .375".
Ideal Tool is offline  
Old September 30, 2011, 04:21 PM   #7
edward5759
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 15, 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ. 30 miles from water, two feet from Hell.
Posts: 355
They worked great!
Burger has never let me down.
We do not have any Prairie Dogs here in Southern AZ,
But they work great on jacks and cotton tails.
There good for one shot kills on coyote as the hornet doesn't give a big blast I have been able to call five or six in on one stand. I do not like to see suffering and if they did not kill in one shot, I would not of used them.
Good luck!

Edward5759
__________________
Failure is part of success!

This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!" -Adolf Hitler,1935"
edward5759 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11607 seconds with 10 queries