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Old 12-03-2021, 09:02 PM
barretcreek barretcreek is offline
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What is the length of the magazine on various Hornet rifles? Seems to be the one frustration guys report is "I wanna shoot the XY bullet but it's too long". One reason I'm leaning to a Fireball. .17 or .22 doesn't make a difference.
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Old 12-03-2021, 09:10 PM
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Both of mine measure 2.269 These are the CZ magazines.
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Old 12-03-2021, 10:05 PM
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What is the length of the magazine on various Hornet rifles? Seems to be the one frustration guys report is "I wanna shoot the XY bullet but it's too long". One reason I'm leaning to a Fireball. .17 or .22 doesn't make a difference.
barretcreek, 3 Ruger 77/22Hornet magazines I have measure 1.823 inches inside dimensions, and 2.443 inches overall outside dimensions.
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Old 12-03-2021, 10:37 PM
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Got all exited " Hornet Magazine" some body finally published a magazine about just Hornets !!!!!! oh well
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Old 12-04-2021, 01:47 PM
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Magazine length can be an issue. Also the rim on the hornet doesn't help. Most hornet magazines only hold a few rounds. The ruger holds 6, which is the most I've seen, but it's short. My solution was to shoot hornets in a contender and M38 (single shots) and make a new round to use carbine magazines:



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So that is basically a hornet that works in 15 and 30 round magazines.

I think a fireball in a 223 magazine would be similar, and you could use just about any bullet you want and still fit a magazine. There are also some versions of "223 short" that use cheap and available brass with similar goals.
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Old 12-04-2021, 02:17 PM
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I just dremeled out the Ruger 22 Hornet mag. Works like a charm with 40s.
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Old 12-04-2021, 06:05 PM
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fwiw....... Since you mentioned "various Hornet rifles", I checked the magazine opening on my Browning A-Bolt Medallion rifle and the magazine opening mikes at ~2.010 inches.

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Old 12-04-2021, 10:01 PM
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My new Winchester 1885 doesn’t have a magazine, so I can load em long.
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Old 12-05-2021, 01:55 AM
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My new Winchester 1885 doesn’t have a magazine, so I can load em long.


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Old 12-05-2021, 02:00 PM
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Got all exited " Hornet Magazine" some body finally published a magazine about just Hornets !!!!!! oh well
same here
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