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Old 03-18-2019, 09:31 PM
Johnly Johnly is offline
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I would go with a 1-14" twist as that is more than adequate with 50 grain and lighter bullets.
More importantly find a reamer that is cuts a head diameter close to the brass you will be using to avoid the Hornet bulge.
Hornet brass isn't the most robust and limiting the deformation will reduce brass cracking near the case head.

Love to see pictures when your done.
If for some reason you would like to go with a K-hornet chamber, I have a reamer you can borrow.

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Old 07-08-2019, 02:21 AM
Tackdriver Tackdriver is offline
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Turn around was faster than I thought. I'm re-using my "sporter" stock for the time being. I'll consider getting a marksman stock to work on over the winter.
New school.

Or old school.

Also, it's now a K-Hornet

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Old 07-31-2019, 12:57 AM
Bill Suter Bill Suter is offline
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I bought a new Ruger 77/22 Hornet. After about 20 rounds, I had it K'ed. Love the little Hornet. I bed the action and floated the barrel. Also put a reduced trigger spring in it and shimmed the bolt. Shoots very good.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:46 PM
moorepower moorepower is offline
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Pick what brass you are going to use and have it reamed for that. I would go 1-12 or 1-14. I never really understood the value of a Hornet until I aged a little, but now if the wind is not blowing it's the first gun out. 40 Vmax here over the bowling ball shaped 35's. you will have a sweet rifle when you get done.
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:13 AM
TinMan TinMan is offline
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Very nice. Can't wait to see it with a Marksman stock on it. For it's worth, both my M70 Target, the M52C and the M52D have two Unertl scope blocks on the barrel, in addition to the block near the muzzle for peeps, and the scope does not mount on the receiver. The bolts will cycle with the Unertl on.

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Old 08-01-2019, 02:19 AM
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