.22 Caliber (.224) 45 gr. Hornet

For rifles, this bullet is formed with a thin-walled jacket and soft core in the traditional roundnose shape for cartridges such as the 22 Hornet, 22 K-Hornet, or 218 Bee at muzzle velocities in the 2600 to 2900 fps range. The thin jacket and rounded nose of these bullets provide outstanding accuracy and effective expansion on small varmints at these modest velocities. This bullet is ideal for barrels with 1x16" twist rates and muzzle velocities that require a "short" bullet for proper stability. It is also effective in rifles firing medium-capacity cartridges, such as the 222 Remington and 223 Remington, for target and varmint shooting at muzzle velocities up to 3500 fps.

For handguns, this bullet with a thin jacket and lots of exposed lead are ideal for all centerfire cartridges in 22 caliber. It will range in expansion from being a varmint bullet at Hornet handgun velocities to an explosive "Blitz" style Varminter at 223 Remington velocities. The bullets with a round nose shape are capable of outstanding accuracy, especially at short to moderate ranges.

Dia. (inches) Weight (grains) Sectional Density Ballistic Coefficients and Velocity Ranges
0.224 45 .128 .131 @ 2800 fps and above
.137 between 2800 and 2000 fps
.152 @ 2000 fps and below

Price: $21.85
Stock Code: 1210
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*Sierra Bullets does not sell any loaded ammunition. What you are purchasing are bullets only and will need to be loaded into ammunition in order to be fired from a firearm. Prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to correct typographic, photographic and/or descriptive errors.


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Rick C of Somewhere, Virginia April 11, 2017
I reload .223 for Contender Super 14'', Since I can only get so much speed from 14'' barrel I needed a bullet that worked at lower speeds. It Explodes Violently when it hits something.
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Don S of Scottsdale, Arizona June 26, 2013
I loaded some .223 med vel for PD shooting at only 100yds or so. Hit everyone I shot at, didn't have one to crawl off. I highly recommend this bullet.
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