.22 hornet VS .22lr

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by topper, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. topper

    topper New Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    deep in the woods
    which would be the loudest cartridge to fire, .22 hornet centerfire or a .22 rimfire long rifle hollow point? i am currently in a 'discussion' about this with a friend and would like some friendly information. i own and use a .22lr rimfire but DO NOT have a .22 centerfire to compare it with. i say the .22 centerfire hornet would be the loudest? what say you all? thanks
  2. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    A look at the muzzle velocities tells the story. The Hornet gun propels a 40 grain bullet probably twice as fast as a 22LR gun. That means the Hornet case houses much more powder and more powder is more gas and more gas is more pressure and more pressure is more noise. So for noise the Hornet would be the loudest, I would think.


  3. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    without any doubt, the hornet is louder. we used to use the 22 hornet to drop cows every October; it's a pretty peppy little round. never once failed to drop a cow on the first shot either.
  4. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    The Hornet is much louder.
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    .22 hornet is waaaaay louder. In fact its louder from a rifle than the .22 LR is from a pistol. The .22 hornet is even louder than the .22 magnum...
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