Hornady Adds 22 WMR to Rimfire Line


Mar 11, 2001
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Hornady Adds 22 WMR to Rimfire Line


(Grand Island, NE) - In addition to their popular 17 caliber rimfire cartridges, Hornady is pleased to announce its new 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR). The new 22 WMR ammunition brings Hornady's technology to the widely used 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire and improves the accuracy and terminal performance of the round.

Featuring a 30 gr V-MAX™ bullet leaving the muzzle at 2,200 feet per second, Hornady's 22 WMR offers the outstanding terminal performance that has made the V-MAX™ bullet legendary out to 125 yards.

We are very excited about this great addition to our already popular line of rimfire cartridges.

Hornady's New Ruger Compact Magnums Are Extreme Cartridges for Extreme Hunting

(Grand Island, NE) - Based on the beltless 375 Ruger, the 300 and 338 RCM's are engineered to offer 300 and 338 Win Mag performance, but in a more compact package. A new generation of cartridge design provides unmatched ballistic performance, less felt recoil, longer barrel life, and superior performance at all temperatures, in a package that is well suited to all hunting environments and conditions any hunter may encounter.

The 300 RCM is available in 150, 165 and 180-grain SST offerings. Each 300 RCM load exceeds comparative 300 Win Mag cartridge from a 20" barrel. Muzzle velocities for the 300 RCM are 3,170 fps, 3,030 fps, and 2,900 fps, respectively - from a 20" factory barrel.

The 338 RCM is available in the newly developed 200 gr SST, and 225 gr SST offerings. Velocities for the 338 RCMs are 2,850 fps and 2,710 fps respectively, easily out performing the 338 Win Mag at equal barrel length.

Together with Ruger, Hornady has developed these cartridges to fit Ruger's new quick-handling M77 Hawkeye. Weighing in at 6.5 pounds, the rifle features a 20-inch barrel, LC6 trigger and updated stock dimensions. This partnership between the two shooting industry leaders results in a compact and highly effective package.


Hornady Adds 32 Winchester Special to LEVERevolution® Line

(Grand Island, NE) - Hornady's LEVERevolution® line expands with the combination of classic 32 Winchester Special design and state-of-the-industry patented Flex Tip® technology.

Hornady's new 32 Winchester Special LEVERevolution® cartridge features a 165 grain Flex Tip® eXpanding (FTX) bullet that achieves a muzzle velocity of 2,410 feet per second - nearly 200 fps faster than other factory loaded 32 Win Special ammo on the market - and excellent terminal performance to 300 yards.

The 32 Win Special is one of three new additions to the LEVERevolution® line for 2008. Other 2008 introductions include the NEW 357 & 44 Magnum. Existing LEVERevolution® cartridges are the very popular 308 Marlin Express, 30-30 Winchester, 35 Rem, 444 Marlin, 45-70 Gov't, and 450 Marlin. Each cartridge features Hornady's FTX (Flex Tip eXpanding) bullet. Hornady's Flex Tip® technology offers vast improvements in both external and terminal ballistics when compared to traditional ammunition.

*Hornady will only be loading one run of 32 Winchester Special per year, so be sure to stock up!

Shoot Rifle Bullets in your Handgun

(Grand Island, NE) - Hornady's patented Flex Tip® technology, originally developed to prevent primers from detonating in tubular magazines, now provides handgun shooters the ability to shoot rifle bullets in their handguns.

The new 357 Magnum LEVERevolution® ammunition features a 140 gr FTX (Flex Tip® eXpanding) bullet at 1440 fps from a 7.5" revolver and 1850 fps when fired from an 18" carbine. 44 Magnum performance is equally impressive with its 225 gr FTX bullet leaving the muzzle of a 7.5" revolver at 1410 fps and reaches 1870 fps when fired from an 18" carbine.

Typical hollow point handgun bullets perform well at modest velocities, but expand quickly and sacrifice penetration at the higher velocities achieved with longer barreled carbines. This is not the case with Hornady's new FTX bullets.

The ability to deliver controlled expansion over a broad range of velocities provides unmatched terminal performance in both handguns and lever action rifles, giving hunters the flexibility to use the 357 Mag and 44 Mag LEVERevolution® in any hunting situation.

Hornady's 450 Nitro Express Newest Addition to Dangerous Game Series

(Grand Island, NE) The original 450 NE was introduced in 1898 by the John Rigby Company, and quickly became the standard by which all other African game cartridges were measured. Hornady offers a modern load matching original ballistics that is readily available to today's Safari hunters, with its newest addition to the Dangerous Game series - the 450 Nitro Express 3 1/4".

Hornady's 450 Nitro Express 3 1/4" features a 480-grain bullet with a muzzle velocity of 2,150 feet per second, matching original 450 Nitro ballistics, which means it will regulate in your double.

Loaded with two bullet styles; the Dangerous Game Solid (DGS) is a non-expanding copper clad steel design for deep penetration on the toughest, most dangerous animals in the world. The 480-grain Dangerous Game eXpanding (DGX) features a copper clad steel jacket with an exposed lead nose to control expansion and transfer energy upon impact, delivering devastating wound cavities and deep penetration.

Hornady manufactures both bullets and the 450 NE cartridge cases in-house, ensuring uncompromising quality and a consistent supply.


Hornady's New 6.5 Creedmoor Provides Factory Loaded Match Performance

(Grand Island, NE) - Hornady's new 6.5 Creedmoor expands the options for match shooters who thought hand-loaded cartridges were the only way to be competitive.

Conceptualized by Dave Emary, Hornady's Senior Ballistician, and Dennis DeMille, General Manager of Creedmoor® Sports and two-time NRA National High Power Rifle Champion, the 6.5 Creedmoor was designed to allow any shooter to compete at the highest level with factory-loaded ammunition.

The 6.5 Creedmoor was purpose built for match rifles, including McBros Tubb 2000 and DPMS/Panther Arms LR Series. Its case is shorter than the 260 Remington, eliminating "Cartridge Overall Length" issues when using 308 Winchester length magazines. And a sharper 30-degree shoulder angle and aggressive body taper deliver higher velocities than other 6mm and 6.5mm cartridges. Hornady's extensive testing for pressure, temperature stability and accuracy also make the 6.5 Creedmoor an extremely flat shooting and wind defying choice. And since Hornady will be sharing 6.5 Creedmoor load data with the world, hand loaders will have no trouble replicating factory performance.

The new 120 gr A-MAX™, and well-established 140 gr A-MAX™ bullets deliver 3,020 fps and 2,820 fps respectively from a 28" barrel. And the 6.5 Creedmoor operates at standard 308 Winchester pressures, increasing barrel and case life. High power shooters and 3-gun competitors will find the 6.5 Creedmoor to be the ultimate match cartridge.

Hornady's New Lock-N-Load High Speed Low Drag Sabot Offers Easy Loading and Accuracy

(Grand Island, NE) - Hornady's new High Speed Low Drag Sabot cuts loading effort to around 30 pounds (most sabots are 70 to 100 pounds) while preserving the accuracy that has made the SST-ML™ the best long-range muzzleloader bullet in the business.

Other "easy load" muzzleloader projectiles can sacrifice accuracy by being manufactured smaller than the bore, and fail to properly engage the rifling to stabilize the bullet. But Hornady's High Speed Low Drag Sabot fully engages the rifling, keeping the bullet centered & sealed in the bore to deliver maximum velocity and pinpoint accuracy at 200 yards and beyond.

With three Triple Seven pellets, the muzzle velocity of the 250 gr SST-ML is 2,250 fps and the 300 gr SST-ML is 2,130 fps. Hornady's patented Flex Tip® technology causes the bullet to expand under hydraulic force. FTX bullets will never clog and fail to expand like some hollow points can. Bullets utilizing Flex Tip™ technology deliver exceptional terminal performance with deep penetration from 800 to 2,500 fps.

Available in a 20-count sabot/bullet package.

Hornady's One Shot Care Products Clean and Protect Firearms

(Grand Island, NE) - Hornady's One Shot™ Muzzleloader Cleaner and Protectant is a bore cleaner that quickly and effectively dissolves all types of carbon fouling. Anti-corrosion compounds help to prevent rust in the bore, even over extended storage periods. One Shot Muzzleloader Cleaner and Protectant is safe for all finishes, and will leave them clean and protected without marring stock finishes or harming plastics.

One Shot™ Muzzleloader Cleaner and Protectant also works as a patch pre-treatment solution. Apply enough product to moisten the patches, and seal them in a waterproof container for cleaning between shots in the field.

Another new muzzleloader care product, Hornady's One Shot™ Muzzleloader Multi-Lube and Protectant was developed as an anti-seize compound to prevent breech plugs from seizing by keeping fouling soft, even after extended periods of firing. We also found that it can be used as a patch lube when shooting lead round balls.

This wax/synthetic-based product is completely water and humidity proof, protecting muzzleloaders, knives, and metal gear in even the most extreme weather conditions.

Both One Shot™ products are chemically engineered to work together to keep your firearms and equipment clean and protected.

Headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska, Hornady Manufacturing has been one of the world's leading producers of bullets, ammunition and reloading equipment for more than 50 years.

Media Contact:
Steve Johnson sjohnson@hornady.com


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Apr 9, 2006
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Can't wait to try the .22 WMR stuff. I've practically retired mine after I bought a 17 HMR because of the accuracy.

Might be time to bring it back out.


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Feb 18, 2004
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I think it's the same CCI round. They are most likely loading it for Hornady. I say this because a couple of yrs. ago I was told that anything in that distinctive (sliding) plastic box is of CCI origin.

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