i am not an ammunition expert by any means,but the 22 hornet being an exceptional varmint caliber is not a common caliber that a lot of people use making the manufacture of a small supply of these cartridges a lot more expensive to make and distribute thus driving up the retail cost.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
The 22 hornet cartidge has been around for a long timeand people tend to want the latest and greatest round available, which is now the .17 HMR. Which is making the 22 hornet a "rare" cartridge. And with most things...rare=expensive. just my theory
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
- Fredericksburg, Virginia
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
- New Hampshire
More than likely it is because most manufacturers box them in 50 round quantities(compared to most everything else being 20 round). But it is also a "odd" round and they are usually a little more expensive in general.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
- Tiger, GA
22 hornet is expensive when compared to 22LR but not if you compare if to other center fire cartridges. look at the performance between the cartridges and you'll get a good idea that the 22s are not i the same category of performance.
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
- Cincinnati, Ohio