The Hornet is a .25 caliber pellet that has a pointed metal insert set into a large hollow in its nose. A pellet of this caliber and weight will be best used for dispatching pests or hunting small game.
Although a little pricey, these pellets get the job done. They penetrate metal targets and even thicker metal targets with ease where a hollow points or round nose pellets needs to push through or gets stuck and you can tell because of the exit wounds are so neat and uniform, and consistent. I do not like hunting or shooting live animals but i can imagine these doing a lot of damage with the right shot placements especially in .25 caliber. Was using a lighter weight aluminum pellet for higher velocity but they were just not penetrating with ease like these pellets, would recommend.
ProsConsistent manufacturing, no bent pellets, much higher than average penetration.
ConsOf course, price. But these are no basic entry level pellets.
By S G.
Great pellet for Raccoons
May 15, 2018
These would not fit into my FX Impact magazines in .25 they are a smidge to long for them. But they did fit real well in my Daystate Wolverine B Hi-Lite magazines. I have shot numerous Raccoons with these and dropped most all of them where they stood. With good placement of coarse @ 30 yards. They are very consistent at the 30-40 yard distance I shoot them at ! I have used them out at some greater distances but have never checked them for grouping any farther. I can't say anything bad about them. Other then they are a pricey pellet but then they take much more to make them then other simple hollow points or others. I would recommend, but I have always been scared they might damage my barrel if by some oddball chance they get stuck in it with the hard tip.
ProsVery good penetration, consistent grouping at least @ 30-40 yards. GOOD results when quarry is hit in vital locations.
ConsA little pricey for just target shooting. Worth the money for hunting game and providing good results when hit.
Best UsesMedium to larger game Raccoon, Coyote and Hare
May 5, 2018
shoot very well...not much dirt they are a little lighter then whats printed the tin...only 4 stars
January 1, 2018
Penetrates, and penetrates. I bought these with hatsan edge vortex. 25 cal. At 650 fps ( as stated but I know it's less than that on impact but I don't have a chrono.) It gets the job done. That gun likes these pellets. My gun groups these at 1/4 inch groups at 20 yrs. But my longest kill is a rabbit at around 40 yrs with these. I shot a coyote with this at 17 yds ( head shot) dropped him in his tracks.
ProsAccurate, and they penetrate
ConsPrice. Why are these$ 25.00 for 150? Even though I love these I'm considering the predator polymags because of the better price. H&N needs to figure out how to make the price a little better on these. They are good pellets but you kinda second guess using these before loading one.
Superb penetration pellet
July 1, 2017
Superb penetration pellet. Jacket jamms but the tip is keep going.