I am in the process of creating a rifle based on a Stevens 44 action. I have been trying to find sufficient information on the cartridge, use, and history as well as sources of loading information. It was with great anticipation and interest that I read of a similiar project in the July-August No. 260 Fouling Shot. I had kind of abandoned the 25 Hornet idea and started focusing on other production cartridges that are more available. I have been concerned about the strength of the Stevens action and the potential for someone to load a HOT factory load that could damage the action or the shooter. My reasoning is that with the 25 Hornet, it is quite likely any new ownwer would have adequate knowlwdge about the cartridge and the rifle so to preclude potential disaster.
What do you think? Am I daft?