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    So what would be concidered a long shot for a .22? I can shoot beer cans at 150/160 yrds, but never tried much further than that due to limited space.
    ~Lyon~

  • #2
    Originally posted by cudalyon View Post
    So what would be concidered a long shot for a .22? I can shoot beer cans at 150/160 yrds, but never tried much further than that due to limited space.
    Crap!!! 150 yards is pretty darn good. I consider 75 to be about it. At least accuratly, and I have pretty good stuff.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cudalyon View Post
      So what would be concidered a long shot for a .22? I can shoot beer cans at 150/160 yrds, but never tried much further than that due to limited space.
      The real question is, what is your intended target, and what is your intended outcome?

      As a plinker, 150 yards is excellent marksmanship w/a .22.

      As a hunter, less than 60 yds will usually result in an ethical kill for small game.

      As a deterrent, any range within the ballistic effectiveness of the weapon and ammunition is effective (sometimes a warning shot will drive potential offenders away).

      As a effective lethal weapon (with a well-placed shot) against an enemy combatant, I wouldn't trust any .22 caliber at more than 20 yds...and that's pushing it.

      Just my $0.02
      "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

      "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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      • #4
        That was more like $0.10 worth..lol
        I was wondering just as a plinker. I love to try to see how far I can take things.
        ~Lyon~

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cudalyon View Post
          That was more like $0.10 worth..lol
          I was wondering just as a plinker. I love to try to see how far I can take things.
          Well, like I said, and it's just my opinion, if you can plink accurately and consistently with a .22 at 150+, we need to outfit you with a bigger, more accurate bore, 'cause you might have the "gift."

          Try spacing your targets out from 20 to 200 yards at 10 yd intervals, on a mildly windy day (say 5-10mph). See how you do at different positions, elevations, and ranges. You'll find this an effective method of learning elevation and windage adjustments. If you can master these things with a freaking .22, you are, indeed, a smallbore stud.
          "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

          "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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          • #6
            Here is a great ballistic trajectory chart.
            You're maxing out with a 22lr in the 90-100 yd range.
            It has over a 40" drop at 200yds.

            http://www.chuckhawks.com/rifle_trajectory_table.htm

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            • #7
              Thanks for the info. I work from home and go out on the deck around lunch time everyday and shoot a couple of clips through the .22. I have plenty of big bores as well, they are great for hunting or protection, but the .22 sure is fun.
              ~Lyon~

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TLM View Post
                Here is a great ballistic trajectory chart.
                You're maxing out with a 22lr in the 90-100 yd range.
                It has over a 40" drop at 200yds.

                http://www.chuckhawks.com/rifle_trajectory_table.htm
                You beat me to it, dammit. Exactly the same URL I had copied to paste...

                >>>>>>>>HERE>>>>>>>>>

                Oh well.....good stuff.

                Like I said, If anyone is popping off at 150+ with this caliber, hats off...just don't get to thinking that because it can drop a can at that range that it can penetrate prey or enemies....just FYI...you probably knew that already, anyway....
                "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                • #9
                  Here is a pic of my OLD 10-22 with a 5-20X50 scope, it also has an aftermaket trigger and sear.
                  With the exception of the added bulk the scope makes this rifle quite versitile. I use a variety of ammo, sub and hyper-sonic for different situations. From a rest this rifle is a real killer of ground squirels at 125 yards, which is about my limit range wise.
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                  Last edited by kenno; 12-17-2008, 09:27 AM.
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                  • #10
                    In my experience, A .22lr will shoot paper (or a can) at 200 yds. I shoot paper plates fine at 200 yds. After that, the drop off is seems to be too much, or too irregular. I can hit 3'x3' at 300 yds but not often. Now I don't know how much power is left at 200 or 300 yds. I'm not willing to find out:)

                    BTW I shoot empty .38 brass at 75 yds (painted bright orange so i can see them) with iron sights. It is challenging, but possible. Shotgun shells at 75 yds got boring.

                    .22's can be extremely accurate. A can at 150 yds is pretty good. You got a heck of an eye.

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                    • #11
                      I just bought a Ruger 10-22 at the gun show today. I havent owned a 22 for 30 years but Im going to scope it and have fun shooting it sense the ammo is cheap. I figure it will make a good hunting gun and in a pinch my wife or daughter can use it.

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                      • #12
                        Wow! You guys are world class shooters. I thought I was a good shot. If I hit a can at 100 yards even twice in a row, with a 22 LR my day has been made.
                        Those who would trade freedom for security will end up with neither.

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                        • #13
                          I regularly shoot groundhogs with my 22, an old single shot bolt action Winchester, you have to load each shell by hand, the sights are off to one side so you have to judge how far to adjust at different ranges. That being said, 50 - 75 yards, I'll reliably take head shots with it on them. Took tens of thousands of rounds to get that good at adjusting, at 50 yards its about 5 inches off, old sprey paint cans are fun to shoot cause they take off like a rocket, im usually good for 100 yards shooting them.

                          Dracos you might want to visit an eye doc and have your vision checked, some are really really good and can have glasses made that will bring you to well better than 20/20. Also maybe try shooting with both eyes open, that's how I was taught, even with a scope.

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                          • #14
                            I shoot a 22LR at targets out to 325 yards using a sporter weight rifle and a 4x scope. but I never shoot at game past 100 yards.
                            Last edited by wildman 92; 04-10-2011, 12:39 AM.

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                            • #15
                              I made a portable bench rest for my .22 out of an old camera tripod and some parts from an old sat dish. Works pretty well!

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