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Unread 03-25-2012, 08:54 PM
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Re: Long Range .22 Long Rifle

I am now leaning toward the 10/22 upgrade, since I already have one. Changing the barrel is straight forward. So is changing the trigger group. I'm looking at the BSA scopes now - their 3x9x40 Mil Dot is $100. So for the extra $50 I might as well go for the 6x24 and get more magnification out of it.

Right now, I have a Simmons 3-9 x 40 on it and I got it zeroed at 100 yd. yesterday. It was originally at 50. The Simmons is fine at 50 and 100. Last time I tried it at 300, things got really dicey. With a 100-yd. zero, I'd have to raise the reticle 126 clicks to set it for 300. In mils, it's 9.63 - almost 10 Mil Dots. In MOA, it's 32.51. Here is where the 20-MOA base would be a great investment. For $40, I can now subtract 20 MOA from 32.51 that, leaving me with 12.51 MOA to have to adjust. That number puts me will within the range of five Mil Dots, so I could zero for 100 and hold Mil Dots to 300. I think the Simmons is too basic a scope to push those distances. It has a simple cross hair reticle and it doesn't take all the adjustments you click in sometimes. I think the Simmons is good for around where I have it. 300 is really pushing it, though I might give it another whack next time I go out there.

Speaking of BSA, they also make a series called "Sweet" which for .22LR has compensation drums for different bullet weights and out 300 yd. It's a simple cross hair, but you move the drum where you want it supposedly and you're dead on. The 6 - 18 model is $210, but you don't need a 20-MOA base. The 3-9 model is $150. But...if you want to practice working with Mil Dots, the Sweets are not Mil Dot and you won't get the practice of calculating and holding Mil Dots.
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    Unread 03-25-2012, 09:28 PM
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    Re: Long Range .22 Long Rifle

    I am using the factory trigger group, haven't touched it. If you're looking for BSA 6-24x40 mil dot check Natchez shooting supplies, last i looked they were $50-60 + shipping, I have one on my Savage .223, love it. I am zeroed at 200 on the 10 22 and just use the mil dots to reach 300. I, too, am planning on the 20 moa base and more magnification, 4-16 or 6-24. Getting to 400 now requires me to re-zero to 300 and then use the dots.

    Have fun with the changes you do to the 10 22, and shoot it for a while before you drop $200.00 in the trigger group. You might be surprised.

    CW
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    Unread 03-25-2012, 11:43 PM
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    Re: Long Range .22 Long Rifle

    I started shooting out to 500 yards with my .22lr with a cz 452 scout and a tasco 2.5x10 by i think 42 mm scope... in my mind really good accuracy! here is a video with that set up... no canted base. just adjusting and holding mills


    I now have a adjustable base that helps with holding cross hairs on target.. here is a video for that



    that's a 8.5 inch target im shooting at.
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    Unread 03-25-2012, 11:44 PM
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    Re: Long Range .22 Long Rifle

    it helps to turn your volume all the way up
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    Unread 03-26-2012, 05:35 AM
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    Re: Long Range .22 Long Rifle

    Those are awesome videos! I liked in the first one how you went to all different distances from one shot to the next, and you were able to set those targets up in this space. At regular shooting ranges here, you only get one distance, no mid-range shooting, paper only. The longest distance I can go without traveling another 150 - 200 miles (on top of the 150 miles I usually go) is 300 yd.
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    Unread 03-26-2012, 07:39 AM
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    Re: Long Range .22 Long Rifle

    I cant wait to get a pistol and try it with that... ha ha

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