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Old 02-02-2013, 10:47 PM
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Long Range .22LR

So a lot of people hate on the .22 LR saying it cannot do any distance past the barrel basically. I'm on the West Point Rifle Team and we had been throwing around the idea of shooting a .22 at extreme distances. So this summer at Fort Benning we tried at 400 with a 10/22. It was the carbine model and it was near impossible to get a spot so we only hit it once out of about 20 shots. Then one weekend out Team Captain and the shooter following wanted to stretch it out to 600 just to see. Rifle is an Anschutz 1813 Super Match and they were shooting Eley Red box.

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Old 02-02-2013, 11:19 PM
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Re: Long Range .22LR

good shooting, never dreamed of a 22lr shooting 600 yards
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:33 AM
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Re: Long Range .22LR

Yes, I wish I had been able to go but academics were not going too well.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:17 PM
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Re: Long Range .22LR

Ive hit large steel gongs at 500 with a 10/22 pretty easily. Back stop was powder dirt and made misses easy to see. With the right hold over (a ton) and a little luck it was about a 1 in 5 hit on 4ft steel. No wind
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:35 PM
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Re: Long Range .22LR

How many min does the scope rail have?
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Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:32 PM
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Re: Long Range .22LR

The "Scope Rail" is actually something we call riser blocks we put one on the front sight and one on the back to raise the sights up so we don't use muscle to see through the sights, mainly in offhand. There is another video where they go through the math on how it was done. If I remember right it was 3 degrees.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:57 PM
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Re: Long Range .22LR

I was wondering, by 400yrds I can't even see the hit's with my 22, they've dropped out of the field of view
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