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Unread 07-09-2008, 05:16 PM
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Long range with 22LR

First off I would like to say hello as I am new to the forum.

I have recently gotten into shooting the 22 to its fullest extent. I have only had a few chances at 1000yds with it and most being around 750yds. With quality ammo it proves to be a very accurate at such range and considering its BC & velocity it does very well.

What I was wondering is if anyone else has played with this cartridge at such long range?

Any and all comments are appreciated.


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Unread 07-09-2008, 06:10 PM
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Hello and welcome aboard. The farthest I've shot a 22lr was about 600 yards just plinking at rocks in a plowed dry field. The thing is that a 22lr will loose accuracy when it goes through the Transonic phaze and will be horibly unreliable after that. If you are using subsonic loads, the you will have a slight advantage because of this. However, the fact that the slightest wind will affect a 22 is very evident past 200 yards too. You will have to use lots of kentucky windage and elevation with this round because of the huge amounts of drop at such extreme ranges. Not to mention the fact that the bullet has such little power left. The moral of the story is that bigger faster rounds are more fun at such range.
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Unread 07-09-2008, 09:40 PM
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Wow, what kind of groups were you getting? I could hit a tree more times than not at 500 yards. It took elevation out the equation.
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Unread 07-10-2008, 12:12 PM
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RE: Long range with 22LR

Thanks. I havent taken in consideration of velocity and the effects of it as I do it just for fun. I shoot standard and high velocity rounds most of the time. The high velocity seem to be more consistant compared to standard rounds where the SD is widely spread out depending on brand.

As for grouping, a 2ft group at 750yds is a really good day. Normally the wind will change or the ammo is inconsitant enough that you cant call it a group, but it is challenging and fun. As for the targets though, you can pretty much get hitting paper out of your head because that small of a target is extremely hard to hit with such an inconsistant round. I must agree that higher velocity and bigger bullets are way more fun!

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Unread 07-10-2008, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by sav300 View Post
As for grouping, a 2ft group at 750yds is a really good day.
I think the ol B.S. meter is getting pretty high here!!
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Unread 07-10-2008, 01:56 PM
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Practice off hand..

During these dog days of summer (whatever that is) I practice my off hand at 200 yards shooting at clay pigeons getting ready for the winter games to begin. Really good practice all day for about $15. BUT I AIN'T NEVER shot a 22LR beyond that. I'll just have to try it next time out.
I used a bolt action Remington w/3-9 bushnell
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Unread 07-10-2008, 03:44 PM
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From Exbal......FWIW

Range: 1000 yards
Elev: 290.75 moa:eek:
Windage (10mph): 39.00
Velocity: 419
Energy: 16
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