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Old 04-04-2007, 11:18 AM
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max scope range

plan on going PD hunting and would like opinions on the max usable range for my kimber longmaster 22/250 with my burris 2-12 eurodiamond. thanks for the help.
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Old 04-04-2007, 12:23 PM
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Re: max scope range

You are the only one that can set your max range with your set-up Your max will be where you can still hit with a high degrtee of accuracy under the field conditions that you will be shooting in this may very according to location and each individuals ability
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Old 04-04-2007, 01:17 PM
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Re: max scope range

The limit for consistant hits w/that 22/250 will be somewhere between 600-700 yds. 500 and under you should be able to kill w/pretty good consistancy.
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Old 04-04-2007, 01:27 PM
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Re: max scope range

For many years I used the 22-250 exclusively to take fat PA groundhogs. Quality varmint bullets barely existed back then so I used the Sierra 52 Matchking bullets. Killing groundhogs at 400-500yds was pretty common once I really got to know the rifle (Rem 40X).

P-dogs don't take much to kill, especially with the frangible bullets that are used today. If you can reliably hit a Coke can at distances farther than that, the dogs will be flying.
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:20 AM
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Re: max scope range

poorly worded. what i'm really after is what is the max range of the scope of 12x for PDs
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Re: max scope range

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poorly worded. what i'm really after is what is the max range of the scope of 12x for PDs

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Beyond 700 yards.
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Re: max scope range

Let me explain some more now that I have time.
If I could have had more X's at the time, I would have.
In fact, I nailed a dog @ right @ 700 yards using 9x. The subtension of my scope covered the PD completely. So I dialed the scope so that the top of horizontal crosshair was at the feet ground juncture of the dog and where the vertical crosshair would be on either the right or left edge of the dog depending on the conditions. It was not the ideal, but you can do it. 12x will be easier @ 7 but go out and just see what you can do. IF you have the right load and the gun is shooting good w/decent conditions and some luck who knows how far you might go.
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