Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

22LR at long range

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-27-2005, 03:16 PM
 
Posts: n/a
22LR at long range

I'd just like to hear what you have to say about using the 22LR for small varmints at LR. A group of us have been shooting 22LRs out to 400-yards, and have been having a ball. Last fall I took a bull chipmunk at 238-yards (laser measured) with my Cooper 57-LVT. Missed him by half an inch on the first shot, held off for the drift and the second shot took him through the head.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-27-2005, 07:51 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 49
Re: 22LR at long range

When I was stationed in South Dakota, some fellow Airmen and I would drive to the Badlands and shoot Prarie Dogs all day long with .22's. We had a blast! We shot at them as far as we could see. We would just walk the rounds in on them before they got scared and ran to their holes. The .22's didn't scare them too bad. If we broke out the big rifles, the dogs went in their holes and stayed. Pretty soon, we wouldn't even take the big guns. We went often and always shot at least 2 bricks of .22 ammo per day. It was a lot of fun.
__________________
TomVan
I can do all things through Christ!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-27-2005, 08:09 PM
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 22LR at long range

Tom, I agree this is fun. I have only made a few p-dog trip, and found that the 22LR was a ball on them. I'm in the process of building a few longrange 22LR rifles from H&R M12s. If you would like to see a few photos please drop me a line at my email address, jads@citlink.net
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-27-2005, 08:58 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BUSH,ALASKA
Posts: 398
Re: 22LR at long range

I believe I have filled several truck loads of game in my life with .22rf. I have shot ptarmigan so far away that the bullets stay in the bodies, vary little meat wasted. I shot serveral thousand rabbits on Sanwan Island at never less than 200 yards. I only use WINCHESTER .22 high speeds and REMINGTON HV when I can't get the WINCHESTERS. If it would'nt bring down hales of hate mail I could tell you that I've killed much larger game out to 400 yards with this cartridge but will leave it to your own guess as to what? In closing, if left with only one rifle please let it be My .22rf! "Oh how I love this little killer."
__________________
"A HUNTER SHOULD LIVE OFF HIS GUNS" JOHN TAYLOR
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-28-2005, 01:18 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5
Re: 22LR at long range

I just shot my marlin 25mn 22mag. at 100 yds for the first time. It was really windy, but I was pleased. I shot off a tree and had a group about the size of a baseball, but the wind blew them about 1.5in left, but didn't drop at all. Remington premier ammo 3x9x32 scope. Couldn't imagine 400 yds.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-28-2005, 03:58 PM
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 22LR at long range

3, I used to shoot the Winchester HS Hp Super-X ammo for years and thought that they were the best for hunting. They were good, but the quality is dropping off in this ammo. Give the Federal new Champions a try (blue box. They are high speed and are very accurate. They run about 1240 fps over the chronograph and there is a very low SD. The last carton of Winchester Super-X ammo I had from Wal-Marts had several miss fires. When I pulled the bullets some had no priming compound in the bottom of the case. The priming compound was on the side-walls near the mouth of the case.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-28-2005, 04:38 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 49
Re: 22LR at long range

What I really want to try next is converting my 10-22 into a 17 Mach2. Has anybody done this yet and what are your results?
__________________
TomVan
I can do all things through Christ!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 22LR at long range
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Budget .22LR Long Range Rig Bull45cal. Rimfire and Airguns 19 09-27-2009 01:13 PM
"long range" scope for a 22lr? teddy12b Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 10 08-02-2009 08:45 PM
Long range with 22LR sav300 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 53 08-08-2008 02:43 PM
The .22LR as a Long Range Tool? Christian Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 12-23-2005 04:40 PM
22LR at long range Long Range Hunting & Shooting 0 01-27-2005 03:16 PM

Current Poll
Do you watch outdoor shows live or by recording them?
Always recorded - 14.05%
102 Votes
Mostly recorded - 24.24%
176 Votes
Sometimes recorded - 13.36%
97 Votes
Rarely or never recorded - 48.35%
351 Votes
Total Votes: 726
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC