I had an epiphany... which just means that I finally got around to thinking about something everyone else thought of 20 years ago
I have a Ruger 10/22 with the bull barrel, gee whiz everything adjust pistol grip stock... I upgraded the trigger (very sweet trigger), and manged to let it fall over and destroy the uber el-cheapo scope that came with it. I just put a set of Leupold Mark IV rings on it just to see if they would work (I bought the wrong height and I like 1" scopes on my .22's). That's when I thought "hey... I wonder if I can practice shooting this thing at 200-300 yards and gain anything from it. I already shoot sub-moa with my .308 and 7mm mag. 7mm mag out to 600 yards and .308 at 300 yards (so far). But if I could practice with my 10/22 out to 300 yards and get anything from it that would be sweet as hell. I can do that right out of my back door. I've got the room and a .22 won't bother my neighbors that live a 1/2 mile behind me and to my north like a 7 mag with a compensator would (that sucker is loud). Not to mention it's cheap.
So what if-
(1) I put one of my good 1" tube scopes on my little Ruger
(2) shot some of the ammo through a chrony to get velocity data.
(3) measured bullet drop and plugged all of the pertinent data into LB3.0 and let LB3.0 do the calcs for me.
Wind would be interesting... that's for sure.
Any thoughts? Is 300 pushing it for a target .22 with a good scope? 200?
I also have an older bolt action Reminton .22LR that shoots pretty well at 100 yards. That might be a better platform than a semi-auto