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.22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

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Unread 03-03-2010, 10:34 PM
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

We were setting up targets directly in line with an old telephone pole that way he could hold off for the shots and once a zero was found on the pole you can mark it with a paintball gun and send some down of course this is again with almost a dead wind which is unusual for were we were. Not the most accurate methods but I was really surprised after we shot for awhile. It is a fun way to plink around during the day waiting for the evening hunt.
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Unread 03-05-2010, 01:56 AM
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

My buddies and I useto play 100yd golf with our 22's. we'd throw a golf ball out to the pasture and shoot from the shop till one of us knocked the ball into the irrigation ditch(located 103yds from the shop door) Best use Ive ever seen for a golf ball. But this was standing at the door. With a rest and a good 22 it would certainly be possible.
On another note, I was given 5 boxes of Lapua Midas L match ammo for my 22 and at 50yds from a bench I shot a shy 3/8inch group(best group) of 10 rounds. Then with American Eagle cheapo's I shot a long 3/8inch group(best group) of 10. Not a whole lot of differance in performance IMO. And the Lapua's were WAY slow and quiet. Not to mention alot heavier. But P.O.I. wasnt even 1/2 inch away from where the American Eagles hit. 22's seem to suprise everyone from time to time. Definately possible, but hard to duplicate.
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Unread 03-05-2010, 08:41 AM
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

Don't get me wrong as I love my center fire's but playing with a .22LR out to 300 yds is a hoot. Use standard velocity ammo and it will actually shoot more accurate. You also need good optics with lots of adjustment.
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Unread 03-05-2010, 09:50 AM
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

It's really fun to shoot that far with a .22 LR. You either need a 20 MOA base, a scope with a lot of adjustment, or a Mil-Dot reticle or similar.

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Unread 03-06-2010, 09:46 AM
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

reasonable and doable. on scale with the drop of my .308, it's like shooting my .308 510 yards.

once i got past 100, i really stopped shooting paper at 50 yards, and more or less concentrate on 200. not only is it more of a challenge, but also magnifies any problems with shooting form.

a good rifle with matched ammo is interesting to say the least at 200, rather than cloverleafing .223 and .308s.

the best experience is learning how to better judge wind and compensating for it, which the .22 becomes a valuable economical tool at those ranges. tempurature / humidity / thermals also become a major consideration at those distances, and lessons learned is transferable to the centerfire.

some 200 yard 22lr savage mkii bv examples over the last few monthes:

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Unread 03-08-2010, 12:03 PM
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CZ452 LH American .22lr
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5 shots @ 365 lasered yards made a vertical line 4 7/8" long.

Since I shot this group, the action screws were torqued at 15 inch-pounds and the groups were cut in half. That should make it interesting the next time out.

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Unread 03-08-2010, 07:05 PM
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

Cool stuff.

I let my neighbor run his cows on my little 12 acre pasture. They came through today and randomly scattered targets everywhere It's been raining so a hit shows up very clearly as does a miss. My rangefinder is off to be repaired so I've been eyeballing most shots. I know where 100 and 150 yards is in one general area. The scope is dialed in to 100 yards. Since I can't range it I'm not sure what the longest hit was so far. I held 4 mil-dots over and one mil dot left of a little 6"-ish cow patty in my neighbors section (he has a section and still wants to run cows on my little place???) and it smacked it right dead in the middle. Friggen cracked me up. Time of flight was crazy long. What a kick... I've gone through 2 boxes of .22LR this afternoon... that's more than I've shot .22LR in 20 years probably...
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