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

 
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:07 PM
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

The ammo is Federal Premium Gold Medal. 40gr but no velocity is specified. Backing into it from LoadBase I get about 900 fps. One of these days I'm going to drag the chrony out and see what it really is.

I put a 20MOA base on my Savage. Every little bit helps.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:22 PM
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

I was out at my property today with my buddy Matt (aka. Trebark) and the woman in charge was getting sick of the noise from my 300 wby imp and other big boomers, so we got out my ruger 10/22s. banged on steel real consistently at 178. Then moved it out to 250 (a 18"x24" plate) and could hit about 50% of the time. Using kentucky windage and elevation. We had a simmons 3-9 scope so dialing drop was a no go. We still had our other target at 407yards still set up so what the heck, launched some lead at it. GREAT fun! you could actually see the bullet in the air tumbling and sometimes see it spinning sideways when it clipped a branch! In the end we dug one bullet that had hit the frame holding the plate, it had penetrated about .2", not deformed at all, and had been coming down at an angle steeper than 45degrees!! We heald 22ft above the targets. We were shooting CCI minimags 40gr HPs.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:16 AM
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

I routinely shoot prairie dogs beyond 100 yards with my CZ 452. I have a Burris Timberline scope with AO and ballistic reticle, and a Bushnell laser rangefinder so ranging is no real problem. The wind doping is what's hard to figure. It can be blowing one way in your face and exactly opposite at the prairie dog. Most days I am limited to about 125-150 yards. With Velocitors and a calm day, 200 yard shots are very possible. Stingers go transonic at about 100 yards and accuracy goes away after that. Velocitors start slower at the muzzle, but end up faster past 100 yards, so they are the best long range ammo for me. Subsonics are accurate in no-wind conditions, but that is something a Montana prairie resident hardly gets to experience.
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

I shoot some 4000 rounds a year at prairie dogs. Favorite spot is a grass strip airport.
With the owner and my buddy watching I said "lets see if I can get that one".

Flipped him on his back with legs flailing.

Measure: 346 Yards.

Most of my 22LR shooting is 80-130 yards with a good scope and Kentucky windage.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:57 AM
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

I shot a 2.385" 5 shot group at 200 yards with my Savage MarkII TR yesterday so I'd say it's possible.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:21 PM
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

I can tell you it is VERY possible. I have been catching some flak over my 200 yard groups as they have ranged from .406" to 2.31". I can usually shoot 1" groups if it is steady wind or calm. Keep practicing and find the ammo your gun likes best. Keep it subsonic. Mine likes CCI Standard Velocity. It shoots about 1070 fps. Keep up the good work!

I use a CZ 455 22LR. I have pillar bedded it and done some bolt work. It wears a Tasco 6-24x42 mil dot scope with a custom made elevation turret.





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Old 05-11-2011, 07:37 PM
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Re: .22LR @ 180 yards- Does this seem reasonable?

I often shoot my mkII at 200yds at my plinker reset target with wolf match ammo. Being a slow round it has quite a bit of drop(im on the bottom of the vertical crosshair on leupold br32) but those 2" steel circles just keep tingin. It is definetely a blast.
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