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Old 04-29-2009, 11:34 AM
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Re: Longest .22lr shots

Maico, I will. I am going to run a test, on paper targets of course, with the rimfire at 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 yards just to see what the results are. But my experience with 22 rimfire, and it covers more years than I like to acknowledge, tells me that reasonably expecting to kill animals with one at much over 100 yards is so iffy that it is in the realm of unethical and irresponsible. Paper targets ..... OK..... But not animals. Do you not agree?

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Old 04-29-2009, 02:48 PM
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Re: Longest .22lr shots

On the average most people or a big part of people don't try to place precision shots at "any" game animal in my experience. They find hair and pull the trigger so that could encompass the whole shooting realm. But yes 75-100yds is very close to the average distance that a 22lr is effective. But if you have a good shooting 22lr and know how to either hold over or dial in clicks then the range is far greater than 100yds. My buddy and myself shoot rocks in a plowed field at distances up to 400yds and "if" the wind is not a major factor then we can drop bullets in on rocks the size of a baseball consistently. I will say this...I've clean missed more shots than I've hit on groundhogs but we try for "head" shots only. Shooting a 22lr long range is not just go throwing lead. There's more to it than that. Good luck on your testing and keep us posted.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:07 PM
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Re: Longest .22lr shots

My concern with shooting at animals over 100 yards is accuracy and having enough terminal bullet energy left to do the job. As has been said it doesn't take much wind to play havoc with a 22 bullet.

It may be a few weeks before I get to run the test. I live in northern SC and do most of my shooting and hunting on some land I have in the central part of the state. It is 100 miles distance so I don't get to go there as frequently as I would like.

I would like to see some studies on the terminal energy of the 22 rimfire bullet at different distance beyond 100 yards. My experience leads me to believe it drops off drastically after passing 100 yards. Anyone have any info on this.

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Old 04-29-2009, 03:31 PM
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Re: Longest .22lr shots

According to my program a CCI minimag has 51ftlbs of energy at 300yds. The ole groundhog I shot at 310yds dropped like a rock but it was a center chest hit.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:36 PM
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Maico, Does your program show how much it has at 50 and 100 yards? How much is needed to expect consistent kills?
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Don't know what is needed...I'll look and see if I can find something.
101ftlbs @ 50yds
83.7ftlbs @ 100yds
72ftlbs @ 150yds
63.5ftlbs @ 200yds
56.8ftlbs @ 250yds
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Re: Longest .22lr shots

Maico, Thanks very much for the energy data. You have stirred my interest in this. If i can find data on energy needed to kill various animals with a 22 rimfire I will post it also. May be a while as I leave in the morning for a week of turkey hunting in TN with my son in law and I have a couple days work to do on the farm when I return. I do appreciate any info any one can contribute to this. I look forward to reading replys to this when I return. Al Crouch
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