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Unread 03-30-2008, 04:51 PM
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I have western auto special that I use with a 3-9 power redfield and can hit a powerade bottle at 355 yards as many times you want but it wont even go trough the bottle beat that
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Unread 05-05-2008, 10:40 PM
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Long Range 22 LR

I have done some testing using a Rem 40X with iron match sights. I got a 100 yard zero shooting Wolf Match Xtra. All shooting was done off a bi-pod & rear sand bag. To get to 200 yd. zero required 21 MOA.
From 100 - 300 required 40 MOA. From 100-400 required 73 MOA.
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Unread 05-06-2008, 04:59 AM
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My longest kill was near 350 yards using a 77/22 with yellow jacket ammo (I believe). That was a one time feat I made long ago. Target was a possum I paced the distence after the shot so it may have been closer to 325, as this was before lazer range finders. I just got real lucky, the bullet did not pass though the chest cavity but did enough damage or just hit in the right spot for a quick kill.

Since then Ive taken head shots on squirrel out to 85 yards using a 77/22 and federal 711B ammo.
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Unread 05-10-2008, 06:28 PM
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Back when I was a kid, my friend and I would walk around his grandmother's farm. Both of us carrying Marlin model 60 semi-auto 22lr. We shot at ground-hogs whenever we discovered them out of their holes. ranges were 80-125 yards. We used to call it radar-shooting because we'd line up the verticial cross hair on their spine and bring the horizontal cross-hair down until it disappeared at the top of their head. Soon as it disappeared, we'd touch the trigger. Dropped them every time.
I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!
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Unread 03-26-2011, 08:56 AM
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Re: longrange with a 22LR how far have you push them

Used to shoot a .22lr Remington semi-auto. Could hit soda cans at 125 yards more times than not and hits from 250 yards were possible. That made me curious. I started incrementally shooting further and further away at targets.

Longest shooting was 476 yards (tape measured) (with hits). Target was a piece of stovepipe (hits were faint but audible) about 1 yard high and 8 inches across with a paper target fixed to it. Was shooting from a hybrid position to see over the weeds and stay out of the snow (squat with arms supported by legs) I could hold that light 22lr really well from that position, but I also remember that little gusts of wind would move me. Hits were not as common as misses, probably about a 5 to 10 mph wind (waited for calm before letting the shots go), about 6 hits out of 20 if I remember correctly.

I was using a 4X BB-gun scope, had to hold the target in the very bottom of the scope, with the thick line just to the right for windage. That put the cross-hairs around the top of a cliff on a hill behind the target.

Tried as far as 540 yards, but the vertical spread was ridiculous (shallow snow over sandy dirt made inspection possible) and the target was not visible with my setup (had to aim at a point on the hill above the target)!

That was long ago, and that .22lr was my only rifle at the time. After that I started memorizing ballistics tables and dreaming of long range shooting rigs

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Unread 05-11-2011, 01:10 PM
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Re: longrange with a 22LR how far have you push them

I like to shoot at 200 yards. I have probably shot more at 200 yards than 100 yards and under. I can do under 2" at 200 on a good day. My smallest group to date is .406". I am trying to get it on video. I have heard a lot about 300-400 yards and am eager to try it.
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Unread 12-21-2011, 05:17 PM
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Re: longrange with a 22LR how far have you push them

The farthest i have shot with a .22lr is 600 yards
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