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Rimfire training tips?

I live just over an hour from my range. So I shoot my .22lr nearly everyday. Not a lot of rimfire compatable small game near me. Red Squirrels are protected,haven't found a whole lot of Fox Squirrels,Mtn. Cottontails, Snowshoe Hare (until winter) or Rock Chucks. I shoot targets from field positions. I try to keep my bullseyes nickel size or smaller and generally have about 50-100yds of clear sight. I'm shooting a Marlin 925r with a 4X32 Bushnell scope. Nothing fancy.

Any tips on training to break up the boredom? I shoot in all field positions, from my trekking poles X'd like shooting sticks, off my backpack, etc...

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    Re: Rimfire training tips?

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    Any tips on training to break up the boredom?...
    Golf balls.
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    Re: Rimfire training tips?

    Buy a box of paint balls and some golf tees. Shoot paint balls off tees at 50 yds. neat effect.


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    Golf balls.

    Be careful, 22lr will ricochet very easily off a golf ball. I've seen it. Heavier bullets (like 45colt etc) will go into the ball, the lightweight 22lr can easily glance off.

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    Yes, they can ricochet.
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    Re: Rimfire training tips?

    My grandmother used to light the strike anywhere matches with her 22 from about 5 paces. I don't know if matches available now will do it. She would stick the match into a crack in a fencepost etc. and by hitting the very end of it, it would light. Then a second shot would put it out.

    This just crossed my mind. My grandfather, dad and uncles couldn't do it. I never tried.

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    Right on! They sound like some fun ideas!
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