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Whats your longest rimfire kill?

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Unread 10-21-2011, 03:10 PM
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I've knocked crows out of trees and off powerlines at just under 440yards with my savage .17hmr a lot but I used to shoot my old 10/22 a lot( wore the factory sporter barrel out the first summer I had it, was on the 6th green mountain barrel when I sold it...)
Anyway its 420 yards from my mom and dads front porch to the edge of the fence line across the neighbours field and I used to be able to walk a few rounds in on rabbits at the edge of the field...fed a lot of coyotes that way when I lived at home....
I also hit an old barn at a half mile...lots of elevation lol....
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    Unread 10-22-2011, 06:19 AM
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    Re: Whats your longest rimfire kill?

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    I've knocked crows out of trees and off powerlines at just under 440yards with my savage .17hmr a lot but I used to shoot my old 10/22 a lot( wore the factory sporter barrel out the first summer I had it, was on the 6th green mountain barrel when I sold it...)
    Anyway its 420 yards from my mom and dads front porch to the edge of the fence line across the neighbours field and I used to be able to walk a few rounds in on rabbits at the edge of the field...fed a lot of coyotes that way when I lived at home....
    I also hit an old barn at a half mile...lots of elevation lol....
    Nice shootin! But, how did you wear a .22 barrel out?!?! let alone 6!!! I've hear stories of guys shooting over 100k rounds through a .22lr barrel and it still being fine?!
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    Unread 10-22-2011, 11:07 AM
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    Like I said I shot it a lot....lol...I was very trigger happy...and it was a very accurate lil gun to...a lot of cans, bottles, sparrows, starlings, rabbits possums, and other stuff died when I had it...I used to get .22 shells for Christmas( like seven or 8 bricks worth) and by new years is be out...went through a crap load of factory clips till I discovered hot lips and steel lips... Still wore them out....
    My first .22 was a rossi pump action..it lasted three weeks n it was starting to have problems....two months n my dad sent it back...went through 3 of them that year....oh and just so yall know I clean all my weapons as if my life depended on it and always have.....
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    Unread 10-22-2011, 11:10 AM
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    If you want an idea, just how many rounds would it take to completely wear out a ruger 10/22 action.....and like I said I cleaned it good..I would strip it completely down at least once a week to clean it...
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    Unread 11-02-2011, 08:58 PM
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    Re: Whats your longest rimfire kill?

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    If you want an idea, just how many rounds would it take to completely wear out a ruger 10/22 action.....and like I said I cleaned it good..I would strip it completely down at least once a week to clean it...
    I would respectfully suggest that you cleaned your barrels to death rather than shot them out. Most guys clean their .22 rimfire barrels once every 3-5k rounds, when accuracy erodes, or not at all. Many VERY good rimfire shooters never clean their barrels. I have about 4k through my 1.5 year old Savage and have yet to clean it. Accuracy just keeps improving. 5 shots in .4" (Outside measurement) @ 50 yards is basically the norm with Wolf MT's.

    But if you're shooting 10k a year, then maybe you could wear a barrel out. I'm still not sure of that though...

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    Unread 11-02-2011, 11:02 PM
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    It wasn't anything for me to go through a brick or two a day....specially during the summer....frog hunting and just plinking...rabbits during the winter burnt up a lot of rounds too...I would get bored some days of shooting cans n stuff so I would see how big of a limb I could cut off a tree and how many rounds it took...lol...senseless yet careful shooting....(there wasn't any point in it but never unsafe about it...)
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    Unread 11-14-2011, 01:10 AM
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    Re: Whats your longest rimfire kill?

    Ernie (XPhunter) and i both made 345-yd. connections a couple weeks ago with our Ruger Charger customs. Ernie got one at 333.
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