Longest .22lr shots

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  1. leatherman92

    leatherman92 Well-Known Member

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    How far is your farthest .22lr shots?I shoot out to 200 yards with a plain marlin 780 and can keep 3" groups
     
  2. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    I once got a sub-moa group at 200 yards with a Marlin 15 and open sights. Never tried it again for fear of ruining the novelty of it. I put a small metal plate on a large board and aimed at the top of the board, just luck I guess.
     

  3. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

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    My longest shot has been 300 yds. 21 shots all on 8" paper plate, a few grouped pretty well. My best LR .22LR shot was my 200 yd. bullseye. There were some pretty tight groups in that attempt. I have had 1.5 MOA groups at 100 yds.All off hand,with a sling wrap, seated (elbows on knees) or prone on my hunting pack. So far my Marlin 925R is the most accurate .22 I have.
    My best kill was a groundhog at 150 yds. back east on my uncles horse farm. Hit him dead in the chest standing on his hind legs. This was with a Marlin lever action.
     
  4. stork

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    Prairie Dog at 172 yards with a Ruger MKII 5 1/2" with an Ultra Dot. Sitting 2 handed.

    FWIW
    Stork
     
  5. leatherman92

    leatherman92 Well-Known Member

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    My longest kill was a crow at about 200 yards useing 22 thunderbolts
     
  6. Maico

    Maico Well-Known Member

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    Groundhog at 310 yds with a Rem 541 and 3x9 Tasco. DRT
     
  7. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

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    Dang, those are some long shots. I never think of a .22lr killing at those distances. I need to get a better scope on mine. :D
    Maico, What cartridge did you use for the 310 hog?
     
  8. Maico

    Maico Well-Known Member

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    The Russian steel case ammo with the rooster on the box...about 1080FPS out of my rifle.
     
  9. Tyler Kemp

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    Subsonic is the key for long distance accuracy with 22s!
     
  10. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

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    So under 1150 fps.? Correct me if I'm wrong, once the bullet drops below supersonic it loses fps. more rapidly than a rd. fired subsonic. Therefore loses trajectory and consequently accuracy.
     
  11. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    Yep, goes all willy-nilly basically!
     
  12. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    @ 250 yard crow w/ my CZ (totally lucky shot however!!) bigtime kentucky windage! any one can get lucky once in a while lol!
     
  13. JCM

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    230 yards off the knees, 24lbs Gobbler. 3 feet high 1 foot right done the trick!:D
     
  14. Wlfdg

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    After big game season I am going to have to step it up with the .22!