.22 recommendation to practice long range

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  1. Herr Nagler

    Herr Nagler Member

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    I did something similar, I built a .204 Ruger to match my Accuracy International PRS rifle that I compete with. The only problem is that you don't get the wind reading practice with a .204 that you do with a .22LR inside of 200 yards. The .204 is ok for positional practice but you can hit small targets all day long "holding edge of plate" in the wind at 200 yards.

    As such that .204 is used more for sniping prairie dogs than PRS practice and I use 22LR more for PRS/long-range wind doping practice at our local 200 yard range. With the 204 - 39gr BlitzKings or 40gr VMAX and 28.7gr of CFE any p-dog that is wandering around inside of 500 yards becomes coyote chum ...
     
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  2. GonzoK34

    GonzoK34 Well-Known Member

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    Here in California when it comes to anything resembling an AR law enforcement isn't friendly. The AR platform is an excellent basis for building numerous capable calibers. I have a few AR15s: Heavy Barrel 6.5 Grendel, DCM Match 5.56, and a 204 Varminter.
    The CZ in shape an form is very cost effective. When hiding from yotes, bobcats, and fox; it's light, compact and shoulder's without any hiccups. I've been able to engage game from any position smoothly and place my shots effectively.
    From the stand point of cost, reloading and spotting your shots on target, this rifle fits my needs. I can practice in varying terrain with the focus being first round accurate shot placement. Again employing all the fundamentals for firing the weapon.
    I'm not encouraging anyone to follow my lead. This work's for me.
    Time spent working on our form with an accurate rifle making shooting game better for us all.
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  3. 460 magnum

    460 magnum Well-Known Member

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    I have to be honest I was more distracted by your living room / den than anything. LOL
     
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  4. imyourhuckleberry

    imyourhuckleberry Well-Known Member

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    I love the Remington 513T, this is my go to rifle for practicing offhand shooting as well. I also find that 1022 ruger with a tac-sol barrel is very accurate. I can consistently hit clay target and fragments of it at 230 yards. Regardless of rifle you choose you will have to find what bullets it shoots best as 22lr rifles are very finicky .
     
  5. winsx3

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    I've been using a tricked out 10/22 and a Pride Fowler scope with very satisfying results. The scope recticle is calibrated for a 40gr high speed load and is right on out to 200 yards. The Whistle Pig barrel will shoot a one hole groups at 50 yards but the regular cheap T22's will do that at 100 yards on a windless day. I highly recommend Pride Fowler scopes and Whistle Pig Barrels.

    You're right about practicing long range with a .22 lr. It will really teach you how to handle wind.
     
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  6. Turtle566

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    Anschutz 1416 is a great 22lr and the price is good for a second hand one with good optics, have also used brno mod 2's for year's, one is a tackdriver, the other not so much, so for me anschutz first, brno second.
     
  7. brownsat

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    I’ve had the anshutz 1913, and two remington military match rifles and a 52 win and to tell the truth now I have two cz’s a 452 American and a 455 and they will both pin a Harrison ground squirrel at two hundred yard if the day is not blowing over about 5 mph. Love them both very accurate
     
  8. rewiltshire

    rewiltshire Active Member

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    In my Rifle & Pistol club one of the biggest turnouts is for the .22 LR 100 yard benchrest match. We have five of them a year. Four classes; stock, custom, unlimited and iron sights. You will see anything from Ruger 10-22's to some pretty high dollar custom benchrest rifles. I shoot an old Remington 580 with a Leupold VX III scope. My joke is I shoot a $75 dollar rifle with a $750 scope, but my setup came from an old member that is no longer with us so there is a lot of sentimental value. I can compete just fine. But as stated before, find the ammo your rifle likes. It makes a big difference. Mine settled in on Lapua CenterX, so I bought a case of the same lot number. Another thing is I clean the bore once a year, when I put it away for the winter, and make sure that it is 'dirty' before shooting a match. Just seems to shoot better.
    The problem lies in not being able to achieve a 400 score, top score would be 400 - 40 X, but how many in the 'X' ring. And judging the wind is one of the biggest factors.
    But it is one of the most enjoyable matches we have. No big 'boom' and no big 'bump' on the shoulder that you pay for the following day.
    (and yes, I know my bench is a mess)
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  9. Herr Nagler

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    I love the look of that bench ...20 projects in motion ... looks like mine!
     
  10. Chase723

    Chase723 Well-Known Member

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    22 Creed. Legit .224 long range cartridge. Bullets for it are cheap. Only reason I don’t have one is because the state I live in won’t let me hunt deer with that caliber, so instead I have a 6 Comp Match.
     
  11. TAJ1911A1

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    Just a FWIW re rimfire rim thkns sorting. I am of the opinion that it is a total toss up. I've read of quite a few instances where the owners said it mattered not as they were selling their gages. Just sayin'
     
  12. MQ1

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    I’ve got a couple 455’s (including a heavy varmint) and a couple lefty 452’s...and all are impressively accurate for their relative cost. Definately minute of egg at a couple hundred yards...

    MQ1
     
  13. TAJ1911A1

    TAJ1911A1 Member

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    Mine too. A sign of near genius for some folk.
     
  14. Herr Nagler

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    BTW, I just saw a CZ 457 varmint precision trainer rimfire for sale at MileHigh Shooting in CO. Heck of a deal. $1,050 and comes in a manners carbon fibre stock ... A lot of companies including anschutz are making offerings for people that want to practice and simulate long-range shooting with a .22
     
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