Possibly some of you guys haven't been around long enough to know but at one time in this country 22 LR Rimfire matches were held at 200 yards on a regular basis! All shooting was from prone position and with aperture sights! IIRC scopes were allowed but were in a different class for awards! Top scoring ring was 2" and the X ring was 1" diameter! 20 rounds were fired for score. My best was a 198-14X.
This has intrigued me. I am looking into a new rifle. I am thinking either a Savage mark II BV, Ruger 77/22, or a CZ 452. The savage is the cheapest and I have heard great things about that model. The Ruger is upgradable. Lots of choices. What are you guys using for optics? 1 inch or 30mm?
Myself and my son in law have bought three Savages, one MkII and two TR's. Al three shoot .5" at 100 yards with match ammo. Out of the box and no trigger work. Got rid of my Ruger, and never owned a CZ. 1" scopes are fine with elevated bases or Burris rings. I like the extended focus model Leupold 6.5x20 because it can handle the parallax on the closer shots and not distort the image as the HP rifle scopes do.
Good point, I didn't think of the parallax issue because my high power rifle scopes are usually shot at distances where it is a non issue. A scope with a focus is essential as many shots will be under the typical 100 yard parallax standard. I am thinking of something in the 4x14 power range.
Chalk one more up for the savage