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How far do you shoot your air rifle?

Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by jmorris, Jan 17, 2014.

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  1. brianr23

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    I usually shoot targets at 20 yards. Pic is a nice group with JSB Diablo Match 8.4 grain. Runs an average of 675 fps and .40" 5 shot groups from my Umarex Fusion.
     

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  2. NWCP

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    I shoot small game out to 60-65 yards with my Benjamin Marauder .25 cal. PCP airgun. It will probably be good out to 75 yards, but I'm not. Critters larger than ground squirrels, or rabbits I keep with in 50 yards. My RWS .22 cal. 350 Magnum break barrel I try to keep within 40 yards of the desired varmint.
     
  3. HankC

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    Beyond 30 yds, pellet drop is a major factor and I never get it right!
     
  4. peedeecat

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    <Beyond 30 yds, pellet drop is a major factor and I never get it right!>

    That's why mildot scopes should be utilized with airguns.

    peedeecat
     
  5. Katitmail

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    I was getting ground hogs at 40 yards with pcp air arms 410. Super accurate up to 50, I didn't try anything further because in general it won't be powerful enough for small game. The gun is super nice. I even want to sell it for that reason. Too nice to take it to the woods.
     
  6. zeek96

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    50 yards .75 inch groups on calm days with benji marauder 25 cal. 8 shots and then starts to string at that distance but will go farther. great little shooter, well not that little.
     
  7. JSH1

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    I have a Crosman custom shop 2400KT (.22) and a Crosman 1377 (.177) with a stock. I shoot both in my garage at 10 yards. Lots of fun for pennies per round. I'm thinking of converting the 1377 to .22 caliber because I find the slightly larger pellet easier to load.
     
  8. chicharrones
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    25 yards is my limit with a springer, whether with sights or by scope. I just can't shoot a springer accurately enough to reach out further and actually expect to hit something the size of a golf ball.

    Now with a CO2 rifle, I can shoot tighter groups but the pellet drops more at range due to less muzzle velocity. So, that's about 25 yards with a CO2 rifle, too.
     
  9. brianr23

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    Made a good shot at a range of 52.5 yds (range finder) with my BSA Lightning GRT yesterday. I knew it was good to 40 yds so I pushed it a little further. Turns out it is good to 50 yards. The mil-dot scope and the Strelock app helped out a lot. The app will give you the hold over distance on a bunch of different reticles. Calculates wind too.
     
  10. Pointshoot

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    100 yards all the time. I'm new to airguns & didn't realize that was long distance ! Am quite pleased with my Beeman springer air rifle.

    We can get some pretty stiff winds, though. If they are blowing hard, all bets are off.
     
  11. ZVP

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    30 to 60 yards for a "good" rifle is a piece of cake once you learnthe gun. Everyone shoots at least ONE great group but usually nobody sees it!
    Heck I have shot my RWS 36.22 @ 100 yards and pretty much held "a minute of soda can" Otherwords ya hit it a LOT!
    No you won't get cloverleafs but a good German .22 will stay under 2" @ 50 yards.
    Truthfully, oone shoots great groups every time...
    I like to shoot 30 yards because you can see the holes easy, and you can hold pretty tight at 30 yds pretty regularlly,
    I use both .177 and .22 cal, but lately I am leaning towards .22
    I have killed many target squirrels with a .177, and killed em right now! .177 penetrates deep and is real flat shooting so accurate shots are easier to estimate for.
    Lately most "GOOD" pellets shoot great at long range and they come in all 3 calibers.
    I love shooting on the 50 yd range against powder fired guns!
    BPDave
     
  12. Deltaboy

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    50 feet.
     
  13. Geddinight

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    I tried out my 853's today at 30 or so yards. Plenty of drop. When I corrected, a few grouped nicely. That was just with the standard Daisy peep sights.

    Any further with them and I'm not sure.

    My .22 Marauder will go out to fifty yards with the mil dot scope and some good habits on my part and some luck.
     
  14. ZVP

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    ousegun, that's pretty impressive!
    I have a.22 Model 52 and I'm still trying to get groups like that! Seems there's always a flyer or two! I sure am impressed with the distances that the ,22 Model 52 will shoot! I have shot it at 85 yds but haven't tried it at 100 yet. I don;t know about hunting at such long rnges but plinking and paper punching are really impressive! All my high power airguns are .177 except for a Webly Stingray Carbine (wow!) a model 36 and the 52, all are good shooters.
    ZVP
     
  15. mdauben

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    Mostly at either 10M or 25ft, which are official bulls-eye target distances for air guns and most of my air guns are target guns. When I do use one of my other guns for plinking or hunting, I generally shoot out to 50-60ft.
     
  16. Shotgun Sergeon

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    I had a Gomo Big Cat 1250 that I sold last summer. One day I got bored and took an old cell phone, stuck one of those little orange dots on (you know, the ones that come with the shoot n' see targets) and set it on a cinder block at about 90 yards. Coulda been 100, I just paced it. I fired about 40 shots at it and each one hit. That phone looked like hell when I was done with it. I put a GoPro next to it. I've got that video somewheres. I'm considering buying a Benjamin 392 in the near future, too many chipmunks and starlings around here and not enough .22 ammo!
     
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    For hunting I stick to 25 yds and under, beyond that accuracy and velocity start to seriously degrade. I play around a 50 yds for fun just popping steel. My rifle is .177.
     
  18. improperlyaged

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    Me and my friends routinely shoot 120 yards with his Beeman .22. We were able to hit a gatorade bottle albeit not consistently.
     
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