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Longest distance did you ever effectively shot with a 22 LR?

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  1. saturno_v

    saturno_v Member

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    So at what distance were you still able to hit your target???
     
  2. Afy

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    200 meters is as far as I have been to. I shoot at 100 M regularly with the .22 lr.
     
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  3. General Geoff

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    150 yards.
     
  4. pgeleven

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    150ish... then it just gets sloppy. but hey, its a 22
     
  5. HisDivineShadow

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    150 yards with my spikes AR-15 standing up, I was able to keep all shots in a torso sized target.
     
  6. C-grunt

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    I have plinked at the 200 yard berm at the range before, but never shot groups, My Savage was actually pretty accurate at that range. It wasnt to hard to hit the intended targets.
     
  7. pgeleven

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    if we are talking strictly groups, then 100 yards, but i can 'one-shot' clays at 150 from a bench
     
  8. CajunBass

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    I killed a squirrel once at 79 paces. Figure the angle to the top of the big tree he was in? I don't know.....maybe 75-80 yards? Held the horizontal crosshair about "an inch" over his back. At the crack of the gun, he fell DRT. Dumb luck shot really and I've never tried it again.
     
  9. Blakenzy

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    200 meters on IHMSA steel rams. Pihs...............ping!
     
  10. BADUNAME37

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    When my brother-in-law was a kid, he

    was out in a large field with his 22 rifle (just plinking around like kids do) and there was a crow standing about 400 yards out there.

    He showed me about where he was and where the crow was standing -- just this side of RR tracks. He said he aimed way over the crow, knowing he would most likely miss. He touched it off, and the crow fell over dead.

    He said he was scared to death, but went and got the crow, the bullet went through its head. That wasn't a shot I took, but my B-I-Law's shot.

    The best shot I ever took has to be about 70 yards with my Ruger Mark II Target Pistol single-handedly (as my left arm was in a sling from shoulder surgery two days prior -- in 2005) and, resting the barrel on a neighbor's wooden porch banister on a 10 degree below zero morning, put an Ely Target Pistol bullet through the red squirrel's neck with one shot using open sites with a Volquartsen rear site. The neighbor had been having quite the squirrel problem and in about three days (about 40 minutes each morning), I shot 14 of them. They were actually getting behind the plastic corner posts of his vinyl siding and making their way up the corners and out of the vinyl eave soffit! I told him he must get rid of them or his home will be infested with them. I know there was a lot of luck involved in that shot, but I did hit the squirrel, and when it dropped out of the tall tree, I was surprised, when I finally got over to it (in three feet of snow), I couldn't believe the shot was right though its neck with blood all over the snow!

    I do have a lot invested in that target pistol (trigger sear, trigger, etc).
     
  11. Clipper

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    I once shot & killed a woodchuck at 136 yards with a stinger from my BL-22 w/4x, and killed one at 132 yards with my MKII 10" bull stainless. I was using the factory sights, and braced off the corner of our horse trailer. I have since gone to a peep sight, built a self-storing bipod and Hogue grips on that pistol. The innards are on my list for upgrades.
     
  12. Ridgerunner665

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    Not really long range...but if you want a challenge with a 22, try shooting a chicken in the head while its walking.

    That was how my Grandad taught me to shoot...or more appropriately, how he taught me to plan my shot (and yes, we ate the chickens)

    I did this at ranges from 30 to 50 yards with open sights...I wish my eyes were still that good.
     
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  13. IndianaBoy

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    I regularly ring the 200 yard gong with my CZ 452 Lux, and its terrific iron sights.

    Milk jugs are no problem.

    I don't shoot it for groups at that range, but I can hit what is out there if I can see it.
     
  14. MachIVshooter

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    Hit a crow once at nearly 250 yards with high velocity .22 shorts. Didn't kill it, and it took about 8 shots to zero in. We had been zapping praire dogs in a field on the edge of a subdivision (hence the need to use quiet little shorts). Saw the crows hanging out near the top of the ridge (where we had slain a few rats earlier that day) and decided to take a few pot shots. Old bushnell 4x scope, and I had that bird all the way at the bottom of it, so probably between 5 and 6 feet of holdover at that range.
     
  15. czarjl

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    100 yards is well within reason (max at the range I regularly shoot) but I have not really tried farther … ammo makes a big difference.
     
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    About 100 yards, but I didn't hit my target too much.
     
  17. CoRoMo

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    Not too far at all. Maybe 100 yards.
     
  18. Ditchtiger

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    Oldest son and I started shotting at a 55g drum at 250 yards,(used rangefinder). We tried to find out how fast we could shoot without missing, but we had to stop firing before the first round hit the drum. This used up ammo fast though we had a fun time and the 1022 got plennty warm. Just using a stock out of the box 1022 we got to where we could make 6 shots, stop, and hear all 6 hit the drum. Ammo used was Winchester Wildcat.
     
  19. Browning

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    About 150 yards.

    Every once in awhile I can make decent first round hits at 175 to 200 yards on objects like small iron plates or cans, but I might have to walk the round in when it's the latter of the two. There's also alot of other factors to be considered. Is the wind blowing really hard? Am I using a scope or iron sights? What kind of ammo am I using? What kind of .22 rifle am I using? What kind of accuracy is it capable of? How familar am I with the .22 rifle in question and have I ever shot it before?

    For instance : Am I using a surplus ($75) Romanian bolt action rifle with iron sights and ultra-cheap lead fingers ammo borrowed from a friend that I've never shot before? Or am I using a Ruger 10/22 with a match grade barrel, a 6-18X40 scope and CCI Green Tag competition ammo that I shoot almost every time I go shooting?

    All these factors end up playing a part in how far you can hit.
     
  20. Harve Curry

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    I can spot them with binoculars from the hay barn, then take a rest on a hay bale. If the squirrels are patient I get them with the little Rossi model 62 and a Marbles tang sight using Federal 550 Bulk ammo. They're only about 2" wide so alot of luck plays into it. I have a 1897 Marlin coming with a new TJ liner done with a Litja match chamber, can't wait.
     
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    I have taken many rabbits at the corn feeder that sits 100 yards from my deer blind using my Marlin model 81TS topped with a Bushnell 3x9x40mm scope.
     
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    Shot targets at 200yd, they were about 16" square.
     
  23. rat31465

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    A Crow taken at 200 yds with a Marlin Youth Model 15YN loaded with Eley Tenex. Measured distance with a 100yd tape and witnessed by my Dad.
     
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    65 paces a lucky 1 shot to a squirrels head with a Rem bolt action with open sights.
     
  25. Tennessee Ned

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    200 yards with my CZ 452 ultra lux. I put most of the shots on target once I found the range but now that I have a scope on it I'll have to try it again.
     
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