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Old May 18th, 2016, 06:01 AM   #1
 
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What kind of accuracy are you all getting from the TD at 100 yards? Mention if you used bench or not please.



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3"group

Best 100yd group I have achieved is 3" with my stainless take-down with Nikon Rimfire scope. Usually group more like 4 1/2.
This was on a perfect day with no wind shooting CCI standard velocity.
Have never tryed match ammo.
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Thanks. I will have some thing to compare to.
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I'm about 3 +/- average depending on which of the bulk ammo I am shooting.
Bulk ammo
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Nikon P-22 3-9

There is a huge thread at Rimfirecentral for the TD accuracy with many posting pics of their groups. Just in case you wanted to take a look at a longer thread. It may help... may not.
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I'm lucky if I can get 2.5" group at 75 yds, scoped, Winchester super x round nose, shooting from a picnic table. Making sure connection ring is snug seems key.


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I get 1/2" groups at 50 yards, 2 to 3 inch groups at 100. Shooting from a bench, CCI standard velocity, nikon rimfire scope, huntertown guardian suppressor. Slightly windy days give me the 3 inch groups. They stay 2 to 2 1/2 on calm days.

I should also mention that I don't run the barrel band. Seen mixed results online, but for me it increased the accuracy slightly.
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So with that said would you guys not recommend the take down? or....
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So with that said would you guys not recommend the take down? or....
It depends. What's more important, compact storage or accuracy. Don't buy it for the wrong reason then be disappointed.
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All guns are tools. You need to match the correct tool to the task you want to accomplish.
For me the ease of the take down for storage is good, but maybe not good enough depending on accuracy......
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At 100 yds with takedown,Nikon Rimfire Scope, CCI standard ammo from the bench I get4-5 inch groups. Get 3 inch at 50 yds. Probably would do better with non takedown.

Also I'm 81 so that doesn't help.
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"Dirty Bill", I'm 56 and only starting my second year of shooting, and, although I've read, watched, and listened, a lot, trying to learn any and everything I thought might be useful, consider anything I share with a grain of salt ... or a handful!

My first gun, 2 years ago, was a 10/22TD. I immediately added Tech-Sights front and rear, one rare moment of prescience for which I am grateful. Both the people and the products at Tech-Sights are great.

Anyway, living in the city, I don't get a lot of opp's to shoot long, but I've taken it and my later-acquired Mini on some road-trips, so here are a couple of examples of what we were able to do together. (I added Tech-Sights rears to the Mini, too.) As you asked in your post, these were with myself seated at the bench, both hands on rifle, with fore-end supported by bag. Also, we almost always buy and use supersonic ammo, with some preference CCI, although I have had a couple sessions where the rifle seemed to be telling me that it really liked Armscor supersonic, too.

Next picture was my first time ever shooting at 100yds, at Montgomery County (TN) Shooting Complex. The bullseye on this target is 3" in diameter and, although it was late on a cloudy, rainy, and windy, December (2015) day, I could see it just fine. The 7 holes that look a bit like "claw-marks" are from the Mini (300BLK); 4 of those are in 2 pair of the southwest quadrant of the target and the other 3 are in the bull. The 10 holes from the 22 are smoother/brighter. 2 are at 12:00 middle-high, registration rounds, my first 2 shots from the 10/22, in order to try to gauge the drop. 7 of the other 8 shots settled in on or just off the top of the bull, but I did have one flyer - surely my fault - the lonely hole at 5:00, just off the bull. I measured the 7-shot group at appx 1.9", but that stray bumps it up to about 3.5".





This was from last summer, sometime during Memorial Day weekend, at Charlie Haffner Memorial Gun Range, Williamson County, TN, little ways south of Franklin and Nashville. It was (only) 3 shots at 50yds, with the group at appx 0.8", just a tad bigger than the diameter of the penny.




This one was same time as the 3-shot group above, at 100yds, just a single shot, so it doesn't indicate anything statistically reliable, but, I just had to show it. My aim-point, as well as I could find it, was top of the circle, 12-oclock high. It was a nice, bright day, and I thought I could see that hole; when I confirmed it, I was so tickled that I didn't send any more rounds at the target, because I was gonna' brag on that one just as long as I can!




Don't know if these help you with any of your questions, but, whatever you decide, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have mine.

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"Dirty Bill", I'm 56 and only starting my second year of shooting, and, although I've read, watched, and listened, a lot, trying to learn any and everything I thought might be useful, consider anything I share with a grain of salt ... or a handful!

My first gun, 2 years ago, was a 10/22TD. I immediately added Tech-Sights front and rear, one rare moment of prescience for which I am grateful. Both the people and the products at Tech-Sights are great.

Anyway, living in the city, I don't get a lot of opp's to shoot long, but I've taken it and my later-acquired Mini on some road-trips, so here are a couple of examples of what we were able to do together. (I added Tech-Sights rears to the Mini, too.) As you asked in your post, these were with myself seated at the bench, both hands on rifle, with fore-end supported by bag. Also, we almost always buy and use supersonic ammo, with some preference CCI, although I have had a couple sessions where the rifle seemed to be telling me that it really liked Armscor supersonic, too.

Next picture was my first time ever shooting at 100yds, at Montgomery County (TN) Shooting Complex. The bullseye on this target is 3" in diameter and, although it was late on a cloudy, rainy, and windy, December (2015) day, I could see it just fine. The 7 holes that look a bit like "claw-marks" are from the Mini (300BLK); 4 of those are in 2 pair of the southwest quadrant of the target and the other 3 are in the bull. The 10 holes from the 22 are smoother/brighter. 2 are at 12:00 middle-high, registration rounds, my first 2 shots from the 10/22, in order to try to gauge the drop. 7 of the other 8 shots settled in on or just off the top of the bull, but I did have one flyer - surely my fault - the lonely hole at 5:00, just off the bull. I measured the 7-shot group at appx 1.9", but that stray bumps it up to about 3.5".





This was from last summer, sometime during Memorial Day weekend, at Charlie Haffner Memorial Gun Range, Williamson County, TN, little ways south of Franklin and Nashville. It was (only) 3 shots at 50yds, with the group at appx 0.8", just a tad bigger than the diameter of the penny.




This one was same time as the 3-shot group above, at 100yds, just a single shot, so it doesn't indicate anything statistically reliable, but, I just had to show it. My aim-point, as well as I could find it, was top of the circle, 12-oclock high. It was a nice, bright day, and I thought I could see that hole; when I confirmed it, I was so tickled that I didn't send any more rounds at the target, because I was gonna' brag on that one just as long as I can!




Don't know if these help you with any of your questions, but, whatever you decide, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have mine.

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Steve, this was a takedown model?
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As the little girl said in "Aliens", affirmative. 10/22, Takedown, with Tech-Sights (no optics) front and rear. I have added a bushing, a quick-release bolt-lock, and a new extractor claw. At this point, if estimate that it has had, at ! minimum, somewhere north of 12K rounds put through it. (I'm a runner, too, but I've had a fair number of injuries over the past 2-3 years, so the rifle and multiple sessions per week at the range during the downtime proved a nice surrogate for me; running/body has been better since last July, so I haven't been asking the bottom-line question often as I did: "Y'all got any 22 ammo?"

Hey, also, know that I only posted some of the best targets. There are plenty of disappeared garbage targets. The rifle and I are only human, after all.
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jhartmac, I bought my 10/22 TD in 2012. I had already owned several conventional 10/22s and knew about what to expect. Shortly after I bought my TD, I had to have cataracts removed from both eyes with man-made lens implants. After cataract surgery, I could see like a hawk at a distance but anything under 10 feet got progressively more blurry .... making iron sights on rifles pretty worthless. Before I had surgery, I could get 2 1/2 to 3" groups at 50 yards with my TD's open sights from a bench rest. After surgery, I'm embarrassed to say the groups were way bigger.

That's when I decided to buy a scope for the TD. After doing a lot of research, I ended up with a 2~7x Nikon rimfire scope .... a really great scope for the money and it matches a 22 LR trajectory just about perfect. My groups with the Nikon were just about as bad as with open sights .... something had to be wrong .... and it was. The coupling where the barrel seats in the receiver seemed to be very tight but the first thing I noticed was .... when I removed the barrel then put it back on, my POI would change and groups would open up a little. After shooting 50 rounds in one session, groups turned horrible. I tightened the lock ring as tight as possible. This shrunk the groups for several rounds then they opened back up again, leaving the lock ring slightly loose.

Turns out I bought a cantilever scope mount where the scope actually mounts on the barrel ... not the receiver. This solved my problems. I could now take the barrel off and put it back together later without changing POI. Further, groups were tighter than ever and didn't change as more ammo was fired.

With the cantilever mount, I now get about the same sized groups as my conventional 10/22s .... maybe even a little better. At 50 yards, I can maintain a 1" group using CCI Mini Mags. At 100 yards .... well let's just say I won't be winning any marksmanship medals but I can usually keep groups inside a 3" circle if the wind doesn't interfere.

Just as a point of comparison .... I have a CZ 452 2E bolt action 22 LR with a similar Nikon scope. It will group under an inch a 100 yards without trying too hard. I think if I experimented with different ammo, I could shrink the groups even tighter.

The 10/22 TD is primarily intended for easy transportation and storage. It is NOT a target rifle and was never intended to be one. As such, I think I'm getting way better performance than the gun was designed for .... all because of the cantilever scope mount and a nice bright scope.

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