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Old August 10th, 2011, 04:59 PM   #1
 
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300 yards 22lr?

Any one have any experince shooting a 10/22 out to 300yds?? What was your setup?



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Old August 10th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #2
 
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Never tryed it, would love to start shooting at that range. You would need a pretty good scope! Welcome to the forum by the way, from Ontario Canada!
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Thats a long way for a 22. Drop is 40 inches at 200 yards, easily double that by 300 yards.
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I believe the method is known as "Kentucky Windage"...
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Its kind of like using a mortar...
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we used to shoot bolt action 22's 200 plus yard with some fair accuracy. there is a lot of energy loss in 10/22 due to the blow back bolt design so the drop would be a lot more than a bolt action.
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Just for fun right? Maybe you can stand out there at 300 yards and see if you can catch the bullet. I'm just kidding of course.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 07:21 AM   #8
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garyrocksyouout, Obviously you are very inexperienced with firearms. The normal max shooting distance for a 10/22 is about 75 yards. Target models may still be reasonably accurate out to 100 yards but at a distances farther than that ... you have everything working against you. 22 LR bullets are not designed for long range shooting and as such, they have a very poor ballistic coefficient (ability to overcome air friction). That means the will slow down and drop a lot. It also means they are very sensitive to wind and will blow off course.

Just for grins, I plotted a 22 LR (CCI Mini-Mag, 32gr) with a 75 yard sight-in. At the muzzle, velocity is 1288 fps. At 75 yds, velocity is 1104 fps. At 200 yds, velocity is 943 fps and the bullet drops 34". At 300 yards, velocity is 858 fps and the bullet drops 105".
Assuming a slight breeze of 5 mph, the bullet will drift 2" at 100 yards, 8" at 200 yds, and 17" at 300 yds. Even if a 22 was accurate enough to hit a target at 300 yds, there's not a scope made that would have enough adjustment to zero at that distance.

Set your targets at 50~75 yards and hopefully you can shoot a 2~3" group.
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garyrocksyouout, Obviously you are very inexperienced with firearms. The normal max shooting distance for a 10/22 is about 75 yards. Target models may still be reasonably accurate out to 100 yards but at a distances farther than that ... you have everything working against you. 22 LR bullets are not designed for long range shooting and as such, they have a very poor ballistic coefficient (ability to overcome air friction). That means the will slow down and drop a lot. It also means they are very sensitive to wind and will blow off course.

Just for grins, I plotted a 22 LR (CCI Mini-Mag, 32gr) with a 75 yard sight-in. At the muzzle, velocity is 1288 fps. At 75 yds, velocity is 1104 fps. At 200 yds, velocity is 943 fps and the bullet drops 34". At 300 yards, velocity is 858 fps and the bullet drops 105".
Assuming a slight breeze of 5 mph, the bullet will drift 2" at 100 yards, 8" at 200 yds, and 17" at 300 yds. Even if a 22 was accurate enough to hit a target at 300 yds, there's not a scope made that would have enough adjustment to zero at that distance.

Set your targets at 50~75 yards and hopefully you can shoot a 2~3" group.
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thank you for your detailed response... yes its true i condsider myself an amature when it comes to guns. The reason i posted this is because of the fact that youtube "hero" Nutnfancy compared shooting 22lr at 300 yards to shooting .308 @ 1000 yards.
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From a challenge standpoint, it would be fun to attempt for the sake of doing it...I bet you could eventually hit a plate once...but good luck ever getting a group of any sort
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Shooting a .308Win at 1,000 yards is a high competition very fun thing known as F Class shooting. It is very serious and has a wide following:

Official U.S. F-Class Open Rifle Team Website

Shooting a 10/22 at even 200 yards has no following.

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I have to say 200 yards is the best you'll do.Checkout the link below, these men have been doing 22 shoots out to 200 yards and it looks like allot of fun.

Rimfire Tactical Precision Match
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garyrocksyouout - Here is lesson #1.....Nut-N-Fancy is a 1/2 wit....as a beginner, you should consider him as a "reverse mentor"....basically take whatever he says and look at the opposite for reality...
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For fun..sure try it!!
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