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Old November 20th, 2019, 09:56 AM   #1
 
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I went to my local range..Set up my target at 25 yards shoot a handfull of times. Picture enclosed shows where bullets went... i then moved out to 100 yards...Do i need to adjust scope for 100 yards? It is really windy about 30 mph gusting... im new to this it could just be me..
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Old November 20th, 2019, 10:28 AM   #2
 
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You need to look up the ballistic info for the round you were using and see how much it moves at the distance and wind speed you had.
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Old November 20th, 2019, 10:52 AM   #3
 
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Box says Velocity 990 @ 100 yards.. energy says 85.. Was using federal automatch
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Old November 20th, 2019, 11:00 AM   #4
 
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A 22LR is going to have a decent amount of drop at 100 yards. It is DEFINITELY not going to be accurate at that range in 30 mph winds.
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Alan50501, 100 yards is quite a challenge for any 22 LR rifle and especially a 10/22. 22 LR ammo suffers from several deficiencies to include, slow muzzle velocity, slow spin rate, poor ballistic coefficient, and poor quality, not to mention the rifle itself. If you have a few minutes, download and read an article I wrote for the Forum E-Library titled "22 Long Rifle Ammo and Accuracy". Here's a link: https://rugerforum.net/e-library/106...-accuracy.html
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Cant add anything that hasnt already been mentioned as to the challenges of a .22LR at 100 yards. But as you asked about if you should adjust your scope, I would sight in your scope for the range you are going to shoot it at the most/expect to use it (probably 25 or 50 yards) at and be done with it. You will then learn where it hits at other ranges.
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That round has 4.9" of wind drift at 10 MPH.
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Old November 20th, 2019, 01:56 PM   #8
 
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Alan50501, 100 yards is quite a challenge for any 22 LR rifle and especially a 10/22. 22 LR ammo suffers from several deficiencies to include, slow muzzle velocity, slow spin rate, poor ballistic coefficient, and poor quality, not to mention the rifle itself. If you have a few minutes, download and read an article I wrote for the Forum E-Library titled "22 Long Rifle Ammo and Accuracy". Here's a link: https://rugerforum.net/e-library/106...-accuracy.html
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Old November 20th, 2019, 02:53 PM   #9
 
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i had the opportunity to test my 10/22 TD at a 100-yd outing with our local club... i was grateful that i was able to keep the shots within an 8" circle, and i was using a 3-9X scope...

at my age, i was also thankful that i could see the target!

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Old December 12th, 2019, 09:02 AM   #10
 
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longer barrels will help- I have a Mossberg 146B with either a 24" or 26" barrel and with a 9x scope I can shoot bottle caps off 20oz bottles at 100 yds if I really take my time.

My 10/22 I usually sight in at 50 yds even with a scope. You can go farther, but it starts getting more difficult to be as accurate. Unless you start going heavy barrels, etc...
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I sight my 22 LR rifles at 50 yards and call it good. You can shoot a 22 LR 100 yards at targets on calm days and get hits. A good rifle with good ammo makes a difference. I have had 1.5" groups with my 77/22 and thought that was pretty good. I can't imagine trying it with 30 mph winds!
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