View Full Version : Cheap & Accurate Shooting

12-13-2008, 10:44 AM
I was interested in getting one of the Savage bolt action .22lr's for around $200 and was curious to know the accuracy of a .22lr shot from an "accurate gun." I own a semi .22lr and its not good for much past 50 yards. Would a bolt action .22lr shoot good at 100 yards at a range using either iron sights or a scope? I want to be able to shoot accurately but avoid the hefty cost of larger caliber ammo. Mid - high quality .22lr ammo is still cheaper too and I wouldn't mind buying it.

If the .22lr still isn't worth much at 100 yards shot from a decent bolt gun, I'd use .17hmr but the gun (like a nice CZ) would cost a little more and so would the ammo.

Any input on the .22lr at 100 yards would be appreciated. Thanks!

12-13-2008, 10:50 AM
How about a 10/22 with a bull barell and a new stock/scope?
under 400.

12-13-2008, 11:08 AM
My 10/22 with a GM barrel will shoot 3-shot groups of about 1/2" at 50 yrds and 2" at 100 yards with Remington Golden Bullets. I've never shot any real accurate, expensive ammo out of it because it's just a plinker, but it's a really fun gun to shoot

12-13-2008, 12:04 PM
if i didnt already have a semi auto id get a 10/22 for sure, thanks though. i've heard so much good stuff about them. but it looks like with the right equiptment .22lr can shoot pretty good at 100 yards if you do your part as well.

12-13-2008, 12:33 PM
Depends on the conditions. 22lr is susceptible to wind.

12-13-2008, 12:46 PM
I used to shoot smallbore metalic silloutte. The rams are at 100 meters and a normal .22lr can easily knock them down.

12-13-2008, 2:38 PM
I used to shoot smallbore metalic silloutte. The rams are at 100 meters and a normal .22lr can easily knock them down.That's what I wanted to know. Sounds like with the right gun as well .22lr would do well. Thanks.

Depends on the conditions. 22lr is susceptible to wind.I know, all small bullets are. I'd get the best results on a still day.

12-13-2008, 8:02 PM
The biggest factor in accuracy will be the ammo.
Good quality target 22 ammo starts at about $5 a box or 50 and goes up from there.

Here's some groups from my 10-22 with a green mountain bull barrel and extensive trigger work:


If you really want to get into precision 22 shooting, you might consider coming up to the next 22 rimfire sniper match at APS.


We shoot from some very unorthodox positions beside prone...


12-13-2008, 8:53 PM
If you want an inexpensive high quality gun, see if you can find an old Winchester 75, Mossberg 44 or Remington 513T bolt gun. They are great, and you can find them for under 300 in some used gun racks.

I have a 513T and Winchester 75 that are both great shooters, and a nice piece of history too.