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Old 04-22-2009, 8:30 PM
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How is .22lr at 100 yards for target shooting practice?
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Old 04-22-2009, 9:23 PM
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Thats a little too broad of a question. Drop? 4-6" at 100yards. Accuracy? Crappy, there will be too many uncontrollable factors effecting accuracy besides you and your technique.

22lr should be kept to 50yards with a scope and 25 open sight if your shooting for accuracy.
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Old 04-22-2009, 9:40 PM
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Thats a little too broad of a question. Drop? 4-6" at 100yards. Accuracy? Crappy, there will be too many uncontrollable factors effecting accuracy besides you and your technique.

22lr should be kept to 50yards with a scope and 25 open sight if your shooting for accuracy.
Um, no. Have you actually shot a 22 with good ammo at 100 yds? Go to Snipershide and look under the rimfire section to see great groups at 100 AND groups out to 300 yds.

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...=924528&page=1
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22 is nice at 100 yards if there is no/little wind. If its windy, then it becomes much harder.

If you want a real challenge, try shooting ground squirrels at 100 yards on a hot windy day with a 22. It's like spotting for artillery, the dirt splash tells you how far off you are
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22 is nice at 100 yards if there is no/little wind. If its windy, then it becomes much harder.

If you want a real challenge, try shooting ground squirrels at 100 yards on a hot windy day with a 22. It's like spotting for artillery, the dirt splash tells you how far off you are
http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...504301&fpart=1

It was a windy day, and he was still making center mass hits.
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Old 04-22-2009, 9:50 PM
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22 is nice at 100 yards if there is no/little wind. If its windy, then it becomes much harder.


It was a windy day, and he was still making center mass hits.
Yep, great way to learn how to read the wind.
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How is .22lr at 100 yards for target shooting practice?
Not that bad, this guy is using a 10/22, when we were growing up we always had to used the 100 yrd range to shoot. As others had said about the wind, on some days any kind of accuracy was next to impossible.


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Silhouette matches shoot offhand with 22LR's out to 100 meters. With a bipod, I shoot out 200 yards all the time with mine. Put out wind flags and practice. It is a lot of fun and won't break your budget. If I watch the wind, hitting clay piegions at 200 yards is actually pretty easy even on a windy day.
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Those pics on Snipershide are great. Nice to see what a good 22 can do with lots of practice.
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I shoot .22lr at 100 yards a lot with good results but mostly shoot it at 50 yards or less.
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Depends on the rifle and shooter. The precision 22LR matches at APTS normally have targets that could be as far as 200yds away.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=170014

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well i shot a piece of cardboard about to size of a license plate at a 100 yards and was arcing them into a 5 gallon bucket at 200 yards. not the greatest but much better than some. it just depends on how well you know your gun. i've shot at least 5000 rounds through mine so i have a pretty good idea of how it works. its a 10/22 with tech-sights and the tapco t6 stock, factory barrel. using cci stingers and fed bulk pack. ammo is also a huge factor, some ammo shoots higher/lower left/right than others, just find a good combo of gun,ammo,sights,shooting technique and your good to go. plus the price/quantity of ammo means there will be plenty of practice without breaking the bank. good luck.
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Depends on the rifle and shooter. The precision 22LR matches at APTS normally have targets that could be as far as 200yds away.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=170014
I agree...just shot a 100 shot 100 yard bench match...winner's score was 2483 with 88 centers out of a possible 2500. The 10 ring is about 3/4". A quality rifle with well chosen quality ammo and a shooter's ability to read the wind can do quite well at 100 yards.
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LOL, I regularly shoot "minute of coke can" with the cans placed between 90 and 110 yds using my 10/22T and Federal bulk pack fodder. I don't know why people think you can't shoot 100 yds with .22lr. I'm not talking 1 hit in five either. I place them up a hill or up the berm. I like to hit them with the first shot and try to bounce the can with the next nine as it tumbles.

Given this is shooting from either bench or sling supported prone with optics, but while my 10/22T is a nice and accurate rifle, it is no wunder .22 or Olympic Biathlon rifle. Federal bulk pack ain't great ammo either, but admittedly my rifle, bless its little heart, seems to like it better than other (slightly more expensive) bulk .22 ammo. I am not anywhere near the shooter that Pascal (DesertFrog, the poster of that Sniper'sHide post) is.

Actually I have a friend who was shooting bulk pack out of a .22lr 1911 conversion slide and making a rather astounding number of hits on cans at 100 yds a couple months ago. I couldn't repeat his feat and he certainly wasn't hitting every shot, but even one hit per mag is pretty awesome out of a friggin .22 pistol at 100 yds.

I find that shooting at 100 yds with a scoped .22 is great practice. At 125+ yds it becomes much more difficult for me. The time till impact starts to become pronounced and the wind drift is a lot harder to account for. I tend to shoot .22 pistols out to 20 yds or so. Iron sighted .22's out to 50 yds or so, and my scoped 10/22T out to about 110 yds at my local range. A great practice tool is to get the targets used by the Appleseed shoots which are shot at 25yds but are calibrated for simulated distances (scaled down) out to 400 yds. Practice this from field positions, and you will quickly and cheaply find your shooting improve across the board. These targets are especially nice because when shooting that close you can A) see your hits and B)you are focusing on technique rather than windage and elevation factors.

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i've never been to an appleseed shoot, anybody got pics of their targets?
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It was a windy day, and he was still making center mass hits.
I almost **** myself when i saw the AI stock, thinking it was for the 10/22

..but how cool would that be!
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ive plinked 12" metal plates out to 200yds with consistency.
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My Remingtom Model 37 will do nickel-sized groups at 100 yards (with CMP Olin ammo).


But only with a scope.

None of my other .22s can do that well.
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i've never been to an appleseed shoot, anybody got pics of their targets?
here is a link to some appleseed proect targets, been three times now, always a great weekend

http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=631.0
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If you shoot subsonic ammo, you will probably get a better result than high velocity rounds.
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I was hitting a bowling pin @ 200 yards from the hip @ burro by ranging the dust clouds with my marlin model 70 . I love those cci mini mags
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I have had really good success with CCI Velocitors out to 100 plus, really good hard hitter. 1435 FPS muzzle, 40 grain. Mini-mags have not let me down either.
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Thats a little too broad of a question. Drop? 4-6" at 100yards. Accuracy? Crappy, there will be too many uncontrollable factors effecting accuracy besides you and your technique.

22lr should be kept to 50yards with a scope and 25 open sight if your shooting for accuracy.
o rly. I was poppin golf balls off of cans at Lytle with my stock 10/22 at 75-10 yards with open sights
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I was plinking dime size groups at 100 yrds. all day long shooting side prone - bolt up.
Just have to have the right ammo.
Come on...get real.
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I was plinking dime size groups at 100 yrds. all day long shooting side prone - bolt up.
Just have to have the right ammo.
Come on...get real.
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I know that's commonplace for you, but how about us mere mortals....
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Thats a little too broad of a question. Drop? 4-6" at 100yards. Accuracy? Crappy, there will be too many uncontrollable factors effecting accuracy besides you and your technique.

22lr should be kept to 50yards with a scope and 25 open sight if your shooting for accuracy.
Like 50BMGBOB said, smallbore silloutte matches go out to 100 meters and they are shot offhand! I used to shoot my $75 Mossberg M42A in silloutte matches and my rifle could shoot as well as the Anshultzes I was shooting against. I just couldn't shoot as well as my rifle could.

A 6" drop at 100 yards is nothing. It's all about consistantcy. I now shoot 50BMGs at 1000 yards and there is about a 28 foot bullet drop at that distance! Yet, I have still shot several < .5 moa, 5 shot groups.

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How is .22lr at 100 yards for target shooting practice?
or 250 yards practice?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlyvTj3rnBk
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If you shoot subsonic ammo, you will probably get a better result than high velocity rounds.
actually it depends. If you have a modified 22LR (match grade) then its true, but for stock 22LR rifles, the higher the velocity the better (depends on some guns though) I know because I did a test on my Cricket 22LR, 10/22, browning 22LR Rifle, BuckMark and my MKIII 22/45, they all worked great with hyper velocity, but my decked out 10/22 custome everything shot best with 22LR subsonic, and its true with the 10/22 club too.
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I did good with it with no wind. I could have easily pissed off a boar, had one been present to hit
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