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Old 01-03-2011, 12:33 AM
.22shooter .22shooter is offline
 
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Default .22lr 200 yards

I have posted pictures, and asked frequent questions on my Remington M541X.

Bit of shooting story with this rifle I guess. I have desired to shoot .22 rimfire at longer range lately. The opportunity came when I picked up some steel plates at the local metal shop and the weather was favorable.

I took my 541 out. I had no idea if I could hit my target (8 inch plate) and had no idea if my rifle had enough elevation. I ran out of clicks and had to free lance the elevation by simply sliding the sight up or down in the mount.

I sighted in a "dark spot" (dirt) on the bank. First shot was at least 5 feet low. After about 12 rounds I sent one down range and 1.1 seconds later hear a small "*DINK*"

I don't know how many of you have done 200 yard shooting but I found it to be addicting! I had to exert some serious self control to keep from shooting a whole brick.

And I found it amazing that such a tiny bullet can be decently accurate at that distance. Now all I have to do is find a 300 yard range!

Where the pics? Instead of pics I put this together:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4ksL53qVLI

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Old 01-03-2011, 12:41 AM
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Very nice video. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I shoot a 100 yard 22 br at a local range and we are talking about changing to 200 yards . Tom
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:50 AM
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We have a group that loves to shoot the 22RF at distance. Here is a link to your Dec 18th shoot .... scroll down for some pictures ....

http://www.msgunowners.com/t10635-gr...class-22-match
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:54 AM
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Postal competitions here, 100-300 yard rimfire:
http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...oard=30&page=1

Wish I lived closer to a range. I know my 40X will easily give me sub MOA at 100, but haven't had a controlled environment to dial in further for practice.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:41 AM
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Ever since I saw one of the guys on the "Impossible Shots" TV show pop a balloon at 200 yds with a tiny North American Arms 22 revolver, I've had a hankering to try that. I haven't been too successful so far; my targets haven't been tall enough for me to sort out my initial elevation dope.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:53 AM
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my initial elevation dope.
You can get a general idea of your bullet drop with online ballistic calculators....
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:01 AM
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You can get a general idea of your bullet drop with online ballistic calculators....
I know that the dozen or so brands/loads I tried at 50 and 100 varied in drop a considerable amount (to say the least). You'd have to be pretty meticulous and consistent with your ammo (I've heard of folks hand picking specific lots for example) for a calculator to be much help over 100.

The most comical ammo was a box of low-load subsonic I tried in my 40X. It shot out like a spitball, and I could actually see the flight of the lead. Well short of the 50 yard mark. 8)
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:09 AM
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I know that the dozen or so brands/loads I tried at 50 and 100 varied in drop a considerable amount (to say the least)
My .22 is still zeroed for 200 yards. Is there a manual way to measure drop? Could I do it by shooting at 25 yards and measuring how high the shot it?
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:41 PM
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Default 300 & 30 yd. zeros...

We shot a 300 yard "buffalo" silhouette match w/ .22 LR. We were told to have 16-18 inches high at 30 yards to be on buffalo at 300 yards. It worked, we were close enough! The buffalo was approx. 15 inches long, 9 inches hump to bottom of chest.

20 buffaloes, one shot each in 30 minutes. You had to knock them over. not just hit them. It was a fun match. Getting your rifle/scope to dial up that high is a problem. We used a Unertl with blocks that would give us that elev.

We only shot the match once. My friend hit 18, knocked over 17 and I hit 19, knocked over 18. It's amazing what a .22LR will do at that distance. Again, wind is the big factor.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:31 PM
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We shot a 300 yard "buffalo" silhouette match w/ .22 LR. We were told to have 16-18 inches high at 30 yards to be on buffalo at 300 yards. It worked, we were close enough! The buffalo was approx. 15 inches long, 9 inches hump to bottom of chest.

20 buffaloes, one shot each in 30 minutes. You had to knock them over. not just hit them. It was a fun match. Getting your rifle/scope to dial up that high is a problem. We used a Unertl with blocks that would give us that elev.

We only shot the match once. My friend hit 18, knocked over 17 and I hit 19, knocked over 18. It's amazing what a .22LR will do at that distance. Again, wind is the big factor.
That sounds awesome
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