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Old 01-24-2013, 06:16 PM
.22shooter .22shooter is offline
 
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Default day at the range...cold but fun

I was really bored today and the wind seemed good enough so I packed up my Remington M541x and hit the range!

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By the 3rd shot I was on steel at 200 yards with 20 clicks of windage

I gotta tell ya guys, if you haven't tried this...it is pure bliss. Conventional internet wisdom would tell us that shooting a 22 at 200 yards is not realistic. I used to think a .22 was useless beyond 50 yards!

You don't need to spend thousands of dollars on optics or a centerfire rifle to shoot "long range." Somebody said to me one time that shooting a 22 at 200 is like a .308 at 1000 yards in terms of scale.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:24 PM
Super Duty-KTP Super Duty-KTP is offline
 
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Sounds like a fun day. Far too cold for me the last three days to endure being out much, and winter hasn't really set in yet.
Captain03 puts on a heck of a match down in Mississippi, I believe, and they have quite a turnout and loads of fun. When I first got my 40XHB cleaned up and sighted, I was actually hitting clay birds on the berm at 200 yds from the bench (not every time, mind you) often enough for it not to have been pure chance. I agree, I wouldn't want to be within eyesight of anyone intending harm to me even with a .22LR.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:48 AM
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Long range with a .22 is both excellent sport and practice. Except for the occasional plinking session 100yds is as near as I like to shoot. I once worked out the hold over for .22 at 500 yds. It was something like 12 feet. The bullet would still be doing a couple hundred fps and carry around 35-50 flbs. Probably wouldn't kill you but sure to raise a welt!
If you can shoot well with a rimfire at 200yds, wouldn't you be able to shoot a .30 cal well at 600yds?
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:07 PM
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Yes. The only difference is the time of flight of the projectile, and effect of the wind.

And, though the raw fundamentals are the same, (natural point of aim, sight picture, breath control, trigger control) but positions vary a little bit between high power and smallbore.

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:32 PM
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Our club conducts 22 matches every month. The match consists of 60 rounds at 100yrds and 40 rounds at 200 yrds. We have a ball!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:36 AM
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I shot my M44 at 200 yards with Rem El Cheapo ammo. 72 clicks up got me into the 9-8 ring at 6 o'clock. If I could have seen the holes I would have put on more elevation. But the 4-6" group wasn't bad - scored 168/200.

I like practicing with my 22 AR at 25 yards for offhand and other positions. Great training and low cost ammo.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:48 PM
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Feel sorry for y'all up North in the cold. I just returned from a shooting session at our public range. Temp was 73 when I arrived and 80 when I left. Our range max is 100yds. I generally shoot 22's at 50 yd using target pasters on a sheet of computer paper. Small pasters for the scoped rifles and the larger ones for iron sights. Lot of folks use the "shoot and see" targets but never use the pasters.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:07 AM
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Nothing like shooting Clay birds on the 200 backstop- Scopes no problem- Irons are a challenge but doable, just not every shot .Hard to see them little buggers
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:18 PM
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Our club conducts 22 matches every month. The match consists of 60 rounds at 100yrds and 40 rounds at 200 yrds. We have a ball!!
Sounds like fun. Because of the huge drop between 100 and 200 yards, most scopes can't accomodate it. And, pulling a scope to shim it and then re-dialing in takes a long time too;

Do guys use different guns for each distance?
What positions do you shoot from?
What kind of guns do most folks use?
Rules?
Equipment restrictions?

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:20 PM
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Feel sorry for y'all up North in the cold. I just returned from a shooting session at our public range. Temp was 73 when I arrived and 80 when I left.
VERY JEALOUS haha

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