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Old 10-14-2009, 02:09 AM   #11
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I have one 22lr that is sighted in at 100 yards. Jsut for punching paper.

My dad has a set of steel gongs at 100 yards on his property and we sit there and bang them all day long with 22lr in fact the funnest one was the 10/22 with a little 4x sportview scope on it. I had to ky windage it but once I found my aim point it was nothing but steel every time. slow fire rapid fire.

Shooting a 22 at 100+ yards is too much fun. So lets not do to much talking about it.

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I like solid for meat,HP's for varmints. If your a good head shot artist use either.

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I like solid for meat,HP's for varmints. If your a good head shot artist use either.
I agree with MattG. Sniping, Seriously?

I will go farther than that....With a .22 lr round? Seriously??

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Come on guys!! There are plenty of .22lr platforms out there and you don't see any Snipes, do ya!!

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Didn't the Israelis use .22 rifles for urban sniping?

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Question on ammo- there is MATCH ammo (despite your first born male child and all your free cash) that CAN be incredibly consistent shot after shot. Dynamit-Noel R-50 and Lapua Master is running me about $18/50, Wolf Match, Fiocchi Biathalon, Green Tag, Eley Tenex, etc ad infinitum. However, I have found many of my rifles also like Federal Champion Target (standard velocity) at about $20/500.

22LR is not made with a FMJ- it is plated lead- or just lead. 22 Magnum IS available in a jacketed bullet. Super high or super low- or super heavy (Aguilla makes a 60 gr) may not be all that accurate- wrong rate of twist for those.

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I like solid for meat,HP's for varmints. If your a good head shot artist use either.
If you were to shoot the small animal or varmint in the body/chest with FMJs, would the animal/varmint have a chance of walking away from it? Would they just bleed slowly to their doom? A squirrel? A coyote?

I assume HPs take the animal/varmint down very well (stopping power), but what's the take on that one besides the fact that the HPs are probably not good for the meat?

How about Frangible Bullets? They are non-toxic and sound great for meat, but what about the actual effectiveness of taking down the animal (or at least the speed of taking the animal down to it's last breath)?
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Didn't the Israelis use .22 rifles for urban sniping?
Well, heck. The 22s are harder to hear than the larger caliber rifles. You gotta look at it this way. I believe that if you are shooting a smaller round, you should balance it out by being that much better at sharpshooting.
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Question on ammo- there is MATCH ammo (despite your first born male child and all your free cash) that CAN be incredibly consistent shot after shot. Dynamit-Noel R-50 and Lapua Master is running me about $18/50, Wolf Match, Fiocchi Biathalon, Green Tag, Eley Tenex, etc ad infinitum. However, I have found many of my rifles also like Federal Champion Target (standard velocity) at about $20/500.

22LR is not made with a FMJ- it is plated lead- or just lead. 22 Magnum IS available in a jacketed bullet. Super high or super low- or super heavy (Aguilla makes a 60 gr) may not be all that accurate- wrong rate of twist for those.
Good point. I just got a 22, so I'm not entirely familiar with the physics, ect. of rimfire guns. Not exactly sure the difference between the rimfire and centerfire on things like ballistics and physics. I haven't had my personal 22 long enough yet, but I plan to check out the different ammos through time. I'm going to Gun Shop today to see what 22 rounds they have on the store shelves. Thanks for the info.
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http://www.ruger1022.com/docs/israeli_sniper.htm

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