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Old 10-14-2009, 02:47 PM   #21
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Thanks Jack, I knew I read it somewhere.

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Old 10-14-2009, 09:40 PM   #22
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Didn't the Israelis use .22 rifles for urban sniping?
Read about those guys a few years ago,one thing about those Israelis they always take a good thing weapon wise and make it better.

How you like my 22rf ammo box,I have one for 22 mag. also just use the same box and cut the small post off the bottom of the black insert.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:25 PM   #23
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Default 22 sniper rifle?

There is no such thing as a 22 sniper rifle but I have a m&p 15 22 dialed im at 400 yds

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i like to snipe with my .22 Barrett M82 and .22 M200 Cheytac STANDING UP.



No scope.

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There is no such thing as a 22 sniper rifle but I have a m&p 15 22 dialed im at 400 yds
I would like to see video of an m&p .22 shooting at 400 yards. The round is about useless past 200 yards. I have seen guys push the .22lr in distance shooting using really tricked out bolt actions and match ammo. Never saw anyone stretch the legs of the .22lr in a semi auto plinking gun.
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. . . . . . Never saw anyone stretch the legs of the .22lr in a semi auto plinking gun.
400 yard .22 LR work with a Ruger 10/22

PISTOL SNIPER (22 LR @ 400 YARDS)
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I have a Russian Tula TOZ-78-1 that I use for squirrel sniping. I have it topped with a Tasco 'Pronghorn' 3x9x32 and at 100 yds with 36gr CCI Mini-Mag HP's, it will do quarter size groups from a rest, as many times as you care to pull the trigger. The Winchester 'Wildcat' is the same rifle but in US trim. Win changed the stock, sights, bolt handle and trigger system, and added to the price, but essentially it's the same rifle.I love taking those tree rats long before they see me.

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My father is currently trying to become a .22lr bullseye shooter. He won't accept anything less than a group the size of a bottle cap...

Currently he is using a Savage MkII, a bushnell banner 6-24X40 scope, and a sandbag for a rest. And I'll be damned if he isn't doing it. He hasn't been shooting long, so he's only at 50 yards. But at 100 his group is better than mine is with my 10/22 w/ Nikon pro staff 3-9x40...

Oh. And his ammo? Winchester bulk pack...

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When you say sniping, I guess you mean precision shooting. I was also wondering about a few things such as how you define accurate and long distance. There are limits to the distance you can expect to have with a rim fire round and regularly hit your target and they are much less than with a similar center fire round. I personally try to limit shots with my 22's to 100 yards, though I shoot on occasion out to 150 yards. As for accuracy, some folks define it as hitting a paper plate at 100 yards while to others it's hitting a dime at that distance. I fall in the middle. I consider it a good day when I consistently break clay trap & skeet targets at 100 yards with open sights and hit empty 12 oz soda cans (top or bottom facing me) using a 4X scope.

FYI, my .22 rifle collection currently consists of a Henry Golden Boy, an M&P 15-22 and Rossi combo rifle in .22lr/20 gauge with the Rossi being the most accurate at longer distances. I've had many others over the years but those are the ones I presently own and shoot.

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In my deeper past I called upon my Marlin 39 carbine lever action to help save horses in pastures. There were ground hogs trying to share the fields - and ground hog holes and horses hooves don't do well together.
I choose the 22 because of the low noise factor. The city had decided to annex the fields - making discharging a firearm "questionable".

I hooked up a 3x 7x Busnell and made about 200 ft shots. 200 feet is about as close as ground hogs will allow you before diving into their holes.
The shooting was deliberate, careful - wind drift, etc. But successful. It was all in kind of slow motion, in a way, because of the speed of the bullet - not speedy. And you could hear the sound of the impact. Challenging - but doable -if you were careful and took all the "effects" into account. Interesting.
I had tried other things against the ground hogs - water down the holes, smoke, fire (trying to burn up the oxygen). But those Little guys have long interconnected tunnels - very tough to deal with.

The Marlin did well...

It is still one of my favorite guns - many years later. And I know it is capable - if I am...

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