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bigtiller 10-29-2011 03:45 AM

22 magnum
 
How far could an average shooter reliably shoot a 2 inch ring with a scoped rifle?

CourtJester 10-29-2011 03:53 AM

Depends on the barrel and ammo.
A good barrel and match ammo with no wind should be able to go 100 to 150 pretty well. I have two 10/22 (both built up pretty well) will hold within that at 100 yards without any issues. Out to 150 it falls way outside of that. I would think a magnum would hold out to 150 alright.

spittinfire 10-29-2011 01:51 PM

I think it depends more on the shooter then anything. A good quality rifle and ammo that it likes will help but the guy holding it has more to do with it's accuracy.

The round itself should be accurate to at least 200 yards.

Axxe55 10-29-2011 02:02 PM

right gun, ammo and scope, you doing your part, you might even get beyond 150 yards with decent size groups. wind is going to be a big factor the further out the bullet gets, because it's losing velocity. some of the newer 22 WMR ammo is faster and more accurate than the older ammo.

hiwall 10-29-2011 02:37 PM

The above three guys are correct that the cartridge would be capable of that out to 150-200 yards. But on the practical side, you would be lucky indeed if you could do 2" groups at half that distance with an out of the box rifle using the rifles favorite ammo. I would say if you bought a rifle and tried several brands of ammo and the best you could do was 2" at 50 yards you would be about average.

JTJ 10-29-2011 11:11 PM

Just stay away from Win Dynapoint. It shoots 1 foot lower at 100 yds then the better quality stuff of the same weight like CCI.

hairbear1 10-30-2011 12:21 AM

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I own a Stirling .22 mag and have found that by bedding,floating and a little bit of work on the trigger this thing shoots less than thumbnail groups at 50yds. Testing different types of ammo is the best way to do this as my Stirling will shoot everything into a 1/2 " group but it just detests CCI mag ammo with a passion and groups minute of paddock with this stuff.

I go to a annual shoot here and we have a shoot called the Black Panther Cup where we have an A4 size picture of a Black Panther set at 200yds rimfire only event and the bullseye is the head and to virtually win the comp you would have to have 1 shot in the head and it isn't as easy as it sounds especially when you've got a crosswind to contend with.
It all comes down to ammo that the gun likes,a good 'scope and the shooter's ability,this being the most important because without this the other 2 are useless.

bigtiller 10-30-2011 03:32 AM

Thanks for the help.

I am trying to decide how much more money I want to drop into this caliber. I already have a Ruger Single Six with both cylinders.

Sometimes those pesky raccoons are just out of reach with a 22LR.

Axxe55 10-30-2011 04:19 AM

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Originally Posted by bigtiller (Post 614521)
Thanks for the help.

I am trying to decide how much more money I want to drop into this caliber. I already have a Ruger Single Six with both cylinders.

Sometimes those pesky raccoons are just out of reach with a 22LR.

check out the Marlins or the Savage rifles, as both are very accurate and priced decently.

big shrek 10-30-2011 09:31 PM

I'll second that...it was a Marlin 25MN that got me addicted to .22WMR...added a couple Grendels and I was Hooked for Life :D

2" at 150 is no problem for the Marlin. But as was stated before, you have to do your part :)
Good Equipment helps...4-16x40 scope, bipod, and sling. Trigger job & doing the Second Action Screw Mod help even more ;)
Only paying $80 for the rifle and whooping .17HMR shooters at the range...Priceless :D
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/m...6x40-scope.jpg

This is a Grendel R-31 carbine w/ 30-rd mags...if you can find one for less than $1K, you done good :)
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/m...endel-r-31.jpg


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