22 magnum
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion > 22 magnum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-29-2011, 02:45 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 56
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default 22 magnum

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

__________________

HAVE FUN

bigtiller is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 10-29-2011, 02:53 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CourtJester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: South of the thumb
Posts: 2,788
Liked 702 Times on 374 Posts
Likes Given: 46

Default

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.

__________________

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
~George Washington

CourtJester is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 12:51 PM   #3
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
spittinfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 83 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

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.

__________________

If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer


Last edited by spittinfire; 10-29-2011 at 12:53 PM.
spittinfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 01:02 PM   #4
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Axxe55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Deep East Texas Pineywoods!
Posts: 28,501
Liked 21297 Times on 12084 Posts
Likes Given: 53065

Default

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.

__________________
Coming from the Village of the Damned.
To the victor, go the spoils of war.
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 01:37 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hiwall's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cleator,AZ
Posts: 3,284
Liked 710 Times on 458 Posts
Likes Given: 227

Default

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.

__________________

Just walking on the edge of of my grave.

hiwall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 10:11 PM   #6
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 5,936
Liked 1851 Times on 1002 Posts
Likes Given: 565

Default

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.

__________________

Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of feces by the clean end."

JTJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 11:21 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hairbear1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Molong,NSW Australia
Posts: 573
Liked 367 Times on 200 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

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.

.22-mag-group-1.jpg   .22-mag-group-2.jpg  
__________________

The ability to think and speak doesn't necessarily guarantee intelligence

hairbear1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2011, 02:32 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 56
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

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.

__________________

HAVE FUN

bigtiller is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2011, 03:19 AM   #9
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Axxe55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Deep East Texas Pineywoods!
Posts: 28,501
Liked 21297 Times on 12084 Posts
Likes Given: 53065

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigtiller View Post
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.
__________________
Coming from the Village of the Damned.
To the victor, go the spoils of war.
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2011, 08:31 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
big shrek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 1,310
Liked 72 Times on 66 Posts
Likes Given: 539

Default

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

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


This is a Grendel R-31 carbine w/ 30-rd mags...if you can find one for less than $1K, you done good

__________________

Calico Specialist
Marlin Specialist
I'm not just Trigger Happy, I'm Trigger Ecstatic!!


Last edited by big shrek; 10-30-2011 at 08:37 PM.
big shrek is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
.38 spl vs. .357 magnum Kain Revolver Handguns 10 09-19-2011 03:26 AM
12 2 3/4 magnum cobra22 General Shotgun Discussion 7 01-23-2011 03:54 PM
.22 Magnum warriorzman .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 6 08-09-2010 11:40 PM
.327 Magnum-.32 H&R Magnum-.32 S&W Long IDVague General Handgun Discussion 6 07-28-2010 09:34 PM
17 hmr or 22 magnum?? aslowdodge AR-15 Discussion 0 06-08-2010 04:26 AM