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Old 10-16-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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I don't know about the majority but I like shoot my 10/22 scoped with a Bushnell 3x9x32 out to 100 yards plus. Not that I'm the best shot or anything but I can hit a golfball 9 outta 10 shots pretty consistently at that range. Why do so many shooters of .22's seem to focus on 25-50 yard targets? Just doesn't seem fun or challenging to me. I know about drop and inconsistency and the likes of the rounds but from what I've seen and read 25-50 yards is what many shoot for. Also I use bulk Remington "golden bullets" and CCI blazer (dirty ass ammo).

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I've wonders the same thing myself. Seems like since the .22 is such a versatile round for plinking and medium distance, sighting it in at 50 yards provides the happy medium between the two. You can adjust your aim to go less than or over 50 yards without having to adjust too much for drop. That's just my take on it.

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I've wonders the same thing myself. Seems like since the .22 is such a versatile round for plinking and medium distance, sighting it in at 50 yards provides the happy medium between the two. You can adjust your aim to go less than or over 50 yards without having to adjust too much for drop. That's just my take on it.
I have seen videos of guys hitting 400+ yards so it definitely capable.
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well, there are 3 parts to it in my mind; the first is practical use, many shoot at 20-50 yards because that's the distance they can reliably get 1 shot kills on squirrels. much farther and the variables raise the chances of an injured animal running away to die 3 days later. the second is distance availability, i shoot in my back yard and the only way to reach 100 yards while maintaining a safe backstop is to climb onto the roof and i know i'd get yelled at for shooting up there. alternatively, i can easily shoot from 20 yards and i can stretch to 50 with little issue. and third, some people just like shooting at shorter ranges. you enjoy long range shooting, i enjoy short range shooting. if i had access to longer ranges, i'd probably use them but i am content with 20-50. i do have some plans to build a scoped .22 with bipod and suppressor for some property-length shooting (max range would be close to 250 yards!) but 3 things are stopping me, i'm broke, i'm broke and i'm broke plus i'm 19, cant buy a suppressor until you're 21.

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I have seen videos of guys hitting 400+ yards so it definitely capable.
I definitely agree. Just depends what distance you want to shoot at. For most people 400 yards is excessive but if that's your thing, more power to you. Those videos you mentioned also show the lethality at that distance. I was very impressed. It's a crazy little round.
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What's with the age limits on suppressors? I for sure can't have one as I reside in Cali . I will be getting a flash suppressor though for my savage FV-SR. Long distance shooting to me seems more rewarding. I'm talking about targets, not live vermin. I'm confident though if I can hit a golfball size target consistently at 100 yards I should have no problem hitting a rabbit or squirrel at that range.

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i think Moron88 hit it pretty close on the reasons why. hunting practicalibilty, available range to shoot such distances would be pretty close to why many don't. personally myself i have the range to shoot 100 yards and sometimes do shoot my 22's at this distance just for fun. some of the bulk ammo isn't near as consistent after 50-75 yards and many of us aren't going to pony up and spend extra for match grade ammo for a rimfire.

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just picked up a remington 541s and the fellow i purchased it from shoots golf balls in local club matches. they shoot offhand at 100 yards for a dollar per shot. don't know about the rules or match details but he is having fun. i have shot .22's over water at 300 yards and it is a boat load of fun if you can find a safe place to do it. targets were generally old boat tie ups. you knew a hit because no water spalshed. keep on having fun...

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i shoot mostly at 50yds.. its my zero. i shoot at 25 to have fun by playing games like tic tac toe, or shoot that tiny little spot. ive also shot out to 100. so far i have not found any ammo that i canhit consistanly at 100yds. ive tried several times and no luck my spread from 50 to 100 is crazy.. i can keep all myshots at in a quarter at 50.. its more like 6 inches at 100.. perhaps eventually i'll find an ammo that does it but so far not. i stillshoot 100 whenican tosee how it goe but generally .22 LR gets shot at 50 yds

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[QUOTE="jjfuller1"]i shoot mostly at 50yds.. its my zero. i shoot at 25 to have fun by playing games like tic tac toe, or shoot that tiny little spot. ive also shot out to 100. so far i have not found any ammo that i canhit consistanly at 100yds. ive tried several times and no luck my spread from 50 to 100 is crazy.. i can keep all myshots at in a quarter at 50.. its more like 6 inches at 100.. perhaps eventually i'll find an ammo that does it but so far not. i stillshoot 100 whenican tosee how it goe but generally .22 LR gets shot at 50 yds[/QUOTE

Were you using high velocity ammo at 100 yards or bulk? The remington eley ammo has had good long distance reviews.

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