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Old 02-20-2011, 12:52 AM   #1
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i want a tack driver... literally i want to hit a nail head at 80 yards or so with a .22lr i so far am set on a savage Mark II FV with the 21" heavy barrel i can get one for $258 before fees anybody else have a better idea? i am looking to buy before march thank you in advance for your help!

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Old 02-20-2011, 12:57 AM   #2
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To hit a nail head at 80 yards, you'll need a scope (or at least I would!). Did you think of that in your budget?

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I am sorry to say your going to have a hard time doing that with a $1000 22lr let alone one costing 1/4 of that.

The most accurate 22 I have prints 1" at 100 yards. That's with a Weaver Target scope on top....

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Assuming a standard 16 penny spike, to be able hit the head of a nail every time you would need consistant accuracy of approx 1/4 inch. The best and greatest (expensive) 22lr's in the world would be proud to claim that accuracy at 50 yards.
For instance the Cooper 57M is factory guaranteed to shoot 1/4" at 50 yards with Fed Match ammo and must do 1/8" at the factory before being shipped so that might be an option. However even a 5mph wind will move a 22lr bullet around 1/2 inch at 50 so your wind reading needs to be spot on. The cooper rifle is over $1500 and MAY be able to do what you want at 80 yards.

Not trying to rain on your parade but that type of accuracy at 80 yards wouln't be guaranteed with any 22LR regardless of price or the money, time and effort invested by the best 'smiths in the world. Not saying it can't be done it's just highly unlikely regardless of your budget.

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That's some tall expectations from a 250.00 anything.

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I can do that all day at 25 yards with my marlin 795, Same with a 10/22. Good luck doing that at that distance with any 22lr I believe the round itself wont allow that kind of accuracy.

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ok lets just say most accurate 22lr for around $250 for just the gun ill get the scope after the fact. so far like i said im feeling the savage mark II with accutrigger and the 21" heavy barrel. im gonna have my smith work his magic on what he can i just want a cheap money gun like i bet you $20 you cant hit this pop can at 50 yards with that 22 lol i got my rem 700 and 1911 to sink all my money into i just want a tack driving plinker

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I don't know much about the Savage. As I understand it, they are pretty good for the cash.
A sub-MOA .22 is doable, but not for $250 unless you get REALLY lucky. My Kimber 82 might be close /w match ammo, but I doubt it. Serious accuracy from a .22: I would start with an Anshutz and match ammo. Even a used 54 sporter is going to cost big cash.
Beer can @ 50yds? Much lower threshhold. Most decent .22s can make that happen. Just find the ammo that works best in that gun.

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i want a tack driver... literally i want to hit a nail head at 80 yards or so with a .22lr i so far am set on a savage Mark II FV with the 21" heavy barrel i can get one for $258 before fees anybody else have a better idea? i am looking to buy before march thank you in advance for your help!


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No offense, but you're gonna need a bigger nail head..

I'm of the opinion that at 80 yards your best POTENTIAL for hitting a "nail head" with a rim fire rifle, with any consistency, is not going to be found in a rim fire rifle costing $250.00.

You can keep adding dollars to that purchase price and sooner or later MAYBE (when you get a dedicated target rifle, using target ammunition, and there's no wind) get your wish.

Lotsa' luck, let us know how it works out for ya.

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Savage is your best spent $250 but hitting a nail at 80 yards will take a lot more than a great gun.

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