long range 22 rf
I shoot regularly in ASSRA (American Single Shot Rifle Assoc --ASSRA.com) matches at the club's "home range" near Warsaw Indiana. We shoot regularly with 22 rimfire single shots in matches at 100 and 200 yards. All ASSRA shooting (rimfire or centerfire) is done with with single shot, non-bolt-acton rifles and plain lead based bullets. We use a lot of Ballards, Stevens, Winchester hi and lo-walls and clones, Ruger single shots, BSA and other Martinis, the occasional Sharps or "rolling-block" and a few of the old antique german 'schuetzen" rifles that were brought back as GI souvenirs. We shoot both "irons" and "any sight" matches
We shoot both benchrest for score and group at our spring and fall "22 only" matches. during our "regular matches we shoot a reduced number of 22 rf matches. One s a 200 yard single entry bench rest match 10 shots for score. our target is the old 25 ring "german ring" target. the bull measures 1.5 inches in diameter the rings are .75 inch wide. A perfect 250 target would place all 10 shots inside that 1.5 inch circle-----at 200 yards. Our current record is a 248. 8 centers and two that were in the 24 ring.
We also shoot various offhand matches at 200 and 100 yards up to 100 shot matches. Scoring is from the leaded edge for all offhand and center for bench shooting. I think the record for the 100 shot offhand match at 200 yards is close to 2200 out of 2500. 100 yard scores are better even though the 100 yard target is precisely scaled down to 50% of the 200 yard target. its just there is 50% less exposure to "conditions "
Shooting 200 yards at a sub MOA target with a 22 rf is a real fun challenge. It requires high quality equipment, guns optics and bench gear, REALLY good ammo, but most of all it takes excellent skills and patience to deal with the wind and mirage conditions. but its damn near as much fun as I can stand with a rifle
Last edited by theotherDWS; 08-04-2013 at 07:14 PM.