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Old 07-30-2013, 06:14 AM   #11
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I've been able to get out to 150 yds with some semblance of consistency. But after that I"m saying it's all luck. And the longer shooting I'm only able to do with one rifle. It's an old AMT Lightning 25/22. They where not made long and are pretty much a better made copy of a 10-22. I say better only because the bbl is 22" that seems to help accuracy a lot. And it has a real stainless receiver with stainless parts with a dovetailed top for a scope. On the down side it's hell to find a stock that will fit it with it's fatter bbl. So it sits in a fugly plastic stock.

Seems the round just has trouble when it gets past 100-150 yds. But that's what they make bigger rifles for
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Typically the shooting community isnt concerned with who has the lomgest shot. Thats left to the mall ninjas. What goes on is who has the tightest groups at a given distance or who ran x course of fire the fastest with the fewest misses.

What im getting at is records are kept for accuracy and speed or a combination of both. Once you get to ridiculous distances with a given platform it removes all skill and transitions to luck and persistance. The shooting community is typically more concerned with the human skill factor than raw luck.

Anyone can shoot a paper once and claim hey thats where i was aiming. Putting ten in the same spot proves it was you and not random chance...
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They have tactical matches and some places have a 200yd 22lr match challenging but fun
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Shooting a 22lr 200yd is a close simulation to shooting a 308 at a 1000yds for learning to dope the wind some shooters do that for practice.
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So am I wasting time and ammo shooting beyond 100 yards with .22lr?
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Dunno. Why are you shooting that far?
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So am I wasting time and ammo shooting beyond 100 yards with .22lr?
If you're having fun while doing it, not even slightly. At one of the ranges I used to go to a good bit the had steel drums set up at 200 yards out to 500 yards. Me and my girl friend would take a shot one after the other and try walking our .22s onto them to see who got there first. Sometimes we'd hear a ding from a hit and sometimes we wouldn't.

Even if you are just wasting ammunition, it's the cheapest round that you'll ever find, so to me it's the caliber to do so with. Hana
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If you have the money and the time, its not a waste but a learning experience.........It's more fun when the nay sayers are around to witness the hit at such long ranges. And yes luck has something to do with it. Just have fun and besafe, and don't forget about who might be on the other end of your long range shooting.............
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How long is too long, my mod. 881 has been at the smiths for 3 months and still hasn't been repaired. Oh well, you get what you pay for, I just hope I get it back before I die or the gun smith. Where you at Shrek............
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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

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