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Old 03-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #11
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I shot a ocean spray juice bottle and a gallon jug, both plastic and full of water, at 150 yards. Ammo was a federal 36 grain HP. It penetrated both and was never recovered. This surprised me, and it demonstrates how much power a 22 has.

Its odd you should mention the power of a .22, the .22LR is more than twice as fast & has more ft. lbs. of energy than a .38 Long Colt.........odd huh.
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Can't tell you in inches. Gun is marlin bolt, with a 4 power tasco in high rings I put on used probably 25 years ago as a kid. I had someone spotting for me, and found out that where the thin and thick crosshairs meet is dead on at 150 yards, using 36 gr federal HP. I think my zero is 50 yards, I need to recheck. Using a homemade steel Target, I was getting 6 inch groups at 150 yds. A trigger job would probably help, along with better ammo, but I'm almost afraid to change anything. I don't wanna jinx my setup!
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Its wasnt at a great distance, 35 yards but we were still gettiing a 3" groups out of my AR .22 conversion with a 1:7 twist .223 barrel . Sure is fun to plink with it and keep up on practicing with it and it doesnt cost a small fortune to shoot it either. It makes my gun dirty but I can shoot 500 rnds for about $14 and I would rather spend 20 min cleaning it all up than $100 on 500 rds of .223

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Its odd you should mention the power of a .22, the .22LR is more than twice as fast & has more ft. lbs. of energy than a .38 Long Colt.........odd huh.
I sold a h&r top break revolver in 38sw short to a friend at work. He said he wanted it to shoot holes in a steel drum for burning trash. He wasn't impressed when they bounced off... But a .22 will ventilate it no problem.
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I use to have a friend who had only .22 handguns. i told him i was getting a new .45 and he just looked at me with a weird face and said why? uhh because i carry a handgun every day and i wanna put bigger holes in the unfortunate scum bag who tries to take my life! I do carry a little naa mini revolver on my ankle though.

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I've been shooting my .22's out to 200yds for a few years. My Savage TR, using CCI MiniMag HP ammo will require 27 minutes to get there, depending on weather conditions. The Savage FV & Winchester sub sonic ammo needs 31 inches of come up. Both rifles have 20 MOA rails & Sight Mark 4-16x44 scopes.

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.22's are simply enjoyable to shoot. No loud banging going on. Many .22 today will out shoot guys centerfire rifles at 100 yards. Nothing more fun than knowing your gun and ask a guy when he is about done if you can shoot 5 rounds down on his 100 yard target then wait for him to get it. Better ammo can shoot well inside an 1" at 100 yards with many bolt rifles and some autos. My regular ammo is wolf / sk match and useing a 50 yard zero 100 yards is right at 7.25" low and 200 is about 54' low.

kansas45 what is your zero, 125 yards.

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Depends on what you have guns for. If all you do is target shooting and plinking, and you just enjoy the act of shooting a gun, a 22 is perfect. My Browning Buck Mark is by far the most accurate handgun I own, at any range handguns are normally used at. And I can shoot for a long time on a $20 bill. If you hunt anything but small varmints, or use guns for self defense, a 22 falls short. But for general sport shooting, it's everything you need. I probably shoot more 22 than everything else put together.

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i can't understand why anyone would ever not want to own a couple or several 22's. many are very accurate, inexpensive to buy and shoot, and with a little care and attention, will last for many years. i own a few, and they are just downright fun to shoot. great firearms to practice with, great for beginners to learn on. personally, i don't think anyones collection of shooting or hunting firearms is complete unless you have at least one 22 firearm!

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I really like the rim fire format, the 22 in particular. Not exclusively, but enough to shoot more rounds of 22 LR than anything else by far.

With 22 LR, I can shoot most of the day for $20 that buys me 550 rounds, whereas with some center fire ammo, that same amount only gets me 20 rounds.

rimfirecentral.com even has a full forum dedicated to the rim firm subject, but like all forums, there's other stuff there too.

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