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Old 08-25-2010, 01:34 PM   #21
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It is amazing how much info. folks can pass on. I especailly appreciate info. that will let me play without dipping into my kids college fund.
I was looking at the ballistics of the 22Lr on the Nikon SpotOn Ballistic Program. Pretty amazing to see what a 22 LR bullet does at 25 yards compared to 100 yards. Neat that they show all that.


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try this,sorry.Nikon SpotOn Program


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Thanks--I'll look at the ballistics info, which I have tended to ignore as being too complicated for my small shooting brain to understand.

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I never thought about shooting my 22LR at 100 yard targets because I didn't think I could hit anything consistantly. Now after checking out the Nikon Spot On Program I will be dialing up my Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 to compensate for the drop. If I sight in 1.5 inches high at 25 yards I should be dead on at 100 yards. If I zero at 25 then I just click up 5.5 inches for a 100 yard zero. I like easy.

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Sounds good. That would save me a lot of time after changing scopes. Even my cheap target scopes have 1/8 MOA click adjustments, so that's a lot of clicking to move up from 25 to 100 yards. I've had pretty good sessions shooting my .22s at 100 yards. I started doing that before I learned it wasn't supposed to be done. A good gun will still group decently with the right subsonic ammo at 100 yards,.

In addition to benchrest, I also compete in NRA smallbore competitions in which we shoot at a series of 8" bulls at 100 yards from prone position with .22 target rifles that have iron aperture sights as well as using scopes on them for part of the match. This is an 800 point competition, and the best shooters in my club can shoot in the mid to high 790s, which means they shoot clean on at least one of the targets. So, 100 yards is not out of the question and is even a standard competition range. There is also the same competition for sporting rifles. I am amazed at how well some people can shoot a .22 at 100 yards with iron sights, but the aperture styles make this possible.

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My eyesight these days would not permit me to shoot without a scope at 100 yards. Brings back old memories of my dad teaching me to shoot his already old barn gun with peep sights in the late 60's. They used to shoot crows/pigeons out of the barn, appraently it didn't do much for the roof!

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I thought the same about shooting at 100 yards with old eyes that can't handle open sights at all, but even simple target aperture sights are nothing short of miraculous. I can see the target clearly and align it inside the front globe sight or on top of a front post sight just fine. Surprised the dickens out of me, and is now a lot of fun. Last match, one of my friends let me shoot his Remington 40X (a $1,000 gun these days) with incredible Anschutz diopter front sights. It was amazing what I could see.

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By the way, I learned to shoot target aperture sights at a jr. gun club in the late 1950s (yes, I'm qualified for Medicare) and I hadn't seen a set like that until two years ago, so I was really impressed with how well they still work. I also used to shoot nuisance birds in high barns. Never did figure out why it was allowed.

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My dad said those 22 holes made for a damp barn in the Pa. winter.
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bman940: I've typed probably too much on this topic today, but I hated to see you discouraged by shooters at the top level of the sport. They are great shooters, but they are in a different world.

If you are interested look at our club web site: Home Page There's a page on our benchrest matches.

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