Long range shooting

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by frankmo13, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. frankmo13

    frankmo13 New Member

    My friends and I have found a new shooting hobby: 200+ yard shots with .22s. Does anyone have a ballistics table for this kind of shooting? we were shooting at 330 last week and they were dropping a good 25 feet at least with the 1240 fps ones and we were out of stingers. I would love to have a chart with the ballistics for normal rounds and hot ones likes stingers and mini mags.

  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    Jester, I think those muzzle velocities are rather low. C&P-

    When zeroed for 100 yards (91 m), the trajectory of the standard high-velocity .22 LR with a 40-grain (2.6 g) bullet has a 2.7-inch (69 mm) rise at 50 yards (46 m), and 10.8 inches (270 mm) drop at 150 yards (140 m).[6] A .22 LR rifle needs to be zeroed for 75 yards (69 m) to avoid over-shooting small animals like squirrels at intermediate distances.[6]
  3. frankmo13

    frankmo13 New Member

    thanks! now all I need is that sweet little 300 but I think I'll do the tests for it
  4. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

    Dunno. Never shot past 100 with the 22. Just have the 25, 50, and 100 marked on the vertical, but not actually measured out the rise or drop
  5. inmate of Md

    inmate of Md New Member

    Check out JBM ballistics and you can get your answers.

    I played with yellow jacket bullets and found that yardage will shock you. In a freash disked field the bullets show. I got much less yardage than published.

    Have fun
  6. 38super

    38super New Member

    22 Cal Long Range Shooting

    Here's a great set of Ballistics.

    22 LR Ballistics @ Gunsmoke Engineering

    I'm shooting American Eagle High Velocity 40gr. lead round nose and get 5" drop at 100 yds. CCI has a new tactical round, it is a little pricey but great. Only available at Cabelas. Will be available after New Year at dealers. This is the round that S&W is recommending for the M&P15-22 for accuracy & reliability.