Range distances

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by okdonk, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    What is your favorite local shooting range distances?. Mine is 100 yards and to me it seems very far already. So far i shoot my AR & AK within 50 yards range for precision targets. By using those small 1" round yellow stickers. I havent shot my rifles for 100 yards range yet as i wanted to master my shots within 1" shots group. But i will one day ;). Will the .223 & 7.62x39 bullets can go that 100 yards distance?
    As always.. sorry newbie questions.
     
  2. Model70

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    Forgive me if I chuckled a little, my range is 800 yards. I haven't worked my rifle (Howa 300 WM) out that far, I'm only to 700 so far (that's 13 minutes on the elevation turret.)

    What is it your trying to hit? Depending on your rifles, both rounds should easily shoot 100 yards. I've shot rabbits over 200 yards with a bolt action .223. I have no experience with the AK. I hear accuracy isn't really their thing.
     

  3. cakesterkiller

    cakesterkiller New Member

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    where im at the private range only goes out to 200 yards but they also have several pistol and shotgun lanes ar well as indoor lanes the public range is where is at it goes all the way out to 400 yards
     
  4. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Wow... 400-700 yards? I think i need a better 2nd eyes (scope). I only shoot paper targets and maybe one day i will go hunting.
     
  5. heavyliftn

    heavyliftn New Member

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    What kind of optics are you using?
     
  6. demonsees80

    demonsees80 New Member

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    Well from what I've learned is that a .223 or x39 round will zero out at 200 yards. And a 300 mag zeros at 600 yards. I've seen nice 2 inch groups with a savage bolt .223 at 300 yards. Happy shooting
     
  7. Model70

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    Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 Mil-Dot reticle set up on a 20 MOA rail.

    Vortex Diamondback 10x bino's

    Cheap old Bushnell 36x spotting scope

    Nikon 800 range finder
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  8. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    You guys with modern scopes are cheaters... :p
     
  9. Model70

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    "If you ain't cheating, you don't want it bad enough!" 8)
     
  10. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    I hate my Nikon Prostaff 4-12x40 already. Lol. I dont think i can aim for 100 yards range with my scope.
     
  11. Model70

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    I have a Nikon Buckmaster on another rifle, I really don't like it either. But can't make it to 100 yards with a 12x scope? You should be fine with that. I can hit 500 yards with the Buckmaster. Practice practice practice.
     
  12. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Why don't you guys like your nikons? Been eying them...
     
  13. Model70

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    The eye relief is a lot closer than I like. Glass isn't as clear as vortex or leupold.
    Adjustment are good though. A lot of it just comes down to personal preference too.
     
  14. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    The Nikon Prostaff is my first scope. Got it from Midway when it was on sale. So far its good. Glass is clear. No regrets so far. ;)
     
  15. therewolf

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    We were all newbies at one point.

    I like 100 yards, too. The AK round, chambered in a more accurate rifle,

    will probably shoot tight groups at 100 yards, but I don't expect it of my

    AK. My SKS shoots about 6" groups on target at 100, but nothing to write

    home about.

    The AR should give you great accuracy past 200 yards, so if I were

    you, I'd concentrate on the AR at 100 yards.
     
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  16. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    i shoot irons at 100yds all the time with my AR. it performs great. ive shot out to 500 yards with irons but that was several years ago. currently my range only has out to 100yrd targets.


    i have a bushnell 3.9 on my .308 and can keep it inside 1 inch at 100yards.

    i also have a nikon pro .3x9 and love it. the glass is clear and the adjustments spot on. for the price point its a great scope.

    as others have said just keep practicing, and keep challenging yourself.
     
  17. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Buy yourself a 22lr bolt rifle. Go to wally world and buy a centerpoint 4-16 scope for it, 60 dollars with rings. Get some wolf or sk or cci ammo and start shooting at 25 yards . If you can't figure out how to place 5 shoot groups inside 3/8 inch ,you are the problem. Work on out to 50 yards and then 100 yards. teach your self what you need to do to adjust the scope for changes in distance. 25 yard zero will place bullets around 2" low at 50 yards and 7.5 low at 100 yards.

    First what AR and model do you have. Sorry but if you can't "aim " buy now at 100 yards with a nikon 4-12 you need to find a rifleman at your range to help you out. Allways start at 25 yards. Center your group left to right with bullet place about 1 3/4" below the rectical on your AR. Now move to 100 yard on a large whit sheet of paper or cardboard and bring your bullet inpact to where you need it. If you can do that buy a .22 bolt rifle to learn with. Don't excect your AK to shoot better than 3 to 6 inch groups at 100 yards with a scope. Run of the mill AR should atleast cut that in half. Good one sub-MOA when scoped.
     
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