Long Range 22Lr Shooting.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:31 PM
This is KnockemUp "Toms" rifle He allowed Me to shoot it during an online shooting contest. Scoring targets were anywhere from 25 yds to 100 yds.
Today I went out for the last target that was 200 yds. Now this one was not for team score, it was just for braggin rights at the end. But a .22lr will shoot fairly accurate at that range. Wind Mirage, all of the other shooting hazards come into play especially shooting a projectile."22lr match" that only leaves the barrel at 1080 fps or less. It was indeed a learning experience!. Here are a few pics of My experiences.
First this was last week at 25 yds. Dont use a 6 - 18 power scope for this! lol I learned the hard way. You cant see bugs half the size of a dime clearly with that much power.
So getting back to 200 yds.. Today I had to resight in. and as heat inreases so do heat waves, also the wind increases as well here in the delta. So first thing I did was to set up My targets. First at 100 yds, then at 200 yds. So now after quite a few shots I git on the target at 100 yds. Bottom hole was when I first hit the target, the next five were a group after adjusing the scope. I achieved a group of 1.024 if I measured correctly.
Since 200 yds was my goal, I wasted no more of the $18 per 100 match ammo. lol The heat was rising as well as the cross wind. Here is what the shooting stand looked like.
Here you can see the 100 yd plate and 200 yd target together.
this was the result of the 200 yd target. Keep in mind looking at a target with heat waves and only a .224 projectile at this distance makes it hard to see. If I had a spotter, I may have changed the scope. So when I finally got on target at 200 I got this.
Now that I knew I was close I had to shoot the target, wind was getting worse, so I hung the target and scurried back to shoot. I drove the 200 yds back to see my results after 5 shots. "we were allowed 10.
Not being able to spot My target was a hamper, I have a spotting scope, and should have taken it with Me. Not sure what was happening and which shot was where, I decided to go back and shoot the remaining 5. I was pleased with the results! Although I had only hit the can the one time all of the shots were on paper and if the wind hadnt been pushing it, who knows? . Now keep in mind I am no bench shooter or claim to be, but the little 22 is quite capable of hitting a ways off!
More practice and trigger time who knows? But the trusty lil 22lr is an inexpensive way to practice shooting skills. Dont be afraid to streatch the .22 lr.
"disclaimer" Im not advocating the shooting of predators anywhere close to this distance, it could however be a formidable weapon against long range Gophers! Thanks for lookin!
Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:48 PM
Braz, its called CCI Green label Competition. I also had some Wolf Match Extra. However since I used the CCI to sight in, and only had 15 rounds left I decided not to change anything. The Wolf is pricier in the store at about $9 per 50. Hopefully I can do a test with the remaining 5 of the CCI vs. the Wolf.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:58 PM
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:06 PM
Love the pics, thanx for sharing!
Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:13 PM
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:46 PM
Yep it was the early to mid 80's Grant. Back when you could have fun without getting in trouble.
Id have to bet that was a while back? lol
Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:12 PM
My buddy is sold on the Minimags as his favorite, all purpose .22LR ammo that's available at Walmart. His Savage BV will often do 1" groups with it at 100. My Savage doesn't seem to be quite as accurate as his with the Minimags. Might be because mine still has the stock Accutrigger while his has a Rifle Basix with a lighter pull and crisper break. Or maybe he's a better shooter than I am, which is entirely likely.
Anyhow, you're getting me curious. I may have to bring my .22LR along for some long range testing next time I head out to the range.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:56 PM
Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:12 PM
I thought for a second I was pretty cool shooting varmints at 110 yards with my 22 LR...and mostly on the second shot...
Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:08 AM
That's some great shooting.
Reminds me of about 20-25 yrs ago, a friend knew I was headed to a Lil John gun auction and said to pick him up a target .22 rifle if I ran across a deal. Well I cam back with a Walther KKM for $600. That's a pretty nice rifle for what my friend did with it. ...just plink. But it was a gas shooting it out there like you were doing. He shoehorned a 6-24x Baush & Laumb on it. Old folks. What can you say?
Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:41 AM
I thought you put a bipod on that gun.
I have an extra if you want to try it.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:43 AM
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:08 PM
heres the scope mount I made for it.
and the front sight. [ Nobody makes a front sight in a Stevens Dovetail ]
Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:42 AM
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:47 AM
Nice job on the scope rail and front sight, DR.
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