Maximum Range for the .22

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Decent Shooter

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    What is your longest shot using the .22? I remember doing fairly well at 100 yards, with a rifle. If the conditions were too windy however, the .22 did not perform so well. I never tried shooting past 100 yards.
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    Due to the nature of the areas I've shot in, I haven't been able to get past 100 yards myself. I might bite the bullet in the summer and join a range that can get me out to 300 yards.
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    I would be surprised if you could get a .22 to go that far accurately. That being said; I have never tried at that range, so I hope you prove me wrong :p
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    There are youtube videos of both semi-accurate 400m shooting and multiple 300m kill shots with a .22LR. It's not as much an issue with accuracy as it is compensating for the extreme amount of drop.

    I've never gone over 100m myself though.
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    The drop must be substantial. Even a blazing fast 30-06 has noticeable drop a 300 yards. Some people are good with calculations though. A fried of mine at work went to Thunder Ranch, and they fired 1200 yards with a .308; all on paper, by calculating the drop and how far the bullet spun.
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    I highly doubt I'll even hit paper at 300 yards but I'd like to try! If I can get reasonable groupings at 200 yards, I'll be very happy. A 1200 yard shot with .308 is very impressive!
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    The mathematics behind a 1200 yard shot is what amazes me the most. I bet you will do pretty decent at 200 with the .22. Make sure you don't shoot in high wind!
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    100 yards was my limit. I tried going past but I'd connect maybe once in a blue moon.
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    120 yards was the best I could get, it seemed after that the accuracy was affected.
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    Was there any wind blowing when your friend made the shot? What .308 rifle was your friend shooting? I think 1200 yards is really good with a .308 rifle.

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