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.22LR Question

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by RedneckRampage, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    So, with really good ammo, out of say a10/22 with a .920 barrel, how far is.22LR accurate/effective to? I'm talking about more than just paper, more like going through 1/4" or 3/8" plywood. I'm considering building a accurate, "sniper" 10/22 for a SHTF gun, but don't want to waste money if a .22 looses all it's worth at say 500yds.
     
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    Civil Oregon Member

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  3. Benjio

    Benjio west of P-town New Member

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    At 500yds its almost going straight down. That's assuming it hasn't hit dirt yet.

    A good use of a .22 for that scenario might be a suppressed bolt gun and subsonic ammo. That way you can do stuff out to 150yds really well and nobody will know. But c'mon, it's still a deuce-deuce... cheap ammo is not always the best solution. And you are thinking you are gonna use "really good" ammo; which ends up costing the same as 556 per round.

    I've gone through a bunch of different calibers shooting nutria and learned something quite awhile ago. It takes half a box of .22lr to make finally stop flipping me off and laughing at me. And even then they just swim back into their hole and wait for the wounds to heal. Now the Grendel, that had different results entirely.
     
  4. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    I hope thats a joke. At 100 yds a squirrel will run off with a bloody lip. Now some people are going to come along and say it will punch through a frozen turkey at 200 yds. Stay tuned.
     
  5. Benjio

    Benjio west of P-town New Member

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    I've seen it.
     
  6. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I saw JRucker hit a steel target at 400 yds with an old .22 bolt gun.
     
  7. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Slimer13, so you'd let me shoot you at 200yds with a .22 then? I'm sure you are tuffer than a squirrel! Lol thanks for the replies.
     
  8. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Yeah you can lob one a long way. Effective range is something different.
     
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  9. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes I embelish for dramatic results to make a point. I have shot small game at 100 yds (cant recall the ammo) with unsatisfactory results. The longest I have ever shot a .22 is 260 (rangefinder confirmed) at a plastic water bottle which it barely penetrated. Shooting my 10 22 with tacsol barrel (4 ft holdover).
     
  10. rayd8

    rayd8 Formerly Portland, now Alabama! Member

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    [video=youtube;xAkOzr6cDx0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAkOzr6cDx0[/video]
     
  11. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    .22 caliber rifles are wonderful out to about 100 yds for small game. after that you really need to go centerfire. over the years i have shot/killed a ton of small game at 100 yds and less. with the right arc .22s can hit what you are shooting at out to about to 200 yds or so but dont have much power when they get there ,we shot at a road sign at 185 yds one time, hit it pretty consistantly but dindnt penetrate. just puuush ting
     
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  12. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Go get'em,,, :)

    [video=youtube;uKG_jI7wc-A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKG_jI7wc-A[/video]

    [video=youtube;HYDt8IuFu6U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYDt8IuFu6U[/video]

    [video=youtube;xAkOzr6cDx0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAkOzr6cDx0&feature=related[/video]
     
  13. datguy

    datguy Vancouver, WA Member

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    A "sniper" rifle it is not, but .17HMR is good for critter killin' within a reasonable range..
     
  14. branson4020

    branson4020 Forest Grove, OR Active Member

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    Might want to think about .17HMR instead.
     
  15. Ballistic308

    Ballistic308 Oregon Member

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    You just remember who did it first...and on the first shot. It was on an 8x13 inch target btw... :club:

    Everyone was officially on the bandwagon at that point. :D
     
  16. JRucker2004

    JRucker2004 Beaverton Member

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    Yep, straight down :bluelaugh::
    In this picture, the box was at 400 yds, and the cleaning rod is going through, showing the path of the bullet. As you can see, it's nearly straight down :p
    img_0240.jpg

    Now, as for the effectiveness of 22lr at long ranges: Lethality of the 22LR- Results! - Sniper's Hide Forums
    The pictures don't seem to be hosted any more, but suffice to say 22lr is still very effective out to 300 yds.
     
  17. Ballistic308

    Ballistic308 Oregon Member

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    Yes it can be done, Rucker, myself and others have intentionally hit targets at long distances with a .22lr and I wouldn't want to be in its path...it would just be a bad day.

    Do what others say can't be done and then ask them to repeat themselves. Good luck to you!
     
  18. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Why not 22 WMR?
     
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  19. Benjio

    Benjio west of P-town New Member

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    Yah, but when you showed us that picture the "first" time, you said the box was lying flat on the ground when you shot it. :D
     
  20. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    I just got a 10/22 Carbine, completely stock. I punch through plywood at 100 yards using 36 gr Remington Golden Bullets no problem. I got about 80% of those shots into an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of paper offhand using iron sights. I imagine with some nice glass you could get much smaller groups. Maybe not enough for varmint hunting, but enough to discourage a stubborn man.

    500 yards is just no way. Not practical at least.