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effective range of a .22 LR

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by parallax, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How far will a .22 LR Kill? - YouTube
    I never would have thought a .22lr could be effective out to 400 yards.
    I guess i have under estimated the vulnerable .22 lr.
    that being said, wish i could find some bricks of .22lr,, maybe next month.
     
  2. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Cool video - thanks! Check Big 5 for .22s - I don't think the horders hit those stores very much.
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I do a lot of shooting out to 300 yards with my .22
     
  4. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Newberg Fred Meyer has 500 round bricks of Federal on the shelf for $24.95, kind of spendy but not exhorbitantly so.
     
  5. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Krap, wish i was closer to newburg.. I went to south eugene bimart today.. no .22 ammo, but they had 2- ruger 10/22's were around $200.00
     
  6. Dune Raider

    Dune Raider Eugene New Member

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    Interesting test........ I saw those guys on Ted Nugents Gun Country on Discovery!
     
  7. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    To bad that show is gone now cause of a pussbag child killer.
    The In-secure youth of today need a A-- whooping daily.
     
  8. tallfoo

    tallfoo Oregon New Member

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    I wouldn't try shooting anything over 100 yards, but I suppose it's possible.

    There are a lot of 22LR bricks for sale in the classifieds.
     
  9. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Why wouldn't you shoot over 100 yards? There is no reason not to as long as you have a safe back stop.
     
  10. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    The 22 has always been our go to rifle, my Grandad taught me long ago how effective it is. So many people just dont think of its possibilties because it is so small.
     
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  11. lucky guy

    lucky guy Sisters Active Member

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    I've shot prairie dogs with a 22 out to about 135 yds or so and it did ok. One thing is it's quiet enough out of a long barrel that it doesn't spook 'em. Beyond that I used the 17 or 223 though.
     
  12. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the 22 has a "range" of 1 1/2 miles but there isn't much when it gets there.
     
  13. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Looks like a 22lr has about the power of a 22 short at 300 yards. It starts dropping like a rock after that. Take a look for yourself::thumbup:


    +----------------------------- Program Inputs ---------------------------------+
    | |
    +---- Bullet Inputs -----+----Atmosphere Inputs ----+-------Sight Inputs ------+
    | Caliber: 0.223 inches | Temperature: 59 degrees | Sight Height: 1.5 inches |
    | Weight: 40 grains | Pressure: 29.92 inHg | Zero Range: 50 yards |
    | G1 BC: 0.16 lb/in^2 | Humidity: 0 % | Look Angle: 0 degrees |
    | G1 Form Factor: 0.718 | Density: 0.07647 lb/ft^3 | |
    | MZL Velocity: 1240 fps| Wind Speed: 10 mph | |
    | | Wind Direction: 3 O'clock| |
    +------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------+


    +----------------------------- Program Output ---------------------------------+
    Range Velocity Energy Trajectory TOF Drift
    (yards) (fps) (ft-lb) (inches) (sec) (inches)
    0 1240 137 -1.50 0.0000 0.00
    100 1028 94 -5.47 0.2682 -4.63
    200 910 74 -42.22 0.5796 -16.87
    300 826 61 -120.93 0.9261 -35.29
    400 758 51 -250.59 1.3056 -59.52
    500 699 43 -440.90 1.7184 -89.61
    600 646 37 -702.70 2.1660 -125.83
    700 598 32 -1048.43 2.6508 -168.59
    800 554 27 -1492.60 3.1759 -218.45
    900 514 23 -2052.32 3.7450 -276.06
    1000 476 20 -2748.04 4.3630 -342.28
     
  14. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    In a SHTF situation if you are within 150 yards of me and my scoped 10/22, and I dont want you there, you have a real problem.
     
  15. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't wanna get hit by a .22 at any range. I don't know about people but deer die just fine. Or so I've heard.
     
  16. jgeist

    jgeist Oregon Active Member

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    With my 10/22, at 150 yards I can take a quarter out all day long... It may not pack the punch of a .223 at that distance, but without eyes or a heart not much moves with any lethal threat. For B/O, I can carry a 10/22 and thousands of rounds easy and that leaves room for a 9MM and a decent amount of rounds...
     
  17. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    I have shot cross canyon into a soft dirt slide using some sort of a visible projection as a target. Having to hold over an estimated 18-20 feet with no range finder handy. For years I wondered just how far that was. With a good 3-9 Burris on a bright day the pills were still kicking up dirt after seconds in flight. It will sting you, even at unimaginable range.
    From what I understand, more civilians are killed by the misunderstood .22 rim fire than any other cartridge.
     
  18. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    I can say this if one can hit a quarter at 150 yds, which I too can do with my model 60's and 597, it can be deadly no matter what you are wearing. A bit of shot placement and NO WORRIES.
     
  19. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I'll give it a hundo, and if I can't effectively dispatch a target at that range I'll sell every long gun I own. But IMHO, my .22 is a last resort.
     
  20. new2coos

    new2coos Coos County, Oregon Member

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    i was knocking bowling pins off of stumps yesterday @ 300 yds. i was impressed.