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Old 01-07-2019, 10:12 AM
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Why I shoot 22lr at 300 yards



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI_ZhRrtKwE Watch all 7 minutes & my Savage I bought on here when I joined looks exactlly like this CZ which I have also identical to the one in the video ecept the Savage has a 21" fluted barrel but the camo is exactly the same. Here's the new 457 Savage a dealer just ordered for me at the shot show, no idea when it will be in. https://cz-usa.com/product/cz-457-varmint-at-one/

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Old 01-07-2019, 10:57 AM
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You shoot 22lr at 300 yards because y'er easily entertained, and you have the space to do so.

No other explanation required.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:04 PM
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I've always just had to push the limits on everything
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:18 PM
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Uh, flylo...according to my wife, "push the limits on everything"
is the primary code line on that defective Y-chromosome.


She may have a point.
It would explain 300 hp outboards on 16 foot bass boats.
Owning a Lamborghini in a state where the speed limit is 70 mph.
Hunting feral hogs with a just a Bowie knife.
Reaching into a dark hole to grab the claw of a stone crab that you can't see.
Pulling a sleeping 8' shark out, by the tail, from under a coral dome to be able to get a better picture.

and that memorable phrase...Here, hold my beer, hey y'all watch this!

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Old 01-07-2019, 06:04 PM
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Yep, Go BIG or don't go at all!
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:42 PM
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300 is a good warm up distance. .... Just kidding, that's great more rimfire shooters are stretching the limits of these guns.

Always fun to push the limits.

Funny this thread popped up....... A buddy and I were at Rayner's today checking settings on our 223 long-range pistols for the upcoming 235 to 1000 yards matches this summer and we both brought along a rimfire to play with. Randy brought his Anschutz Exemplar with a 20x SWFA scope. I took my Ural-2 rifle with peeps. Just in case anyone wonders what a 223 1000 yard pistol looks like:



Randys Savage Target Action 15 7/8" barrel with a 7 fingers chassis he and I designed together and ARS makes and a Rempel bipod.



Same action, same chassis but my bipod is a hybrid ARS center/sinclair legs, my Rempel should be here this thursday.

Both using 80gr bergers and McGowen 7 twist prefit barrels. Unbelievably accurate on even the small targets out to 1000 yards. Very similiar to the longrange rimfire game but doesn't have the dropped rounds to deal with. Both compliment each other, you really learn to pay attention to the slightest changes in wind speed and direction.

We were at the tables we could see the 235, 300, 375 and 400 yard targets. Randy was hitting the head of a small sledgehammer pretty easy at 235, got a few on the same size target at 300 and better than 50% on a 4x6 inch plate. At 375 he seldom missed the 10" plate and got a few on the 4x6" plate. At 400 I'd say it was about 50% or hair better on the larger (think 15") plate. Wind kept messing with him. He didn't have an elevated mount and even with the 125+ moa in the scope he ran out of travel past 300 yards. He used the subtensions in the scope for the rest.

The closest target I could see was was a 10" circle at 375 yards due to them all being shot up with little paint on them or too small. Just put an Anschutz peep on it due to the Ural sight ran out of travel around 165 yards. Ran it up as high as it would go and found if I held on the white rail the targets were hanging on it was perfect elevation. Once we got that figured out we got a pretty high percentage of hits.

Had to try 400 but the visible target was out of view below the peep, we found a light colored area in the brush above it and managed quite a few hits. Pretty amazing that if you can see a target you can hit it with these things. No, it's not benchrest accuracy but the challenge of reading the conditions and getting a respectable percentage if hits knowing the limitations of the ammo is just as satisfying as poking the center on a close paper target.

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Back in the 1920's/30's the 200 yard Rimfire Match was a standard thing at Camp Perry. But they shot out to 1000 with iron sighted GI M1903's, too! E.C. Crossman and Charles Landis both published books on .22lr Shooting in the 1930's - and long range was part of the culture. CC
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:20 AM
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Between WW1 & WW2 & a while after WW2 rimfire clubs were like golf is now including the whole family. Read Rimfire Rifleman written in '46 or '47 has a nice store in the front & some great facts & ballistics in the back. If you can't find a copy I could send one out & people just ship it around until everyone reads it.
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:56 AM
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I shoot because I can.

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You shoot 22lr at 300 yards because y'er easily entertained, and you have the space to do so.

No other explanation required.
...and because you're happy with a paper plate (+) sized group on a cold breezy morning when dialing up from 200 to 300. Great fun! The two in near center are my favorites!!



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Old 01-28-2019, 09:51 AM
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Topstrap 44, 30 years ago I had a gunshop & bear hunted with a single shot Contender 14" pistol. I shot 2 bear in 2 years & a friend wanted it because he had worn one out & T/C was rebuilding it for him N/C, anyway I sold it to Wendell & he almost paid for it with one shot. A guy bet him he couldn't hit a pie plate at 500 yards with 1 shot. He did & won $500.
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Because you can?
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Dang Flyo,

You own a Lamborghini?


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Because it's FUN
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Because it’s good practice for 2 miles
This is 600yds though
https://youtu.be/VEgASk0Qx04

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