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Old 01-30-2006, 12:34 PM
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Recently challenged a friend to a little shooting.

He was claiming his weapon of choice would be a 22LR rifle if facing an angry Zealot in Iraq. I then said hitting a human sized target at 300 would be a very hard thing to do with any reliability and any hits would probably not be lethal anyway. Not to mention the AK firing back at him...

He claimed both would be very possible. I first offered 20 shots at 300 for 5 bucks a piece. He was not biting. Then I said 5 bucks for a hit on target and 1 dollar for each miss, twenty shots. He finally accepted.

The target was a 1000 yard center, about 4 x 4 feet. Bigger than human size, but all I had on hand.

The results surprised me. He was using an old Winchester bolt with iron sights shooting CCI Stingers.

20 shots, 12 of them inside the target. They were spread all over the paper, but hits. Still not sure of the effectiveness. Would 40 foot pounds be enough to do the job??

Fun and relatively inexpensive.
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:54 PM
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It would probably work, but why wouldn't you use a .308, .223, or some centerfire? Only advantage the .22 has is low noise for remaining undetected.
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:04 PM
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My point exactly. I have many more guns that shoot 22LR than any other, but there are things I just would not pick them for. That is why I have other calibers.
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:05 PM
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Well, I definitely wouldn't pick a .22lr for a first choice in long range sniping in Iraq, but the shooting sounds like a fun time. Wish I had somewhere to lob out 300 yd shots with my rimfires. I wonder how your friend would have done with a scoped rifle?
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Old 01-30-2006, 04:20 PM
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I would just like shooting him over and over with my 10/22 until he got within 100 yds. and then dropped him with a .308. Oops! Did I just advocate torturing a terrorist?
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Old 01-30-2006, 04:24 PM
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That's quite tame torture compared to what i come up with.
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Old 01-30-2006, 04:31 PM
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Moachase,
Whilst it may be fun etc to shoot at 300 with a .22 RF, I think it's pretty clear your friend has NFI about actual combat. I'm sure theres a whole bunch of ex-grunts pissin their pants over this.
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Old 01-30-2006, 04:55 PM
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I think its all in fun. I'm sure they both were spouting off and one called the other out. It just so happened that he delivered too. While his talk wasn't the most intelligent, his walk made up for it. Give the guy a pat on the back for me.
Sounds like fun shootin.
I didn't take any offense to his comments and I'm an Air Force Vet.
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:23 PM
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No offense taken here and sounds like fun Jimmy
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:49 PM
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Yeah, but I'd hate to be standing 300 yds out and have someone shooting at me... bet it wouldn't feel good, IF I got hit.
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:24 PM
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if you had a trained sniper using the 22lr shooting at 300 yard he could make head shots. so yes u could use it but the power would be very low. i shoot subsonic eley ammo from my gun at long range the drop is crazy. i zero my gun at 50 yards and the drop to 100yard is 7 1/4 moa at 20F degees. from there is drops faster . i wont shoot a rabbit past 250 yard with my gun cause the power is that low. i know most will say to use high power 22 ammo but i cant get it to groups well at long ranges the drop is alot less and i know it will have more power down range. but i think the switch from sonic to subsonic kills the groups so the most power wont matter when i miss but i could be wrong and maybe my gun just doesnt like them.
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:37 PM
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Gee, shooters are getting better. Last week a guy was shooting crows at 200 yards reliably and now someone is shooting rabbits at 250 yards with a 22LR. I think David Tubb had better watch out or he will never win another national championship.

shooting a match and shooting long range is different i dont really care if my 50 yard group is a little bigger with one ammo then the other one i care about the repeatability of the ammo from shot to shot. yes if your are a good shooter and you learn about sniper/longrange shooting. then you to can shoot longe range all u need is a few tools of the trade. (1) good gun i think we all know why. (2) good rangefinder cause you need to know how far the target is to the closest yard. (3) good ammo if the vel of one shot to the next is to much it will mess up your drop chart/rates. (4)the most Important a great scope so when you dail in 1 moa is really moves 1 moa . (5) a brain so u can read the wind. know how you gun/ammo will shoot at 100degees and how is with shoot at 0 degees take all the info you have. then use it to dail in how much moa of change you need to put in your scope

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Old 01-30-2006, 07:41 PM
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if you ever get to see the promo video of sheperd scopes, the guy is making 300 +++ yard hits on P dogs, they fall over like slow bowling pins. but i dont see how they could even hurt a human, maybe make em go ..Ouch!
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:43 PM
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now, if i could have say , a 30 inch bbl. in 223, that would be real quiet, and you could reach out pretty good. id even take a 26 in bbl 22 mag.
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Hitting anything under the size of elephant @ 300 yards with 22lr's impresses the @#$% outta me. Thank goodness it wasn't thumbtacks. ))))))))

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