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Old 08-01-2019, 11:49 PM
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My first time at 200 and 300 yards



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The club I belong to has a 100 yard range; but today, I went with a friend to visit one that had a 200 and a 300 yard option!

We started at 100 yards. I dialed everything in nice; I was hitting golf balls pretty regularly. Feeling confident; we moved back to 200 yards. I figured this would be easy; and that it would be the 300 yards that would be tough.

What was I thinking?!? WOW 200 yards is out there! I don't know why I didn't think it would be; but when I saw what the targets looked like at 200 yards, I couldn't help but think "uh oh".

I had to aim way high to hit paper; then I had to spin the "up" on my scope a gazillion times. I got 200 yards "dialed"; in that I could hit a general area, but not golf-ball sized. Still; I was able to hit ONE golf ball at 200 yards. That's more of a "luck and numbers" thing for me though.

So with relative success; but not nearly as successful as I imagined, we moved back to 300 yards.

OK, I knew this was going to be far; but man, the targets are in a different area code. I had to send a letter to communicate with them. I noticed they went to bed two hours before me; because of the time zone difference.

If I seriously wanted to try hitting stuff at 300 yards; I would need one of those "30 MOA rails" or whatever. My scope was adjusted at "max up"; and I still had to aim like eight feet above the target to hit it. I didn't try high-velocity ammo. It was hot out today; with no shelter from the sun, I didn't want to hang out. Even with a hat; the sweat was running into my eyes. The moment I stepped near any shade; the mosquitos swarmed me. Have you ever heard mosquitoes up close to electronic ear protection? That is annoying. Anyway; we shot like 50 rounds at each distance and called it good.

So my hat's off to you guys that can hit stuff way out there. Both 200 and 300 yards are a different deal than what I'm used to. Still it was fun to try!
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:17 AM
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Careful there Stevie, it's habit forming....doesn't take much to set up a rimfire rifle for extended range.
Nice set of adjustable rings and a scope with a bit more power will do the job.

Won't be difficult to stay on paper with a bit more practice and decent ammo.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:33 AM
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Sounds like you had fun. Are you hooked?

Yes you will want a 30 minute rail or adjustable rings and a scope that is easily dialed up and down.

My secret to hitting is I use big targets. LOL
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:32 PM
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Just shot a BPCR 1000yd match last week,we,also had some 22 rimfire creedmore targets to play with set at 200,300,and 400yds.A whole lot of fun! By the way come ups are approximately 20 min between targets.--Mike.
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:39 PM
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I shoot 300 yards with Aquila std vel & it's a 12' drop. Wind is the big factor for me. I have a 6"x8" plate, 6-2"x2" & 6-3"x3" steel swingera & the best is golf balls on aucustical screws on nylon cord on a pipe that spin like crazy. Much more fun than paper IMHO. I have an advantage of being able to shoot righht out the door. shot 2 bricks this weekend in 4 times out. Tons of fun for very little cost but as said before very addicting. I shoot extreem long range in 308,300 win mag & 338 lapua mag but very seldom anymore as rimfire is harder to master with all the variables. You're hooked!
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:39 AM
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Fascinating!
Well, you'll see from my question that I know nothing of which you speak, but I am ready to learn. My local organization is planning to stage a first-ever .22 200 yard event. I am a long-time NRA Smallbore shooter (50 & 100 yards), most recently doing F-Class.
So my question: How do I prep my scope and come-ups to be ready for the move to 200 yards?
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Set up at 50 yards.
Adjust your crosshairs to where the 22 lr is impacting 13.8 inches above where you are aiming.
If the scope lacks that much adjustment, you will need a 20 to 30 moa adapter.
Either adjustable rings or machined rail for the rings you have.
Once you have the poi correct at 50 yards, you can move to 200 yards.

At 100 yards the poi will be at 20 to 22 inches above poa.

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Fascinating!
Well, you'll see from my question that I know nothing of which you speak, but I am ready to learn. My local organization is planning to stage a first-ever .22 200 yard event. I am a long-time NRA Smallbore shooter (50 & 100 yards), most recently doing F-Class.
So my question: How do I prep my scope and come-ups to be ready for the move to 200 yards?
Like jaia said, youíll only need 22-24 moa of adjustment from 50 to 200 yards with a standard match round running 1060-1080 FPS.

I shoot a lot of long distance with my larger target rifles but there is a nice little private range 15 miles from me thatís got quiet a few steel plates ranging from 140 to 300 yards. I love going there and ringing steel with my 10/22 for hours at a cost of a dime per round when I just want to shoot as opposed to almost a dollar a round even with hand loads on my big guns.

Plus reading wind on a 40 grain bullet is great practice for reading wind over longer distances with a 185gr bullet.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:01 PM
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Lightbulb 200 yards?

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Like jaia said, youíll only need 22-24 moa of adjustment from 50 to 200 yards with a standard match round running 1060-1080 FPS.

I shoot a lot of long distance with my larger target rifles but there is a nice little private range 15 miles from me thatís got quiet a few steel plates ranging from 140 to 300 yards. I love going there and ringing steel with my 10/22 for hours at a cost of a dime per round when I just want to shoot as opposed to almost a dollar a round even with hand loads on my big guns.

Plus reading wind on a 40 grain bullet is great practice for reading wind over longer distances with a 185gr bullet.
slodsm,
My practice range (also about 15 miles away) does have 200 and 300 yard target berms, but only for hanging paper targets, no gongs. I'm shooting a smallbore match this coming Saturday (different range: South Texas Marksmanship Training Center) at 50 and 100 yards, so once that is out of the way, then I'll try my luck at the 200 yard berm. That smallbore match range has wicked wind conditions, so I've had some experience at 100 yards, but I'm sure the 200 yard distance will be a completely different challenge. Thanks for the info and encouragement, guys!
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