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What kind of groups do you guys get at 100 yards with your .22 lr? I'm just curious. Today I was out testing ammo today and almost all of my shots were around 2" or so. Joe
 

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With a very good accurate rifle usually about 2 inches average.
Some of the group are 1.5 or a bit less.

The other day I did have two five shot groups right at one inch.
But that was under dead calm conditions. One of the big reasons
smaller groups at 100 yards aren't smaller is how much the
wind effects them.
 

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well that makes me very happy

I was shooting off of a plastic table with my squirrelling fanny pack stuffed with a shirt for a rest. (the rifle sits in the groove between the pockets. A big surprise for me was that Federal lightning put 3 out of 5 shots in a .3 group and the fourth was a little quieter and fell 3 inches down the page, and of course I pulled to the right and let loose a flyer on the third. I think I am going to get some caldwell bags and fill em up with poly pellets and some lead shot to add weight. I think if I try some of the higher end federal ammo with the rests I'll be having much better luck (are federal target loads lightning made to higher standards?) Thanks for all the help guys!
Joe
 

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BR classification

Could someone please explain the different classes. Example: Sporter, Light custom, Unlimited, and Grand.
 

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In Dewer competition you have the 100 yard prone stage.

It is shot from the prone position with a sling and aperture front and rear sights.

Decent shooters shoot less than 2 inches and some hold the X ring which is about 3/4 inch.

The best I have ever personaly done is around one inch. I can't do this on a regular basis.

I can useally hold the ten ring which is about 1 and 3/4 inches.

You shoot two targets for score. Ten rounds on each target in twenty minutes.
 

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Chum Bucket, the generalized NBRSA classifications at the time those scores were shot: Sporter cannot weigh more than 8.5 lbs, must be a mass-produced factory rifle, must have the factory stock. Light custom must weigh less than 10.5 lbs, but can be custom beyond that. Unlimited is just that, pretty much anything you want to shoot. Most folks shoot the same rifle in Light and Unlimited. Since the Nationals, the sporter rules have been changed to where now, you can shoot just about any rifle, custom or otherwise, as long as it weighs less than 8.5 lbs. The Grand Aggs are the combination of the 100 and 50 yard aggs for the individual classes. So the Sporter Grand is the average (expressed in MOA) of the 5 50 yard and 5 100 yard targets each shooter shot with their sporter.
 

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Shooting a near perfect group

1st shot made it a perfect group, measuring around .0"!
Second shot opend it up to just over 3"
3'rd shot made the group go haywire.
After no more than 100 shots i finally had a group of 3 shots touching at 100m! The rest were just sighters!
Tounge firmly in cheek.:D :D :D
 

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Forester said:
Before you get a lot of outrageous claims, check out these groups shot by the benchrest crowd, shot with 8.5 lb. sporter rifles and match ammo. The average appears to be around 1 inch. Keep in mind these are high-dollar rifles, high power scopes, $10 a box ammo, and some mighty serious shooters.

It seems that a good position shooter can do as well as the benchrest guys.

And they do it with iron sights from prone.
 

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I can shoot .5 or so with out much problem.... at about 25 yards. :) I have actually never tried a 100 yard group with .22LR I am guessing I would just depress myself.
 

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Thanks Forester

They all seem to relatively close to the same. In the sporter class, do you have to use a factory barrel? Is there a .22 WMR class? Sorry if I'm off topic but it's sort of related.
 

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yes...

I went and got the target and my dial calipers and the 3 shots that were centered in the bull were .4 ctc. The flyer and the semi-dud were out to 2.5" I don't know why nobody can believe anything someone says around here. I am just looking for some help and something for me to base my comparisons on.
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I don't think it is impossible for someone to shoot three shots @100 yds with a .22 lr into the group you stated.I'm sure that it can happen.BUT,it's not going to happen very often.The groups that the BR shooters are turning in happens everyday.There's a big difference.If everyone here would shoot a ton at 100 yds with their .22 lr's,they would probably eventually get a few shots to touch.I think the big problem would be to be able to 'call' your shot.This would be very difficult.
 

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Rain It sounds like you did everything right 3 out of 5 times. Keep practicing. I have a friend that has an old anchutz .22lr bolt gun. His gun is very accurate at 100 yards. We used to knock down empty shotgun shells with it at 100 yards more times than not. That was around 20 years ago. They must have made good guns back then.
 

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hapnin said:
I don't think it is impossible for someone to shoot three shots @100 yds with a .22 lr into the group you stated.I'm sure that it can happen.BUT,it's not going to happen very often.
I agree, it was probably very lucky. I have caldwell shooting bags in the mail from cabelas as I type this and I just got a bench my uncle gave to me, so when I get back from camping this week I'll try some longer shots. I'm also getting some burris signature mounts so hopefully I'll be knockin the X out of the target at 100 :D We'll see how it happens. Take 'er easy fellas,
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rain164845,

Don't worry about it. I don't think everone read your post all the way thru. What I read was, you shot a 5 shot group of about 3" with 3 shots touching. Some different than a .25 group. You also admitted to aprox. 2" groups as norm.

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Chum-Most of the Sporters you are reading about have custom barrels--Liljas, Shilens, Harts, etc. No class for WMR.

Cornbread--You are right that Master smallbore shooters can shoot amazingly well, and with irons too.
 

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My wife and I met McCoy,@ the range today. Since I'd remembered this thread, I set my taget stand @ 100 and fired 1-5 shot group with 2 seperate ammo's. They were both in the 1.5 - 1.75" inch range.
We set up a bunch of shotgun empties @100 and commenced to shooting @ them. McCoy had quite an advantage with his hummer, but I didn't embarass myself with my CZ:D
Paul
Or, I shot 10 seperate 0.0 groups p :p :p :p :p ;)
Those ONE SHOT groups are SOOOO easy :D
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I have shot a few 100 yrd. groups of .5" or less with rimfire BR rifles under ideal conditions,but I haven't seen a rifle or shooter yet that could do it consistently.I think the best I did while shooting NBRSA for 5-5 shot groups at 100 was slightly less than .8".I do remember my best 50yrd. agg. was.217" for 5-5 shot groups.That was good enough for 2nd.place and the good friend that won agged .199" which I believe is still the NBRSA world record.That was back around 1990.Good Shooting,Jim.
 
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