200-Yard Rimfire?

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Fromthehip, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

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    Everything in that paragraph was very useful except for the last sentence. Rimfire shooters who are looking for the best accuracy use bullets that never go super-sonic and they don't even get into the trans-sonic range. They use sub-sonic bullets for target shooting even out to long distances so they don't have that trans-sonic problem.

    There are lots of uses for super-sonic .22 cartridges though. As long as your target is within their super-sonic range, usually around 100-125 yards depending on the speed of the bullet, you won't have accuracy issues and you'll have a lot more power for killing game or varmints. It's not very common to see a sub-sonic .22 bullet expand on impact no matter what kind of design is used (hollow point, soft point, whatever). But a super-sonic .22 has the power to make a HP expand as long as the target isn't too far away. That may not be so good if you're shooting a squirrel for breakfast but if you want to take down a coyote it can make a big difference.
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    The page is about external ballistics in general, not just 22 ammo.

    Actually, it says nothing about 22 ammo whatsoever.
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  3. CJ_56

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    I know that Rifleman but IMO it should have mentioned that some people stay under the speed of sound instead of trying to stay above it.

    BTW Fromthehip, I found video of the guy I described before shooting long range with a .22. It was 500 yards instead of 400 and the target was 8.5". You can view the video here. As you can see it's possible to shoot 500 yards accurately with a .22.
  4. The_Rifleman

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    There is absolutely nothing wrong or not "useful" with that statement; especially since it was preceded with the plethora of information... one part being; "even if the bullet's flight becomes well behaved again when it enters the subsonic region."

    The information is absolutely accurate... but if you feel it needs abridged; you can register yourself on that site, then edit the sentence as to meet your approval.
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  5. The_Rifleman

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    I got a lot better results than I thought I would. Most of the shots landed in a 8 inch area.

    22 LR at 300 Yards

    I held about 8 feet high, but the scope was knocked out of whack previously so...

    Yes, that was my first scope and rifle. :p

    I am going to see how well the 22mag does tomorrow... maybe a 22 revolver too!
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  6. langenc

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    Im going to try at 100 yards.

    Id ask all 100++ yard shooters to try the USBR target at 50 yards. When you can get in the 240s, consistantly, go to 100 or 200 yards.
  7. BlackEagle

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    Sounds like fun. I'll have to try it.
  8. Joe M

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    I've been shooting 200+ yard .22lr for the past 3 years now and find it one of the most rewarding and fun type of rimfire shooting I do. I enjoy it so much I just ordered and received Friday my new 1/4" thick round swingers from Quality Targets. They will replace my old home made set. I will go with a bank of three gongs at 200 yards (6", 5", and 4")... I will do like I have been in the past and shoot these new round targets from the, bench and prone.

    As a side note; I did order three additional gongs for a 250 yard bank that will be - 8", 7", & 6"... Just some added fun!:)

    I should mention that I shoot a Savage MKII FVT with 20MOA EGW Base, and a 6-24x42 mil-dot Tasco Target/Varmint scope. I also use a Harris bipod, and like the cheap subsonic ammo. I mainly use the Eley Sport (1085 fps - 40gr LRN). It works for me.

    Here's my old bank of 200 yard metal targets, (L - R) - 5x6", 4x5" & 3.5x3.75"
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  9. Zane71464

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    Nice shooting and I like that target set up Joe M!
    Good color and goes well with the background.
  10. CJ_56

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    There's one on every board.

    That's a nice setup Joe. I've about shot up my spinners. I have been thinking about building my own. I might go with a setup like that.
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  11. The_Rifleman

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    Yes, there is always one that needs to take personal jabs.

    I provided information you did not possess; whereas, you found fault in it when there was none.
  12. Joe M

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    Thanks Zane and CJ... This little gong hanging setup is pretty portable to carry down range. I've always preferred a black silhouetted background over the brighter colors, but I have noticed that in the Fall - orange gongs are easier to see.
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    Yeah I've only been shooting for 49 years. I've never learned about trans-sonic issues. I've only won 13 of the last 15 shooting contests I took part in. But YOU think you can teach me. Brilliant Mr. Connors.

    I ADDED information to what you provided. But you can't accept that. I feel sorry for you. But not so sorry that I won't kill filter you immediately. So long Chuck.

    I always like a bright color on my steel targets but it doesn't last long. I have to paint them about once a week because the bullets will knock a lot of paint off quick. In the fall and winter I can barely see the targets if they aren't painted either orange or white.
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  14. jnc6

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    We shoot 300 yds. at golf balls for fun. On a good calm day you can hit pretty consistantly. We use a piece of soda can in the bottom of the rear scope mount to make it adjustable to that range. It is a little crude but it works and it doesn't cost anything.
  15. CJ_56

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    I have the same setup with my scope jnc6. If you cut the piece of the can right it can't be seen under the mount.
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