Nothing special, 200yds.

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Nothing special, 200yds.

#1 Post by Nath » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:34 pm

When I was younger I would think nothing of lobbing a 22 to 200yds so last weekend whilst the wind was not I set up an old 6"X10" chopping board ( don't tell the Mrs).
I got ten on the board out of thirty, some, about 8-10 were spotters for elevation after two turns up on the turret.
Off hand too.
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The thing is, it darn well wore me out! Sweating and breathing heavy! :?

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#2 Post by GunnyMack » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:13 pm

Believe it or not when I lived in Colorado, 6,025 'elevation (at the airport) all of us kept our .22s sighted in at 100 yards. We would have a grand time thumping prairie dogs from up close to 200. You really learned windage!
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#3 Post by FWiedner » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:27 pm

We used to have great fun out at the dump in 29 Palms.

We'd set up targets out at 100yds and then some, and then have a tailgate BBQ while we were plinking with our .22's.

Good times.

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Re: Nothing special, 200yds.

#4 Post by Bill in Oregon » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:35 pm

Nath, you were sure getting some work done on that upper right corner. Did you 'splain to the missus that now she has a flat sieve?
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Re: Nothing special, 200yds.

#5 Post by Sixgun Jr » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:55 pm

Offhand with a hunting rifle......your doing something. :D With a .22 the biggest obstacle is wind. A decent hunting rifle in .22 should do 2-3" at 100 and maybe 5 at 200......off the bench with sandbags on a windless day. A good target 22 will half that with target ammo.

We have a monthly competition for .22's out to 200 meters and the 200 meter rams are about 4" x 2", excluding legs.

Some clubs are doing 300 meter contests with .22's.....you had better know how to read wind at that range.---6
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Re: Nothing special, 200yds.

#6 Post by Nath » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:19 pm

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:35 pm
Nath, you were sure getting some work done on that upper right corner. Did you 'splain to the missus that now she has a flat sieve?
:lol:
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#7 Post by gamekeeper » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:48 pm

When I used to shoot on a military range we took in in turns to mark the targets, at 200 m we had quite a job telling when the target we were marking was hit with a .22lr but hit they were. Often three shooters would use one target so you might be watching for .303 maybe a .577 muzzle loader and occasionally a .22lr. Those little.22s sure were hard to spot even though the target was right in front of us...good fun all the same. :wink:
Good job on the chopping board Nath... :D
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#8 Post by COSteve » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:54 pm

Awe, shucks, using a scope for 200yds on your 22lr is cheating. :D

I customized a little Henry H001 some years back and regularly shoot it out to 200yds (if it's a calm day) just using my Williams Receiver Peep Sight with target knobs for fast adjustments. Out to 100yds it's pretty decent but much past that and any breeze plays havoc with the tiny 36grn bullets.

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As you can see, I added reference marks for 50, 100, 150, 175, and the lowest mark is for 200yds so I can dial it in quickly. :lol: In truth, usually there is a little breeze and the bullets drift something terrible. If there is anything more than a breeze, a 200yd shot can drift by 3-5 ft!! :o

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Re: Nothing special, 200yds.

#9 Post by AJMD429 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:36 pm

Years ago I read about a match with 45-70's at ranges starting at 500 yards and progressing to 1,000 yards, where of course the targets were huge, but the challenge great, and fun even greater.

Of course the 7mm Rem Mag folks using 40 power scopes can do that all day long, but these were dudes using tang or vernier sighted single-shot 45-70's for the most part, or an occasional Marlin Cowboy 45-70.

I don't have a way to shoot 1,000 yards, but when I saw an add for a 'miniature' falling-block rifle in 375 Winchester and 22 Hornet, I thought "Hey, you could do that 1,000 yard thing at a shorter range using these smaller cartridges", and thought it would be fun to have a 22 LR, or 22 Hornet, or 32-20, or any number of other rifles, set up to replicate the tang/vernier sighted guns and used out to 300-500 yards, or so.
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Re: Nothing special, 200yds.

#10 Post by Grizz » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:52 pm

lucky lager cans with the red X, any where I could see it I could hit it with a nylon 66. well, almost, most of the time . . . :lol: never got tired of that tho

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Re: Nothing special, 200yds.

#11 Post by COSteve » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:28 am

AJMD429, I've got just the thing for you.

Taylor's & Company sells a Uberti Baby Rolling Block Carbine in .357mag (HERE) Uberti also makes a 26" rifle length version pictured below as well.

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Davide Pedersoli & CO. sells a Baby Rolling Block carbine in .357mag as well with some long range sights too. (HERE).

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I considered one but I already have my 24" Rossi rifle in .357mag set up for 300yds. I can tell you that shooting at steel plates at 300yds with a pistol rd is a hoot. I guess if I got a taller tang sight and used 180grn or 200grn bullets with a healthy dose of Lil'Gun, I could give it a go at 400yds.

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