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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #15 - May 21st, 2011 at 8:03pm
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nice, will come in handy
  
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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #16 - Nov 2nd, 2011 at 11:51pm
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Just for interest how little energy a 22lr subsonic has

Energy, ft-lbs
MUZZLE      50 YARDS      75 YARDS       100 YARDS
98                     82              77                     72

quoted off the CCI website
  
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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #17 - Jan 18th, 2012 at 8:39am
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Hi all, what distance would you recommend sighting in a Norinco .22 Magnum?
  
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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #18 - Jan 19th, 2012 at 3:31am
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i would guess about zeroed or 1 inch high at 100m  Smiley
  
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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #19 - Jan 19th, 2012 at 3:51am
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Ok Thanks for that  Smiley
  
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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #20 - Jan 20th, 2012 at 6:38am
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I've just picked up a 22mag as well, a bit of reading up suggested zero at 109yds for MBPR out to about 130, beyond that you start thinking about drop. 5.8" drop at 150yds I think.
  
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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #21 - Mar 3rd, 2013 at 8:32am
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Up in the states .22lr is making a comeback as a short range 60-140meters varmit gun, cheap ammo also . They have an interesting twist on the sighting in story. Unlike most of us here in NZ who mainly sight in at 50/75meters, they sight in for a dead on zero at 120meters.
Then they shoot in at 25,50,75 etc. They note the hold under at these ranges. Their theory is, like pistol shooters, holding under keeps the target in clear view at all times and the long shot-100+ is a straight hold on dead centre. Ive tried this out on the range using metal silhouettes at ranges out to 140 and it really works. shot some bunnies a few days back using this system and shots at 100-120 were easy as I could see the target not just the top os his head at the bottom of the scope
  
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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #22 - Aug 16th, 2013 at 11:46pm
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Thanks very helpfull
  
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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #23 - Aug 18th, 2013 at 8:41am
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Werewolf wrote on Mar 3rd, 2013 at 8:32am:
Up in the states .22lr is making a comeback as a short range 60-140meters varmit gun, cheap ammo also . They have an interesting twist on the sighting in story. Unlike most of us here in NZ who mainly sight in at 50/75meters, they sight in for a dead on zero at 120meters.
Then they shoot in at 25,50,75 etc. They note the hold under at these ranges. Their theory is, like pistol shooters, holding under keeps the target in clear view at all times and the long shot-100+ is a straight hold on dead centre. Ive tried this out on the range using metal silhouettes at ranges out to 140 and it really works. shot some bunnies a few days back using this system and shots at 100-120 were easy as I could see the target not just the top os his head at the bottom of the scope


The only issue with that is not a lot of scopes have holdover marks above the crosshairs for holding under do they?
  
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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #24 - Oct 29th, 2013 at 7:02am
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A dialable scope and rangefinder are really essential once you get past 120yds, such is the steepness of the trajectory.

Here's my long range sniper rimfire  Wink



Rifle is a 50's vintage Walther smallbore rifle still capable of possibles on a smallbore range. It now wears a 10x40 3200 scope and taped to the butt is the trajectory in 20yd intervals out to 180yds. I've nailed plenty of rabbits first shot at 130-140yds using SK Match ammo.

  
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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #25 - Oct 29th, 2013 at 9:14am
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nice rig there.  How do you find the match ammo on game?  I've thought about trying out some match ammo to see what accuracy my .22 is capable of, but its a hunting rifle and I've always suspected that the match stuff will be marginal on game compared to subsonic hunting ammo with a good sized hollow point
  
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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #26 - Oct 29th, 2013 at 6:34pm
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All I can say is it's easily killed rabbits and maggies at those distances. Once you get down to those velocities, even hollow points can't be expected to expand usefully. Accuracy outweighs projectile design by miles. I have shot some groups at 120yds in good conditions that weren't much over an inch.
  
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Re: Sighting in your .22lr
Reply #27 - Sep 30th, 2015 at 1:46am
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sounds complicated to me, my old 10/22 carbine with standard velocity cci target lead rounds and a basic tasco scope and a gunworks can on the front hits everything i shoot at. so i geuss practice counts i dunno the numbers but its a bit low at 50 and dead on at 75 so out to 100 i just aim for the middle of the vitals straight. groups well too. 10 shots just sitting without a rest on the grass all fall under 1" at 50m 
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