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2 years 11 weeks ago, 5:59 AM

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Scope for a .22LR?

does anyone have any suggestions for the best scope with the most elevation and windage for a .22 LR. I don't want a typical scope because I'm going to push it beyond its normal limits. I want to be able to hit a target 200+ yrds. If it makes a difference i have a 20" bull barrel.

2 years 11 weeks ago, 9:50 AM

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try

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i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
2 years 11 weeks ago, 10:27 AM

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Wait!

You mean you can't already do this without a scope? LOL, we're screwed. J/K, man. Good scopes at that site Lucky gave you.

2 years 11 weeks ago, 4:17 PM

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What. got a gig in the Catskills coming up do ya Matty.. Sound like Hennie (take my wife...please) Youngman..

Can't do it with out a scope...sheesh..

Love long range shooting.. Not many things more fun than leaning back against a tire, elbows braced against thighs, barrel tilted skyward and shooting at some distant target.. The .22 round doesn't lend it's self to this as well as a 38 or 45 simply due to weight.. bullet trajectories are great, but that little -40gr bullet just doesn't make the impact (talking dirt) that a center fire round does..

By the way if you haven't tried this, you're in for a good time, and once you get that a handgun can be an acurate piece out to 200 yds (acurate defined as sub 36" from brace position) it makes that 25yd normal limit a snap.. When your past the sights limits the procedure is to have two seperate sighting points, the front sight stays POA.. Rear sight is center line of barrel, distance is determined (this is the fun part) by how far behind the front sight your lining up.

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2 years 10 weeks ago, 10:31 AM

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Not done this yet

But now I'm going to! I've got to know! Coming J3t3r?

2 years 10 weeks ago, 1:27 PM

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hell why not sounds good, i like pushing the limits of my shots

2 years 10 weeks ago, 2:09 PM

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what it does is of little or no value :<)

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2 years 10 weeks ago, 3:39 AM

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Sweet!

Now we need a place to do this. Might be time to suck up to Avant.

2 years 10 weeks ago, 1:52 PM

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long range handgun'n

My intro to this was more accidental than planed.. Moved to Tucson in 78, Dad was semi retired, we made it a point to drive out to the desert a couple times a montht to go shooting..

Good times and memorys.. Like most/all of you guys i had read all of Elmers books on long range handgun shooting.. Even purchased a Ruger Blackhawk in 30 carbine for the long range "ram busting" thing..(mistake) Anyway after a morning of shooting we were taking a break in the shade of the truck.. The berm and targets we had been shooting at were at least 300 yds away.. one of those park and walk deals.. We had the area (as normal) to our selfs..

In addition to the normal targets that show up at pick up ranges we had the obligatory (i know, pretty fancy huh.. had to after margarita's "publicly stated maldiction" ha ha) 55 gal drums.. Pop asked if i thought i shoot that far with my 1911... it took me three or four shoots (neat as we could see impact) before the "clunk" of a hit.. Think Dad beat me on this one, can't remember.. Sure remember it was fun.. What started as a way to unwind after shooting, quickly became the focus of shooting..

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2 years 10 weeks ago, 2:20 PM

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.45ACP, I've read people's accounts of 200yd shooting. Not tried it and prolly won't since I don't have that much flat land here.
A Navy friend, my wife (ex) and I went camping. He had his Browning HI Power 9mm, I had the 1911 .45.
At a range of over 100yds he was putting them on paper, with a lot of "sighters", and I was making divots short of the targets.
I'd like to try it again with a better structured shooting range and target setup. Maybe I had too much Strawberry Hill in me LOL!!

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2 years 10 weeks ago, 11:55 PM

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as in the limits.. i can tell a story with the best of them, but think you know how i feel about that sorta stuff on here.. our words all we have..and i PROMISE you this is fact.. I will say this was "paced" .not measured, but i've done pace comparisons with the son-n-laws range finder, and i can come within 5% of range finder always.. that would work out to my "pace" on the 300yds being inside 15 yards.. course that could make it 315 lol.. I do know that this was a regular event, and while the first time took the better part of a magazine, and of course it's a matter of "walking" the round in.. Not really all that hard, and a lot of fun..

Not sure what the max is, but i can promise you a lot further than 300 yds. Goes with out saying that thiers not a lot of energy left in that round at those distances. but sure enough to ring the gong.. I did try max range with a 38 spl one time.. same range (this was out east of Tucson off Haughton rd and past the drag strip) i maxed out my vision before i could max out the range.. the smaller 158 gr round just didn't make enough of a "divot" (to borrow an expression) to be seen as i got out past 300 yds..

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2 years 10 weeks ago, 9:12 AM

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Greg, howzit bro?

Yep, those bullets can be lobbed out there quite a distance but in the deal I was talking about I was trying to print a decent pattern on paper, shooting for score. His Hi Power was a flatter shootin' piece than my 1911 :<)

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2 years 10 weeks ago, 12:51 PM

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yeah buddy the 9 is so much flater shooting.. just can't see the impact as well as the big 260 gr..sorta makes since.. 115 gr vs 260 gr.. ya think..

Hey be on later if you can schedule some time to bs.. have "home" stuff going on right now..later..

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2 years 10 weeks ago, 5:27 PM

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.22 Optics

I would spend about $39.95- $89.95 on a 3-9x UTG scope from www.colemantyler.com

Don't spend too much on anything too fancy since it is only a .22 and it will never make a 1000 yard shot anyway...

Just my opinion....,

Best Regards TL “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ---Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)

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