Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Alpine DPT


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 59
Like Tree86Likes

Thread: just Varminting - how far was your longest shot on your last walk

  1. #1
    Member rossi.45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Central Otago
    Posts
    921

    just Varminting - how far was your longest shot on your last walk

    just Varminting - how far was your longest shot on your last walk

    This is a thread for Varminters, those using dial/up or BDC style reticles who shoot out to longer ranges on Rabbit/Hare sized animals . . not for small game shooters who use a duplex reticle and guesstamate holdovers.

    Name:  1565648209730.jpg
Views: 354
Size:  4.45 MB

    i have done some LongerRange shooting using .22 Subs but now i would like to see how far i push the Higher Velocity .22 Winchester PowerPoints


    inside target squares are 3" they were shot before going for a walk - first is 100yds, second is 150yrds

    Name:  20190813_174155-1.jpg
Views: 344
Size:  2.09 MB
    Last edited by rossi.45; 13-08-2019 at 06:47 PM.
    Dundee, Boaraxa, Mathias and 3 others like this.
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

  2. #2
    Member Flyblown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,097
    On last walk? Well, last mission out of the back garden more like. I don't have a photo so I guess it doesn't count.

    Magpie, 137m, .22LR CCI Standard Velocity (subs). On my rifle, that's 4.4 mils hold over, or 60cm. Wind was nasty, gusting from about 4 o'clock quite hard. I guesstimated a wind hold of 1.5 mils in between gusts and let it fly. Very satisfying thwack and dead bird tumbling out of the pines.

    The reticle image looks like this, I like it. Image from Strelok.

    Name:  F4246DA5-F3FC-4340-A5D9-6DB0BACE1848.jpeg
Views: 322
Size:  228.1 KB

    Its a 4.5-18x50 scope, but the reticle is calibrated at 10x. Its a good compromise for the normal range of shooting, for a 50m zero most bunnies and magpies are taken between 40-80m and I've gotten pretty good at remembering my holds. I have the drops table printed and laminated on a little carry card, copies of which are also stapled to posts and trees in several regular shooting spots around the block.
    Boaraxa, josh86, rossi.45 and 2 others like this.
    Britain's Favourite Dog 2019!

  3. #3
    R93
    R93 is online now
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ
    Posts
    14,715
    In the last couple weeks I have shot a maggy, 2 hares and a deer with the K hornet.
    Only dialed up the hares as the were at 240 and 260 yrds.
    Tried longer shots but the 40 vmax moves around in little wind and I havent got to grips with it yet.
    Really enjoying having the K hornet. No where near as loud as my suppressed 223 and just as effective out to 250ish so far.

    Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
    rossi.45 likes this.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

  4. #4
    Large Member mimms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Tai Tokerau
    Posts
    131
    Quote Originally Posted by rossi.45 View Post
    inside target squares are 3" they were shot before going for a walk - first is 100yds, second is 150yrds
    So really anything after about 120yds (when an LR will go trans-sonic) you're just taking pot-shots and hoping they connect.

  5. #5
    Large Member mimms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Tai Tokerau
    Posts
    131
    And FYI a duplex reticle has 3-5 vertical points of aim and 2 windage references.

  6. #6
    Member rossi.45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Central Otago
    Posts
    921
    Quote Originally Posted by mimms View Post
    So really anything after about 120yds (when an LR will go trans-sonic) you're just taking pot-shots and hoping they connect.
    go somewhere else this thread isnt for you
    Last edited by rossi.45; 13-08-2019 at 07:57 PM.
    Steve123, DLW, Blisters and 1 others like this.
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

  7. #7
    Fulla
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Cni
    Posts
    1,411
    Quote Originally Posted by mimms View Post
    So really anything after about 120yds (when an LR will go trans-sonic) you're just taking pot-shots and hoping they connect.
    He's got a point. The subs might work better.... High velocity slowing down can get unstable. Ask a 308 shooter at 1000 yards.
    My last walk was so long ago, iv forgotten the ranges. Typically 300, but always look for longer if I can find it.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Southern Alps
    Posts
    105
    Just yesterday I was out at our local range practicing with my 308 at 200 and 400 yds targets.It was getting on in the afternoon and the rabbits started to appear on the hill side behind the target area.I ranged a couple of rabbits from our 110yd bench.Around 200 yds they were enjoying the sun slightly up the hill.Scope was already on 100yd zero,so just placed the cross hairs on the top of the rabbits back and squeezed of the trigger quietly,woow the rabbit exploded,hmm this is fun.So thru the binos I found another,same again about 240yds,nailed him.Shot about 4 more rabbits out to 250yds.Using my strelok app on my phone and range finder all was working well.
    Gave the tika barrel a cooling down for 20 minuts while watching more rabbits.Found one at 320yds so dialled up4.5moa,all over the hill was bits of rabbits.So the hawks will get a good feed on their evening patrol.
    Belmont 150gr ssts worked well on the dialing up stats on strelok app.Must have seen 200 more rabbits as the sun was setting on the mountain top as I was driving the 1.5ks out the paddocks to the road.Rabbits tame as kittens till you fire the 1st shot but they don't run far.Well theres a wee story I do about once a fortnight.308 v rabbits.They got no chance.
    Last edited by Trout; 13-08-2019 at 08:31 PM.
    Dundee and rossi.45 like this.

  9. #9
    Member Dundee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Way East of D'Vagas
    Posts
    16,230
    Rossi I push my .22 out to 200 yard but I don't attempt any shots further,I don't have dial up or fancy apps just a 4x32 scope.Shooting the same .22 lr rifle for years has its benefit.
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

    tps://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20180505T00&p0=264&msg=Dundees+Countdo wn+to+Gamebird+Season+2018&font=cursive

  10. #10
    R93
    R93 is online now
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ
    Posts
    14,715
    We have a 22 comp at the club every now and then.
    Bullseye for 25, 50, 100 and then silhouettes or flasher plates at 200.
    I never seem to have trouble on the 200yrd targets, even the small silhouettes with subs. As soon as I try to shoot paper at that range for groups etc, it is a wonder how I managed to hit anything consistently.
    The smallest puff of wind plays havoc and 9 times out of 10 I have an obvious horizontal group at 200.
    Some new browning and hornady 22 ammo turned up here and a mate that sells it wants to see how it goes over the radar.
    I am looking forward to doing some testing and see how it goes.

    Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
    Last edited by R93; 13-08-2019 at 09:19 PM.
    WallyR likes this.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

  11. #11
    Member rossi.45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Central Otago
    Posts
    921
    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Rossi I push my .22 out to 200 yard but I don't attempt any shots further,I don't have dial up or fancy apps just a 4x32 scope.Shooting the same .22 lr rifle for years has its benefit.
    we all know your skills @Dundee and your gear ( Legend ) in the thread you started . . . i have posted plenty on it but i do feel true Varminting does need its own thread.
    Dundee likes this.
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

  12. #12
    Member rossi.45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Central Otago
    Posts
    921
    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    On last walk? Well, last mission out of the back garden more like. I don't have a photo so I guess it doesn't count.

    Magpie, 137m, .22LR CCI Standard Velocity (subs). On my rifle, that's 4.4 mils hold over, or 60cm. Wind was nasty, gusting from about 4 o'clock quite hard. I guesstimated a wind hold of 1.5 mils in between gusts and let it fly. Very satisfying thwack and dead bird tumbling out of the pines.

    The reticle image looks like this, I like it. Image from Strelok.

    Its a 4.5-18x50 scope, but the reticle is calibrated at 10x. Its a good compromise for the normal range of shooting, for a 50m zero most bunnies and magpies are taken between 40-80m and I've gotten pretty good at remembering my holds. I have the drops table printed and laminated on a little carry card, copies of which are also stapled to posts and trees in several regular shooting spots around the block.
    good to see your still playing with LR subs @Flyblown . . . screen shots work for me, good lookn reticle
    dannyb likes this.
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

  13. #13
    Large Member mimms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Tai Tokerau
    Posts
    131
    Quote Originally Posted by rossi.45 View Post
    go somewhere else this thread isnt for you
    None of your 150 shots is a guaranteed humane kill on rabbit size game. Could be a clean miss, could be gut shot, could just break their back leg.

  14. #14
    Member Flyblown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,097
    So @rossi.45, for this thread is there a preference for rimfire varminting or can we include the full range of centrefires too?

    I've always regarded varminting as a .224 max calibre kind of pursuit, just a personal generalisation. But I'm looking more and more into longer range 6mm and even 6.5mm varminting loads, using bullets in the 90-100gr range. But gut feel is we should be looking at the .17s and traditional .22s, whatdaya reckon?
    Britain's Favourite Dog 2019!

  15. #15
    Member Flyblown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,097
    Hi @mimms. PM sent. I hope you can respect the desire not to spoil this thread with this kind of argument, for the reasons stated.
    Mathias likes this.
    Britain's Favourite Dog 2019!

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Your longest successful shot with a scattergun
    By Max Headroom in forum Shotgunning
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 01-01-2019, 10:31 AM
  2. .243 Varminting
    By rossi.45 in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 09-08-2017, 11:51 AM
  3. Black Beauty's Longest Kill
    By Dougie in forum Hunting
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 19-05-2016, 04:22 PM
  4. longest possible mag length rem700
    By kimjon in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-07-2015, 08:54 PM
  5. Longest Day Tahr
    By gimp in forum The Magazine
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 26-12-2014, 09:42 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!