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Thread: Lethal ranges for .22 LR

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    Lethal ranges for .22 LR

    Whilst wandering idly through the firearm geek forest, I chanced upon this interesting test regarding lethal ranges of the .22 LR cartridge:

    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    I believe that. That video made me start shooting further with a .22lr. longest kill to date is a plover at 260m although I have missed many more because wind at that range affects them so bad.
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    Ive been having a go at lobbing .22lr subs, I get about 2inch group at 100m then it starts getting a bit silly not sure if its me or the gun or both. What kinda accurate range can you expect from .22 subs?

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    Not sure how accurate they would be never really tried them but I know at 40m they blow straight through 3inch maccocapra. they were Winchester 40gr subs.
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    Re: Lethal ranges for .22 LR

    Quote Originally Posted by big_foot View Post
    Ive been having a go at lobbing .22lr subs, I get about 2inch group at 100m then it starts getting a bit silly not sure if its me or the gun or both. What kinda accurate range can you expect from .22 subs?
    I often get bunnys out to 120 odd with subs . Its not so much the accuracy but guessing the range and drop...


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    The old ICI standard velocity ammo used to have a warning inside the box saying dangerous up to 1 mile. Alright that might be stretching it a bit.
    Just for fun one day at the fullbore club I shot my Marlin with subs at the 300yd target.
    Aimed at the top and did double taps. Most shots went within the 5 ring. Plus the double taps were reasonable close together - alright not centrefire grouping obviously.
    I wouldn't care to stand at that range whilst someone shot at me, even with subs.

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    I suck at guessing the 22 drop, and I'm guessing by the amount of people that say the 22 is a 100m gun, that I'm not the only person that sucks at it
    Most of the farms I shoot on are far too open to be using a 22, plus my main Ruger's accuracy has turned to shit. Hoping my Henry (when it gets here late jan/early feb) will be better.

    The CCI stingers (32g 1650fps) and velocitors (40g 1400~ fps) get a real move on so they should be even more capable than the standard velocity stuff.

    I've been wanting to do a bit more with the 22. I might make a point of taking it out next time instead of the HMR. It'll make me work a bit harder to get in close.

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    I'm on dial up speed so can't watch the vid. There is a thread on Snipers Hide where they are shooting a piece of pork wrapped in denim and tape or something at 300yd with target ammo and it was fully penetrating if I remember right. Also DOCtacdad on you tube did something similar with velocitor and got the same result. .22lr is a lot more dangerous than people give credit for. A 10/22 for example could be a very deadly weapon in the wrong hands at closer ranges. The fact that a .22lr is very controllable during rapid fire would aid that.

    The longest kill I have got with a .22lr would have been a rabbit at approx 140yds. There was a bank full of warrens not far from where I used to live. I would lie in the opposing paddock sniping at them with the old Winchester. Lots of fun.

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    the old practice of sending the kids out with the 22 because it's "just a 22" is clearly flawed. they are not accurate to long range because of low bc and velocity but clearly still dangerous to longer ranges than expected
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