.22LR to 1000yds?

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.22LR to 1000yds?

Post by bladeracer » 08 Apr 2021, 3:41 pm

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Post by Bugman » 08 Apr 2021, 4:17 pm

Tis definitely a bloody long way. Interesting stuff. :)
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Post by ZaineB » 08 Apr 2021, 4:50 pm

I frequently practice at 300m with my 22lr, CCI Standard seems to give me the most consistent accuracy thus far.
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Post by bladeracer » 08 Apr 2021, 5:12 pm

ZaineB wrote:I frequently practice at 300m with my 22lr, CCI Standard seems to give me the most consistent accuracy thus far.


Agreed, CCI Std for me also for long-range.
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Post by in2anity » 09 Apr 2021, 2:27 pm

if you asked me to estimate how many would connect out of 40, i'd of probably guessed more than 3. They had good wind also. Nevertheless it's always fun pushing a cartridge outside of it's design spec.
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Post by Gamerancher » 09 Apr 2021, 3:08 pm

Ah yes, the old fire off a sh!tload of rounds at a far off target and then crow about it when a couple connect. :sarcasm:
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Post by on_one_wheel » 09 Apr 2021, 7:01 pm

3 hits in 40 rounds...l like my chances, I'll go down the other end and hold up a target for 5 shots, :thumbsup:
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Post by Larry » 09 Apr 2021, 7:21 pm

on_one_wheel wrote:3 hits in 40 rounds...l like my chances, I'll go down the other end and hold up a target for 5 shots, :thumbsup:


Even if you got hit it only has 14 ft/lbs of energy it probably wouldnt even break the skin. A complete waste of time and ammo IMHO
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Post by on_one_wheel » 09 Apr 2021, 8:22 pm

Looks like fun though.

Definitely a good way to kill time between shots to give the barrel on your big rifle time to cool.

14 ft/lbs could cause an eye injury, id definitely wear safety glasses :ugeek:
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Post by Lsfan » 09 Apr 2021, 8:24 pm

Yes seems a bit silly to be attempting that. I am a fan of this guy though. Many YouTube videos of him doing up Holden’s. He’s very knowledgeable when it comes to LS engine tuning and ballistics too it seems. I used to watch his car dyno tunes so was surprised when I stumbled across this type of stuff.
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Post by in2anity » 09 Apr 2021, 8:41 pm

Larry wrote:
on_one_wheel wrote:3 hits in 40 rounds...l like my chances, I'll go down the other end and hold up a target for 5 shots, :thumbsup:


Even if you got hit it only has 14 ft/lbs of energy it probably wouldnt even break the skin. A complete waste of time and ammo IMHO


By the way it hits that steel - pretty sure it would break the skin... I certainly wouldn’t be volunteering
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Post by Diamond Jim » 09 Apr 2021, 10:21 pm

but....why?
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Post by ZaineB » 09 Apr 2021, 10:35 pm

Lsfan wrote:Yes seems a bit silly to be attempting that. I am a fan of this guy though. Many YouTube videos of him doing up Holden’s. He’s very knowledgeable when it comes to LS engine tuning and ballistics too it seems. I used to watch his car dyno tunes so was surprised when I stumbled across this type of stuff.



he did a great job on a mates maloo years ago, he sent the car to him after seeing his youtube stuff and some forum recommendations.
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Post by ZaineB » 09 Apr 2021, 10:39 pm

Diamond Jim wrote:but....why?



how is it any different to the guys trying to hit steel with their 223 at one mile? both are completely useless at killing anything at such a distance, its just target shooting, to which I or anyone else could say,

why?

why bother wasting ammo on paper... but nevertheless there are people that like doing it and hence the only reason needed is just that.
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Post by on_one_wheel » 09 Apr 2021, 10:40 pm

At about 340kph it would definitely hurt
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Post by Skinna » 10 Apr 2021, 12:27 am

on_one_wheel wrote:3 hits in 40 rounds...l like my chances, I'll go down the other end and hold up a target for 5 shots, :thumbsup:


Id check the guys boot before you head out there...yunn'w...just make sure the 22 is all he has with him that day... :problem:
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Post by bladeracer » 10 Apr 2021, 3:58 am

Larry wrote:
on_one_wheel wrote:3 hits in 40 rounds...l like my chances, I'll go down the other end and hold up a target for 5 shots, :thumbsup:


Even if you got hit it only has 14 ft/lbs of energy it probably wouldnt even break the skin. A complete waste of time and ammo IMHO


It's still doing over 400fps though, easily enough to punch through a corrugated steel shed.
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Post by Gamerancher » 10 Apr 2021, 8:54 am

" its just target shooting, to which I or anyone else could say,

why?"
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All shooting is "target" shooting, whether it's paper, steel or flesh and blood wrapped in skin.
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Post by on_one_wheel » 10 Apr 2021, 12:00 pm

bladeracer wrote:
Larry wrote:
on_one_wheel wrote:3 hits in 40 rounds...l like my chances, I'll go down the other end and hold up a target for 5 shots, :thumbsup:


Even if you got hit it only has 14 ft/lbs of energy it probably wouldnt even break the skin. A complete waste of time and ammo IMHO


It's still doing over 400fps though, easily enough to punch through a corrugated steel shed.


How about if you tensed up, like what you do with your face when you think your going to smack yourself in the face with a spanner? Perhaps then it'll just bounce off? :thumbsup:

I feel a new thread coming on, "safe distances to catch a bullet " :lol:
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Post by bladeracer » 11 Apr 2021, 5:11 pm

Diamond Jim wrote:but....why?


Exaggerating the situation also exaggerates the knowledge gained.
Learning to read wind affecting a .22LR bullet at 1000yds is probably about as challenging as you can make it.
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Post by in2anity » 11 Apr 2021, 5:13 pm

bladeracer wrote:
Diamond Jim wrote:but....why?


Exaggerating the situation also exaggerates the knowledge gained.
Learning to read wind affecting a .22LR bullet at 1000yds is probably about as challenging as you can make it.


It only takes 200m to do that. The 200m 22lr fly matches are extremely educational.
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Post by bladeracer » 11 Apr 2021, 5:25 pm

in2anity wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
Diamond Jim wrote:but....why?


Exaggerating the situation also exaggerates the knowledge gained.
Learning to read wind affecting a .22LR bullet at 1000yds is probably about as challenging as you can make it.


It only takes 200m to do that. The 200m 22lr fly matches are extremely educational.


Nah, 200m is too close to "normal" shooting :-)
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Post by in2anity » 11 Apr 2021, 5:29 pm

bladeracer wrote:Nah, 200m is too close to "normal" shooting :-)

Lol. If there’s any caliber your gonna expend heaps of ammo “plinking” so to speak, it’s ye olde 22lr! Cheap as chips.
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