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Long range 100 to 400 yards 22LR

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Lets see if we can start some discussions here.

How many guys are into the long range 22LR shooting?

What guns are you using?

What is your choice in ammo?

I have been playing around with it using my CZ 455 and Ruger 10/22
I was out plinking with my 6.5CM I really enjoy shooting an accurate bolt gun they are relaxing and fun but with a 6.5 it is also pretty expensive even when reloading.

I am researching what will be my next 22LR a few considerations so far are

Modify my CZ 455 even more, lol most likely just as expensive as a new rifle.
Bergara B-14 trainer
CZ 457 Varmint MTR

Long range accurate ammo? Yes, some ammo can shoot fine under a 100 but not hold a group at 300 or 400 yards...
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I was eyeballing those at one time too. That should be a very nice shooting LR .22. Good luck with it!
I wanted a Precision Chassis MTR but couldn't find one plus I didn't really like the color of it. I have seen guys on youtube shooting eggs at 300 yards with these and at $700 it is cheaper than modifying my CZ 455 I have now. I learned my lesson on my $900.00 10/22, it is cheaper to just buy a better gun in the first place...
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I wanted a Precision Chassis MTR but couldn't find one plus I didn't really like the color of it. I have seen guys on youtube shooting eggs at 300 yards with these and at $700 it is cheaper than modifying my CZ 455 I have now. I learned my lesson on my $900.00 10/22, it is cheaper to just buy a better gun in the first place...
it certainly can be :LOL:
The sad truth is when I was a kid my 6 year old cousin was killed by a 22 from around a mile away.
Wow. Sorry to hear that.

When I was a teenager I was deer hunting with my dad in northern WI and I had a stray bullet land a mere few feet from me. I didn't hear the shot until well after it hit the ground.
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I definitely want to start upgrading my 10/22 to be more accurate farther down range. I鈥檓 sure I鈥檒l get some good ideas from this thread
check out 10/22庐 and Ruger庐 10/22庐 aftermarket trigger, barrel and parts by KIDD Innovative Design if looking to upgrade 10/22 its a very good choice IMO
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10/22 gets you only so far. There are better platforms out there such as CZ and bolt guns. Ask cmore
10/22 gets you only so far. There are better platforms out there such as CZ and bolt guns. Ask cmore
This is the way.
10/22s are great, and versatile - but buy the time you dump a trigger, barrel, and stock into one you are most of the way into something that is out of the box more accurate. I had a 10/22 with a aftermarket stock, aftermarket barrel, aftermarket trigger, and a few other parts - and my CZ455ttt with a trigger job outshot it easily. There is no shortage of quality, very accurate precision .22s out there. Keep the 10/22 as a fun, accurate plinker and invest in something specifically for accuracy. Blowing a bunch of money on the 10/22 is like those silly people at the range who have a 1940s Mosin stuffed in an archangel stock, and some goofy scope mount thinking it will magically make it shoot MOA or better (it doesn't, it is still a Mosin no matter how much you waste on "modernizing" it.)


I just seen that Lapua and SK both are making long range specific .22lr ammo. I seen some chronograph data of the Lapua - and it was crazy consistent.
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10/22 gets you only so far. There are better platforms out there such as CZ and bolt guns. Ask cmore
The 10/22 platform has limitations due to how the barrel mounts, cleaning is done through muzzle so damaging the crown is a concern, auto loading a 22LR can often damage the bullet by deforming or shaving lead off the projectile affecting long range potential.

After spending at least $1000.00 in addition to the initial cost of the 10/22 I have a rifle that is still not as accurate as my $550.00 CZ bolt gun at longer ranges. I am not saying it is impossible but, it is more difficult.
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What size target are we talking at 3-400 yards? We are talking long range 22 precision, let鈥檚 put up some targets. I鈥檝e seen on other forums that have a national following, where gtg鈥檚 are not practical, a set of parameters and posting the results on your honor. Let鈥檚 see what the 22鈥檚 will do, (paper trumps a bunch of splats on steel). Let鈥檚 see what the customs and the CZ鈥檚 will do, then we can all be eye witness to the incredible accuracy at squirrel camp this year, 400 yards wins lol
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Practicality? You are aware you are in a thread about "long range .22LR" right? OP said "plinking." Obviously there isn't a practical use case for shooting .22LR at 200-400 yards Lol.

Next time I am at BA I will take some pics of the groups @ 200 (furthest you can shoot there.) Unfortunately, anything over 200 I go to Saddleback or Mt Baldy which are steel only ranges . I have seen via forums/videos that the Volquartsen Vudoo's can shoot 2.5" or better @ 200y, and modded RPRs shoot same or better (and I believe them.) Modern .22LR ammo is pretty impressive (obviously not compared to centerfire - but we are talking .22lr here....)
@PaulGT2164 Is it practical? Not in a useful sense most likely but it seems a few in this thread including myself have a few bucks invested in 10/22鈥檚 or bolt guns. If you want to talk long range and how they perform let鈥檚 pick a distance and find out. Otherwise whats the point of spending $1k on a silly 10/22鈥. other than mine is fun as hell to shoot and makes squirrel hunting too easy.
@PaulGT2164 Is it practical? Not in a useful sense most likely but it seems a few in this thread including myself have a few bucks invested in 10/22鈥檚 or bolt guns. If you want to talk long range and how they perform let鈥檚 pick a distance and find out. Otherwise whats the point of spending $1k on a silly 10/22鈥. other than mine is fun as hell to shoot and makes squirrel hunting too easy.

Well isn't that the whole point of shooting long range with .22s, the laughs and the fun factor? No one here is going to be shooting squirrels at 200-400 yards with a .22lr, that isn't the what this thread is about.

You want to drop a grand into a 10/22 - more power to you, I am glad you like your 10/22 - but I have done that a few times and learned there are way better platforms for accuracy out there for cheaper. No one here is "dissing" the 10/22 - but there are better platforms out there for accuracy.
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@PaulGT2164 It might be my imagination or maybe the odd day I had but I get kind of a snarky sense from your last 2 posts regarding my last 2 posts鈥.Whatever floats your boat dude. If you think I believe that anyone on this board including me is going to shoot at or could hit a squirrel that burried itself in the top of a pine tree at 400 yards, you haven鈥檛 read enough of my posts to understand my sense of humor, but again whatever dude.
Yeah there is a definite fun factor to a custom built gun no matter the caliber, mine happens to be an 80% that I machined completely myself and was my first one. Yeah I spent near a grand on it, I got exactly what I wanted out of it and yeah I鈥檓 more than happy with it.
Sooooo back to the talk of long range shooting with a 22lr. Im down to give it a go on whatever size target at whatever distance
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Can't wait to try this thing out and figure out what ammo it likes.

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@CMoor how do you like the glass you put on it?
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Can't wait to try this thing out and figure out what ammo it likes.
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@PaulGT2164 It might be my imagination or maybe the odd day I had but I get kind of a snarky sense from your last 2 posts regarding my last 2 posts鈥.Whatever floats your boat dude. If you think I believe that anyone on this board including me is going to shoot at or could hit a squirrel that burried itself in the top of a pine tree at 400 yards, you haven鈥檛 read enough of my posts to understand my sense of humor, but again whatever dude.
Yeah there is a definite fun factor to a custom built gun no matter the caliber, mine happens to be an 80% that I machined completely myself and was my first one. Yeah I spent near a grand on it, I got exactly what I wanted out of it and yeah I鈥檓 more than happy with it.
Sooooo back to the talk of long range shooting with a 22lr. Im down to give it a go on whatever size target at whatever distance
No snark at all. Pretty sure I said if you like your 10/22, and like spending money on it - good for you. Pretty sure I even said I wasn't "dissing" the 10/22. You seem to be taking some sort of defensive stance at the statement I made (and a few others) that there are better platforms for "precision" .22LR than the 10/22 (and face it, there is.) I stated a few posts ago next time I am at BA I will post some pics at my 200 yard groups as that is the furthest I have access to with paper targets (everything else is steel past 200.)

As far as the squirrels go - I don't know you, I don't know your humor (just like you apparently can't read my snark level) but you keep talking about shooting squirrels in the thread Lol. No need to get kerfluffled here - just friendly conversation.
@PaulGT2164 Ok not sure where you get the idea I鈥檓 being defensive about which platform is better, I beg you to copy / paste in this thread where I said or suggested any such statement. Nor did I say you dissed the 10/22, in fact Im the one who called it silly referring to my own project specifically.
All I asked is target size and distance from the group, if 200 is what you got, do 200. I鈥檒l do whatever, not that it鈥檚 鈥減ractical鈥 but I have a spot that is much farther than that, so I鈥檒l play at any distance anyone else wants to play at and see what happens.
And with that, good day to you, good luck with your 200 yard shooting. Now can we get back to the 鈥渓ong range鈥 talk?
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I am not the one who started this side line of conversation, you are the one who apparently took offense to something I said, then said I was being "snarky." You do seem to be having an "odd" day, so maybe you should chalk it up to that. You are the only one in this topic who appears to be agitated to riled up about it for some reason. In fact, on the subject of "snark" you are by far the thread leader today. As far as my "defensive" comment - it isn't a stretch to come to that conclusion by the perceived irritation in your last few posts. But like I said, I don't know you so I don't get whatever flavor of "humor" or mannerisms you have. I have repeatedly told you it is just friendly conversation, but yet you persist in wanting to turn it into an argument or something.

But I agree, back to the regularly schedule conversation. Hope you have a better day tomorrow.
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