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Offline Piddle

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22 LR model choice for range shooting
« on: June 28, 2020, 09:54:08 AM »
Currently own several CZ pistols and love them. Ready to pull the trigger on a new range toy.  Our range goes out to 400 yards with targets and steel in place with covered benches.  Want to have a rifle that will work with good glass and bipod added.  100 yards would be starting point each trip and moving out.  Would prefer to shoot out of box instead of changing stock etc.  Suggestions for which model may be my best choice?     
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Re: 22 LR model choice for range shooting
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 09:23:25 PM »
.22 LR would not be my choice for ranges beyond 100 yards.
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Re: 22 LR model choice for range shooting
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 10:25:35 PM »
CZ offers there 457 MTR (match target rifle) which seems a logical staring point. At 400 yards with a 22 L.R. you'll need some well developed wind reading skills.

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Re: 22 LR model choice for range shooting
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 01:15:54 AM »
Even 200m with 22LR requires serious practice and wind reading skills. We shot 22 "tactical" matches up to 200m (Prone/Bipod) and scope adjustment range from 50m to 200m supported not by all scopes. Need to use mil-dots often too.

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Re: 22 LR model choice for range shooting
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 08:02:58 AM »
I find it harder to shoot a .22 rifle at 200 than a pistol!   :)
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Re: 22 LR model choice for range shooting
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 02:12:53 PM »
Beyond 100m, 22LR rifle is challenging, but very rewording. I am yet to hit more than 6 out 10 targets sizes about 4x6" at that distance. Especially if windy.

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Re: 22 LR model choice for range shooting
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 06:35:36 PM »
CZ offers there 457 MTR (match target rifle) which seems a logical staring point. At 400 yards with a 22 L.R. you'll need some well developed wind reading skills.
Thanks for your suggestion.  That was where I was thinking. While out to the two hundred mark I expect is the most logical and yes three hundred is most challenging.  But if there is steel hanging at four hundred I think you have to take a few shots for the fun and giggles.
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Re: 22 LR model choice for range shooting
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 06:44:51 PM »
Beyond 100m, 22LR rifle is challenging, but very rewording. I am yet to hit more than 6 out 10 targets sizes about 4x6" at that distance. Especially if windy.
I agree with you wholeheartedly. The fun in anything is to accomplish something that makes you feel good about working out some kinks and feel fairly comfortable doing what you set out on.   Ask a guy that shoots 90 on the golf course but birdies 18.  He usually is ready to play again tomorrow. Just my two cents. 
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Re: 22 LR model choice for range shooting
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 06:54:11 PM »
Even 200m with 22LR requires serious practice and wind reading skills. We shot 22 "tactical" matches up to 200m (Prone/Bipod) and scope adjustment range from 50m to 200m supported not by all scopes. Need to use mil-dots often too.
I agree that the glass will be as big a part of the combo as the rifle. Will spend more on the glass than the rifle itself.  Have been looking over the vortex line thinking that will give the biggest bang for the buck.
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Re: 22 LR model choice for range shooting
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2020, 07:13:22 PM »
Piddle--I am thinking about a CZ rimfire also, and the MTR looks to be a good choice.  I don't know how much smaller  the chamber diameter is on the MTR compared to the other rifles or how much difference it really makes, but that is a consideration. 

I put a Vortex Diamondback Tactical 4-16x44 scope on my Savage .22 last week.  I liked it so much that I bought another one for an AR-15 while they were still on sale at Midway.  The mil-dot first focal plane reticle is similar to my G2DMR reticle on my .308 rifle.   I had a Mueller for the .22 but never liked it.   

I hope you get good results from whichever rifle you choose.  And I was serious about being very comfortable and successful at 200 yards with a pistol, with a red dot sight with no magnification, so having a good scope on the .22 SHOULD be easy at 200-300 yards with a rifle...except for the .22 part. 

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Re: 22 LR model choice for range shooting
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2020, 08:06:22 PM »
If you really set to try 22lr on 200m and beyond, get a 30mm tube scope. 1” tube scope don’t have elevation adjustments even with 25min scope base compensation.

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Re: 22 LR model choice for range shooting
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2020, 08:21:42 PM »
If you really set to try 22lr on 200m and beyond, get a 30mm tube scope. 1” tube scope don’t have elevation adjustments even with 25min scope base compensation.

Good point.  The Vortex Diamondback Tactical has a 30mm tube.  When I was shopping, I didn't even see very many 1" tube scopes any more.

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