GUN .22lr, to scope or not to scope

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  1. jehan60188

    jehan60188 New Member

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    so, i think i'm going to get a .22lr rifle to practice accuracy. are they accurate up to any sort of range that would justify a scope, or would i be better of just looking down the barrel?

    would 100yds be unreasonable to expect out of a .22lr rifle? what about 50?
     
  2. I'd go with a scoped .22 bolt gun if you want to learn to shoot accurately. With good ammo they are VERY accurate at 50 yards. Even at 100 you should be able to shoot very well. The only thing to watch for is that most supersonic ammo goes transonic before 100 yards, usually around 90 yards. That can open your groups up a little bit. You can use subsonic ammo at 100 yards just fine. You can learn to shoot accurately with a scope or with irons, but if you're interested in shooting off a bench, then get the scope.
     
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    My henry accubolt is prob the most accurate 22 ive shot 50yd 10shot dime groups are pretty easy to pull off with decent 22 ammo
     
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    i'd like to practice from all positions (if that's what you mean by bench).

    will i need to "break in" my rifle?


    probably what i'll get: http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/BoltAction22/925r.asp
     
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    Scope it up. I generally just enjoying shooting scoped long guns more than with irons. I get my fill of "sight alignment, sight picture, front sight focus" shooting handguns.
     
  6. Benchrest means you're seated at a bench. The bench is what supports the rifle. You can use sandbags, a bipod, or some sort of mechanical rest. This is benchrest:
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    .22s don't need to be broken in.
     
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    cool, yah i'll probably start at bench rest, and (if i enjoy accuracy-shooting) work up (down?) to prone, seated, standing, dangling upside down from a moving bus, etc...
     
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    reverse the order
     
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    Shoot from standing first. Learn the fundamentals of proper hold, trigger pull, and breathing. Then move to the bench.
     
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    if you say so.
    i'm not one to ignore advice.
     
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    Here's the regimen I recommend to many people I have taught to target shoot.

    Start at 25M learning the basics of sight picture, breathing and trigger squeeze. There will be many at the range with tips, tricks and BS to offer on the matter.... listen to the guy with the tightest groups.

    At 25m Get the group of 3 touching in prone, then sitting, then standing. Move to 50M, repeat. Move to 100M repeat. Most people plateau in the 50M range of course, then require the bench to progress.
     

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