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100 yard rimfire

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by roberthleeii, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. roberthleeii

    roberthleeii Active Member

    Jul 24, 2016
    I recently mounted a scope on an old 10/22. I sighted it in at 25 yards. After I was done i decided to see what it would do at 100 yards. It was not the most accurate thing in the world but I quite enjoyed it and thought it would be some good practice for my son to shoot at longer distances with a rifle with such low recoil. Does have any experience with an accurate .22 out to 100 yards. I was thinking of getting one of those ruger precision rimfire rifles but am open to other options, especially cheaper ones. oh and i don't car about shooting the smallest group ever. I just want something to make a reasonable group at 100 yards for some cheap trigger time at a target past 50 yards.

  2. texasnurse

    texasnurse Well-Known

    Jul 30, 2016
    Honestly AR-15 Although not Rimfire .223 is cheap and will easily manage 100yards

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  3. roberthleeii

    roberthleeii Active Member

    Jul 24, 2016
    Honestly I thought of that and am planning on doing something like that but the 223 is still a little rough for my 8 year old. And I would like a longer range 22 just because i think it would be fun. maybe a 22mag would be better for what I want.
  4. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

    Aug 30, 2017
    Van Zandt County
    I bought one of these for my 9 yr old GS to shoot. He loves it, actually prefers it over a 10/22. I put a 2-7 Vortex scope on it and with the short high stock it fits him perfectly. Here's a picture of him trying it on for size. Disregard the pirate paint on his face, a school carnival. At 100 yds he will wear out a bullseye target, usually 6" groups.

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  5. acorneau

    acorneau Well-Known

    Feb 5, 2014
    I regularly shoot at 100 meters (~110 yards) for smallbore silhouette. My first rifle was a 10/22, followed by a CZ 452, and now I'm using an Anschutz 1710.

    The 10/22 took quite a few modifications to get to ~1.5 MOA at 100 yards.
    The 452 was about 1.5 MOA with mid-grade ammo, close to 1 MOA with higher-end ammo.
    The 1710 shoots ~3/4 MOA with the same mid-grade ammo, 1/2 MOA with higher end ammo.

    A CZ, Ruger, or Savage bolt-action rifle should keep you in the 1-2 MOA range with mid-grade ammo and cost in the $250-400 range. Matching the favored brand/type ammo to the rifle is important to getting the most out of your gear without having to buy more expensive gear.

    I highly recommend going with a bolt action over a semi-auto, especially for kids, since they usually have better accuracy right out of the box and the slower pacing of a "make every shot count" mentality rather than the "spray and pray" that can all-to-easily come with a semi-auto.

    Lastly, if you're looking to up the game from 22LR but not jump all the way to a centerfire cartridge you should look at 17HMR. Shooting 17HMR at 200 yards is about the same as 22LR at 100 yards where bullet-drop and wind reading really come into play. Shooting 17HMR at 100 yards is like 22LR at 50 yards (roughly).
  6. roberthleeii

    roberthleeii Active Member

    Jul 24, 2016
    I actually like that idea. My mother has one with a red dot and i like the way it shoots.
  7. roberthleeii

    roberthleeii Active Member

    Jul 24, 2016
    Thanks. that is a lot of info and may take me a while to process. I have not thought about a 17HMR
  8. AustinN4

    AustinN4 TGT Addict

    Nov 27, 2013
    Savage Mark II
  9. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

    Apr 4, 2011
    Out West
    You started right. Just keep after it.
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  10. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

    Aug 9, 2013
    south of killeen
    Now that I have joined a range where I can shoot 100 yards accurately all my .22s will be sighted in at 100 yards.
    Most any bolt action will work, but I have to give the nod go Savage as well. Accurate, fairly cheap and he will be shooting it forever. The downside is, unless you get one with no open sights you will have to by bases separately and they come one to a package.

    Or go with a Henry lever action. More accurate than the 10/22 and a ton of fun to shoot by all ages.

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