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#6247153 - 04/04/16 09:08 AM Lehality of .22 at 300 yards
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I came across this video and was really surprised at the lethality of a typical .22 round at 300 yards.




Cliff Notes;

300 yards, clear ballistics gel block with 4 layers of demin on the front. Just over 11" of penetration, but no bullet expansion with a CCI Mini Mag (~1200 ft/sec 36 grain).


I was expecting a LOT less penetration than this. I am not saying this is a good hunting round at 300 yards, I am saying it is impressive at the penetration a .22 round still has at 300 yards.
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#6247163 - 04/04/16 09:14 AM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: 91cavgt]
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That doesn't surprise me at all.

Speed is why so many bullets don't penetrate or perform well on game, they are going too fast. Many common hunting bullets will penetrate deeper at longer range due to reduced speed and expansion.
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#6247331 - 04/04/16 11:11 AM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: 91cavgt]
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That's pretty interesting. I shot .22 LR on steel a couple of weeks ago and there was a very distinct ping on the hits all the way out to 400.
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#6247384 - 04/04/16 11:52 AM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
That doesn't surprise me at all.

Speed is why so many bullets don't penetrate or perform well on game, they are going too fast. Many common hunting bullets will penetrate deeper at longer range due to reduced speed and expansion.


This is why many long favored calibers in both Europe and Africa favor heavy for caliber bullets and moderate velocity. Only the USA is in love with magnums. Several years ago I got a 9.3x62 and with 286 gr bullets at about 2400 fps it will shoot end to end on deer with very little bloodshot meat. Try that with a fast magnum.

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#6247553 - 04/04/16 01:50 PM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: 91cavgt]
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#6249074 - 04/05/16 05:23 PM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: Flags]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
That doesn't surprise me at all.

Speed is why so many bullets don't penetrate or perform well on game, they are going too fast. Many common hunting bullets will penetrate deeper at longer range due to reduced speed and expansion.


This is why many long favored calibers in both Europe and Africa favor heavy for caliber bullets and moderate velocity. Only the USA is in love with magnums. Several years ago I got a 9.3x62 and with 286 gr bullets at about 2400 fps it will shoot end to end on deer with very little bloodshot meat. Try that with a fast magnum.


Use a copper bullet like a tsx it's easy to do.

the heavy and slow era died with Elmer Keith
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#6249616 - 04/06/16 07:24 AM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: SniperRAB]
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#6249698 - 04/06/16 08:25 AM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: 91cavgt]
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the heavy and slow era died with Elmer Keith



No, it really didn't. The only thing that died was critters shot with big, slow boolits.
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#6249702 - 04/06/16 08:29 AM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: poisonivie]
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the heavy and slow era died with Elmer Keith



No, it really didn't. The only thing that died was critters shot with big, slow boolits.



Nailed it up
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#6249714 - 04/06/16 08:37 AM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: SniperRAB]
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Yup
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#6249814 - 04/06/16 10:04 AM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: txtrophy85]
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[quote=Flags][quote=redchevy]
the heavy and slow era died with Elmer Keith


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#6249905 - 04/06/16 11:28 AM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: 91cavgt]
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How fast was the bullet going when it hit the gelatin? Are there ballistic tables out there giving the speed of a 22 bullet at 300 yards?

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#6249919 - 04/06/16 11:47 AM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: txtrophy85]
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the heavy and slow era died with Elmer Keith


Obviously you've never been on safari and talked to any people that hunt dangerous game. Heavy and slow work, period.

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#6249957 - 04/06/16 12:28 PM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: poisonivie
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the heavy and slow era died with Elmer Keith



No, it really didn't. The only thing that died was critters shot with big, slow boolits.



Nailed it up


Yeah, that is why I'm thinking about selling my old lever 45/70. When I shoot things they just fall over, nothing spectacular like running 250 yds before their heart explodes nor does it turn anything into a pink mist. I'm getting bored just killing things. Nothing to video and photos are boring. cheers
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#6250085 - 04/06/16 02:49 PM Re: Lehality of .22 at 300 yards [Re: blackcoal]
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