So, the topic in the Open Hunting section got me to thinking about effective range for a 22. As I mentioned in the other thread, just for a hoot 3 of my buddies and myself tried to stretch our 22's the other day. One guy had a Savage TR with a 6-24 PST and a 20 MOA rail and I had my Ruger 77/22 with a 1 inch competition air rifle scope (don't laugh it works great). The other two guys had random bolt actions with standard 1 inch scopes. At 300 yards both myself and the guy with the TR were able to dial in and hit the 16 inch steel gong 100 percent. And both of us ran out of adjustment before we could dial in at 400. He had the MOA reticle and was able to reduce power and get on target using the reticle marks, but my scope was a thin duplex and I struggled with the Kentucky windage at 400.
So my question is, has anyone ever shot .22's at 400 yards and beyond, and what setup did you use?
BTW - This was A LOT of fun and a nice change of pace to get away from the .308 and 6.5 routine.
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