texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
jbcuster, DestiYemm, nemclean, Eshfor, utahhunter
68457 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 107,790
bill oxner 84,625
stxranchman 57,475
SnakeWrangler 57,219
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 42,624
BMD 41,172
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics604,313
Posts11,322,695
Members83,457
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? #7648884 11/01/19 03:00 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
B
Buzzsaw Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
I like focus to 25 yards. But what about the high-end, Whats enough to shoot to 200 yards?


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7648905 11/01/19 03:20 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,483
P
patriot07 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
P
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,483
15x is the minimum I'd consider for any type of precision work. 20x or 25x would be better. But my SWFA HD 5-20 was fine even on the tiny 1moa target at 200 yards on Jason's range, when he had that target. But if you're aiming at a tiny point on a target at 200, then 25x or higher would be better. There is a reason the BR guys shoot with 40x scopes or higher.

Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7649157 11/01/19 02:29 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,291
S
scottfromdallas Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,291
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
I like focus to 25 yards. But what about the high-end, Whats enough to shoot to 200 yards?


Don't you have a Meopta Optika 6 coming your 22? Those scopes look interesting. I wanted to get your opinion on it.





Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7649170 11/01/19 02:41 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,635
U
unclebubba Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
U
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,635
If 20-25x is good for a 308 at 800 yards, why wouldn't 14x be plenty for a .22 at 200 yards? Granted, I'm no expert, but I have heard plenty of experts say that 20-25x is just fine for 800 yards.


Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted by TurkeyHunter
And make Kamila president

She’d just end up blowing it......
Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: scottfromdallas] #7649185 11/01/19 02:46 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
B
Buzzsaw Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
I like focus to 25 yards. But what about the high-end, Whats enough to shoot to 200 yards?


Don't you have a Meopta Optika 6 coming your 22? Those scopes look interesting. I wanted to get your opinion on it.

yes, but I'm getting tired of waiting, supposed to be here sometime this month but even Meopta wont commit any further than this.


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: unclebubba] #7649186 11/01/19 02:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
B
Buzzsaw Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
Originally Posted by unclebubba
If 20-25x is good for a 308 at 800 yards, why wouldn't 14x be plenty for a .22 at 200 yards? Granted, I'm no expert, but I have heard plenty of experts say that 20-25x is just fine for 800 yards.

kinda what i was thinking but, patriot07 makes a good point.


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7649387 11/01/19 07:01 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 21,526
KRoyal Online Sleepy
Texoma Legend
Online Sleepy
Texoma Legend
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 21,526
Buzz I got the SWFA 3-15 and the reticle is perfect for the tiny targets has a tiny little dot in the center of the reticle.


[Linked Image] [Linked Image]



Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7649789 11/02/19 03:48 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
B
Buzzsaw Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
thanks Kyle


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7649891 11/02/19 12:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 32,751
B
Brother in-law Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 32,751
3/15 or 4/16

Hint

Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7650508 11/03/19 12:04 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,396
P_102 Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,396
I have the Midas TAC in 5-25 and haven’t found any problems/dislikes with it.
I can see the shorter, 10 yard, parallax coming in handy at some point and the Horus
Reticle has already been useful.


Do not trifle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7653117 11/05/19 09:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
B
Buzzsaw Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
well dang its about 50/50


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7653284 11/06/19 12:29 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 9,835
6
68rustbucket Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 9,835
12x works for 200 yards for me. Any higher power will have AO adjustments, I didn’t care for the extra bells and whistles.

Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7653712 11/06/19 02:17 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
B
Buzzsaw Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
I'm waiting on the new Meopta6, 4.5-27X50, dial turrets, parallax adjustable to 25 yards. It's brand new and the 4.5-27's are not shipping from Germany for a couple more weeks according to Meopta. I'm getting antsy and found a really great deal on a Zeiss V4 4-16X50, Dial Turrets, Parallax to 10 yards. Zeiss is still $200 more but I can get it now.

This is my dilemma. I'm tempted to just wait a little longer as, I love the Meopta products.

another kicker:

Meopta: 31oz
Zeiss: 21.8 oz. *****

Going on a new .22lr.

Last edited by Buzzsaw; 11/06/19 02:26 PM.

SPACE FOR RENT


Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7653916 11/06/19 05:14 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 9,206
W
wp75169 Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
W
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 9,206
Are you saying you intend to dial with a Ziess?

Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: wp75169] #7654182 11/06/19 08:53 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
B
Buzzsaw Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
Originally Posted by wp75169
Are you saying you intend to dial with a Ziess?

uh oh, here it comes


yes confused2 clap


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7654589 11/07/19 02:42 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 33,658
F
FiremanJG Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
F
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 33,658
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Originally Posted by wp75169
Are you saying you intend to dial with a Ziess?

uh oh, here it comes


yes confused2 clap


Not good.


[Linked Image]
800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available
Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7654615 11/07/19 03:09 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,048
J
jeffbird Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
J
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,048
Buzz,

Let’s be honest, you are a man of simple tastes, only the finest. 😊

what about the new NX8 4-32x?

That would cover the whole spectrum and be easy to sell if you do not like it.

Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: jeffbird] #7654786 11/07/19 01:55 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
B
Buzzsaw Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
Originally Posted by jeffbird
Buzz,

Let’s be honest, you are a man of simple tastes, only the finest. 😊

what about the new NX8 4-32x?

That would cover the whole spectrum and be easy to sell if you do not like it.


I already have one, guess I could pull a JG and rotate it from the .22 Creedmoor to the .22lr. May sell the new .22 Creed, I just dont have the want to anymore to tune the loads. I know....Judd already busted my balz, and rightly so.

trying to save a grand. Not sure where Zeiss picked up such a bad reputation

have a deposit on the new Meopta , Meopta says they have begun to ship,

God I'm such a beeche


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7654865 11/07/19 02:58 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 260
A
AZ_Hunter_2000 Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
A
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 260
Running a Vortex Razor LH (3-15) on my Tikka T1X in 17 HMR. Awesome setup and no issues taking it to 300 yards. Good enough to shoot 15 rounds as fast as I can at 100 yards and yield a 1.25" group. Am not patient enough to shoot 15 rounds extremely slowly to see if I can get them into a 0.17" hole at 100 yards.

Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7654870 11/07/19 03:05 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
B
Buzzsaw Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
Thanks AZ_Hunter
15X sound like it would be fine for my needs


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7655027 11/07/19 05:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,079
T
Texan Til I Die Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
T
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,079
I'm running a 4-16 on my 77/22 and it's fine out to 300 yards.


Silver spurs and gold tequila
keep me hanging on.
Pretty girls and old cantinas
give me shelter from the storm.
Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7655617 11/08/19 02:53 AM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,291
S
scottfromdallas Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,291
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
May sell the new .22 Creed, I just dont have the want to anymore to tune the loads. I know....Judd already busted my balz, and rightly so



Outsource your load development. There are a couple guys on the forum that will do it all for you Mr. Big.





Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: scottfromdallas] #7655669 11/08/19 04:01 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
B
Buzzsaw Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
May sell the new .22 Creed, I just dont have the want to anymore to tune the loads. I know....Judd already busted my balz, and rightly so



Outsource your load development. There are a couple guys on the forum that will do it all for you Mr. Big.

im not that handicapped


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7655725 11/08/19 06:26 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 9,206
W
wp75169 Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
W
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 9,206
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
May sell the new .22 Creed, I just dont have the want to anymore to tune the loads. I know....Judd already busted my balz, and rightly so



Outsource your load development. There are a couple guys on the forum that will do it all for you Mr. Big.

im not that handicapped



I don’t think anyone thinks you’re unable to do it. The fact is, if you don’t want to do it then don’t do it, pay someone to do it. Quit putting used tires on your Ferrari, then being disappointed and selling the car.

If you pay someone to develop the load, then build you 100-500 or so of them, you can just go shoot and then giggle to your heart’s content.

I put off loading because I don’t enjoy it, I’m very anal about it to the point it becomes stressful. I do do it myself because I take pride in the end result.

Re: What power is best for a longrange/close range .22? [Re: wp75169] #7656120 11/08/19 05:05 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
B
Buzzsaw Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,947
Originally Posted by wp75169
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
May sell the new .22 Creed, I just dont have the want to anymore to tune the loads. I know....Judd already busted my balz, and rightly so



Outsource your load development. There are a couple guys on the forum that will do it all for you Mr. Big.

im not that handicapped



I don’t think anyone thinks you’re unable to do it. The fact is, if you don’t want to do it then don’t do it, pay someone to do it. Quit putting used tires on your Ferrari, then being disappointed and selling the car.

If you pay someone to develop the load, then build you 100-500 or so of them, you can just go shoot and then giggle to your heart’s content.

I put off loading because I don’t enjoy it, I’m very anal about it to the point it becomes stressful. I do do it myself because I take pride in the end result.

good response, thank you


SPACE FOR RENT


Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3