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Alright guys I redneck engineered me up a gong type target cause im cheap/broke.   I do have those little spinnger targets I been shooting it has 3 spinners: 1.5, 2.5, 3.5in targets. Well I made a bigger  one thats 6x6.  My goal is to take my 22trainer  and I want to shoot out eventaully to 300 yards with it.
My question is  what would be and ideal target size for ranges? As long as the wind is not changing constantly ,  I can pretty consistantly hit the 1.5" spinner at 100 yards.
So what would be an appropriate  size targets  for a 22LR at 100,150,200,250,300 yards? Its not about my current skill level but I want to progress skill/knowledge level to match what the rifle is capable of. I just dont  know what the standard for a 22LR is at those types of ranges.
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I'm assuming your using a scope. To get to 300yds you will first need enough adjustment in your scope to get a 22lr to 300yds. If you have the adjustment to get to 300yds, and you are hitting a 1.5 inch target at 100yds, simply multiply your target size by 3; 3x1.5=4.5. That will be a tough shot with a 22lr, but doable. The same can be applied to your other taget sizes.
 
I tried to get a 22lr out to 300yds, but I didn't have enough adjustment in the scope I was using and the best I could do was 240yds.
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I think with a 22lr given the limitations of the round  A good step would be 2" at 100, 4" at 200 and 6" at 300,   Youll have a lot more fun hitting 6" at 300 than missing 4.5" at 300.Wink
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Its a savage mark II with an SS wolf &  target match ammo. I have just a touch over 60 moa of useable elevation left.  According to the ballistic calculators i  need about 50moa to get to 300 from my zero.  yea i thought about the just mulitplying it out but that seemd to small.  Didnt really seem realistic for a 22. I dont feel that its a 1.5 MOA rifle all the way out.

Yea SVT I was think my new 6"x 6" would prob be good for about 250- 300. ill have to work at it though. I think hitting a 6x6 at 300 will be hard but extremely fun and I extremely rewarding to be able to hit something at that range with a off the shelf 22.
 
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clay targets work well at 300  yds. A lot depends on the scope and its magnification range, A 4x will do it but its on the edge, and hard to read the wind from the strikes. A 32x works well also but the smaller fov also limits strike observation, however with subsonic or standard velocity thats gone sub. you can watch the bullet go to target, especially if the sun is at your back. Your savage can hit that range if you can read the wind. 
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Yea i think my SS10x  is good enough I can make hits. I know have have to get my range just right though. otherwise good chance I will hit low or miss completely, if i miss range it by 10 yards or so.
Yea I use the wolf match target ammo. GREAT stuff for the money.  me and  friend usually go shooting together. So we can spot each others shots. Great too take my Pentax spotter and  watch vapor trails. I dont have a range finder so i gotta range it with my scope. Once my my elevation is right I just got to deal with the invisible menace. farthest ive shot it so far was about 175 with my spinner.  I am really looking forward to seeing what i can do with it.
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Originally posted by stork23raz stork23raz wrote:

Its a savage mark II with an SS wolf &  target match ammo.



Sounds like a good set up for .22lr Silhouette matches. I don't know if they exist in your area? But, I have had a lot of fun with these matches. They are affordable and provide some good fun and competition. The targets are smaller at closer range, squirrels, and get larger as you move way out to the coyotes. The game is won on the coyote rack.

I've used a fixed 12x Leupold (dialing in elevation and holding windage) and a mil-dot variable (holding both wind and elevation using the dots) with some success.

I had the notion to build a 200 dollar sillywet gun, just to spite the Anschutz guys... Got the cheapest Savage Mark II, about 130 dollars with a coupon a few years ago. But my tastes for optics has "matured" to the point I want to put a 300 dollar scope on that little fella.
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Not any silo matches here  i know of.  I love my SS on my trainier.  prob best money I ever spent.  I have had a alot of people ask me what type of gun am I shooting. I say Savage 22. They say NO WAY your  hitting 1-3.5"  targets 100-175  yards away  with a 22.  The gun is accurate, but it wouldnt be anything without the SS10x on top of it. 

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i found this on snipershide. this is the dimenisions for their 100-300 yard 22 targets:
100YD TQ-4
X Bull =1”
10 Ring =2” (.5” on each side from X)
1” space between the rest ….
9 Ring = 4”
8 Ring =6”
7 Ring = 8”
6 Ring =10”
5 Ring =12”

200YD A-21
X Bull =2”
10 Ring =4” (1” space on each side from X)
2” Space between the rest…..
9 Ring =8”
8 Ring = 12”
7 Ring = 16”

300YD MR-63
X Bull = 2.85"
10 Ring = 5.8" (1.5" space on each side from X)
1.5" Space from 10 to 9
9 Ring = 8.85"
1.5" Space from 9 to 8
8 Ring = 11.85"
3" Space from 8 to 7
7 Ring = 17.85"

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stork, I have the same set up as you & have been shooting out to 292 yrds for about 2 years.I shoot at a 8"x6" steel plate,which I hit regularly[8 out of 10 shots]I use Wolf  or Federal gold ammo out to 200yds but I go to Eley black box for the long shots,just seems to be more consistent.These are all 40grn.

I also did a glass bed & recrowned the barrel,that seemed to have helped with my accuracy.A friend of mine bought the same Savage & just couldn't stay consistent out past 150 yrds till he did the glass & recrown.Now he's a happy camper.His .22 prefers RWS over the Wolf or the Fed gold,but he does get it when he shifts to the Eley black box[that stuff is very expensive,not worth $118 a brick]fun to shoot though.
 
We also both use a SS10X,my drop is approx 2.5 mills.Off a 0 degree picatinney rail,with steel rings..Good luck & good shooting. 


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