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Old 05-14-2017, 08:33 PM
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A gorgeous evening in Chattanooga... wife gone... puppy snoozing... time to head to the club!

The distant delayed ding of steel at 300yds using a suppressed .22LR sure brings a smile to this old man.

The first two on the left are too easy, third one doesn't always ding... but that fourth one is a challenge. Scope- 1mil from dot to dot centers. Dot is .22mil. There ya go... now you know about the size of the targets. Or do ya?

Taking a photo through a scope is easier said than done... sorry for the fuzzies.





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Old 05-14-2017, 08:35 PM
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Excellent shooting! 300 yards is a good stretch for a .22--at least for me. I am glad to hit my targets at 50-100 yards.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:08 PM
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Sounds like a great evening. Is your rifle a Savage Mark 2? What is the scope?
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...that looks like fun!...

...when a moderator posts..."click..............................................ding"...I figured somebody posted something really naughty and got the really big ding...
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Sounds like a great day to me. I took the kids to Comicpalooza in downtown Houston. I was a mule carrying packages and an ATM.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:38 AM
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Long distance dings are impressive. Nice way to spend an afternoon. Are you using sub sonic ammo ?
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:10 AM
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Sounds like a great evening. Is your rifle a Savage Mark 2? What is the scope?
Yes, it's the FV-SR. I put a Boyd's stock on it that Savage sells with their TRR-SR. I preferred the 16in barrel on the FV-SR.

When I started this project I was looking for something I could use as a bench plinker for bouncing around bottle caps and shotgun hulls at our plinking range from 60-100yds and also be able to use on our 200yd and 300yd ranges.

I stumbled upon this scope at SnipersHide. Several guys were using them as an interim scope for their builds until they got high-end glass. All seemed generally impressed with the budget priced scope. What I found interesting was the amount of elevation adjustment-- over 100MOA. Mine has 107 from top to bottom. Need a lot of elevation adjustment to accommodate the 22LR bullet drop at distance and to be able to use at short range too. The other thing that was of particular interest were remarks that the mechanism held up well to heavy use. That was important since I'd be spinning the elevation turret a bunch. It has large finger turrets with large markings... easy on old eyes. Instread of a side focus or adjustable objective, it has a rear focus. Don't see a lot of those. Probably a cheaper way of doing it or maybe because it's fixed magnification... I don't know. In any event, the unit works great for what I use it for and at $299 it was easy on the wallet. Marketed and sold by SWFA, SWFA SS fixed 16x. I've used and abused it for a few years and have no complaints other than the eye box is pretty tight.

Even with a good amount of scope elevation adjustment I still needed some help with a scope base. Only could find a 20MOA base. So I called EGW and asked them about it. They said I could buy one of their bases and they'd cut it to 40MOA or I could send them my base and they'd do it for $20. Custom cut base for $20... how great is that! The guys at EGW are fantastic to work with. Oh, they also included shorter mounting screws. I use TPS extra low rings.

Hey Vonn, yes subsonic. I mostly use CCI Standard Velocity. Remarkably consistent ammo without paying match prices. If I'm shooting at paper sometimes I'll use Wolf Match or Aguila Match Rifle. Kinda like the Aguila... smells like burnt pineapples.





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I also have one of those scopes that has stood up well to use,10x on a .308. Good glass for the price.
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Looks great and darn good shooting!!
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:01 PM
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I also have one of those scopes that has stood up well to use,10x on a .308. Good glass for the price.
10x was preferred on SnipersHide. Brighter and more forgiving eye box.

For my .22, I wanted a little extra magnification for identification of enemy bottle caps taking partial cover behind rocks and other tactical debris at the pinking range.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:09 PM
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Does the bipod help with accuracy? I'm about to get old, and shake pretty bad sometimes. I couldn't do better than about 3/4" at 25 yds. this morning with Remington gold bullets in my cheapo 10/22.

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Old 05-15-2017, 01:15 PM
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What make is your can (the one on the rifle).
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:21 PM
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Unless my memory has slipped far more than I think it has.....Your steel plates at 300 yds. are 6", 4", 3", 2" diameters. .....
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:40 PM
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Does the bipod help with accuracy? I'm about to get old, and shake pretty bad sometimes. I couldn't do better than about 3/4" at 25 yds. this morning with Remington gold bullets in my cheapo 10/22.

Have a blessed day,

Leon
Absolutely. Accuracy is significantly improved using the bipod and rear bag compared to supporting the rifle in my hands. For best possible accuracy a front bag is preferred but for my purposes I prefer the bipod for easy setup and a front bag won't make any difference for what I'm doing.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:06 PM
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What make is your can (the one on the rifle).
That's one made by Yankee Hill called a Wraith. It's larger than most rimfire cans at 1.25in in diameter. It's a sealed can and not user serviceable so I dedicated it to this rifle because it doesn't go though a high volume or ammo like my autoloaders. I use a Silencerco Sparrow for everything else. YHM stopped making the Wraith a couple years ago.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:14 PM
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Battery Oaks Range just mowed, 88 degrees, breeze from the North, Hateful Yellow flies have arrived. Soon to be followed by the Black Biters. These things can bite through a t-shirt. A blessed man to have such a wonderful Home-Range.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:23 PM
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That's one made by Yankee Hill called a Wraith. It's larger than most rimfire cans at 1.25in in diameter. It's a sealed can and not user serviceable so I dedicated it to this rifle because it doesn't go though a high volume or ammo like my autoloaders. I use a Silencerco Sparrow for everything else. YHM stopped making the Wraith a couple years ago.
I have a Sparrow.I use it on my 10/22 and a couple other guns . The biggest problem I had was initially when I first bought it I didn't use anti seize on it and just about welded it shut it with solder from the vaporized lead .22's generate. It's a good can.
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