1. Welcome to Oklahoma Shooters Association! Join today, registration is easy!

    You can register using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account, just click here.
  2. All members receive 3 free listings a month. Get unlimited listings for just $10 a year! Click here for all the info.

Zeroing a 22lr

Discussion in 'Rimfire Weapons' started by HiredHand, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. HiredHand

    HiredHand Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    4,772
    Likes Received:
    525
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Location:
    Tulsa Metro
    Rating
    100%
  2. RugersGR8

    RugersGR8 Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    19,362
    Likes Received:
    14,293
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Location:
    NW OK
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2020
  3. ronny

    ronny Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    6,157
    Likes Received:
    875
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Location:
    Ardmore
    Rating
    100%
    If you're a hunter, it really doesn't matter as long as you know where the bullet tracks.
     
    MacFromOK likes this.
  4. RugersGR8

    RugersGR8 Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    19,362
    Likes Received:
    14,293
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Location:
    NW OK
    I agree, most shooters who have shot lots of rounds for a long period of time will probably know where their bullet will hit/track. But tyros, with today’s ammo scarcities/costs, probably haven’t shot long enough to have the knowledge of their bullet’s impact point/tracking at different distances.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2020
  5. dennishoddy

    dennishoddy Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    72,074
    Likes Received:
    30,154
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Location:
    Ponca City Ok
    Rating
    100%
    Very true.
    Over the years of hunting with a .22 on rabbits back in the day when I ran a couple of beagles, we typically used Ruger pistols on the running rabbits. At the start of the season hits were rare but at the end of the season hits were common because of practice.
    We used the same ammo for consistency.
    With the shortages during the obummer years, I have such a mix of ammo that I have to sort through the pile, sight in with that brand/velocity until running out and start on the next lot to rezero and start over again.
    It’s shooting so I don’t care.
     
    Engineman1960 and RugersGR8 like this.
  6. mouthpiece

    mouthpiece Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    4,087
    Likes Received:
    823
    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Location:
    Broken Arrow
    Rating
    98.8%
    Good info on both of those articles above. Thanks
     
    kwaynem likes this.
  7. HoLeChit

    HoLeChit Semper Fidelis

    Supporter
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    1,118
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2014
    Location:
    Oklahoma City
    Rating
    100%
    I follow the chuck hawks logic, but I honestly heard something today that makes sense.

    bullets per yard: if you want to zero tour rifle for live game at 75 yards, you have to hit a pie plate 75 times with your chosen round. 25 yards? 25 times. So on. I like the idea.
     
  8. 2busy

    2busy Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    1,242
    Likes Received:
    2,003
    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Location:
    S E Okla
    Rating
    100%
    A lot of the game I shoot with a .22 is a lot smaller than a pie plate. At 25 yards it all better be in an area the size of a squirrels head. That is with an off the shelf rifle and ammo. But that is just me.
     
  9. HoLeChit

    HoLeChit Semper Fidelis

    Supporter
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    1,118
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2014
    Location:
    Oklahoma City
    Rating
    100%
    agreed. But the idea is building familiarity and confidence in the firearm.
     
  10. Cowbaby

    Cowbaby Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    805
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2021
    Location:
    Poteau
    Grandad used to set an old Prince Albert tobacco can on the wood pile at about 25 paces. When you could cut Prince Albert's head off he would let you go squirrel hunting with him.

    Another neat practice is to stick 4-5 wooden matches in the dirt about 10ft away. See if you can light a match without breaking it, Hard but you can do it more often than you would think. Both done with open sights.
    Or, you can try to see how far you can keep a wooden croquet ball rolling with shots is fun.
    Just getting to know your bullet path at different distances.
    Well at least when we get more ammo to burn.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2021
    dennishoddy likes this.

Share This Page