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I've been thinking about using my Ruger 10/22 instead, to practice .308 long-range shooting. Can the experience be "transferable"? I mean, I know the experience I gain gauging for drop and wind are common to all calibers, but at what distance should I practice with the 10/22 if I wanna play like it was a .308 at 600 - 1000 yards?

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Basicly I shoot my 10/22 hitting clay at 200 yards zeroed and 300 with holdover to practice long range.

Just remember to shoot your big boy too so you remember the recoil
 

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Hi Leland,

What do think 200yd w/ .22LR immitates as far as comparable distance with .308 ballistic coefficients?
 

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Does a .22lr have a BC? :lol4:
I know the wind plays havoc on a poor lil .22.

I just go blast away with the .22 and shoot the really try to hit something with the .270.
Do you reload?
 

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Dont shoot a 22 for long range practice. Reload cheap .223 ammo but shoot it in a nice rifle. 22 is fine for basic skills, but it wont immitate a centerfire at long range. YOu have to spend alot of money to get consistent rimfire ammo.
 

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I see no problem with using the 22 for long range. Depending on the length of your available range you can shrink your targets for the longer range effect. It will still help you with breathing and trigger control and do it on the cheap. What's not to like there.
 

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swede62 said:
It will still help you with breathing and trigger control and do it on the cheap. What's not to like there.
+1

No you can't simulate a .308 in the way you are thinking, but you can still practice the basics. Practicing with ANY rifle is going to make you a better shooter. Practice, practice, practice!
 

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msredneck said:
+1 on 223

learn to reload centerfire rifle ammo and cast your own bullets
I do reload, but for .308. I've got plenty stocked for reloading but wanna "practice on the cheap", as also described by others.
I save all my casting time and lead for .45acp. I don't actually understand what advantage there is besides cost to the suggestion of casting rifle bullets... I wouldn't be able to drive them nearly hard enough for long range practice I don't think (I'm thinkin' 600yd+).

All I wanna do is practice drop and wind, and 22LRs can do that for me... but I was hoping there'd be a "comparable distance relationship" between .308 and .22LR where BCs might resemble each other.

Thanks to All.
 
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I watched a shoe about Steel Challenge shooters last Wednesday night. One of the top competitors is a Japenese who prctices in Japan with an airsoft.
 

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I watched a shoe about Steel Challenge shooters last Wednesday night. One of the top competitors is a Japenese who prctices in Japan with an airsoft.
I've seen him shoot. He has a very unconventional style, but he has been disqualified on more than one occasion too.
 
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