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Which .22 has a one mile range for hunting prairie dogs?If there is any specific brand that has a longer range,please tell me.

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  • Which .22 has a one mile range for hunting prairie dogs?If there is any specific brand that has a longer range,please tell me.

    Which .22 has a one mile range for hunting prairie dogs?If there is any specific brand that has a longer range,please tell me.

  • #2
    You could not shoot a .22 accurately from 1 mile away(On ammunition it often says it can go 1.5 miles or whatever, but that is only if you aim it in the air+just let it fly). If your shooting a mile you will pretty much need a .50cal and an extremely expensive scope =].

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    • #3
      You will need something a little more than a 22cal.

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      • #4
        I have never heard of a small caliber such as a .22 being able to reach out that far. Wind passed around 400 yards or less even would start to blow that thing all over the place. Also, if you want to shoot prairie dogs at a mile away, good for you because that would be some pretty challenging shooting!

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        • #5
          Yep, even the world class action shooters who use tricked-out ARs in 5.56 (.223) are only capable of meaningful accuracy out to about 1500 meters (or about 1/2 mile). And that's at a target about 3 feet in diameter, and I haven't seen any prairie dogs that big lately. So I would say get something with a lot more pop, or forget about 1 mile shots.

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          • #6
            You need a 22/338 Lapua now that shoots Zip Code to Zip Code. They have them at Wal*Mart Sling, Scope, Bi-pod,Extra.

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            • #7
              Whoa! Ohuisman, you must have been watching some movies with snipers firing at ranges beyond the scope of mere mortals with or without state of the art firearms and optics. I would venture that each gopher killed at what ever distance using high end equipment would be a costly venture. A field full of gophers would be a downpayment on a mini van. Gophers are cautious once the shooting starts but 50 yards would still be considered a long shot. Meaning, a 22 is all the rifle needed for gopher hunting. Five or six hundred dollars buys a fine .22 weighing 6 lbs, as opposed to the $10,000 rig weighing twenty pounds. Killing game soon looses its appeal if there is not the thrill of the stock, that is what HUNTING is about. Sneak up on a few gophers and make a precise shot and you will be better prepared to bag the buck of a lifetime in a manner of which you can be proud. I am pleased folks new to the sport taking an interest. Have some fun picking that first firearm and educate yourself in the process.

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              • #8



                Hi...


                If you're talking about a .22 rimfire? If so, you're not even going to come close.

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                • #9
                  Hey how much are you willing to spend and a rim fire would not be able to shoot that far but try a .204 mabey hear they are pretty good

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                  • #10



                    Hi...


                    Addendum to my post below:

                    I recently read a 20-year old Field and Scream mag that stated that if the .22 rimfire rifle is held at the proper angle, the bullet can travel 4/5 of a mile...which was close enough for them.

                    Just don't expect to do damage to varments at that range...!!

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                    • #11
                      OK, I've been hearing about the .22 going a mile for decades (Boy Scout camp). How does anyone know this is true? How do they test? I've tested a .22 LR on a 100 yard range, and the drop is more than a foot at 100 yards. (you actually hear the lead hit paper). At what angle would you have to aim the rifle to ensure that the bullet wouldn't just drop to the ground long before a mile. Also, does anyone know how they proved the "22 goes a mile" theory 50 or more years ago? Or, urban myth?

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