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gatorhugger
04-25-2010, 00:21
If a regular 40 grain .22 mag soft point is sighted in at 200 yards, what is the overage at 50,100,150 yards?

And what is the overage at the same distances if using the faster 30 grain Hornady's?

FLIPPER 348
04-25-2010, 07:02
At 200 yards the .22 mag is no longer supersonic and has dropped so far that your closer in sightings would not line up very well. If you want the sight in that far the .17 will have less than 1/2 the bullet drop and still be supersonic.

CMG
04-25-2010, 08:19
Dead-on at 100 yards puts you dead on at 25, but about an inch high at 50 and 75... and down about 6 inches at 150 yards.

Most of the 30 grain loads are about the same, though some will only be 1/2 inch high at 50 & 75... CCI VMAX load is one that shoots pretty flat (only down about 4 1/2 inches at 150)

I've never sighted in at 200, but I suspect there is a probably a ballistics chart or computer out there that will give you the answer... start with Google. :cool:

Darkangel1846
04-25-2010, 09:46
here is a link to the Federal ammo in 22 mag. 30,40 & 50 gr

http://www.federalpremium.com/products/rimfire.aspx

HAMMERHEAD
04-25-2010, 09:51
Hornady Ballistics Calculator (http://www.hornady.com/ballistics-resource/ballistics-calculator)

wjv
04-26-2010, 00:15
Hornady Ballistics Calculator (http://www.hornady.com/ballistics-resource/ballistics-calculator)

BC of a 40 grain 22 mag is ~.2
BC of a 32 grain 22 mag is ~.11 - .13

gatorhugger
04-27-2010, 15:52
BC of a 40 grain 22 mag is ~.2
BC of a 32 grain 22 mag is ~.11 - .13

I love this hornady calculator. Super simple, maybe not totally as
accuarate without every variable including solar winds, but accurate enough for my purposes. Thanks for the info on the link.

What I have found playing around with my .22 caliber rifles-

If I Sight in my .22 long rifle for a hundred yards with regular 40 grain bullets, it's 2 inches high at 50 yards. Dead on at 100 yards.
So no more than 2 inches variance. That is pretty good for a regular .22 long rifle.
At 200 yards however that .22 long rifle drops over 2 feet!!!! And wind drift can be just as much with a 4 mph wind. Ain't hitting the target at 200 yards with a long rifle basically.
So I will leave it sighted in at 100 yards and take no longer shots.

Sight in my .22 magnum with regular 1900 FPS bullets for one hundred yards and it's pretty flat all the way to 100 yards. By 150 yards it drops 4 inches, and by 200 yards it drops 9 inches. I could drop one in with some kentucky holdover with the magnum out to 200 yards.
So I will leave it sighted in at 100 yards and use a little hold over if slightly longer shots are needed. It's basically a 150 yard rifle, since it has less than 100 pounds of energy left at 200 yards.

Sight in my .223 for one hundred yards and it's also almost flat all the way to the target. At two hundred yards it only drops 2.5 inches. So the .223 is a great 200 yard rifle.

Think I will tape those to my stocks.

wjv
04-27-2010, 16:45
Sight in my .22 magnum with regular 1900 FPS bullets for one hundred yards and it's pretty flat all the way to 100 yards. By 150 yards it drops 4 inches, and by 200 yards it drops 9 inches. I could drop one in with some kentucky holdover with the magnum out to 200 yards.
So I will leave it sighted in at 100 yards and use a little hold over if slightly longer shots are needed. It's basically a 150 yard rifle, since it has less than 100 pounds of energy left at 200 yards.


I would expect a lot more drop @200. More like 13-14 inches when zeroed at 100.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i303/bcvojak/RVNet02/Ballistics_22Mag_100.jpg

For .22 Mag I like 125 yard (~1.5 high at 100). Pretty flat out to 125

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i303/bcvojak/RVNet02/Ballistics_01.jpg

LoadedTech
04-27-2010, 16:58
Here's another chart, gives vel. also Handloads.Com Ballistic Calculator (http://glocktalk.com/forums/Handloads.Com Ballistic Calculator).

wjv
04-27-2010, 17:13
Here's another chart, gives vel. also Handloads.Com Ballistic Calculator (http://glocktalk.com/forums/Handloads.Com Ballistic Calculator).

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HAMMERHEAD
04-27-2010, 17:22
Here's another chart, gives vel. also Handloads.Com Ballistic Calculator (http://glocktalk.com/forums/Handloads.Com Ballistic Calculator).
Your link goes back to Glock Talk, 404, not handloads website.

LoadedTech
04-28-2010, 06:03
Try this http://www.handloads.com/calc/ sorry.

vafish
04-28-2010, 06:20
Here is a chart from Varmint Al's web site that shows .17 HMR, .22 Mag and .22LR trajectories.

http://www.varmintal.com/17n22.png

About half way down the page: http://www.varmintal.com/17hmr.htm

wjv
04-28-2010, 13:33
If your shooting at 200 yards, you need to use the 40 grain .22 Mag. The BC is better (.2 instead of .11)