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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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.22 for Squirrel ?

For the guys using .22 for squirrels,what range do you sight your .22 in at? 25yds or 50yds?

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Growing up I always did the 25 yard sight in. I was shooting mostly groundhog and squirrel. The chart below is what 2 well know gun writers recommend have put out. They say 75 yards. But, I believe the best way to do it is hit the range and use some different 22 shells. I don't risk shots on squirrels in trees over 50 yard unless I have a hillside as a back stop and even then it's not worth the risk just for a squirrel. But I do like eating them.

Zero range...Muzzle...25 yards...50 yards...75 yards...100 yards
25 yds...........-1.5..........+/-0...........-0.06........-1.89.........-5.59
50 yds...........-1.5..........-0.01..........+/-0.........-1.80.........-5.47
75 yds...........-1.5..........+0.59.........+1.19.......+/-0..........-3.10
100yds..........-1.5..........+1.38.........+2.76.......+2.33...... ..+/-0
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I always sight in at 25 yards. Not too many trees more than 75 feet high in the woods i hunt.......
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My 22LR 50 yds & 22WMR 75 yds.

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I have my 10/22 shooting flat at 50 yards.
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I have my 10/22 shooting flat at 50 yards.

As do I. My son's Stevens bolt is sighted the same.

I don't have ducks. I don't have rows. I have squirrels. And they're drunk.
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25 yards. I do not shoot further than 25 or 30 yards for safety reasons. I want to make sure I have a safe shot and there is a tree or dirt behind the squirrel.
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RWS Subs zero at 40. Puts me right in at 25 and 1” low at 50. All this depends on your scope height. A 22 trajectory isn’t flat and you will be surprised how much scope height affects impact between 15-40 yards
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