If you compare group sizes with the same gun at the same range,the .22 groups just as well and therfore is as accutate as .177. The rapid drop of the .22 puts it at a big disadvantage for variable range shooting such as FT and HFT. I shoot Lightweight sport Rifel at fixed 20yd with .22 R10.
Make every shot count
Steyr Hunting 5 Scott Lupold 3-9x33EFR(for LSR )
FWB P70/Bushnell 6500 4-30x50T
SteyrLG110/Bushnell 6500 5-30x50
Steyr LG 100 FT Bush elliot 8-32x40