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Old 29th August 2016, 02:39 PM
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Just after a little advice from those that are currently or in the past have shot .22 in hft please.
I'm bravely/foolishly (make your own choive) going to give it a go using a .22 calibre but not sure if there's a magic zero distance.
Shooting my .177 I experimented with various zero distance and for the set up I used this year I found 28yards seemed to suit. Now .22 is a different kettle of fish, should I just get the range markers out and experiment or is there a pretty much accepted zero distance that people use for the big old .22?

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Old 29th August 2016, 03:20 PM
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the .22 trajectory uses so much of the reticle a zero distance is not really important. I would setup to have a definite aimpoint to shoot through the 15mm's then just map the ret to see where the rest land. The actual distance needed to zero at to do this will also depend on your scope height, where higher is definitely better!
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Old 29th August 2016, 03:45 PM
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as said above i would have your scope higher for sure it will help flatten it out a little
after that just get down on your mat and have a play around with distances and see what works for you
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Old 17th September 2016, 12:42 PM
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Don't be apologetic about having the guts to shoot .22....it's more often, when other shooters say " .22, nah mate ya' won't hit anything with that! ", the case that they simply won't step outside the .177 PCP comfort-blanket! Look at Cambridge, many .22..many regular scoring over 50's, look to Scottish Nick..always 50+ in the scores and finally there's that other fella who recently started shooting .22 and has taken to destroying .177 ers will to live,...but I can't remember his name..( he he..), then there's shooters like me, recently stuck in a 38-42 repetitive time warp, but I love the calibre and the challenge because when I get it right again the feeling of achievement is more than just another .177er...also you've paid for all those mil-dots on your scope so why not use them? .22 is the bedrock of air rifle shooting and deserves it's place in the tables, hey if everybody shot the same we'd get tired of shooting with each other, or something.....lastly don't be a hero and use 15.9 ers like I did at first, there are many options available, the best being JSB JUMBO EXPRESS at 14.3 and HN FIELD TROPHY at 14.66, these lighter pellets completeley change the game for a .22er....and thats advice right from the top!!!
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Old 17th September 2016, 01:00 PM
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By high mounts simon means on stilts......

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Old 17th September 2016, 07:37 PM
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Is that for real, surely even Simon couldn't make that setup work?
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Old 17th September 2016, 07:42 PM
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Yep not a joke.
And won last weekend with the 58 like it.

I can't get my head round it personally. But it obviously works lol
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Old 17th September 2016, 08:13 PM
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Yeah I heard he won at Kingsley but how the hell he managed to use that I'll never know.

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Old 17th September 2016, 08:25 PM
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There's a genuine chance a course will be cleared yet. .....




Cheers!,im still waiting for this one back to remake it in a fancy bit of wood but with current results the guns not coming apart for a while yet.
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According to chair gun, a 22 setup with c. 14gr pellets and 4" scope height has the same aimpoints as a 177 down to roughly 13y. I can see how that would work
At least it did this morning, can't do it now :/
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