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Contender pistol fans

Discussion in 'Thompson' started by giturgun, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. First, please define "far away".
    Second, what is wrong with .22 LR for 200~300 yard shooting?

    If you go back to pre- Viet Nam war, military matches were rutingely held out to 300 yards with march grade rifles, and match grade [standard velocity, 1000~1050 f.p.s.] ammo.

    Rifles were usually outfitted with peep sights for out to 75 yards, and 10x fixed focal length scopes [Unertl was the prefered brand].

    If you have a 12x scope on that rifle, there is no reason she cannot hit targets out to 150~200 yards without too much trouble, but it takes DISCILPINE and practice, practice, practice.

    Remember- longer barrel equals longer distance, and longer sight radius equals greater accuracy.

    Give it a shot [pn intended!] and see if that hits your fun zone!
  2. i dont want to shoot .22lr
    i cant reload .22lr
    i like the power of the .223
    i like my 25x scopes
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2014

  3. What on earth are you shooting that you need 25x??? And what the heck is wrong with a .22 lr? Head shots on squirrels and rabbits at 150~200 yards is a nice challenge.
    The biggest scope I have on a Contender is 3x [.223 14" & a 2x on a.44 mag 14"] and they get me easily out to 200 yards on deer or smaller.
    I have a 1.5~6 on a .308 Win bolt action that takes me out to 600 yards on deer [and smaller], and a 4.5~12 that takes a .30-06 out to 1,000.
    I also shoot a .40-65 & .45-70 with tang sights, Soule/match, that can go to 1,000 if the weather is nice, and I can settle down, relax, and do my part.
  4. golf balls at 300 yards
    i dont hunt
    and i like my 25x scope
  5. if i had a 36x
    i would put it on right now
  6. oldjarhead

    oldjarhead G&G Evangelist

    You just want to see the bullet make the hole in real time!
  7. i like counting the fibers in my paper targets.
  8. i have three real nice 22's
    and wont buy another.
    after not seeing ammo in stores for going on three years.
    i am done

    if ammo ever gets even kind of as available as it once was
    i will buy about $5000 worth
    and that would be enough for the rest of my life.
  9. all through this ammo scare
    i been happily loading components i bought 2 presidents ago.
    for a while now
    it has been easier to shoot my .454casull than a .22lr
  10. sometimes with slow enough ammo .
    you can see the bullet in flight.
  11. update
    it is much easier to open these days
    here is my girl testing out the gun at maybe 50 yards

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2014
  12. A couple other problems with them big ol' high power scopes-
    No eye relief; if it is a big caliber, you just might get your face slammed- hard!
    No off hand shooting; if you don't have a machine or sandbag rest, it gets mighty hard to hold them stready enough to shoot well, repeatedly, at any distance.
    No, give me a reasonable medium~long eye relief scope, and I am still good to 200 yards on things I can put on the table to feed the family, or stand-of defensive shooting.
    Just my two cent worth...
  13. Huh... I can do that with my .45-70 anywhere out to 1,000 yards, no scope neded, but, I do need a spotting scope from 200 yards on out. Eyes ain't what they uesed to be.
  14. look buddy
    I am not trying to give this gun to you
    or sell it to you and you are not welcome to shoot it.
    and I don't care if you like what I do or not.
    eye relief is not an issue with the. .223
    it doesn't kick enough.
  15. wharf

    wharf G&G Evangelist

    Billy likes to play,let that boy boogie woogie
  16. oldjarhead

    oldjarhead G&G Evangelist

    So you can't see beyond 200 yards out without a spotting scope, but you can see the bullet hit, in real time, out to 1000 yards without a scope.

    And with a pistol to boot?

    Are you a democ...never mind.
  17. snicker...
  18. Whenever anyone says the words one thousand yards
    I think back about how tiny a regulation target looks at that distance.
    if someone didn't tell me.
    I wouldn't know what it was.
    and those targets are six feet wide and twelve feet tall!
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2014
  19. wharf

    wharf G&G Evangelist

    I used to shoot the rifle rams at 500m with my unscoped xp100 308 pistol.Only way i could tell where i was hitting was on how the target fell.