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!