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Posted: 6/13/2003 6:58:08 PM EDT
I have a Marlin 25N .22lr with a Simmons 4*32 scope on it. What kind of accuracy should I expect at 50 yards using a front and rear sandbag rest? Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:49:44 PM EDT
Anybody? I would like to know your opinion!! Thanks.
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 11:13:38 AM EDT
With mass-produced items, quality will range from "good" to "acceptable". Those terms are a matter of opinion, but you asked for opinions. To me, with a scope that size and sandbags, 1/2 inch 5 shot groups at 50 yards is just acceptable, less than that and I would not keep it - there are too many great .22's out there.
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 2:40:36 PM EDT
Also you have to account for environmental factors. Wind will create hell with a .22 LR group size.
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 2:57:54 PM EDT
Just about any bolt .22 should do under an 1" at 50yds. Good ones will average 1/2" at 50yds. Exceptional ones will do 1/4" at 50yds.
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 3:24:04 PM EDT
My limited experience sez $150 22 should get you around 1" at 50 yards with selected ammo, $500 will buy you half an inch(maybe better) with selected ammo. You really need an adjustable objective scope to solve parallax at short ranges.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 8:58:09 AM EDT
You should be able to get Minute-Of-Squirrel accuracy with that
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 10:12:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
You should be able to get Minute-Of-Squirrel accuracy with that

...or groundhog.

good enough in my book!
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