Ruger Mark III 22/45 At 400 Yards

And with cheap ammo too:

I suppose if there’s no crosswind, once you figure out the holdover you’re good to go.  Definitely takes some skill though.

Once it gets warmer out I gotta try some stuff like that.

What’s the furthest distance you’ve ever hit something (target sized) more than once? Pistol or rifle..



Kevin February 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

I though nailing small shit at 100 yards with a shotgun slug was good (for me at least) I need to kick up my game!

Kent February 18, 2012 at 12:43 am

I’ve hit paper @ 600 yards with iron sites. Rarely in the black, though. #High_Power_Rifle. Also, set a scope up for 500 yards on a Remington 722 while coyote hunting. Got bored.

USSMUnkfish February 18, 2012 at 12:48 am

I’ve been able to hit a little orange juice bottle 4 out of 10 shots at ~75-100 yards with my FiveseveN.

Poppy February 18, 2012 at 12:56 am

I once hit a dime with an SKS at 900 yards.

JWhite February 18, 2012 at 01:42 am

did you have a sheet of dimes tapped together?

Poppy February 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

No, the SKS really is that accurate. That’s why it’s explicitly banned in the Geneva Convention.

JWhite February 18, 2012 at 01:42 am

That’s pretty dope dude.

smithy February 18, 2012 at 02:31 am

Does target rifle (UK NRA TR, O-class) shooting count for this?
50.8v at 900yds and 49.3v at 1000yds are my best scores, self-coached.
Had a very nice rifle and RWS competition ammo, which helped.

Fred February 18, 2012 at 03:30 am

I’ve done it with a MkII at 300… 8″ steel. Took a couple magazines and a good “reactive” (ie, dusty) backstop to get the holdover down.

ariggsd February 18, 2012 at 06:02 am

Deer with 243 Win. @800 yards
Paper target with 10/22 .22 LR @ 265 yards w/.5 inch group
6” Rock with Mark I .22 LR @ 250 yards

A2 February 18, 2012 at 06:48 am

Budweiser Beer Can @ 18′ with Seecamp LWS32

SGB February 18, 2012 at 07:01 am

Hit my ex-wife with two subpoena’s at a distance of just over 120 miles.

As for shooting – Wild Game at just over 800 yards.

proud high point user February 21, 2012 at 12:12 am

awsomeness lol

Brice February 18, 2012 at 07:12 am

384 yards with my PF9. Yardage taken with rangefinder. Target was 14″ round steel. It’s not hard once you get it walked in. At that range the 9mm bullets barely deformed and were laying on the ground in front of the target. Also hit that same target with my P95, a pocket Taurus 45, and some .50 caliber muzzleloader that somebody brought.

Critter February 18, 2012 at 07:36 am

steel gopher tagets at 600 yards with an old iron sighted swede mauser, back in the day whan i could see, of course. 8″ steel gongs at 120 yards with most pistols is about all i get into these days.

Jarhead February 18, 2012 at 08:43 am

Nailed a ketchup packet at 200yrds with a Remington 700 with iron sights. (plus standard Marine Corps targets at 500 yrds with iron sights on an M-16)

Tim Ellwood February 18, 2012 at 09:05 am

Many years ago I went to the old OCSO range out at the county dump in Orlando with the Dept’s Firearms training instructor to shoot 100 or so handguns slated for destruction. They each had to be signed off on the fact they worked. Every one he picked up, from a 1st gen SAA to the crappiest Raven or Jennings he managed to ring a 100 yard pepper popper with, even saw him go 5 for 5 with a NAA 22 short. Impressed me as I have a hard time with a barn door at 5′ with a punt gun.

Heath February 18, 2012 at 09:34 am

“Get you some of that, Russian!” Awesome

Jusuchin (Military Otaku) February 18, 2012 at 09:47 am

Not the furthest, but 50 yards with a mossberg using 2 3/4 rifled slugs. It was my first shotgun shoot and I was going crazy and I think the range stopped to watch this weird Asian kid shoot the target off the fence. XD;;

Furthest? 200 yards, Savage bolt action in .308. Same range day as shotty.

Cougar February 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

Jackrabbit steel plate @ 565Y with a 30-06 and a 4x Redfield. Took 6 shots to dope that. Best cold bore single shot was an Elk @ 485 with the same rifle.

JscottNH February 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

My best trick is clay pigeons stuck on a berm at 140 yards… XDM 40 with Powder River Precision Match Trigger and Truglo TFO’s standing, unsupported…. That’s harder than my old trick of 230 yards on steel rams with my old Ruger Hunter model 44 mag with stock trigger and irons… Again unsupported and standing… ((Pat Pat on the back))

bmill113 February 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

M4 with EoTech, hit 550 meter pop-ups off hand about 10 times out of 30. Off hand. It was one of those nice German days where it was windy and sleeting, but we were in the middle of a spend-ex, and I figured I’d see if I zeroed the damn thing right. Platoon Sergent was impressed, but not impressed enough to pull me off the Bradley and put me on dismount.

Dom February 18, 2012 at 02:55 pm

Let’s see your do it with iron’s bitch. He probley spent all day sighting his sight for that distance.

bmill113 February 18, 2012 at 03:07 pm


Can’t see a single comment that your reply could apply to.

Poppy February 18, 2012 at 03:19 pm

He’s talking about using the Ruger’s craptacular iron sights to make the shot and how long it must’ve taken to calibrate the holo-sight thingy for such a long distance.

bmill113 February 18, 2012 at 03:24 pm

Ah. Well, I for one am impressed that someone can hit any damn thing with a .22 at that distance.

JscottNH February 18, 2012 at 08:51 pm

No irons on the 22/45 threaded barrel model my friend…. he likely didn’t adjust the sights either, he probably used a point on the landscape above as an aim point for the holdover… I set the clay pigeons 36 inches below the top of the berm with my XDM trick at 140 yards… elevation perfect every time, windage is the hard part because the targets are obscured… red dot eliminates that, but its still quite a feat… he must have been holding 20 feet over…

Frank February 19, 2012 at 01:54 am

If the shooter didn’t have optics, maybe I’d be more impressed.
Of course I leave that kind of work to the pros:

matt February 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

I hit a fat chick at point blank with a 12 pack of Newcastle

hnl.flyboy February 19, 2012 at 04:39 pm

500 yards at the USMC “B-Mod” targets, shooting in the prone with an M16A4 (irons and TA31RCO)

k.rollin February 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I went 3/5 shooting the bottom of a 10# steel can at 120 yards using my dad’s J.C. Higgins single shot bolt action from the kneeling position. Used the stock iron sights and Winchester Wildcat ammunition.

Tekkie February 20, 2012 at 02:04 am

I’m not normally one to poopoo on amazing feats of marksmanship (I’ve seen plenty of unbelievable shots) , but is that really possible? I mean a .22LR out of a 4.5″ barrel? Considering the velocity at the muzzle is 1200 FPS, what would it be at 400 yards? Would it strike with enough impact to be heard by the naked ear? Plus to get that kind of consistency the wind speed would have to be *zero*, any small gust would throw a round that small, moving that slowly, off by several inches.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what the likely round velocity would be at the point of impact?

MaineGarda February 20, 2012 at 09:46 am

1200 out the barrel and around 1000 @ 100 yards (give or take). I am going to take a guess that @ 400 yards it’s around 400 to 600, maybe even less.

MaineGarda February 20, 2012 at 09:48 am

My most memorable shot….
@ 85 yards I hit a paper plate 2 out of 5 shots with my S&W 442.

spencer wade February 20, 2012 at 04:21 pm

270 win. at 380 while the deer was in a full run. i would call it a lucky shot. and everyone on here talking about 800 yards is full of shit.

Duray February 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Shot about a torso-sized group at 100 yds with a friend’s 3.5″ barreled Para-ord 1911.

Lokidude February 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I’ve hit rockchucks outside of a quarter mile with a .22-250. I’ve got numerous documented hits on 100 yard IHMSA rams with a Buckmark pistol and irons, too.

Hooty June 21, 2014 at 05:10 am

I hit an altoid at 1340 yards with a ruger mark iii with iron sights.

Steve Hugel August 2, 2017 at 11:07 pm

Etch the front sight with a knife blade into 3 horizontal sections. Measure each section (subtension units) with a set of calipers accurately, measure the sight radius with same. Convert the front sight measurements vs. front sight radius to MOA. Run a ballistics program for your 22 ballistics. Match to the front sight just like a mil-dot or any subtension reticle, then go shoot to 600ish yds., and watch what happens.

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