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My wife and I have a couple of Henry 22. lever guns we enjoy. We did not like the factory semi buckhorn sights so I replaced them with with hi viz type sights. I am going to make a trip to the indoor range soon but I was wondering what range I should sight them in at? I was considering 25'.
 

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Does the indoor range go to 25 yards? I usually set the irons at 25 yards on rifles.
 
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Sight them in for the range that you intend to use them the most. 25-50 yards is premium territory for .22 lr.

My 10/22 is sighted in at 50 and my CZ 455 is sighted for 100. I sight them in according to my intended use.
 

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50 yards.
 

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The late Jeff Cooper remarked years ago that "they" sighted .22 rim-fire rifles at the Gun-Site facility to 60 yards. .22LR don't drop appreciably at 100 yards. so ............
 

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I have some at 25 yards, and some at 50 yards. Either will work just fine.

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If you sight in at 50yd then you'll be good at 25 and with a little hold over good for 75yd. Mid range trajectory for 22LR is around 34yd. Depending on the diameter of your front sight, you might be able to just cover your target at 100yd with it and make a hit if you sight in for 50yd pumpkin on a post. If you set for 25yd then you'll likely hit low at 100yd unless you do some extra hold over and not even be able to see your target.

IIRC it's about 36 1/4" clicks on a scope to get from 50yd to 100yd so that translates into 9 inches. If you're sighted in for 25yd then your bullet is already on the way down at 50yd so figure approx 4-5 inches more (13-14 inches total) to hold over for the 100yd hit.
 

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Actually, my 2 rabbit guns are sighted for 50 yards. My yard gun at 25. The distance to the fence. The rest are sighted in at 100.
At 100 yds, I am over 3" at 50yds and about 3/4 at 25yds.
At 50yds, I am 6" low at 100yds and pretty darn close at 25.
Several of my 100yd rifles have dope cards out to 300 yds. Now that is a fun challenge I don't get very often.
My .17hmrs are all sighted at 100yds with dope at least to 400yds. 200 yds gets boring quick with them.

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Actually, my 2 rabbit guns are sighted for 50 yards. My yard gun at 25. The distance to the fence. The rest are sighted in at 100.
At 100 yds, I am over 3" at 50yds and about 3/4 at 25yds.
At 50yds, I am 6" low at 100yds and pretty darn close at 25.
Several of my 100yd rifles have dope cards out to 300 yds. Now that is a fun challenge I don't get very often.
My .17hmrs are all sighted at 100yds with dope at least to 400yds. 200 yds gets boring quick with them.

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I don't recall anyone asking for 17HMR ballistics.
Am I the bad guy to call it out?
 

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I don't recall anyone asking for 17HMR ballistics.
Am I the bad guy to call it out?
Yes you are correct its about .22's. But I don't mind a sidebar about another caliber's stats for tourist information. I have toyed with adding a .17 to my stable, but like do any of us really need a reason to buy another gun :)
 

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I don't recall anyone asking for 17HMR ballistics.
Am I the bad guy to call it out?
Threads go off topic all the time. It doesn't make you a bad guy to call it out but it really isn't necessary.

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