Fueled by the popularity the PRS and NRL, precision .22LR competitions have sprung up all over the US. These precision rimfire competitions are a convenient alternative to their centerfire counterparts and offer valuable training for traditional matches.
New shooters, young enthusiasts, and seasoned vets are all coming together to participate in this new precision rifle game.
If you spend any time around the NRL 22 competition series you’ll see a common thread among a lot of the top shooters; Vudoo Gun Works. Vudoo Gun Works is a US-based company that has quickly become the industry leader in the precision .22LR game.
The V-22 action has changed what the industry thought was possible with the .22LR round and has literally spawned a flurry of innovation related to precision .22LR shooting.
Ammo and optics companies are adjusting their product lines to better serve this rapidly evolving market. A large part of this innovation has been driven by Vudoo Gun Works’ products.
In the video below, Vudoo’s Andrew Workman gives us some insights into all things related to precision .22 rimfire and how we can maximize our rifle’s performance. As a precision .22LR competitor, match director, and Director of Ops at Vudoo Gun Works, Andrew has been immersed in all things related to precision .22LR and is one of the most experienced individuals in the field.
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Nobody “needs” a gun that puts the bullets where you want the,.
Just went to the range to zero the new 3-9 scope on my 10/22.
I use a bipod and a target at 75 yard line. Can cut out a circle of paper covered by a $0.50 piece. Close enough for ground squirrels/gophers.
Wonder what I could do with a dedicated precision .22lr?
Wish I had the funds to find out.
PS MY 10/22 absolutely hates the truncated tip winchester white box ammo. Fail to feed is almost 30%
Any other ammo is great, low to high dollar, will feed just fine.
No, not just you…I have the most success with just about anything CCI, winchester and federal just aren’t consistent enough for me to spend $$$ on…just for plinkin’, I use Rem Golden Bullets, they are plenty accurate and they’re cheap and available, albeit very dirty to shoot…
For all out rimfire accuracy, I’ll pull out my one off Ruger 10/22 in .17HM2 that I built some 12yrs ago, the only part left that is Ruger is the receiver, everything else has been replaced/upgraded, with the dedicate caliber scope, it’ll shoot [email protected]+yds, for that one, all I use is Hornady……
Definitely not just you. If you want to see what your gun is really capable of, invest a little bit more money in a few boxes of really high quality Rimfire ammo. It’s really shocking the radical difference in group size depending on brand.
Same here. Winchester and federal just don’t function as well in either my 10/22 or in my Advantage Arms Glock conversion. I try to stick to Remington Thunderbolt or Golden Bullets and CCI
Years ago, .22 shooters started working to find out what makes the biggest difference in .22 groups.
The surprising finding? Rim thickness. 20 years ago, you’d see .22 shooters sorting their ammo by rim thicknesses, and finding the rim thickness that would help their rifle throw down the tightest groups.
In the last 20 years, the high-end match rimfire ammo companies (Lapua, Norma, Eley, etc) have improved rimfire ammo tremendously. Still, most rimfire shooters find that a particular brand and model of ammo shoots the best. It is even more specific than just choosing Federal Match over Lapua (or vice-versa). Sometimes, the specific product from a high-end manufacture shoots better/worse than other products from the same ammo maker.
When I find a make/product of ammo that shoots well in my Annie rifle, I go buy a case or two of it, and I quit worrying about the issue for a couple of years. Then I have to go find another ammo that shoots well, which can be a drag.
I’m sure Vudoo Gun Works makes fine rifles, but I’ll take an Anschutz or Feinwerkbau, thank-you! I’ve trimmed Queen Anne’s Lace flowers at the stem 50 m away with a 1981 vintage Anschutz 1810 free rifle and Eley ammo.
Years ago, I sunk a bit of money into my 10-22. Friends thought I was off my rocker.
Until they saw the groups and shot the thing.
It’s more accurate then my 6.5 CM.
I think it’s the most accurate gun I own.
I love small bore precision.
Ruger’s takedown 10-22 would be a lot of fun with an integrally-suppressed barrel on it…
Somebody better at the internet than me can figure out how many times I’ve said it over the years on this website, but your rimfire is the most important firearm you own. You will learn more from your Rimfire than you will any Centerfire.
Want to do some fun math? Look at the drop and windage of a 40 grain 22 long rifle round at 200 yards vs 175 grain m118lr at 400 yards.
.22 LR is just about my favorite caliber. Do not skimp on quality be it rifle or handgun. Hitting with a .22 is just as important as hitting with a 30-06.
Shooting squirrels or p-dogs with a .22LR at 150 yards requires learning the same skills of long-range shooting of windage, drop and range estimation as shooting them with a .22-250 at 600+ yards – only a whole lot more cheaply.
Years back I got one of the CMP Rem 40X targets with Redfield Olympic front aand rear sights and a handstop. Seemed to be unused. HAd to buy the discs for the globes separately, but WTH? Think our club price on the rifles was $269. Weighs a ton and single shot only- I can see why no one wanted to shoot them.
Took it and an old Win 52 to the range when a buddy of mine was going to sight in a new Savage .22. He was pissed he couldn’t shoot as well once his scope was sighted in off a couple of sand bags as I was doing with both rifles slinged up and prone. .22s are great. I used to use a Dakota .22 squirrel hunting to find the deer movement in the fall. Great practice and those little tree rats are pretty good if you cook them long enough. Good way to scope out your deer, too. Or fall turkey.
Craig, a 40X and a 52? My jealously knows no bounds. As for the squirrels. Ate a million of them. The young ones fry up just fine and they’re as tender as chicken. Hunt them enough and you can tell the difference before you shoot. The boars are the toughest. Balls bigger than mine. Bars and sows are the best eating. The female will cut/castrate every male in the litter except one. I guess it’s they’re form of birth control. If you have time you can boil the boars ’till they’re tender; but why? I just pass them by and save a round.
I call it trophy squirrel hunting, pass on any that don’t have white bellies, they seem to be tender. Also have you ever cleaned a male squirrel that was castrated? Found out why when I watched one chew the nuts off the one that lost the fight.