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Old March 20, 2013, 12:00 AM   #28
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Not trying to hi-jack the thread but......what is the effective range with a .22 short from a long rifle on a squirrel?
It has plenty of energy beyond 100 yards for rodents (more than 40 ft-lb).
With a sight-in distance of 50 yards, it will drop about 8 to 12 inches at 100 yards (depends on the load, barrel length, and muzzle velocity).

I know some people think that energy level (64 ft-lb) isn't even adequate at the muzzle, but the dead squirrels would argue otherwise ... if they could.
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