Can I shoot 100 yards with a custom 2300

Can I shoot 100 yards with a custom 2300

Joined: October 19th, 2009, 3:46 pm

June 7th, 2011, 6:34 pm #1

I was at a cabin last week, that just happened to have a 100 yard range set up. Target was 4ft by 6ft. I had my supped up 2240 with me so I thought I would give it a shot. Had to aim at the space station but made some contact. When the pellets hit they did so with a loud smack. When I missed, the ballets would kick up some good dirt in the bank 20 yards behind the target. So I know it has the power to get there with the stock 2240 barrel. I have a Crosman 2300 custom with a 14" barrel and a 3-9 scope. Did not have this gun with me. The 2300 has no mods at this time. I was thinking of going with a .25cal 14" barrel, valve job and some bulk.
Any thoughts?
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Mike
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Joined: July 6th, 2005, 5:26 am

June 7th, 2011, 6:56 pm #2

even with a high powered co2 rifle 100 yards is a bit far. I have a couple rifles that I shoot at 75 yards using small frying pans as targets, going from a sight in at 25 yards they require about 8 to 12 inchs hold over for a hit. the power left at that range is not enough to reliably kill much of bird or animal out side of a sparrow or mouse. (I have made a few squirrel kills though at 75 yards.) for me it is no fun to be only able to hit a target once in a while, hense the frying pans I use for targets at long distances. the short barreled co2 guns are much more at home at 25 yards with small targets. the longer a pellet is in flight the more chances that it will go some where else. a frying pan makes a satisfying clang too. john
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Joined: March 9th, 2004, 11:21 pm

June 7th, 2011, 7:31 pm #3

I was at a cabin last week, that just happened to have a 100 yard range set up. Target was 4ft by 6ft. I had my supped up 2240 with me so I thought I would give it a shot. Had to aim at the space station but made some contact. When the pellets hit they did so with a loud smack. When I missed, the ballets would kick up some good dirt in the bank 20 yards behind the target. So I know it has the power to get there with the stock 2240 barrel. I have a Crosman 2300 custom with a 14" barrel and a 3-9 scope. Did not have this gun with me. The 2300 has no mods at this time. I was thinking of going with a .25cal 14" barrel, valve job and some bulk.
Any thoughts?
Thanks
Mike
"I" couldnt with a pistol, perhaps you can. Now if you switch to .25 w/out a lot of mods (and using the word "shoot" to mean hit your target and thinking you target is not a barn).
I have QB .177 shooting 7.9g JSB that will put 3 out of 5 touching at 110 yards on a good day, but that is shooting at 805fps.
I have a friend that can shoot Field Target and hold his own with the best in the country using a 6.5fpe rifle. With no wind I would think "he" could shoot some respectable targets with the same rifle @100yards (but I am pretty sure he would need to re-zero and maybe even shim the scope as even 55yards pretty well max's out the clicks).
Let us know how it turns out for you.
John

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Joined: October 19th, 2009, 3:46 pm

June 7th, 2011, 9:04 pm #4

I was at a cabin last week, that just happened to have a 100 yard range set up. Target was 4ft by 6ft. I had my supped up 2240 with me so I thought I would give it a shot. Had to aim at the space station but made some contact. When the pellets hit they did so with a loud smack. When I missed, the ballets would kick up some good dirt in the bank 20 yards behind the target. So I know it has the power to get there with the stock 2240 barrel. I have a Crosman 2300 custom with a 14" barrel and a 3-9 scope. Did not have this gun with me. The 2300 has no mods at this time. I was thinking of going with a .25cal 14" barrel, valve job and some bulk.
Any thoughts?
Thanks
Mike
I have no allusion about shooting cheese puffs off a tooth pick. But the sound of that pellet hitting the 4'X6' board at 100 yards was great.I don't shoot the 2300 much. It's seems a little over kill at 33'. I mainly shoot the 2240 or my Crosman 357. Hitting a 12" pan at 100 yards would be fun, then I would back off to a more reasonable range. Another question. Can pellets be shaped more like bullets?
Maybe make some custom pellets?
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