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Old 09-21-2010, 05:53 AM
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I'm in the market for a semi-auto .22 pistol. I've wanted the p22 for years but that was mainly because I thought it looked cool. Now that I'm actually buying I'm trying to buy something that will be accurate and reliable and I don't really care how it looks. So far I got it narrowed down to the p22, Ruger mark III, or the browning buckmark. Anybody shot all three of these? I don't want to spend over 400 dollars and any advice on which one of these three (or a suggestion for a different one) would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-21-2010, 07:32 AM
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I have shot all three sort of. By sort of, I mean I have an older ruger mk1. I was not impressed by the accuracy of the walther, although it looks sweet and is the easist to carry. I think it is a toss-up between the browning and ruger. Probably which ever is cheaper. Although I would think I would go with the ruger for no particular reason, other than I like them and they are dependable.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:09 AM
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I have a Ruger Mark III 22/45 and its awesome. My F-I-L and B-I-L both went out and bought one after they shot mine. It went 700 rounds before its first malfunction and that is ounly because I wanted to see how long it would go before needing its first cleaning. I can stand at 20 yards and put 25 rounds into an 1'' to 1.5'' off hand and I am not that great of a pistol shot so its very accurate. Go with the Ruger and don't look back.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:34 AM
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Just wanted to alert everyone to a new 22lr pistol I just held at my local dealer. A GSG 1911 22lr. It looks like a 1911 except it had a fake silencer on it which was a little much but otherwise it felt very nice in the hand. Didn't get a chance to shoot it but if it shoots well I may very well get one. Also saw a bunch of used cz's in 9mm makarov. Never realized what great guns they are before. Only things of interest I've seen in a while. Take care.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by RugerM77.270 View Post
I have a Ruger Mark III 22/45 and its awesome. My F-I-L and B-I-L both went out and bought one after they shot mine. It went 700 rounds before its first malfunction and that is ounly because I wanted to see how long it would go before needing its first cleaning. I can stand at 20 yards and put 25 rounds into an 1'' to 1.5'' off hand and I am not that great of a pistol shot so its very accurate. Go with the Ruger and don't look back.
This is a pretty good gun.....but the Buckmark is a fine gun as well. I use both for rabbit hunting behind beagles....

Pick the model that balances best in your hands....we're all different!
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:20 PM
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I'd have to go with the Ruger MK III. I'm a Ruger fan from way back. Basically it's the same gun that's been around since 1949 except with improvements. The Buckmark's are a nice pistol. I have one I bought used probably 6-7 years ago and have never fired it. I got a deal I couldn't pass up even though I didn't need it. There's so many great 22 pistol out there. For the lower end spending I'd say Ruger or Browning.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:38 PM
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Like others have said the Buckmark and Ruger Mark III are nice pistols. You probably can't go wrong with either. I actually bought a Buckmark because it felt better in my hands, and to be honest I like the looks of the Buckmark better. I paid $399 the SS URX it's a stainless model with little better grips and a pro target 5 1/2" bull barrel. My wife even loves it. She said we should get another one so we don't have to share at the range. Good Luck on your future purchase.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:31 AM
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i dont know if you only want a semi auto, but the ruger singe six revolvers are pretty nice and are really accurate for a .22. they also make a good trapping gun.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:23 AM
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Like stated both are fine 22lr pistols. Go with the one that fits your hand the best.
Go with a heavier (bull) barrel in which ever you choose. You'll see alot of bullseye shooters using both. IMHO the Browning has a better trigger out of the factory and changing the trigger in the MKIII is harder than the previous offerings.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:06 AM
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I'd go Ruger I have a mkll and can kill squarels at 40 yards with it and I'm not that good with a handgun it has a 5 1/2 inch barrel and I believe the best gun for the money
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