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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)

Sucks being poor


Uncle JackD
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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
You seent that pic? What you think of that?


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
Idk what the buckmarks go for new. Awesome guns though from what I'm told. I've never shot one but I don't think there's much difference in them and the ruger.



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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
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Uncle JackD


Even though takedown of the MK3/22-45 may suck, it is, to me, the best designed handgun for 22lr, period.

I LOVE my dad's High Standard Victor, and it is SUPER accurate. But the damn thing sucks at feeding cheap ammo. I mean, it'll run CCI stingers all day long. But why would I buy something that's nearly the same price as 9mm if I'm not even hunting with it?

The Ruger system that they use is extremely unique. Rather than having a large reciprocating slide, they choose to use a cylindrical bolt. This keeps the function smooth, recoil low (although 22lr is already low), and malfunctions to a minimum.

The Browning Buckmark is also a great handgun. It utilizes a slide system that is nearly identical to the tried-and-true High Standard. It is also a great option.

The thing that jumps out the most to me about both of these handguns is the fact that they can have VERY THICK barrel profiles without affecting the function of the gun. This setup maintains exceptional accuracy, prevents heat from sapping away this accuracy, and prevents an entire slide from having to move a thick barrel.

An M&P22, Sig Mosquito, SR22, and P22 will NEVER outshoot one of these pistols... PERIOD. And the fact that these guns are around the same price range, I think the answer is even clearer...

Now as far as which of the two I would own, I would have to go with the Ruger since parts are more common. The 22/45 LITE that was previously mentioned is an amazing package. It includes a threaded barrel, a very light barrel-in-tube setup, and a picatinny rail to mount on top if you wish to add an optic. This gun with a 22 suppressor and a Burris Fastfire is the absolute best setup in my mind. (this picture plus a suppressor is my ideal setup)

Image: http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4545781360625589&pid=1.7


I also would like to let you know that I would take a Buckmark too. It is a proven 22 and plenty of people love them. You can't go wrong.

Just remember... if you want a REAL 22, get one of these 2.


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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
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I would take a Buckmark too. It is a proven 22 and plenty of people love them.


First gun that came to mind. I have one and love it.


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Uncle JackD
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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)


Appreciate the info. I've narrowed it down to the buckmark and MKII/III. I'm looking around for a good used one but those are tough to come by right now.


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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
One thing to consider on the Ruger 22/45 is that if you ever decide to put a different barrel like a Pac Lite you have to have the barrel sent to a FFL. The barrel assembly on the Ruger is the serial number part that has to be registered.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
Great choice man

Patience is the key. You'll stumble on a good deal if you can stomach waiting

I for one cannot wait for anything and would go buy a new one.


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I for one cannot wait for anything and would go buy a new one.
Yeah that's what'll end up happening I'm pretty sure


Uncle JackD
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Bump for update in OP


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El Josey Wales
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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
Nice. You won't be disappointed.


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Nice. You won't be disappointed


lsu mike
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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
Nice .22 there uncle j. You will really enjoy shooting it. The one "I own" is now my wife's favorite. Its all she usually shoots most of the time.


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Uncle JackD
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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
Are there certain brands of 22 I should avoid?? I hear that CCI mini mags shoot awesome but they're $26 for 375. Would the cheap federals or winchesters shoot?
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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
The federals are good from my experience. Some people were recently complaining about the Remington golds being suckass.


Uncle JackD
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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
Took it to the range today for the first time. Talk About a frickin blast to shoot.

Sites need a Lil adjusting but I forgot to bring any tools

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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
That's a nice plinker!

I'm looking to replace an old Colt Woodsman that my Dad gave me (another one I lost in Katrina). That might be a viable replacement. I just can't see spending the $800 that the Woodsmans are going for on the gun sites.


Uncle JackD
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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
I couldn't spend that much on a 22. I picked this one up for tree fiddy


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Nodust
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re: Looking for a 22 pistol for plinking (updated with pics of purchase)
Nice looking gun. Shot my 22 revolver today. Cheap trigger time.


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