View Poll Results: Which .22LR Target Model

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  • Ruger MK II

    28 25.93%
  • Ruger MK III

    30 27.78%
  • S&W .22A

    10 9.26%
  • Browning BuckMark

    34 31.48%
  • Beretta Neos

    10 9.26%
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    My vote is for the Ruger MarkIII. They are a tad difficult to field strip the first time, but once you do it and the gun loosens up, it's not a problem.
    They come in several different models. Mine is the Mark III Standard with fixed sights and a 4 3/4" barrel....




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    Ok I will be contrary as usual. Sorry but i still gravitate towards the High Standard Target Model in a semi auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niadhf View Post
    Ok I will be contrary as usual. Sorry but i still gravitate towards the High Standard Target Model in a semi auto.
    That is another excellent choice.....although it to was out of my price range to start. Good used ones go for $600+

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    I have a Mark II, a Charger, and a Neos.

    I have shot the Buckmark.

    The Buckmark is the best out of the box. However the Mark II/III with a few mods (w/out even changing parts) can be just as good.

    The Neos stock trigger is very bad and gunsmithing the Neos is not trivial due to the design of the retaining pins. It's actually a very simple and elengant design...just those damn pins!!! However I was able to get a nice 2 LBS trigger on it with no creep and I also installed an over-travel screw on it and the accuracy is excellent.

    If I was to buy just one rimfire it would be a Ruger Mark III Competition or a 22/45 Hunter depending on what style grip you like better.

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    Current form of my BM...

    High-speed tack-driver...


    JW

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    I had to vote for the S&W 22A. Have yet to shoot one, but since I just brought one home tonight (first handgun) I better be voting for it.

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    Sorry, I didn't vote. You didn't include a "None of the above" choice. I'll take my 25-yr old S&W Model 41 over anything.

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    I bought a Ruger Mk III Hunter last summer and I have found it to be very accurate in my hands.

    Tex

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    Apparently when people decide to post polls they also decide to limit the selections because they are already biased toward some mfg's & models and against others. Why not an "other" option. I like my Mosquito for "target" and plinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevDerb View Post
    Apparently when people decide to post polls they also decide to limit the selections because they are already biased toward some mfg's & models and against others. Why not an "other" option. I like my Mosquito for "target" and plinking.
    So let's have an "unbiased" poll so that everyone can vote for their "biased" choice.

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    walther makes the best 22 target pistols but they are more expensive. Just like a porsche vs a corvette

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevDerb View Post
    Apparently when people decide to post polls they also decide to limit the selections because they are already biased toward some mfg's & models and against others. Why not an "other" option. I like my Mosquito for "target" and plinking.
    thats what i use mine for... a great little pistol IMO..

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    For target shooting I have a model 41. I've had it for years. If I'd known it was that good and that prices would go this high, I'd have bought two when I got it.

    For plinking I have a Sig Mosquito. Yeah, I know what they say about it. It really is finicky regarding ammo, but mine seems to favor CCI standard velocity lead heads so I can't complain about the price. 900 rounds plus of CCI SV and not a single failure.

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    upon further review
    given your choice only the ruger mkiii in TARGET version
    these are entry level 22's
    if serious then the S&W m41 or
    Kimber's RIMFIRE SUPER 1911 style that is suppose to be very accurate

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    I originally had a MKII 6" Bull barrel blued that shot good enough to leave the rifle in the safe, I traded it in on the MKII SS Competition Series I have now. I never shot them side by side but the Comp series is definitely the better gun. It likes the cheap Federal ammo but is scary accurate with Eley.

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    My vote goes to the Ruger MK II

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairtrigger View Post
    I own a couple of Buckmarks and several Rugers. I voted Browning as I assumed everyone would vore Ruger MK2.
    If you want to shoot a stock gun I say Browning, If you like to buy aftermarket parts like trigger, mag release ect then Ruger MK2 is easily my vote
    Within your choices,look for a good Ruger MKII like that 10" bull barrel,my old one grouped a bowlingpin head at 100yds (300ft,yes).Ammo changes things but in general a 25yd zero put the cutline of the partrige front sight cut just under the top of the rear sight and the bullet hit on top of the front,P'd off a few rifle shooters.Like a Dumas I parted with it and later replaced it with a generic Hammerli called the Sig Trailside.Good shootin' pistol for the money too but it isn't awesome.

    OK,WTH? This thread said it was running but now the dates are 3 1/2 years off,don't know what's up with that.

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    I love my Browning Buck Mark w/ optic's.



    It's a tack driver.


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    Any of those five will do you just fine,,,

    The thing that should be the determining factor is,,,
    Which one fits your hand the best.

    I don't care how inherently accurate a handgun is,,,
    If it doesn't fit your hand you won't hit well.

    The Ruger MK series (either MK-II or MK-III) have a grip angle very similar to a Luger,,,
    Somewhat skinny grip at a severe angle to the barrel,,,
    The guns usually have very nice sights.

    The Ruger 22/45 series (either MK-II or MK-III) have a grip angle similar to a 1911,,,
    Somewhat skinny grip at a less severe angle to the barrel,,,
    The guns usually have very nice sights.

    The Browning Buckmark (all models) has a grip angle similar to a 1911,,,
    The grip varies but is moderate like the Ruger 22/45's,,,
    The guns usually have very nice sights.

    The S&W 22A has a grip angle similar to all of the Wonder-Nine pistols out there,,,
    They are the fattest of these five common pistols,,,
    I find the sights to be adequate but "clunky".

    The Beretta NEOS has a grip angle not as severe as a Ruger MK series,,,
    But more of an angle than the Ruger 22/45 series pistols,,,
    They are extremely slender grips but nicely contoured,,,
    The stock sights are dismal at best,,,
    Best magazines though by far.

    Now having said all that I own 3 Ruger 22/45 pistols,,,
    Two are a matched set of 5.5" barrel slab-side stainless target models,,,
    I've purposefully left these guns stock as their sights are fine and they balance well.

    I also own two Beretta NEOS pistols,,,
    I couldn't hit the ground with these guns until I installed inexpensive holographic sights,,,
    Now with the 6" barreled gun I pop clay pigeons at 50-75 yards and with the 4.5" barreled gun I terrorize tin cans at 50 yards.

    For some reason I've never warmed up to any of the Buckmarks my friends have,,,
    But they hit very well at 50 yard plinking targets with theirs,,,
    The same with my friends who shoot the S&W 22A's.

    The point I am trying to make here is that all five of the guns you mentioned are good shooters,,,
    Each has their own little quirks that make them different but not necessarily worse.

    You really should go to as many gun stores as necessary and handle all five guns,,,
    Until you actually hold them you won't know which is best for you

    Aarond

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    I have a ruger mk1, 5" bull target model. nice gun, very accurate. Just doesn't 'inspire' me so I'm going to sell it and get a S&W 22. Almost got the 9mm smith as i liked how it felt in my hand better than the XDm (but a small amount) but the XDm got better reviews.

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