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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    Question .22 LR Target Models

    Which .22LR Target Model & Why
    Ruger MKII
    Ruger MKIII
    S&W 22A
    Browning BuckMark
    Beretta Neos

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    I have a Buck Mark. Great price (the basic gun), and simple to clean/maintain verses other models, I've heard.

    Of course, it's now my most expensive gun... Post Mods...

    But it shoots sub 1" groups at 25yds...

    It now wears a Tac Sol barel and a Red Dot 4 MOA scope.

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    I have a Buckmark Camper. Low cost to enter and light consistent trigger are a big plus. Lot's of potential to add on as seen in JeffWard's pic which is in a word, AWESOME . Now I have a new reason to like my Buckmark, for it's potential to be something more.

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    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

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    None of the models listed are "target" models. That's not saying you can't shoot at a target with one, but those models are best suited for informal shooting/plinking or hunting.

    Some of them can be made into fairly decent target models with some modification. None of them will be as good as a true target model such as a Hammerli or S&W 41 or similar.

    PhilR.

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    I voted for the Buckmark, but PhilR. is correct as usual. These are really all basically plinking guns and not true target pistols.
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    I have two 10/22 target models. I wasn't able to post in the poll.
    .22 LR Target Models
    That's what I read. One is all carbon fiber, the other stainless heavy barrel for silhouette.

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    Cool Target Model

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilR. View Post
    None of the models listed are "target" models. That's not saying you can't shoot at a target with one, but those models are best suited for informal shooting/plinking or hunting.

    Some of them can be made into fairly decent target models with some modification. None of them will be as good as a true target model such as a Hammerli or S&W 41 or similar.

    PhilR.
    Sorry phil, I was meaning heavy bbl . Where I got the target model from is on the MKII hvy bbl its marked .22LR "target" so I guess that makse it a target model
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    I'd recommend the RMII over the III just because I'd rather do without the extra gadgetry of a loaded chamber indicator and magazine disconnect. That's just personal preference though.

    I have no complaints about mine (a Competition Target model) aside from the steep price. The breakdown is not straightforward, but far from difficult.

    I have also tried out the S&W Mod 41 which is a fine firearm.

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    why wasn't the S&W model 41 on the list
    if $$ is no object that is the hands down winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tactical Tom View Post
    Sorry phil, I was meaning heavy bbl . Where I got the target model from is on the MKII hvy bbl its marked .22LR "target" so I guess that makse it a target model
    I gotcha. IMO this would fall into the "with modifications" area that I mentioned. Still though, putting a heavy barrel on a MK and then calling it "target" is more marketing than anything else. Although it might be a bit more accurate than a normal MK, it still wouldn't be in the same area as a true target pistol. Fun to shoot? I would think so, but you won't find any on the firing line at a high-level ISSF competition.

    That being said, you can find modified versions of the MK's on the firing line at a metallic silhouette competition....

    PhilR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    why wasn't the S&W model 41 on the list
    if $$ is no object that is the hands down winner
    I agree w/ you on the 41 , I don't think alot of people have or will have this $$$$ .22LR. I was going for the models most people plink with.

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    I just can't understand why its not listed, but....I use a Walther GPS.
    Clay pigeons at 100 yards are dust!!!

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    i have a 22a and a MKIII,they are both way more accurate than i am.check the groups each one is 10 shots.

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    Voted with the Buckmark mainly cause I have one and I really like shooting it. I have a Mk III but have not got it dirty yet. I love the Mk II and it would have been my #1 until I shot the Browning. I just like the way it feels a little more.

    Can't wait to make that Mark III dirty though. It have a pretty nice feel. I do not like the front sight much but I usually always fine at least one thing to gripe about so I can tinker with em

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    Voted for the Buckmark, because it is my backup bullseye rimfire. My primary is an old High Standard Victor, which, with the right ammo, will shoot sub inch @ 50 yds.

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    i voted buckmark. it is an accurate pistol at a great price. seems better made than a ruger (and i am a ruger fan)... i went into the gun shop to buy a ruger 22 and left with a buckmark. i have not been disappointed.

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    Well I just bought this over the weekend (my first gun).




    Ruger Mark III Competition Target. 5.5" Slabside Bull Barrel.

    Got it to compete in a local mens league that primarily shoots Bullseye. I will be adding a red dot in the future but I want to learn how to shoot it well with the stock sites first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilR. View Post
    I gotcha. IMO this would fall into the "with modifications" area that I mentioned. Still though, putting a heavy barrel on a MK and then calling it "target" is more marketing than anything else. Although it might be a bit more accurate than a normal MK, it still wouldn't be in the same area as a true target pistol. Fun to shoot? I would think so, but you won't find any on the firing line at a high-level ISSF competition.

    That being said, you can find modified versions of the MK's on the firing line at a metallic silhouette competition....

    PhilR.
    It wouldn't take much modifying either. I know the Ruger competition target models are capable (with the right ammo) of shooting 1" groups at 50 yards. Most need a little trigger work to be competitive......but I think that's all they would really NEED. Certainly you can do a lot more.....anatomical grips, all new barrels and I'll assume that most would add a good red dot. Still, a ruger with a trigger job is A LOT cheaper than a Hammerli 208.......or even a S&W 41 for that matter.

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    I voted browning. I have had experience with all of these. They are all good pistols. The Beretta just seemed a bit wierd. My brother loved it so it's his now. The Buckmark was fantastic. It took a lot of squirrels this year, but my dad loved it. It now belongs to him. I sold my 22A to get a M41 7"bbl. Nobody is getting this one! I scored several squirrels with this one. Many at 40+yards. I've shot it at 100 yards and it seems to just yawn at this distance. Clay flys every time the trigger is pulled. I took the Leupold FX2 off my SRH and put it on the M41. This is quite possibly the finest small game pistol I've ever owned. My all-time favorite is still the old Colt Woodsman series. There's just something about them that makes me feel all warm inside

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