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    in the market for a .22

    i am researching .22's for target practice. my major concerns with a gun are accuracy, ease of disassembly, price, and appearance.

    could some of you please post up pics and a quick review of your .22's?

    thanks!

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    Sounds like a Browning Buckmark. www.browning.com There's a bunch of variations. This one is typical:



    If you don't mind a little more difficlut dissasembly, take a look at Ruger Mark II / III. I like them a bit better.


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    Beretta NEO.
    Accurate, easy to take down, affordable and mine feeds anything.
    But, a lot of 22's are very picky about ammo.

    AFS

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    Given your specs, I would recommend either a Browning Buckmark semi-auto pistol or a Taurus Model 94 revolver.

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    http://www.gun-tests.com/issues/19_1...es/5391-1.html

    The summary of the article suggests the Browning is the better bet. I am looking for a .22 that won't be a pain in the ass to shoot. No Jams, easy to clean, accurate.

    I am thinking a wheel gun is the best bet to meet this list of criteria but the only ones I have seen are smith and wesson 617 for about $550, Taruis for a little less. I also saw an old H&R at a gun show in Houston for about 160 but the company is now out of business.

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    Is the Browning a single action or double action?

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    Here is my Walther P22. I have found it to be quite accurate. For the type of shooting I use it for it does great. (Out back shooting cans and clay pigeons) Disassembly and reassembly is easy and is reasonably priced. I paid around $240 at a gun show earlier this month.


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    The Buckmark "Camper" is the least expensive of the Buckmark line of .22's (~$235):



    This is probably the most accurate handgun of all that I own!

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    I'd get the Buckmark over the Ruger if the Buckmark came with white dot sights.

    Academy USED to sell a version w/ a front fiber optic for $199 - but they disconinued them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
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    I am thinking a wheel gun is the best bet to meet this list of criteria but the only ones I have seen are smith and wesson 617 for about $550, Taruis for a little less. I also saw an old H&R at a gun show in Houston for about 160 but the company is now out of business.
    I thought the same until I purchased a 22 revolver. I thought the reliability would be better and that I wouldn't have to deal with picking up all the spent cartridges at the range. Both ideas were correct. However, there were other issues I didn't think about.

    I found that as long as I used the revolver SA I was happy with it. But DA is really tough because of the strong spring required to drop the hammer hard enough to ignite the rimfire cartridges. Another issue was that there were many misfires while using the gun DA because the hammer was not pulled back quite as far as when shooting SA. This may have been an issue with a weak spring, but replacing it with a stronger one will only make the DA trigger pull worse.

    Of my 22's the Browning Challenger III (the model the Buckmark morphed from) is favored over my Taurus revolver by far. The Browning has a very nice trigger pull and is, for me, much more accurate than the Taurus. It does have some misfeed and misfire problems, but they don't annoy me any more that the issues I ran into with the revolver. YMMV.

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