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    .22 Recommendations?

    I'm wanting to pickup a decent .22 for practice (can't afford to shoot the 45 much!) What are the general reccomendations (under $400ish)
    The Walther P22? Ruger MK?
    Let's get some opinions...
    $200ish would be nice

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    The Ruger is overall a better pistol, and comes in many different flavors. The P22 is however much smaller, lighter, easier to strip, and it's easy to put a noise reducer on one.

    S&W, Beretta, and Hammerli make some nice and relatively inexpensive autos too. If you want a higher quality pistol, look at a used High-Standard or S&W 41.

    Some of the better .22's are the double-action revolvers are used Colts and new or used S&W's. Check out Bud's Gunshop website for new S&W.

    Probably the cheapest way to get a really sturdy .22 is to get a single-action Ruger Single-Six.

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    The Rugers and the Walther P22 are both good choices and you may be able to find either one used and In good condition for around $200.For the $400 price range...you'll have no problem getting a Fine .22lr handgun

    Just stay away from the cheap Sat. night specials.

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    I got the Walther P22 for my wife. We have 400 rounds thru it, no hiccups.I shoot it for a while and then switch over to my XD. Fun little gun to shoot. We paid new $320 with laser.

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    imho you won't go wrong with the ruger mk series,browning buckmarks,beretta neos,or the s&w 22a. if you can find a store where you can hold each one and see which fits your hand and your wallet the best. i have a MKIII and a 22a both are very good pistols and i've never had any trouble with either or them.

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    My vote is for the Ruger Mark III in various barrel lengths. Ruger has been making them since 1949.
    They are well built, shoot straight on and will last a long, long time. The Mark III's are a little difficult
    to field strip until you get the hang of it and the gun loosens up after a few hundred rounds.

    You can pick up the Mark III4 Standard for $264.00 on Bud's.

    My Mark III4 Standard...


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    They're all fun... I chose the Buk Mark, as it seemed to be the most popular here. I haven't looked back. Base gun was ver accurate and way under $400... since then, a few toys have been added...

    But at $7.50 per 500 rounds????

    Enjoy!

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    Browning Buckmark Camper. If you're just looking for a good plinker this is inexpensive, as reliable as you're going to get with .22LR, and hella fun.

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    I haven't had a chance to paw it yet, but the Beretta U22 Neos has a carbine conversion kit. I find the conversion capability intriguing if prohibitively expensive.


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    There is also this one I forgot about.The Sig Mosquito

    http://www.impactguns.com/store/S-MOS-22-B.html


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    I shot a Ruger MK for the first time the other day and it was a lot of fun. That will probably be my next purchase. Having said this, I haven't shot any of the others to make a comparison, but I don't think you could really go wrong with any of the options. Just pick the one that fits you best and enjoy!

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    How does this deal sound? A Browning Buckmark Pro Target, bull barrel w/2 mags, Fiber optic sights, & case in excellent condition for $219.

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    i love my walther p22
    just loved the style over the ruger

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    Well.. I bought a Walther P22 (shorter barrel) He didn't have the 5"..
    Will pick it up next week. It felt amazing and looked supercool

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    The Walther P22 is a cool looking little gun and it does feel pretty good, I just personally prefered the feel of the Ruger 22/45 with I believe the 1911 grip angle. I will also be looking for a 5" barrel probably when I get one, but let us know what you think of it once you get it out and shoot it, I'd be interested to hear about it!

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    Well most recomendations here seem to be autos. But i Love my Taurus MODEL 94. 9 shote, simple easy, accurate and fun.

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    I think you will really enjoy the fun of the P22, I have one myself. If you want to do more precise shooting, look into one of the other guns meontioned above. The P22 is good for plinking, not the most accurate.

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    You might be interested to know that this month's issue of Gun Tests gives the Ruger Mk. lll standard an A+ rating. The Neos and the Buckmark were considerably down in the ratings. The Ruger has a six inch tube.
    AR

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    Based on looks alone (which I realize probably isn't the most important feature of a gun) - the P22 kicks the others around the block.

    Very Bond'ish.

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    b-diddy - that little kick is to simulate other larger caliber guns
    Ang rita - notice they didn't put the ruger against the walther!!!

    if you want to customize and hunt squirls with a 22 handgun then the ruger
    if you want a better looking gun and lots of great target and plinking go with the walther

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