Which .22LR Target Model & Why
Which .22LR Target Model & Why
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.
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 :mrgreen:. Now I have a new reason to like my Buckmark, for it's potential to be something more.
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
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.
I voted for the Buckmark, but PhilR. is correct as usual. These are really all basically plinking guns and not true target pistols.
I have two 10/22 target models. I wasn't able to post in the poll.
That's what I read. One is all carbon fiber, the other stainless heavy barrel for silhouette.Quote:
.22 LR Target Models
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.
why wasn't the S&W model 41 on the list
if $$ is no object that is the hands down winner
That being said, you can find modified versions of the MK's on the firing line at a metallic silhouette competition....
I just can't understand why its not listed, but....I use a Walther GPS.
Clay pigeons at 100 yards are dust!!!:anim_lol:
i have a 22a and a MKIII,they are both way more accurate than i am.check the groups each one is 10 shots. http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...0/MVC-100S.jpg
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:smt082
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.
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.
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.
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:oops:
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....
Ok I will be contrary as usual. Sorry but i still gravitate towards the High Standard Target Model in a semi auto.
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.
Current form of my BM...