Looking @ .22s
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December 3rd, 2012 12:10 PM
When it comes to rimfire ammo, my preference is for a revolver.
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December 3rd, 2012 12:23 PM
Here is my take on the 22's I've shot. I don't really prefer one to the other as they each have a separate purpose.
(My latest edition to the family) Wather P22 - Shoots great and so light I almost forget I have it with me. Never had a jam but I have noticed with some ammo it will not always feed the next round. Good ol' Remington Hollow Point Golden Bullets have never failed once through it though.
Ruger Mark II - I am probably more accurate with this pistol than any I have ever fired (of course a 6.5 inch bull barrel never hurts :). No matter what ammo you feed it when you pull the trigger 99.99999% of the time it goes BANG and is ready to go again. It is a bit big though and when I go running out on the farm it slaps me in the leg.
Smith and Wesson Mod. 617 - Great shooting gun, I did the range test for my CCW with it. To me it's hard to beat a good revolver but again it's a big gun to carry.
I think it's mostly what you want to do with it. Carry or target plinking?
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December 3rd, 2012 04:37 PM
Each to his own but I like the looks/performance of my Ruger.
December 3rd, 2012 09:45 PM
Check out the Buckmarks I love mine.
December 3rd, 2012 10:31 PM
December 3rd, 2012 10:43 PM
I own a Browning Buckmark and it's my favorite and most accurate pistol I own. As mentioned it feeds all kinds of ammo without issue and the trigger is sweet.
Earlier this year they had a sale on S&W 22A's for $229. It's very accurate and reliable. But I prefer the grip and trigger a little better on the Buckmark. That said it's been a great pistol for what I paid for it.
Good luck with your search.
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