.22lr revolver for plinking-suggestions?

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    .22lr revolver for plinking-suggestions?

    I'm looking for a .22 revolver for some cheap entertainment. My only requirement is that it be a snubby or at least a shorter barrel. I Don't like the look of the longer versions. I chose a revolver because all auto's I have tested have been pretty finicky. Can anyone recommend a good buy(a good blend of price and quality). Heck, recommend an auto if it's reliable. I have been looking at the Taurus 94 series. Pictures and/or prices would be much enjoyed and appreciated.
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    I've had experience with two revolvers. The first was a Colt Peacekeeper replica that was my grandfathers. It went boom every time, though it was a bit of a pain to reload. The second was a Rossi that wouldn't function.

    Now my recomendation is a Ruger MKIII. I have one and it's had only a handfull of failures (not related to ammo), and after I removed the Mag disconnect saftey I've had 0 problems.
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    my ruger mark II have been great but if you looking for a snubbie or is up to 4"barrel ok?


    if a snubbie check out smith wesson model 317

    if 4" is ok try a 617

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    Another vote for the Ruger MKII or III I have a MKII 22/45 that has been fine. For plinking I'm not too worried if it round hangs up once in a while. From what I have read it doesn't even get broken in until the 1000 round mark.

    Charter Arms has a .22 revolver, Path Finder I think. Pretty sure it has a 2 inch barrel.

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    cheapest kicks would be the .22 pathfinder by charter arms. Yep, it comes in a snub nose.
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    Ruger single 6

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    My Taurus is great. Also have 2 Browning Buckmarks, and they are outstanding semi-autos.
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    Artz' mention of Charter Pathfinder is spot on.

    I had one which sadly was pretty loose and sloppy when I found it but - if it's possible to find one that's had relatively little use, it would be ideal.

    It is IMO the ideal .22 snub, even tho not of top quality. The grip is amazing and makes the gun feel bigger than it is and so, very comfortable.
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    I don't have a Charter Pathfinder, but have done some reading on it. Here are a couple of reviews.

    http://www.gunblast.com/Charter-Pathfinder.htm

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=234484

    http://www.charterfirearms.com/charter_pathfinder.htm
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    a.22 for plinking

    Either A Ruger MK semi auto or a Ruger Single Six would be my guns of choice. Both are very accurate, reliable and being Ruger, are built very strong. I've had both and can highly recommend either.

    I traded the MK for the Single Six, as I'm partial to single action revolvers, except for my carry guns.

    Go check'em out.

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    My Browing Buckmark is very reliable and fun to shoot. I think .22's are mainly for fun and teaching novice shooters. I've tried revolvers in .22 and they are slow to reload and shoot compared to semi-autos. Don't burden yourself with that, blast away with a .22 auto and have fun.
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    Thanks for the help. I'm down to a 6 shot charter arms-cheaper, or a 9 shot Taurus-not so cheap. I think three extra round would be worth the price as I will shoot a lot. Any input?
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    I have a Ruger 22/45 and I love it. I've had very few failures with it.

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    I own a Buckmark and Ruger single six. Both are fun to shoot. My bro has the 94 Taurus , it is a great shooter too.
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    hi-standard makes and/or made a nine shot 22. it is a old gun, but they can be found. it is a great range gun. i have had my for over 25 years. also there is several other makers of 22 lr wheel guns. i would look around for a good name brand use one. --or-- i would go with a ruger mark II. yes, i known it is not a wheel gun, but it is a great 22lr.

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