Need advice on a .22

Need advice on a .22

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    Need advice on a .22

    I'm looking to buy a .22 for plinking and inexpensive practise. I'm open to auto pistol or wheel gun. I actually would love a .22 revolver snubbie but the Smith's are very expensive and Taurus I've read too many negs about. Any thoughts?


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    Ruger single six

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    Ditto on the 22A. There may be nicer guns, but for the money (got mine for $150, gently used) they're reliable, accurate, fun, fun, fun.
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    I have a Ruger Single Six and it is a fun gun for plinking.

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    A pocket full of pre-loaded magazines is hard to beat for finishing off that bad to the bone pop can. If reliability is an issue, I would avoid Walther p-22 (is fun to shoot) and a Sig Mosquito--was told a finicky eater

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    Look into the Ruger Mark II. They're legendary in reliability. Mine has never failed, and it's a great little gun for plinking and practice. My .02 worth.
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    if you're gonna consider the Ruger Mark II or III, you may want to look at the 22/45 bull barrel model. It's real close in feel to a 1911 (which is what the grip was originally designed to simulate), a great shooter, and extremely simple to strip, clean and care for (my opinion). I've seen dozens of Ruger .22 semi-autos between my collection of stuff and many friends, and they have all been 100% right from the box. Personally, I would opt for a used Mark II (if a NIB wasn't available) over a Mark III. I'm NOT a big fan of extra locking devices, or all the extra parts required to install them in a weapon!

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    I've got a Walther P22. Fun gun to play with. Havn't had any troubles with it and its accurate. I picked mine up for under $300. and i save $1.60 every clip i shoot compared to the 9mm.

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    Just picked up the Beretta Neos yesterday. Fun little gun. Much less finicky about ammo then some of my previous .22's, plus the European Styling is kind of fun.
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    Here's an oddball for you... Best plinking pistol I've ever owned is a Hi-Standard "Supermatic".

    Check these out:

    MODEL B - 22 LR.. - Auction: 8567705 (Ends 04/21/2008, 19:36:26 PST)

    High Standard Supermatic Citation .22 L.R.(9424-06 - Auction: 8578533 (Ends 04/21/2008, 17:14:17 PST) (that one is almost identical to mine)

    Aside from that, my Dad has a Ruger Mark II that shoots *almost* as well as my Hi-Standard

    Happy plinking.

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    I've been quite dissatisfied with my Walther P22. It is a fun gun to shoot, but the original magazines don't hold the rounds well and have a tendency to fall out of the gun-- not stay put. I've been told there is a second generation magazine that solves the problem but haven't gotten around to buying any of the new mags.

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