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    help with decision.

    Wanting a 22 pistol for family. Decision I want a keltec pmr 30 22 magnum but may be months before I get it. Next choice is the Browning buckmark which I can get right away. Which would you gentlemen get? Thanks for any help.

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    what is this pistol to be used for? you can pick up an automag II for 500 bucks

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    I haven't shot the other two but I have a Ruger Mk III Bull Barrel target model that runs great.

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    I think the buckmark is the way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    what is this pistol to be used for? you can pick up an automag II for 500 bucks
    Going to be used for fun and for cheap trigger time for my kids, ,wife and myself.

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    For the intended purpose, I would get the Buckmark.
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    Buckmark! While the PMR 30 is attractive it uses magnum ammo and is a new product which is likely to have an issue or two upon release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leadtag View Post
    Going to be used for fun and for cheap trigger time for my kids, ,wife and myself.
    Go with the Buckmark

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    For plinking, .22 LR is a lot cheaper than the magnums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    For plinking, .22 LR is a lot cheaper than the magnums.
    What he said.
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    Thanks for the help gentlemen. I will probably get the buckmark hunter model.

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    I've got a buckmark and love it. Great for plinking and rodent control. They are really nice for family and getting everyone used to the sport. As for the other, I talked to local GS the other day about the keltec. They have sold around 20. 15 have come back for service. Seems like there are some minor issues to be ironed out 1st. Be safe. Go Browning.
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    The Buckmark is a fine gun, but in that category the Ruger .22 auto gets my vote. It gets marked down because some folks find the reassembly tricky, but realistically even target .22s don't need to be detail-stripped for cleaning all that often (AND the reassembly isn't a big deal if you can pat your head and rub your tummy). If you are meticulous, then a Bore Snake is your friend. The Ruger offers a better trigger and - if you're so inclined - a lot more aftermarket goodies than the Browning. You won't be disappointed with either. Handle both at a gun shop.

    If you do think the Ruger merits your attention, then I'll further suggest you find a used Mk II instead of a Mk III. The Mk II differs in details only, but the bolt 'ears' for gripping are smaller, there's a mag safety which you really don't need, and the "loaded chamber indicator" offers an extra entry point for detritus. If you can find a used Mk II that wasn't used to pound nails or as a pump handle, I'd go that route. You don't even absolutely need the adjustable sights, although both of mine have 'em; every fixed-sight Ruger .22 auto I've shot has had well-regulated sights pretty much out of the box.
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    +1 Buckmark. I've started using one for a cheap setup for Bullseye (Buckmark and BSA or similar quality red-dot), and it's been plenty accurate (much more than me!), and even has a few other newer guys eying it.

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    Buckmark. I have this one and it has been awesome: http://www.browning.com/products/cat...l-urx-firearms

    Not one malfunction in 1000 rounds. Easy to shoot and very accurate.

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