Tough choice of plinkers

Tough choice of plinkers

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View Poll Results: Which .22 auto should I get?

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  • Smith & Wesson 22A

    7 9.21%
  • Ruger 22/45

    37 48.68%
  • Beretta Neos

    10 13.16%
  • Browning Buckmark

    22 28.95%
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    Tough choice of plinkers

    It's high time I bought a good plinker. It's becoming a glaring hole in my collection.
    I want an automatic, and want to keep it under $400. What do you think is my best choice?

    I should add that I used to have a 22/45, and still have 2 magazines. So that has an effective $40 advantage to price.
    If there's a decent target auto I overlooked, I'd love to hear those suggestions.


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    I have the S&W 22A1.It's a great little plinker,but wife has the Buckmark,I think her Buckmark is more comfortable to shoot and I think it has better sights, just my opinion.

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    Love my Neos, not one single failure in almost 1000 rounds including Remington and Federal bulk packs.

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    I've got a 22A that I absolutely love. The only thing I can say is to make sure you get one of the new ones with the hi-viz sights. The stock black sights suck big time. I painted mine though, which worked just fine for me. Very accurate, reliable, well rounded pistol that costs about $300. I don't think you can beat it.

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    Its a close call between the Buckmark and the Ruger. I'd probably lean towards the Ruger though.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    All you have to do is ask to clean every single one of these guns and the choice will become clearer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Its a close call between the Buckmark and the Ruger. I'd probably lean towards the Ruger though.
    +1 voted ruger but almost went buckmark love the ruger but i do hate cleaning it

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    Neos is very simple to take down, that's one of the reasons I chose it other than the 100's of positive reviews I read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnauman View Post
    Neos is very simple to take down, that's one of the reasons I chose it other than the 100's of positive reviews I read.
    Never shot one; but I like the looks of it and all I hear is good stuff....

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    I went with the Ruger because I love the feel of the grip.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    What about the Walther P22. http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/WhiteBIrdTN/P22QIL.png" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    Is there anything particularly wrong with the 22A? To say it is underperforming in the poll is a bit of an understatement. It seems to be the cheapest in the poll, but is there anything that prevents it from being a good practice gun? I'm looking to get into handgunning and need something to practice on so my targets look more grouped and less patterned.

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    I have the 22A and the 22/45. Both are reliable and fun to shoot but the 22/45 gets more range time. I just shoot better with it.
    The situation will NEVER BE THE WAY YOU WANT, it WILL BE THE WAY IT IS. You must be FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT and just "DEAL WITH IT".

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    I guess no one caught my joke.
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