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    Which one?

    Which one?

    I have been given the go ahead to get a .22 pistol and the two that I am considering are the Browning Buck Mark and the Ruger 22/45.

    They both are about the same price and have similar ergonomics. Both have a reputation of reliability. Both have their controls in the same, or similar, positions.

    The Buck Mark is easier to disassemble and reassemble.

    The Ruger is supposed to “feel” more like a 1911.

    I will be using it for plinking and maybe some small game hunting.

    Any opinions out there?


    Thanks…

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    Personally I would go with the Browning. Either would be a fine choice. I just like the looks of the Browning better.
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    I went with a Buck Mark SS Camper and am very happy with it:
    Buck Mark Stainless Camper, pistol 22 rimfire auto loading, Browning Firearms Product

    That being said, if a good deal pops up on a Ruger SS Hunter, I'll probably be tempted into one of them also. I love .22s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasabi View Post
    I went with a Buck Mark SS Camper and am very happy with it:
    Buck Mark Stainless Camper, pistol 22 rimfire auto loading, Browning Firearms Product

    That being said, if a good deal pops up on a Ruger SS Hunter, I'll probably be tempted into one of them also. I love .22s.
    I have a MK11, but that Buck Mark sure does look perdy sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper View Post
    I have a MK11, but that Buck Mark sure does look perdy sweet.
    Thanks. I waited a long time to find that particular one and finally scored a great deal (NIB) on GunBroker. It was going to get it or this Ruger whichever I found first:
    Ruger Mark III™*Rimfire Autoloading*Pistol (KMKIII512H) Overview

    I still want the Ruger and have been keeping an eye out for one. There was one (6 7/8" barrel) NIB FS on the SIG forum a few months ago for around $400 (incredible deal) and it sold within 10 minutes of it being posted. I spotted it about 5 minutes afterwards and missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasabi View Post
    Thanks. I waited a long time to find that particular one and finally scored a great deal (NIB) on GunBroker. It was going to get it or this Ruger whichever I found first:
    Ruger Mark III™*Rimfire Autoloading*Pistol (KMKIII512H) Overview

    I still want the Ruger and have been keeping an eye out for one. There was one (6 7/8" barrel) NIB FS on the SIG forum a few months ago for around $400 and it sold within 10 minutes of it being posted. I spotted it about 5 minutes afterwards and missed it.
    A choice you won't regret I'm sure. Good luck and maybe a range report sometime?
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    If I wanted a .22LR that felt and handled like a 1911 I'd just get a conversion kit and be done with it.

    If I was looking to purchase a .22LR I'd go with the Browning, but that's just me.

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    If you want something that 'feels' like your carry gun, get a conversion kit. I love my conversion kit; it's perfect for both training and plinking.

    Though, I still do like the idea of the 22/45. Aren't the MKII/MKIII more popular? If so there are probably more aftermarket options for them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    If I wanted a .22LR that felt and handled like a 1911 I'd just get a conversion kit and be done with it.

    If I was looking to purchase a .22LR I'd go with the Browning, but that's just me.

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    Biker,
    I am not really too concerned about having a .22 that “feels and handles” like the 1911, that is just an added plus.

    As for a conversion kit… I have one for my CZ and am not overly pleased with it. I get a large number of misfires with it (sometimes as many as one or two per magazine). I really do not think it is the ammo since I experience no misfires with the 10/22 while using ammo from the same lot. I realize that most conversion kits work fine, but this has just left me with a bad taste in my mouth and I would rather get a dedicated pistol at this point.

    I am leaning towards the Browning, but have not ruled out the Ruger just yet.

    Thanks

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    My Mark II is a Chinese puzzle when it comes to disassembly and reassembly. It's a sweet shooter and darned accurate. Rugers have a heap of after-market add-ons as well for target shooting and suppression. Overall, some big pluses and minuses.

    I know folks who love the buck mark. I reckon fit and finish a little nicer with the Browning. Either way, can't go wrong.
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    I have 3 Buckmarks for sihoulette shooting, and they are outstanding. I have used one of them for over 25 years, and it is still going strong. Ruger does make a great .22, but the Buckmarks and Contenders are dominate in our area.
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    I prefer the Rugers because you can do a little more with them, but think that the Brownings are a little better off the shelf.
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    Both are well made and accurate. I personally prefer the Browning grip over the Ruger's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackJack View Post
    As for a conversion kit… I have one for my CZ and am not overly pleased with it. I get a large number of misfires with it (sometimes as many as one or two per magazine). I really do not think it is the ammo since I experience no misfires with the 10/22 while using ammo from the same lot. I realize that most conversion kits work fine, but this has just left me with a bad taste in my mouth and I would rather get a dedicated pistol at this point.
    Sounds to me like a poor quality kit.
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