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Favorite semiautomatic .22 LR.

This is a discussion on Favorite semiautomatic .22 LR. within the .22 Forum forums, part of the Related Topics category; The Browning designed Colt Woodsman is my favorite of the ones I own. I admire the Smith & Wesson Model 41 most of all....

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    The Browning designed Colt Woodsman is my favorite of the ones I own.

    I admire the Smith & Wesson Model 41 most of all.
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    Ruger Mk ll

    Always been a fan of the S&W Mod 41...just have never bit the bullet and bought one...although, I have been VERY close on a couple of occasions.
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    I have a lot of .22 l.r. handguns and my most accurate and reliable semi auto handguns have been two Hammerli pistols. Most rimfire problems are caused by poor ammo quality where there isn't enough primer compound in the rim.

    Hammerli International 208 and 212, both probably an overkill for the wallet of the occasional shooter.




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    Taurus TX22.

    It's getting very good reviews. 👍

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    The Ruger "Marks" do it for me - I own two Mk II Targets and a Mk II 22/45. Reliable as the day is long.

    S&W 41 is on the wish list, though!

    Not a fan of the double-action .22 pistols, though. I've seen too many choke in our monthly .22 steel matches, although I suspect the majority of stoppages stem from indifferent choice of ammunition. I'll stick with the single-action autos for reliability.
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    One of my 41s got the flat grips treatment and then I dyed the wood bright orange.

    I really do need to strip them and stain them a more natural color.

    The older and more vintage magazines sell for quite a premium but, the newer ones function just fine.

    The rimfire competition shooters believe that there is some sort of jinx on the newer magazines.

    I sold off quite a number of my older magazines for really nice $$$ but, I still have about 10 or 11 in addition to some later ones.

    They shoot/function exactly the same to me.
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    My favorite is also my most accurate (by a mile) - the Ruger MkII in SS with 7+in barrel. It's not even close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    My favorite is also my most accurate (by a mile) - the Ruger MkII in SS with 7+in barrel. It's not even close.
    Is that the "slab side" or the Government model?
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    Rifle- My faithful 10/22 that I've had for over 30 years

    Handgun- Browning Buckmark
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Is that the "slab side" or the Government model?
    It's not the slab sided but I don't recall it being referred to as the Government Model.
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    35 years ago my wife came with a Ruger MK1. She has had it since '79. It's probably the best shooter we own! We also have a Buckmark, and a SR22. I would be happy with any of the three, but like the Ruger best. I recently bought a Ruger Standard with a short barrel. I haven't shot it yet, its missing some parts and needs to be refinished. But I have no doubt it will fit right in. DR
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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    It's not the slab sided but I don't recall it being referred to as the Government Model.
    I believe Ruger made the Government Target Model under contract to the US military for training purposes, then listed the model in their catalog for a few years. The receiver is stamped with the name, as seen here: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/835655848 Barrel on this model is 6-7/8".
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    Ruger SR22 with a wingman bumper on the mag for 15 rounds threaded barrel loads of fun!

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    What is your favorite, most reliable .22 LR pistol.

    I've owned the SR22 since shortly after it was introduced into the marketplace.

    Have never had any problem with it. Reliability problems can often be the fault of the ammunition one chooses to use ...

    Another cause can be how well the weapon is maintained.

    I use the SR22 as my alternate CCW when I don't want to lug around my GLOCK 26.

    I also use hollow point Winchester ammo.



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    What is your favorite, most reliable .22 LR pistol. I've been thinking about adding the Ruger SR22 to my collection, but have heard of some reliability issues.

    It will only be used for a cheap plinking range toy so I guess reliability isn't such a huge thing.

    What is your favorite .22 plinker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by entertainment72 View Post
    Love my Ruger MKIII bull barrel Target Model. Also love my SP101 22LR.

    If we're throwing in rifles too, hard to beat a 10/22.
    Hey! Git outa my head. My Ruger MKIII bull barrel Target Model has a three inch barrel and I use it for Rimfire Steel Challenge fun in addition to plinking. After more than 50 years of jonesing for a 10/22 I bought one this year. I still have the Remingotn bolt action I bought when I was 14 years old, about 8 weeks before the Kennedy assassination.
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