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Old 08-24-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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I was getting into long range pistol shooting in the .22 caliber I am pretty experienced to up to about 50 yards with my browning buckmark. However I am wanting to get into competition and need a nice preferably U.S made target pistol. I have a 1200 dollar budget

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Old 08-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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I was getting into long range pistol shooting in the .22 caliber I am pretty experienced to up to about 50 yards with my browning buckmark. However I am wanting to get into competition and need a nice preferably U.S made target pistol. I have a 1200 dollar budget
The S&W 41 is supposed to be a pinnacle in .22LR performance and

accuracy. (Read this month's F&S Bill Heavey Article about D.E. Petzal.)

I find joy with my Ruger MKII scoped long-barrel slab-side. But I'm

just a plinker. High Standard is a great shootin' iron for comp 22.


But I'm given to understand the Buckmark is also a fine target

pistol.
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Without a doubt: Smith and Wesson Model 41. Had one during my Bullseye shooting days a couple of decades ago, have been kicking myself over and over for selling it. One day I will have another.

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Do they still make the s&w 41or is it hard to get. If not is there any pistols currently in production that's good

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I believe the Model 41 is still in production, although sometimes they are hard to find. But worth it. If you have the budget, don't settle for second best. Used ones show up on gunbroker.com.

I've shot Ruger target models, Browning target models, and Hi Standard target models. I would take the Model 41 head and shoulders above any of them.

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The Hi Standard Victor is nice.

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I've had just about every competition 22 there is. In your price range, the Smith 41, High Standard Victor, and High Standard Supermatic Trophy in a 107 series are your best opinions.

Having all 3, the Smith 41 is the LEAST impressive. Accuracy wise, they are all three about the same. But in competition, it's all about the trigger. The Smith 41 can't hold a candle to the HS guns. Especially these newer production 41s. I have 5 High Standards and one 41. There's a reason for that.

The only advantage that the 41 has over the HS is that it is still a production gun and you can easily get replacement parts and extra mags. The old High Standards are not made anymore so finding parts can be tough if you happen to break something. And extra mags can be expensive. And the High Standard that is making guns now is NOT the same as the original HS company. Don't get confused.

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What about guns that are in production and besides the s&w 41 my gun shop says they had them ordered since last year and received one a month ago so that is out.

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What about guns that are in production and besides the s&w 41 my gun shop says they had them ordered since last year and received one a month ago so that is out.
Go used. S&W 41s are not terribly rare on the used market. Guns America has a couple. Also check with more than one gun shop. You might luck out.
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Yeah I actually called 4 gunships in my area and all are sold out and told me good luck and I just don't have the patience for online guns lol I like to see what I'm getting and check it out before I buy so I tend to stay away from that

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