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greenr19 06-12-2009 08:00 PM

Beretta Neos, Browning Buckmark, or Ruger Mark III
I am looking for a cheap .22LR pistol for plinking. I have only shot a .22 pistol once and it was my father in laws walther P22. I have narrowed it down to the Neos, Buckmark, and Mark III mainly because they are all around $250. I was just wondering what kind of experiences you all have had with these guns. Right now they are all priced the same and I have no clue which one to get.

Hot Sauce NARC 06-12-2009 08:14 PM

i personally like the Mark III especially with the heavy barrell and all stainles, it may be a little more expensive but it looks super awesome and its lazerbeam accurate. or if you want to go super cheap go with the ruger .22/45 its basically a polymer mark III with a shorter barrell, its still super accurate i love mine.

cpttango30 06-12-2009 09:47 PM

I have The Neos and a Ruger MkII the best one they ever made.

I have a bunch of time behind a buckmark and I will say you can't go wrong with any of the 3.

I personally will not own a Ruger MkIII with the idiot proof PRK approved loaded chamber indicator on it. it just makes the gun look like crap. I didn't like the 22/45 either because it was to sharp on the corners for me. Many on here like them. I don't.

bgeddes 06-15-2009 08:53 PM

Shoot a S&W 22A, mine shoots straight as an arrow, never has FTF or FTE, even dirty with cheap ammo. Big full sized pistol that is great for practice.

chucksolo69 06-15-2009 10:22 PM

How about the Whitney Wolverine? Excellent article in this mont's issue of "GUNS" magazine. Apparently the new gun has a polymer frame and a vent rib. Other than that it is the same as the original 1958 gun.

Gojubrian 06-16-2009 07:30 AM

Didn't like the neos, sold it. Got a buckmark, love it!!

jdgeroy 06-16-2009 01:35 PM

Mark III for me, I love it.

kodiak1973 06-16-2009 02:49 PM

I love my S&W 22A. Haven't had a problem from the first round to the last with any ammo I've put through it so far! I do like the way the Neos look and I think the Whitney Wolverines are pretty neat. Don't know how they shoot though.

stalkingbear 06-18-2009 04:39 PM

Get the 1 THAT FITS YOU. Having said that, I prefer the Ruger mk2 over the mk3. The buckmark is good too.

joe63111 06-26-2009 12:10 PM

I am in the same boat. Got my CCW this week and what to spend tome on the range. I am looking at all 3 guns. I want to buy this weekend but still have not decided. HELP!

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