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Old 05-03-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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I am in the market for a target .22 pistol. I haven't shot very many but ones I have shot are the ruger mark 3 and browning buck mark. I like both of those. I am looking for something to have fun with shooting and be dependable reliable and accurate. I am thinking of trying to keep it near or under 400

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Old 05-03-2011, 07:24 PM   #2
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I believe the Ruger and Browning you mentioned are going to be your best bet.
IMO (and I'm sure others will agree) the MKIII, 22/45 and Buckmark are the best .22 pistols out there right now.

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Default Revolvers and automatics

I teach a lot of kids, AKA young people to shoot and have found that my SW 10 shot revolver works like a charm.
A SW 686 I think it is
Simple, easy to use and can't get away from them as fast as the autos when they are first learning.
Once they run a few hundred thru the revolver, then on to the old Ruger Mk1 Bull and then onto something in .38 and finally up to whatever they can handle based on age and ability.
And it gives me an excuse to shoot .22 all I want! without comments like, shooting that mouse gun again!
Ruger and or SW are fine choices and can be had in your price range.

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If it was a toss-up between Browning and Ruger, I'd go with the Browning.

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I bought the Browning Buckmark and have ZERO regrets.

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Buckmark!!!! 

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Shot a High Standard Victor recently. It was a sweet shooter, with a sharp trigger pull, good balance and excellant ergonomics.

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I have a Ruger Mark III bull barrel target model and love it. But as most Ruger owners know, it can be a PAIN IN the U-know-what to field strip and reassemble for cleaning.

Yes, it gets easier but it's never a simple process and sometimes aggravating when you can't align the upper receiver and lower juuuuuuuuust right so you can insert the bolt stop pin/mainspring assembly back. Arrrrrrrghhhhh!!!

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I am in the market for a target .22 pistol. I haven't shot very many but ones I have shot are the ruger mark 3 and browning buck mark. I like both of those. I am looking for something to have fun with shooting and be dependable reliable and accurate. I am thinking of trying to keep it near or under 400
I did some research online and decided on a Ruger. Went to the gun shop and handled both the Ruger and the Browning Buckmark Hunter. The Browning fit my hand perfectly and I ended up buying it. Love it. Ruger would be my second choice.
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I got Browning Buckmark Camper Stainless Steel (SS) version, love it. Today, put probably 100 to 160 rounds on target. I am estimating close to 800 rounds since March 29, 2011 purchase date.

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