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Old 05-05-2011, 05:41 AM   #11
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thanks for the quick replies, I was also starting to lean towards the browning. I can never have enough browning products.
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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!!!
I figured it was just me having this issue... by the way to the OP I LOVE my old Ruger MKII bull barrel. It's a heck of a good shooter.
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Buckmark!!! It is so sweet!!!
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I went with the Ruger Mk III and I love it. It's heavier than the Browning, but I think that it actually feels better in the hand. My advice is to shoot both and see which you like.

The Ruger has another plus in that the aftermarket is outstanding. I down-converted mine to a Mk II firing system by removing the mag disconnect and swapping the hammer and bushing out for those of a Mk II (Drop-in parts, no gunsmith required), and put in a target trigger and sear. The pull was fantastic to begin with (Though most people say the Buckmark's is better), but now it breaks even smoother.
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Default ruger or browning .....both!

why not buy both ......with a little searching, you might find excellent used examples for 200 or less each . a ruger mk2 target is a great gun so is the earlier version buckmark ....dont discount the old high standards either
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If you've taken apart both a Ruger & a Browning, you quickly come to the inescapable conclusion that the Browning Rules.

If you've also taken apart a (Hamden, CT) High Standard Olympic...you see Browning's design taken to its ultimate level.
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I would go with the buckmark or a used mark2 in good codition if you can find one.

If you do go with the ruger mark3 make sure you take out the LCI indicator if you plan on shooting cheep ammo. It will light strike quite often if you don't. This is the main reason I don't care for the mark3. LCI indicators only cause problems in rimfires IMO
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and don't be scared of breaking down a ruger if you decide on one. We live in the age of computers. watch a video on utube oF how to break one down.
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I would recomend the buckmark by browning if you are focusing on building the basics, it is heavy and well balanced, the last gun I bought was the browning buckmark and shooting any of my other handguns improved
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and don't be scared of breaking down a ruger if you decide on one. We live in the age of computers. watch a video on utube oF how to break one down.
Great advice.

Yeah, that's how I learned too. By watching YOUTUBE vids. There's a really good one (can't remember the vid) but the fellow refers to (what I believe is) the dangling piece of the hammer assembly as "the piece o' cheese".

Field stripping the Ruger Mark is an experiment in frustration but I'm still crazy about mine.

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