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Old 07-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Anyone know a good all metal .22? Looking at Ruger 22/45 or Browning Buckmark. Other suggestions welcomed. It'll be used a lot for hunting, but I don't want a 7" barrel or anything crazy like that.

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Vagabomd,

You may want to take a look at the Sig 1911 22 Cal Pistol they are very nice and a great shooter if you are interested in the 1911 style weapon. I have a Browning Buckmark also which is a fine pistol. But love that Sig 1911 22 Cal! And they are very reasonably priced also for the quality of the pistol. And very accurate!

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Anyone know a good all metal .22? Looking at Ruger 22/45 or Browning Buckmark. Other suggestions welcomed. It'll be used a lot for hunting, but I don't want a 7" barrel or anything crazy like that.
Both of those are good choices. I prefer the Ruger as they tend to be the most reliable in my experience and are not as picky about what ammo they get.
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My only problem is that the grip of the Buckmark felt pretty damn large for a 22 and the rest of the gun on the ruger felt big. Maybe that's just me.

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Check out the new Walther PPK/s in .22LR.

Metal, 10 rounds, accurate, easy to carry.

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Anyone know a good all metal .22? Looking at Ruger 22/45 or Browning Buckmark. Other suggestions welcomed. It'll be used a lot for hunting, but I don't want a 7" barrel or anything crazy like that.
We have a few, of course. My wife has a 6" Buckmark, and we also have a 5.5" Ruger 22/45, and I have two Chiappa's, a 1911-22 and the M9-22...If your looking for Target/Bullseye either the Browning or the Ruger's are good choices..also have an Old colt Woodsman thats a safe queen these days,..
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I've had a 22/45 for about 6 months and I am very pleased with the accuracy. It tends to feel a little "muzzle heavy" with the polymer frame and heavy barrel but I got used to it.

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Anyone know a good all metal .22? Looking at Ruger 22/45 or Browning Buckmark. Other suggestions welcomed. It'll be used a lot for hunting, but I don't want a 7" barrel or anything crazy like that.
IMO it's hard to do "better" than the Ruger or Buckmark for less than $900-1000 in an auto pistol. I would suggest checking out a Ruger Mk III, though. Pretty much the same as the 22/45 but with a different grip frame. I prefer the MkIII but some people do like the angle on the 22/45.

If your not set an an auto pistol, you could also check out the S&W 617 or Ruger Single-Six revolvers. The DA Smith is pricier than the SA Ruger but both have fans and they can make excellent hunting handguns.

As far as barrel length there's nothing particularly "crazy" about a 7-inch barrel (my own Ruger Mk III has a 6 7/8 inch barrel). Unless you are using a scope or red dot the longer barrel is actually an advantage for accurate sighting. A longer barrel can also provide better bsllistc performance out of a .22LR, which can mattet for hunting. Personally, unless compactness is a real need, I would not pick a gun with a barrel less than 6-inches for target shooting it hunting.
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Here's my 22/45 with the 4.5" threaded barrel. If you you can find one in the "Lite" configuration that's what I would recommend.

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I actually prefer the MK2.

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