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Old 04-16-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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I have a Ruger Mk III(non 22/45; 5" bull barrel target model) and I love it except for one thing. I HATE cleaning it, it's just one big PITA after every range trip.

Does anyone know of any other .22LR semi-autos that are as solidly built and accurate as the Mk III? I love the handling of the Mk III as well and would like something as similar as possible, but without all the cleaning hassles.

I've handled a Mosquito and hated it. I've heard the Buckmark isn't made in the US anymore. I've fired a Woodsman, but don't know about cleaning it. I'd prefer to buy new, but would buy used to get a quality US made .22LR. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-16-2013, 11:18 PM   #2
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Crap, thought I was in the handgun section. Sorry mods.

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ALAKZAM! You are now in the semi-auto handgun area

(You may bow, and chant I am not worthy)

Honestly? IMHO, most .22 rimfires get cleaned WAY too much. I clean before prolonged storage, or if accuracy or function is lacking- usually 5K rounds or so.

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Thanks C3. Any alternative suggestions to the Mk III? Even cleaning it once a year is a major PITA to me. If nothing else can be had that is similar I guess I could live with it, I don't want to "trade down".

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S&W Model 41, ridiculously nice trigger and very accurate.

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Nix, is it easy to clean? Never heard of it, what's a ballpark price?

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Browning Buckmarks are nice, and accurate. Fairly easy to clean too. Some folks complain about removing the rear sight and having to re-sight, but I've never had an issue.

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Yes, the S&W 41 is a very nice pistol. At around $1,000 and up, I would expect a VERY nice pistol. I mean REALLY nice.

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Well darn C3, I paid $289 for my Mk III. I wouldn't want to drop a G for a rim fire pistol. Maybe $500 or less seems reasonable unless there is something real special about the model. Why are the Model 41s so expensive?

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I have a Ruger Mk III(non 22/45; 5" bull barrel target model) and I love it except for one thing. I HATE cleaning it, it's just one big PITA after every range trip.

Does anyone know of any other .22LR semi-autos that are as solidly built and accurate as the Mk III? I love the handling of the Mk III as well and would like something as similar as possible, but without all the cleaning hassles.

I've handled a Mosquito and hated it. I've heard the Buckmark isn't made in the US anymore. I've fired a Woodsman, but don't know about cleaning it. I'd prefer to buy new, but would buy used to get a quality US made .22LR. Any suggestions?
You don't have to take the pistol down. I have had a Buckmark for many years and never have taken it down. Just clean it as it is.
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