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keas3 11-17-2012 04:46 PM

Ruger Mark III or Smith & Wesson 22a??
 
Pondering which would be a better gun for target shooting!?

nywatt 11-18-2012 03:16 PM

I have never shot the Smith and Wesson but I have a Mark iii 22/45 and love it.

c3shooter 11-18-2012 03:45 PM

Tastes great, less filling. Both are good guns.

The Smith is a bit cheaper, and you can switch barrels. Downside- aluminum frame. If you go with the 22A, get the 5.5 inch barrel. Balances much better.

The Mk III has a frame mounted mag release, unlike the earlier ones that were "toe-of-the mag" releases.

You pays yer money, you takes yer pick.

HOSSFLY 11-18-2012 05:12 PM

Ruger IMO=
Course i'm not a S&W auto kinda guy---

keas3 11-19-2012 03:51 AM

But I've heard that the S&W very ammo specific but the Ruger will eat anything! Anyone that has one or the other have a take on that??

Hectocotylus 11-19-2012 04:37 AM

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Originally Posted by keas3
But I've heard that the S&W very ammo specific but the Ruger will eat anything! Anyone that has one or the other have a take on that??

I have the s&w it will shoot anything. I did have the frame break (yes crazy I know) but they replaced it.

MOshooter 11-19-2012 10:31 PM

I really like my Ruger Mk II Competition Target Model

Garadex 11-19-2012 11:29 PM

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I'd go with the Ruger. I recently got a Standard.

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Mark F 11-24-2012 12:36 PM

Buck Mark...

Vincine 11-24-2012 01:25 PM

I bought a Ruger because the other '1911' looking' 22s all seemed to have feeding, firing or ejecting problems and were fussy with ammo. The NRA Basic class I took had Walther p22s. No one was ever was able to get through a magazine without a problem, but that also might have been due to the very cheap ammo they no doubt used for the class.

The Rugers do have a reputation to work with anything. Once in a while I'll get an ammo feed failure. I think they're more magazine spring related.

It seemed to me at the time either you got a Ruger, which fired anything but was a pain to strip & clean (it's a little tricky), or you got one of the others which were easier to field strip, but jammed ALL the time.

I got a 'Speed Strip' for mine. It works great. I'd think you'd be able to change the barrel on a Ruger. They come right off. There's LOTS of aftermarket for the Rugers.

I don't think the S&W M&P 22 had been out yet when I bought mine. It does have a good reputation for functioning with lots of brands of ammo.


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