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Old 12-21-2013, 03:30 AM   #1
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My LGS has one for $605. It is the Hunter model with the FO front sight and fluted stainless barrel. Ruger lists MSRP at $679. Is the $605 a decent going price? I have the desire for another target .22. I only have a Buckmark right now after trading my 22/45 a few months ago.

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My LGS has one for $605. It is the Hunter model with the FO front sight and fluted stainless barrel. Ruger lists MSRP at $679. Is the $605 a decent going price? I have the desire for another target .22. I only have a Buckmark right now after trading my 22/45 a few months ago.
Offer $550 cash and show the money. Settle for 575 out the door. The gun is muzzle heavy, so be sure the balance is good before buying.
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This LGS doesn't negotiate on price atleast not in my experience. He is who I use for all of my reloading equipment but rarely buy a gun. His new prices are a bit high compared to other LGSs I frequent. That is why I came here to ask on this particular gun.

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This LGS doesn't negotiate on price atleast not in my experience. He is who I use for all of my reloading equipment but rarely buy a gun. His new prices are a bit high compared to other LGSs I frequent. That is why I came here to ask on this particular gun.
Then weigh an extra $50 you pay at the shop against the time and gas you burn by going elsewhere, or the risks of buying through the Internet plus shipping and transfer.
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Still haven't bought this but things may have changed. I have decided I'm definately keeping the Buckmark and running that with the iron sights for steel challenge. Now I'm looking for a Ruger Mark III or another Browning Buckmark to set up as a open gun for steel challenge. If a Buckmark I will be either looking for the 7.25" or the 5.5" with the removeable grip panels.

If I were to go with the Ruger I could get the Hunter or a SS 5.5". Which one would be better for putting the optic on? I don't want to get too heavy but the 22/45 is not the way I want to go.

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Steel frame would be best. I appreciate the balance more than I do the sight radius in offhand shooting. Especially with a scope, a 5 1/2" barrel is more than enough.

My scoped setup is a TacSol upper on a VQ lower. It is all-alloy because they don't offer it in steel. But I also have a Mark III all-steel 5" with iron sights.

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I've got a line on a Mark III stainless model. Basically I'm trying to decide if I need the extra barrel length if I'm putting an optic on. I really don't think so but the Hunter model is cool. I will probably be putting all the Volquartsen goodies in it. The Rugers are easier on the aftermarket stuff. I have a bunch of Browning mags so buying more Ruger mags won't make me real happy.

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