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Old 08-12-2009, 08:17 PM   #51
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I wanted to get folks' input. I want to get a .22 target pistol, but am not sure which to buy. I've never bought a .22 before, so I need some advice.

Here are a few choices that have been suggested. Which of these do you like? If you have another, please list:

-- Beretta Neo
-- Smith 22A
-- Colt Woodsman
-- Browning Buckmark
-- Browning Challenger
-- Ruger Mark II
-- Ruger Mark III
A Ruger Mark II has served me well.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:12 AM   #52
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Default Ruger Mark II

The very last shot I made with mine took a turtles head off at around 50 yrds. I didn't investigate but the guy sitting beside me said that he would have had a hard time making that shot with a rifle.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:18 PM   #53
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Default Old but reliable

I have a Woodsman and a High Standard HD military .22 with the longer barrel. I can't speak to new technology as they are both quite old (1950-1), but they are in great shape. The Woodsman is a nice plinking gun and extremely reliable, a great learning weapon. The High Standard is a little picky about ammo but is far more accurate (night and day). My father shot competitively with it.

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Re-opened an old Thread Huh?

I had a MkII long ago. Now we have an Older Buckmark from about 10 Years ago, no plastic on this one, the Grips are the Herritt's Wood and they are pretty. My 22/45 has replacement wood for the orig. Plastic ones...

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Nothing like rekindling an old thread especially if it's still pertinent. These days you can go with S&W 41. The HS Olympic is good. HS actually made a pistol that won an Olympic competition. I have very early model Colt pistols and one revolver. Browning Buckmark & Challenger III, Four High Standards. They are all very accurate. The Challenger has to be kept very clean or it hiccups. My favorite regarding accuracy and trigger is the HS HD Military which has a hammer.
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I've shot a couple of Smith 41's, did good but I don't like the grip.
Colt Woodsman Match target feels good, but for me is more of a hunting/trail rig.
High Standards, shot a few, really like the grip on most (even my cheaper Sharpshooter did very well). Never have tried a 10X.
Rugers............shot quite a few, some with TS uppers. Neat but I still put 'em in the hunting/trail department. I still have a Mk1 6 7/8" target for that.
Buckmark.........get a target model with adj sear engagement. Standard versions are good field rigs too, esp if you put the the field bbl on a target frame
But one of my fave .22 rimfires my dad still has, a Kart slide on a Colt 1911 frame, slicked by a kinda famous dude in target shooting circles (from same town). Some folks say the Kart slides are iffy...............this one has gone down once, and has been shot a lot. It needed an extractor replaced, that was all.

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