buck mark impressions and praise

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by pranc2, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. pranc2

    pranc2 New Member

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    took my buck mark to the range twice this weekend and i have to say that i am very happy with my purchase. as well as how well it will fit the role that i had planned for it. those would be trigger time for me and a starter pistol for my wife to learn some of what i enjoy so much. (really liking target transitions too) i did do the trigger spring flip and that made the trigger so nice i could not believe it. the weapon its self is heavy enough which i like because its big brother is a 1911. i think that the buck mark is heavier than my kimber but not by much. the buck mark seems to shoot almost any ammo. some ammo was a little more accurate than others but all cycled well. it didnt like remingtons golden bullet very much as i had 6 FTF out of 100 rounds and only 2 other FTF on all other rounds i fired over 800 rounds and two cleaning. federal lighten, and cci high velocity were the best overall but even the blazer was plenty accurate with good cycling. if anyone out there is thinking of a .22 pistol the buck mark is a very nice choice and you get every bit of what you pay for and comes highly recommended by many people of this site.(where i got the idea to get mine). sorry no pictures my computer is still smarter than i am.
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Thanks for the report. People that own them seem to be happy with them.

    How much of a hassle is it to take apart and clean? I've heard some say that it's kind of goofy.
     

  3. pranc2

    pranc2 New Member

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    it is easy as all could be to take apart. most people seem to complain about the fact you need an allen wrench to take apart (that comes with it). and for some reason a different size to remove the barrel (that doesnt come with it). just a few pieces and there are no surprises. anyone who says the buck mark is hard to take apart clean and put back together shouldnt own a weapon period. this being the biggest reason i choose the buck mark over the ruger mark II or III. i like to clean my own weapons and simple is better to me.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Pranc2,Glad to here you like your Buckmark.
    Where did you buy the Remington Golden Bullets from?
    If they came from Wally World,that's the problem.I shoot thousands of them each year out of almost all of my rimfires with rarely ever a problem.
    But I will never buy any ammo from the big chain stores,the prices that they make the mfg's sell them ammo-wholesale-is right at what it cost the mfg's to make it,so they don't do any Q.C. on any of the ammo produced for the big chains.
    That's why most people have problems with certain brands of ammo,and then get on the net and talk bad about a certain ammo not performing in their guns.

    Both my Buckmark pistol and rifle like to be fed Golden Bullets.
     
  6. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    CA357,Pranc2 is correct in this statement.

    A Buckmark is a very simple weapon to take down.
     
  7. pranc2

    pranc2 New Member

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    funny you say that it was walmart, but so was the federal and cci. plus all the .45acp i have bought from walmart no problems. never even thought about the QC thing but i could really see the truth in that statement. could have been a bad batch and no problems with the remington targets. they were accurate though even in the top. i think the buck mark just needs to be broke in a little more and will probably try them again.:cool:
     
  8. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Here are some sites for the Browning Buckmark. I picked up a Buckmark Camper Stainless Steel from Sportsman's Warehouse $299.00, dropped about 200 to 300 rounds, did not count the amount of times reloading the 10-round magazine. The container that was full of Blazer CCI .22LR was depleted. :D

    I did not have one FTF the entire time. Cleaning was easy, did not do a complete disassembly, used the standard cleaning, as well as toothbrush cotton swabs, and the snake! Will breakdown next time.

    The current manual that comes with, does not provide any information on disassembling for cleaning. Did the google and here are a 2 sites:

    http://media.browning.com/pdf/om/buckmark22_03218_om_s.pdf

    The following site provides pictures and little more indepth information that the manual listed above:

    buckmark

    Some of the issues on complete cleaning:

    1. In order to clean and lubricate the slide rails and the inner working of the "slide", it is necessary to unscrew the sight base after cocking the gun, and then pull the slide carefully off of the frame. Needless to say this throws off the sights which must then be readjusted. I have taken to cleaning out the barrel, and then going after the ejector face, and the slide rails with a toothbrush to save myself the trouble of disassembling the gun and readjusting the sights.

    2. It is also important to exercise some caution about the extractor and the extractor spring. I spent a frustrating half hour crawling around on the floor of my dinning room brushing my hand across the carpet in an effort to find an escaped extractor spring. The extractor, spring and tensioner all departed the slide when I ran a tooth brush across the face of the breech. They are held in only by spring tension.

    3. The earlier guns had a plastic magazine catch which would be slowly eaten away as it wore against the cut outs in the metal magazines. This problem does not exist in the newer guns, which have a metal catch.
     
  9. Jay

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    I've never had an issue with take-down on my Buckmarks. I simply brass brush the breech face and bolt face, pull a patch thru the bore, and QTip the mag well. None of mine, (2 Target models, a Silhouette, and a Mocro URX) require any sight removal to completely strip the gun. The sights come off with the top rail.
     
  10. vonfatman

    vonfatman New Member

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    Buckmarks are GREAT semi-autos!! Good report.

    I've had a Buckmark or two...I enjoyed the heck out of them but they weresold off after I got the itch for improving my triggers. They sure shot great and were super accurate.

    Sometimes our tastes change. If I'd not been able to improve (vastly) the triggers on my Ruger semi-autos I'd be down to two semi-auto .22s...my Model 41 and Trailside!


    Bob
     
  11. TJWright

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    These are by far the most accurate pistols I have ever shot, I have only shot Aguila ammo through it I can't remember any number of FTF's,. best buy for the buck(mark)
    no pun intended. Tim
     
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  12. TJWright

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    I have a Buckmark target version, Bull barrel, full top rail, gold trigger.
    Most accurate pistol I have ever shot, mine was handed down to me by my father who used to shoot with the pistol club in Vancouver WA, he used a laser scope which I still have, but I find it more fun to shoot with open sights, very reliable, almost never a FTF
    they are the sweetest shooting .22 ever, I highly recommend one if you get a chance to buy one, DO IT you wont regret it,
    Pics are posted in the gallery so I won't bother posting any here, check it out, these pistols are well engineered and feel good in your hand, a pleasure to shoot. Tim

    PS don't forget to clean it good. After a couple of bricks of Aguila they tend to get a little sticky and after about 2000 rounds the bolt face gets hung up by crud from the dirty little .22 rounds,
    who da thunk it. der.....
     
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  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Interesting thread for me. I am looking to buy a .22 pistol....either the Ruger Mark III or a Browning BuckMark. I don't know enough to make a decision yet. I have never taken a gun apart yet to clean. My only gun is a Ruger GP100.
     
  14. pranc2

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    hope its helps your choice some. simple is always better for me. and for the price the you would be lucky to find something else more accurate. i would now recommend the buck mark to anyone wanting a starter pistol or a .22lr for target. my buddy is thinking hard on one after shooting mine. lol could not find anyone that owns one that had anything real bad to say.

    and to ever said most accurate pistol ever. my kimber 1911 puts that buck mark to dust but doesnt really matter cuz both are more accurate than me and the kimber was only more the 3 times as much..:cool:
     
  15. dragonfly

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    Chim over on RFC has a small web site on the take down and care of the buckmark. Rusty22, also on RFC, makes and sells a lot of neat little add-ons and tools for the BM as well. His BM tool makes taking he BM down a breeze. He also has some very nice replacement triggers. It also serves as a magazine reloading tool for holding the follower and spring down. Very neat.

    The pistol can be broken down by removing the rear sight screw and loosening the barrel screw. No need to remove the red dots, etc. as long as the rear sight screw is accessible.

    I have a Ruger Standard, a Browning Challenger II and a Browning Medalist to go along with my BM. All are great to shoot, but the C II and the Medalist are definitely of a higher breed. The newer Rugers (II & III) are more of a pain to take down, but with practice and getting rid of the lawyer magazine cutoff, it gets easier. Same on BM. The magazine cut off thingy got lost the first time I took it down - about 30 minutes after I bought it. :)

    df