Ruger v browning

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by nm555, May 3, 2012.

  1. nm555

    nm555 New Member

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    So im looking at getting either a browning buck mark camper our a ruger mark 3 standard anf am looking for some feedback on both.

    Also what ammo do you use in yours?
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Whew------Toss a coin :confused:
    Had both & i belive i'd give a slight edge to the Browning :)
    Can't really say why----Style mabe :cool:

    Forgot-- I use CCI Mini Mags in all my 22's-------
     

  3. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Both guns are excellent. It varies from one pistol to the next, but neither is terribly finicky about ammo. The 50-100rd boxes of CCI and Winchester will usually run best, especially Mini-Mags.

    The Ruger is a bit more common, available in a wider range of finishes and barrel lengths, and supported by more aftermarket products. It also requires a takedown that would challenge MacGyver himself the first few attempts.

    I like both. I'd probably give the edge to Browning for no other reason than personal tastes.
     
  4. Hairtrigger

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    Right out of the box I believe the Browning is the hands down winner.
    If you want to buy aftermarket goodies then the Ruger is for you.
    Keep in mind the goodies add up. After buying the Ruger and all the goodies, why not just buy a S&W 41?
     
  5. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    This is just me ive fired both and personaly like the ruger better, the browning is still an excellent gun, use whatever feels best in your hands
     
  6. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    IF you ever want to mount a scope, the Ruger MKIII has a Nambu-style

    slide, which makes scope mounting much easier on that design.

    My Ruger MKII, with a scope, is a 50 yard pistol.
     
  7. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    12 one way a dozen the other. you have selected the top two pistols in .22lr on the market. it basically would come down to does one feel better in your hands? does one look slightly better to you? both are accurate, both are reliable, both can use most bulk ammo, as long as you keep them clean. ive shot both, and would probly give the edge to the browning for price. but then is there ever a bad ruger?
     
  8. PlasticGunner

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    I have a ruger Mark III 22/45 and is about my favorite to shoot because it is so accurate at a real distance and if you like moding guns there are many for it.... But then again I would love to own a buckmark. I do not think you can go wrong with either.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i can personally recommend the Ruger as i own one. very good pistol and accurate. i have shot the Browning many years ago, also an excellent pistol and very well amde from a company with an excellent reputation for quality. either one would serve you well and neither would be a bad choice. maybe which ever one feels the best in your hand might be the tie breaker.
     
  10. elmerfudge

    elmerfudge New Member

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    I have a Mark III and put 300-400 rounds down range every week on the 50' range. My mods include Williams Fire Sight fiber optic sights and Volthane grips. I've also removed the magazine safety which allows the mags to drop freely.

    I've owned more than 50 handguns of all calibers and the Mark III is in the top 3 of favorites.

    I typically shoot Winchester 36 gr. copper coated hollow point only because I can get quantity 555 at Walmart for < $20.00.

    I broke the Ruger in with CCI mini mag (500) rounds.

    Safe to say you would be happy with either pistol.
     
  11. mybigguns

    mybigguns New Member

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    I've shot several hundred rounds through my buddies mkIII and it is the nicest shooting. 22 I've shot.
    Made me kind of regret buying my Beretta neos a little. Except for the price.
    The mkIII target has a fantastic trigger.
     
  12. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I like the Buckmark but have to go with the Ruger, in fact I have a Mark I, Mark II and Mark III!
     
  13. PlasticGunner

    PlasticGunner New Member

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    A nice thing with both the ruger and Browning is that you can buy a speed loader pretty cheap and trust me you will want one lol. One other thing I think the buck Mark come with one mag while the mark3 comes with two.