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Best .22lr Plinker $300 or under

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by glockman23, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. I'm just starting to build my handgun collection, and I'm to the point where I want to get a .22 lr semi-auto to plink with/shoot with beginners. I don't want to spend much over $300. My buddy has a Walther P22 that doesn't exactly make my socks go up and down. Then again, nothing compares to the Model 41 I grew up shooting:wow:. Alas, out of my price range. Any suggestions?
     

  2. RedHaze

    RedHaze Handgunner

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    If you want a rock solid .22 look for used Rugers, Brownings, Hi Standards.

    Ruger MkII
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    Ruger MkIII
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    Browning Buckmark
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    Hi Standard HD Military (This is mine, I absolutely love it. Total tackdriver!)
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    Hi Standard Olympic
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  3. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

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    my ruger mk III makes me look good. at my age i take it where i find it.
     
  4. jeep olllllo

    jeep olllllo

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    I have a Beretta U-22 Neos. It looks like its straight outta Buck Rogers...but shoots like a dream. One downside about it though is the lack of aftermarket parts for customization.
     
  5. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    +1

    You can find the Ruger Mark II, III, and Mark II and III 22/45's for that price range. All good.

    I suggest the Mark II.

    deadite
     
  6. So far looks like it's between the Ruger MKII or MKIII, or the Browning. The Neos got good reviews but loses because it's so freaking ugly. I like the "look" of the Browning the best.
     
  7. Faulkner

    Faulkner Patriot Millennium Member

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    Any of the Ruger's would fit the bill, I pretty fond of my 22/45 with 4 inch bull barrel.

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  8. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    Btw, it looks like we're in the same area of the country. :)

    deadite
     
  9. snair

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    is that a stock gun/barrel?
     
  10. t8b5o4s1k

    t8b5o4s1k

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    I also have plans of throwing away that $200 to the gov. Any1 running one of these with a can? I'm really just trying to decide between the p22 and mosquito. My girl has a mark II, great gun but looking for something a little different.
     
  11. RedHaze

    RedHaze Handgunner

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    The P22 and mosquito are hit or miss. Some people like them, some people have nothing but problems with theirs...

    I've got a P22, that was good for about the first 1000-1500 rounds. Now it doesn't work so great. I'll have at least 3 FTF/FTE per magazine now...
     
  12. t8b5o4s1k

    t8b5o4s1k

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    Thanks man, kinda leaning toward the sig. The p22 is just a little too small for my hand. I've heard there's problems with the sig out right out of the box (FTF). I'll be getting the p22 or mosquito within a couple weeks. All ready youtubed these two guns to death, figured i'd stop here for any last minute advice.

    Any1 else with info, or better yet, any1 thats owed both, i'd really like your input.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  13. Morgo

    Morgo

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    Sounds like you need a Ruger MkII :)

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    Not sure what these go for in the US, its a S&W 2206 and uses the same mags as the 41.

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    Its a great shooter, I think they make a light weight model with an alloy frame, the S&W 622 I think, might be something to look for.
     
  14. t8b5o4s1k

    t8b5o4s1k

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    That 622 looks pretty slick. Big gun for a .22 chambering, probaly really fun to shoot. Ruger mk III has last shot hold open right?
     
  15. check out the ruger mark pistols. good made guns.
     
  16. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    Yes, so does the Mark II which, in my opinion, is a better gun.

    deadite
     
  17. SalfromCal

    SalfromCal Senior Member

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