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22 LR plinker

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by Snookyboy, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Snookyboy

    Snookyboy

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    I'm thinking about purchasing a new handgun just for plinking. Can anyone suggest something economical? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. BCGUNCOLL

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    personally, ive had both auto and revolver 22 pistols. i had a ruger mark III hunter. great gun, no complaints with it. the only thing about it, was i couldnt shoot shorts or anything shy of full powered 22LR. i have a taurus 7-shot 6" revolver in 22LR. i also have a ruger single six 22LR. needless to say....ive had the revolvers for a good while and i got rid of the automatic. all depends on what your funds will allow. good luck,and blast it when you get it.....:cool:
     

  3. bac1023

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    Go with a Ruger Mark series or Browning Buck Mark.
     
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    The gun is the easy part, SR-22, finding the ammo is the hardest part. Thank goodness I've been stocking up for years.
     
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    Big fan of the Ruger Mark series, buckmark, and my new favorite- the SR22.
     
  7. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    Browning Buck Mark in any variety. :wavey:
     
  8. relayman

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    Sr-22
     
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  9. Kasinefect

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    I've owned Rugers since the mid 70's. They are hard to beat and will easily last long enough for my grandkids to be shooting.
     
  10. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    this^^^
     
  11. colin1230

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    First off, welcome to GT.

    Any .22 will do as long as it says Ruger on it. It will be a good gun that will last a lifetime. If funds are low, check the used market. Take your time and enjoy the hunt. The SR22 is a good first choice because of its safety features and price. That's my story and I'm stick'n to it!
     
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    I like the pre-III Rugers, but they are going up in price.

    I like the Browning Buck Marks

    For a smaller option, I especially like the Bersa (or Firestorm) .22
     
  13. vafish

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    The Ruger 22-45 is only $250 in the base model. The only cheaper plunking .22 I have is a heritage rough rider single action revolver. They run about $150.

    posted from my stupid smart phone, please excuse any spelling mistakes.
     
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    Buckmark or Ruger 22/45 if you like a 1911 grip angle. Ruger Mk III if you like the Glock grip angle. Buckmark is much simpler to clean and has a pretty decent trigger, right out of the box.
     
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    Browning or Ruger can't go wrong with either one.




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  16. Cactus Pat

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    Have you looked at 1911-22's? There are a few different offerings on the market. I've had good luck with the Colt 1911-22 made by Walther. And as mentioned the Rugers and Brownings are very nice. :)
     
  17. Snookyboy

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    Thanks everyone for your thoughtful suggestions. A shopping I will go. John.
     
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    Well everyone is going to have their own opinion...but what fit's your hand and what you like is what counts. My choices are listed below.

    1. Smith & Wesson M&P .22 (feels like the full size 9mm)
    2. Browning Buck Mark
    3. Ruger MK II (No longer made)
    4. Smith & Wesson 617 revolver (Not cheap)
     
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    There are often 22 threads on GT.

    The Ruger Marks are by far the most popular, and for good reason. Ive had mine 16 years.

    Its very nice out of the box but there is a lot of aftermarket parts available. Volquartsen makes really nice stuff should you want to ad things later.

    The 22/45 Ruger can be had with rails and a threaded barrel if thats your thing.

    Ruger or Browning are really the only ones worth looking at imo.
     
  20. Gokyo

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    I think one of the best plinking 22lr is a Ruger single six 22lr/22 mag conversion.

    I have had lots of other 22lr plinking pistols and this is the only one I still have.

    I also still own my 2213 which is pretty cool I mostly keep it cause it was a gift. I also still have my Model 41.

    I must add that I have really grown fond of my recent purchase H&R Model 999. It is a DA/SA 9 round break open revolver.

    But if it could be only one it would be the model 41. If it could only be two it would be the 41 and a single six conversion.