If you had to choice between these two pistols, which one would you get and why. What is the overall opinion of these two guns? I did a search on them here and didnt find much about them. I am looking for a nice little .22 plinker and these are my two choices. Is the bull worth the extra cash. Not really insterested in anyother .22s, as I am on a very tight budget.
The camper is $219 and the Micro Bull is $248
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January 18, 2007, 08:52 PM
January 19, 2007, 11:21 AM
Given those prices and those choices, I'd pick the Micro Bull. I own the Camper and the Camper has one annoying shortcoming. The sight base, that piece on top that runs from the breech end of the barrel to the back of the gun, held on by two screws, and that has the rear sight built in, is made of plastic. That plastic sight base with very few exceptions ends up cracking behind the rear screw regardless of how careful you are. Browning usually will replace it but only with another plastic sight base which will also crack. The Camper is the only Buckmark that uses this plastic piece. Upgrading to the metal sight base and regular sights will cost about $65. Otherwise the Camper is an excellent gun and the differences amount to personal preference. If the micro Bull fits your hand and you like it - go for it.
January 19, 2007, 12:11 PM
My Campers' sight base is aluminum alloy, not plastic. Overall, I prefer the balance of the Camper to any other model Buckmark.
January 19, 2007, 12:50 PM
I did visit the Browning site recently and noticed there are different issues of the Camper model - Stainless, and the the base model
The base model Camper at this link has the plastic sight base
With the metal sight base, the base is one piece and the rear sight is actually a separate assembly held into the base by its own pin. With the plastic sight base a portion of the rear sight is molded into the base itself. The plastic sight base is a long standing problem. Do a search in the Browning forum at www.rimfirecentral.com and you'l see it has been a major annoyance for some time.
At $219, I strongly suspect P-47 is looking at the base model Camper
January 19, 2007, 11:50 PM
My bad - I don't have a Camper. I have a standard Micro - the one with the slab sided barrel instead of the round barrel.