Browning buckmark and 22 shorts


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LAR-15
November 20, 2007, 12:17 AM
Can one reliably shoot .22 longs and .22 short rimfire cartridges out of a Browning Buckmark?



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Steve C
November 20, 2007, 02:10 AM
You can probably single feed them from the magazine but they won't operate the slide. Just not enough power in them.

I don't know of any semi auto that will fire the full s-l-lr .22 selection. The only guns you see that will work are manual cycled rifles like pumps, lever actions and bolt guns. Revolvers will shoot all 3 for the same reason.

jakeswensonmt
November 20, 2007, 02:32 AM
I'm not even sure that the mag would hold them right. They'd have to be carefully stacked at the back/front of the mag, and I think that the whole house of cards might collapse.

You could hand feed them in through the ejection port, or maybe a single round from the mag, and even then it'd probably stovepipe.

PTK
November 20, 2007, 02:45 AM
Three rounds is all I can get to fit properly in the magazine for shorts and longs. Neither will cycle the action, though both feed fine racking the slide each time.

LAR-15
November 20, 2007, 10:15 AM
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I was looking at the Browning Buckmark as a plinking pistol

I have a bunch of CCI CB shorts and was wondering about them in such a pistol

jakeswensonmt
November 20, 2007, 12:01 PM
I was looking at the Browning Buckmark as a plinking pistol

I highly recommend one. It's a super sweet little handgun, very accurate right out of the box, good ergos, good reliability.

LAR-15
November 20, 2007, 05:01 PM
Which model would you recommend for plinking and practicing handgun shooting?

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jakeswensonmt
November 20, 2007, 11:04 PM
I just have the Standard URX (http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=006B&cat_id=051&type_id=407). It's a 5.5" IIRC, blued with a slabside bull barrel.
The URX comes with a very nice countoured rubber handgrip, much like a really fat Hogue, built in from the factory.

It's sure not the fanciest Buckmark around, in fact it's close to the low end of the price range. If you have a little more to spend, the Hunter (http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=006B&cat_id=051&type_id=403) is pretty sweet, and it comes with a scope base (Standard doesn't.) I probably wouldn't go with the Camper model, though, as it includes some plastic parts, and I plan to have the Buckmark for a long time.

The only negative things I'll say about the Buckmark are that it only comes with one mag, and it isn't the easiest pistol to field strip; it requires an allen wrench (included), and a little finagling. About equally difficult to a Ruger Mark III, but it isn't rocket science either and I can do it pretty fast now.

BTW, as it seems with all guns, if you're willing to burn up some shoe leather and shop around, prices can be found significantly lower than those quoted on Browning's site.

Z71
November 21, 2007, 07:53 AM
Get a Ruger Single-Six revolver and you can shoot all the CB shorts, BBcaps, .22 Longs, or what ever .22 ammo you want.

My Buckmark is a beautiful pistol and a reliable shooter, just ain't designed for anything but .22 Long Rifles.

PTK
November 21, 2007, 11:47 AM
I've put about 20k rounds through my Camper model since I bought it in September. No problems yet.

LAR-15
November 21, 2007, 01:42 PM
So field stripping can be a problem?

I'll avoid the Camper Model (if I get one)

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