Which Buck Mark?


November 20, 2007, 06:57 PM
I've had my eye on the Buck Marks for awhile now. I'm partial to the Contour (with integrated scope rail) with a 5.5" barrel. Ideally, in stainless and with fiber optic sights and a quickly attachable red dot. Has anyone seen this with a see through mount? I want this for target shooting and carrying in the field holstered for small game.

I'm partly wondering if I should just get the cheaper Camper Stainless and a scope mount. But then of course, I have to remove the rear sight.

Are there other models that have an integrated rail? Are the different barrels (slab, bull, fluted, etc.) really very different in terms of accuracy? Am I on target here?

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November 20, 2007, 10:28 PM
The "Hunter" model has an integrated scope rail and usually runs about $325-$350. Also has a nice-looking set of wood grips,

November 20, 2007, 11:11 PM
Buckmark is a quality pistol, should last a long, long time, which is why I would skip on the Camper, spend a little more for a Buckmark without the plastic sight base.

The Hunter is sweet.

November 20, 2007, 11:43 PM
5.5 Contour w/Millett red dot.


Matt Sutton
November 20, 2007, 11:45 PM
If I were you I'd look for a new, old stock unit that doesn't have the magazine safety.
The older models that have heavy bull barrels and rails are the 5.5 Target and 5.5 Field.

Field Model (http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=006B&cat_id=051&type_id=401)
Target Model (http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=006B&cat_id=051&type_id=402)

November 21, 2007, 12:02 AM
I've been lusting after the Hunter model as well. It is damn pretty. I was actually thinking that it's beautiful enough that I would love to buy one, use it for a while until it starts showing finish wear and then send it to Ford's guns for a master blueing job and get an awesome deep blued finish on it.

November 21, 2007, 12:50 AM
I've got a URX stainless with a red dot. Love it.


November 21, 2007, 02:16 AM
Yeah I've definitely got my eye on the hunter... also the Contour Lite is interesting... how do they make it so "Lite"?

November 21, 2007, 09:59 AM
how do they make it so "Lite"?

I'm looking for a new 22, and came across that lite. What is it, a pound lighter? How'd they do it, it looks the same.

Matt Sutton
November 21, 2007, 04:27 PM
The "lite" models have an aluminum barrel sleeve with a steel liner.

Safety First
November 21, 2007, 09:36 PM
Will there ever be a buc mark 22 magnum ???

November 21, 2007, 10:09 PM
call me silly, but i love my buckmark camper -- i actually like having open sights on it (even if partially plastic -- they've worked for me this long). i use it for plinking and general cheap fun at the range... it might not be competition quality out of the box, but it's pretty damn fun. i typically only shoot it up to 25yds (at paper anyway, cans/clays/other fun targets further) and have great results (very seldom up to 50yds for targets -- at that range with open sights the groups open up quite a bit, but that's mostly my fault and not the gun's).

if you want to punch paper or shoot competitively then invest in more with a rail for a red dot or scope, but if you're out for plinking fun then i rather enjoy open sights.

November 22, 2007, 01:08 AM
I have a camper, and agree that I'm not so fond of the plastic top rail. I got a Tactical Solutions rail, which is very nice, and mounted a red dot on it. You can get one with or without the integrated rear sight. I got one without, which is working fine for me, but I do sometimes wish I'd gotten one with the rear sight.

Whatever model you choose, I'm sure you'll have a blast. I sure do.

November 22, 2007, 01:28 AM
Will there ever be a buc mark 22 magnum ???

There is! In my dreams....

Safety First
November 26, 2007, 09:20 PM
There is! In my dreams....

I hope I wake up soon and hear either ruger or browning is doing one in the magnum version, if so I will buy a few for my grandchildren to play with when they are old enough...In the mean time I will have fun with them :D

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