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Mr Bernoulli
December 5, 2008, 10:12 AM
What do you guys think of these buckmark pistols how are they how do they hold up let me know everything you do about em.

Thanks,
Bernoulli

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Walkalong
December 5, 2008, 10:17 AM
I like mine. I don't know how it will hold up, but I never hear anything bad about them.

wbwanzer
December 5, 2008, 10:21 AM
I've got the stainless UDX with black laminate grips and love it. It's the most fun gun I've got. Pretty accurate also. Only problem is the rear site base come loose within 20 shots. I need to get some blue locktite for those screws. Can't use red locktite because one of those screws has to come out for takedown. Anyway, I can deal with the screw problem because I really do love this gun. CCI mini-mags seem to work well with it.

MaterDei
December 5, 2008, 10:22 AM
I've got a plain jane Camper with a 4" barrel. Of the 4 .22 pistols I own, it is my favorite. I don't think you'll find too many people who will speak poorly of these little guys. My rear site base comes loose as well. That would be my only complaint.

greyling22
December 5, 2008, 10:45 AM
I like them. I like rugers better, but that's what I grew up with. My experience is that buckmarks look and feel better, but rugers seem to be more reliable. On the nickel BM I had the nickel flaked away from around the chamber from the slide impact.

Pilot
December 5, 2008, 12:05 PM
Buckmarks are great .22's. But I have three Ruger MK II's, so that should tell you my preference.

GEM
December 5, 2008, 12:14 PM
I got one on sale at Cabela's. Seems to work fine but I haven't shot it alot. I bought it to basically shoot steel matches on the cheap. Just for fun.

Thus, it's worked for me in this limited realm. The price was right as compared to others.

Steve C
December 5, 2008, 03:05 PM
I own 2 Buckmarks. The first one I bought is a standard that I shot Bullseye with for several years. I then bought a dedicated target version I currently use for Bullseye shooting. They're great pistols, accurate and reliable. Between the Ruger and the Buckmark the Buckmark comes with a much better trigger though if you put another $90 or so into a Volquartsen kit for the Ruger you can match it.

Had to smile at the remark posted that the "Ruger is more reliable". It is a standing joke at our Bullseye league shoots that when an alibi (misfire or jam) is called, its a Ruger shooter.

Hk Dan
December 5, 2008, 04:15 PM
I own 3 and like them better than Ruger. They're certainly easier to care for, but both are accurate and dependable guns. I've hunted with mine for 12 years, put thousands of rounds through them, and they just keep on chugging.

thirdeagle
December 5, 2008, 04:30 PM
I had one. . .it was a tack driver. I purchased an aftermarket barrel from Tactical Solutions and put on a rail for a 2x red dot. I modified an Uncle Mike's holster to take the Buckmark with the scope. I was the terror of the eastern woods for a while. Squirrels feared me!

buck460XVR
December 5, 2008, 04:51 PM
another happy Buckmark owner.;)

PTK
December 5, 2008, 04:53 PM
I love mine... well over 3k rounds through it, now. Very uncommon to have ANY failure. :)

Video link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPj-WjXusiw)

jhansman
December 5, 2008, 05:31 PM
I love my Buckmark, and would take one over the Ruger any day (I have both, BTW). Good looking, extremely well made, highly accurate, and affordable. 'Nuff said?

unspellable
December 5, 2008, 07:40 PM
I find the trigger let off to be a bit variable from one example to the next. I need to find some one who knows how to do a good trigger job on one. The sear and notch is a bit un-othodox, on the back side of the hammer and upside down. Aside from this point, I think highly of them. In this day and age a creepy trigger is pretty common on most makes.

Never messed with a Ruger 22 so can offer no opinion.

bpl
December 6, 2008, 05:07 AM
I have one and its been great! No failures that weren't ammo related. I think that anything with the Browning name on it is of superior quality. It comes with a superior price tag as well though.

Snubby 38
December 6, 2008, 07:27 AM
I've had a Micro Buckmark for years and have no complaints. Added Browning laminated grips that were on sale which really dressed it up. My shooting buddy liked mine so much that he went out and bought a Buckmark Plus, for some reason it doesn't like Federal ammo. Very accurate and hand to grip fit is perfect.

penny
December 6, 2008, 08:23 AM
We have 2 buckmark pistols, I looked at the ruger but did not like the way it fit my hand. I shoot a lot of cheap bulk ammo thru mine.

By the way check out RimfireCental.com lot of info on the buckmark and all
things rimfire.

gunnie
December 6, 2008, 09:09 AM
i had a buckmark target that i gave to a friend who i owed a favor. was very accurate/reliable. haven't fired but that one, but the trigger was good as delivered. would recomend them without reservation.

gunnie

BrandonBowers
December 6, 2008, 12:49 PM
Picked one of these up a cabela's myself. Great handling gun, tack driver almost right out of the box. Easier to disassemble and clean than a Ruger Mark II by a country mile.

nwilliams
December 6, 2008, 10:37 PM
I like mine.....
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/BuckmarkCamper5.jpg

LightningMan
December 6, 2008, 11:41 PM
Howdy, I was torn a few weeks ago between buying a Buckmark or a Ruger. At first I was going for the Buckmark as I just plain like the looks & feel of the gun. After talking with the salesman about the mountability of a scope or red-dot, he said the Ruger MK III was ready to go for that as they come with a rail you can put right on. As for the Buckmark, you would have to buy an after-market rail made for the Buckmark. I ended up buying the Ruger and just added a Volquartsen custom accurizing kit, and now it has a great trigger, that was well worth the extra $90. LM
PS. I still like the looks of a Buckmark better, FWIW.

DaveBeal
December 6, 2008, 11:45 PM
A Buckmark was my first firearm, about a year ago. It's a fine gun. My only complaint is that you must separate the sight rail from the barrel when field stripping it, so to remain accurate, you need to sight it in again each time. At least I do, because I use a red dot sight.

BTW, very nice photography, nwilliams!

Irate Iguana
December 7, 2008, 07:34 AM
My only complaint is that you must separate the sight rail from the barrel when field stripping it, so to remain accurate, you need to sight it in again each time.

Isn't there an after market way to get around that?

Gtone
December 7, 2008, 08:00 AM
I've got the Camper. Replaced the barrel with a 10in TacSol, and put a flat rail on top with a red dot. It's very accurate, and a lot of fun.

Dave is right, you do have remove the sighting apparatus to field strip.

dbernie5
December 8, 2008, 08:33 AM
I also have a Buckmark micro with the bull barrel. I thought it was better looking than the Ruger. It has been completely reliable and shoots whatever I put in it. I installed Williams Firesights front and rear. It is very accurate. I probably have 2500 rounds thru it with no problems.

mcwjr13
December 8, 2008, 08:40 AM
I've had mine for over twelve years and put tons of rounds through it. I kept it stock and have had zero problems with it.

Craig M. Arnold
December 8, 2008, 04:30 PM
I have owned a couple of Rugers in the past. I do not own any now. I do own seven Buckmarks, so that should tell you how I feel about them.

Best regards.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/cmarnold7/BrowningBuckMarks408070.jpg

ChemicalArts
December 8, 2008, 10:27 PM
I've got a plain jane Camper with a 4" barrel. Of the 4 .22 pistols I own, it is my favorite. I don't think you'll find too many people who will speak poorly of these little guys. My rear site base comes loose as well. That would be my only complaint.

I've got the 5.5" SS Camper, and it has the same problem. After cleaning it, I now use the red loctite to keep it together better. I also make sure that I never go to the range without the allen wrench.

I would probably try the Ruger for my next 22, but the BM is a straight shooter.

no.5enfield
December 12, 2008, 09:42 AM
For those of you that don't like the trigger do a search on "heggis flip" I hope I didn't mispell that! Simple and works good.

HKIWB
December 12, 2008, 11:32 AM
My 07 Camper goes to the range with me on every trip. In 25K rounds, the only problems I've had are a cracked sight rail (plastic on the Camper model), a broken sight rail screw, and the tab on the slide release lever came loose needing a dab of JB Weld. The higher priced models come with metal sight rails from the factory, but may not have a rail for optics. That's one advantage of paying less for the Camper model if you are going to have to upgrade to a different rail for optics anyway. Mine now has a Tactical Solutions sight rail ($80, less without an integrated sight) and one of their 5.5-inch barrels ($105, and makes the pistol significantly lighter). I also flipped the sear spring (Heggis mod), giving it the crispest and lightest trigger I've ever experienced on any pistol.

I only remove the sight rail after every couple thousand rounds for a full cleaning. The rest of the time it cleans up quickly and easily in about five minutes. The barrel rarely needs to be cleaned, but the firing pin assembly, action and recoil assembly beneath the rail get pretty gunked up after a while. The screws that hold the sight rail need Blue Loctite to stay tight between takedowns. Normally, no re-adjustment of the sights is necessary after removing the sight rail. Shooting off hand with the stock sights, I can routinely put ten rounds on a 1-inch target dot from 7 yards.

Kingcreek
December 12, 2008, 12:13 PM
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g203/Kingcreek/b6ba2322.jpg
I've got 2 Buckmarks- a 5.5 target and the silhouette model. no problems, great triggers, very accurate.

Kurt S.
December 12, 2008, 02:14 PM
Mine started jamming, mostly extraction failures with a few failures to feed, about every other magazine.

This was after between 2000 and 2500 rounds without cleaning. I cleaned it and the problems cleared up.

Hanafuda
December 12, 2008, 02:19 PM
I would like to hear more about this necessity of removing the sight rail for a field strip. Someone said something about there being an aftermarket workaround?

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