Browning Buck Mark viable for hunting small game?


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Lvl21nerd
September 5, 2010, 12:43 PM
this is all hypothetical but lets say i am looking to bag a rabbit, at maybe 40-50 yards...and we'll say im using CCI Mini Mags

would it be stupid to use it in such a manner? or is that a perfectly viable option?

should i instead look at a Ruger 10/22? (i know, not the rifle forum)

i ask because i like shooting pistols quite a bit more than rifles, but i want a 22 that could be more than just a plinker

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TexasGunbie
September 5, 2010, 12:48 PM
Do it with the buckmark, it's more fun that way. I once asked the same question before, everyone said it's fine, but you will have more chance with the 10/22.

Now if you like pistol more than rifle, then you should just get the buckmark.

Tommygunn
September 5, 2010, 12:49 PM
If you like the challenge go for it. The gun is able. For myself, at that range I'd prefer a rifle but that's me. I have a Buck Mark and it's a great pistol.

wow6599
September 5, 2010, 01:15 PM
I hunt squirrels with a Ruger MKI (Standard), but most shots are 20 yards or less. If if the gun shoots true it's all up to your ability. 50 yard shots at rabbits using a pistol......I would probably miss a lot more than I would bag.

buck460XVR
September 5, 2010, 02:17 PM
The Buck Mark is definitely up to it if you are.

jimmyraythomason
September 5, 2010, 02:42 PM
The Buck Mark is definitely up to it if you are.
Yep,I agree!

Stumper
September 5, 2010, 07:05 PM
Ditto. The typical Buckmark has the accuracy. My buddy put a dot sight and a 10 inch barrel on his Ruger Mark II and pops prairie dogs out to 100yards with it. I've done a good bit of squirrel hunting with .22 handguns and open sights........but the ranges are usually fairly short.

Wade Wilson
September 6, 2010, 05:18 AM
I have both, and you cant go wrong with either one. I have killed ground squirrels with both, if you are talented enough it is more then possible to take kills with a buckmark at that range.

It is also pretty amazing what you can do with a 10/22, those rifles are very accurate with some modifications, but a stock 10/22 will do the job easily at that range. Just depends on what kind of challenge you want.

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