Favorite Ruger .22lr SemiAuto


November 17, 2011, 12:45 AM
Ruger has a lot of models of its Mark series .22lr. I know they have a Mark I, II, and III .I know they have a standard, target, hunter, 22/45 and you can get bull barrels, fluted barrels, ect.

What is you favorite and why? Don't be shy with pics either:D

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November 17, 2011, 06:22 AM
Just bought a Ruger MK3 Target model. Would have prefered not to have all of the infamous "lawyer" features but I'll get over it. Mine's in stock condition so nothing too interesting here.

Here's a pic:


November 17, 2011, 10:06 AM

I have a MK.II two-tone model that was produced in limited number by the factory over 20 years ago. It's a Model MK512 with a blued bull barreled receiver and a brightly polished stainless steel grip frame. It's incredibly accurate with both CCI MiniMags and Wolf Match Target ammo.

November 17, 2011, 10:18 AM
Had this one for Looong time. KMK-514, haven't seen too many of these. I remember reading somewhere that only a couple thousand were made with this barrel configuration (?).

5 1/4" Tapered bull barrel. Balances perfectly and crazy accurate even after ~20k rounds.


November 17, 2011, 04:01 PM
I bought a mark III a few months back.Love it.Shoots gret with no problems.I have heard that the mark II's are "better" but i really cant tell and wouldnt part with mine anyways.

November 17, 2011, 04:08 PM
I have 3 MK II Targets and a MK I Target. My favorite shooter is the 10" SS. I think the 10" guns are more accurate than your average 10/22.


Mr. Happy
November 17, 2011, 04:11 PM
Beretta Jaguar was mentioned by Larry Vickers on one of his shows as a great semi-auto .22lr. There's also an Israeli Mossad back-story on it.

November 17, 2011, 04:11 PM
And then, there's always the one I blinged out last winter.:D


November 17, 2011, 04:20 PM
The pre-Mk.I standard is the only one I have experience with.

With that red dot it is I can easily keep it in 2"-3" at 25 yards. It and my Security Six are the most accurate handguns I have shot


November 17, 2011, 06:50 PM
22/45 hunter.... with that pistol I can rival my brother with an iron sight rifle :D

November 17, 2011, 07:02 PM
My dedicated bunnie killer.


November 17, 2011, 07:14 PM
.22/45 Never could really get used to the grip angle on the Mark series.

November 17, 2011, 07:24 PM
I've probably shown this half a dozen times, but ask and you shall receive.......

Standard from '72. Maybe 200 rds through it. Maybe.


November 17, 2011, 07:34 PM
I like the 22/45 because it's the closest to dad old High Stanard Military that I grew up learning on and blasting away tin cans with. I don't have one but will someday, hope its as good as dad's old High Stanard...

November 17, 2011, 11:33 PM
My favorite Ruger .22 autoloader is made by Browning.:neener: The Buckmark.;)

November 18, 2011, 02:26 AM
My favorite Ruger .22 autoloader is made by Browning. The Buckmark.

There is nothing wrong with 2nd best:D

November 18, 2011, 04:41 AM
I have a good selection of different 22lr pistols including a sig p220 SAO, 2 beretta bobcats, a ruger bearcat revolver, and a ruger 22/45 mkIII.

The 22/45 is my favorite by far. Its the most reliable of the bunch, most accurate, most fun to shoot. Dis assembly is bothersome but can be mastered. I love that the screw on picatinny rail was included. It is wonderfully accurate with the stock adjustable sights but I see a burris fastfire II in its future.

November 18, 2011, 07:31 AM
Ruger Standard model .22LR bought circa 1965. Cost all of $36, flawless performance, cheap to shoot, fun to shoot, no recoil to speak of, very accurate, great gun for introducing others to pistol shooting, and great for training.

November 18, 2011, 10:27 AM
A Mark III, 5.5-6.5" Fluted Stainless is my next gun purchase. Just have to handle one locally first. I don't want to order it without handling it first. Must resist urge, patience, patience........:confused:

November 18, 2011, 11:23 AM
I like all the Rugers. They are good guns and fun to target shoot with.
I am not a hunter just target shoot. I love the Ruger Mark I, II, and III.
They are made well and everyone loves theirs.
Look up the reviews. They are perfectly balanced.

November 18, 2011, 11:35 AM
6 7/8" barrel versions are my favorite; either the Government Target or Heavy Taper Barrel Target models.

November 18, 2011, 01:04 PM
Mark II Competition. I like the heft of the slab side. Well built and utterly reliable.


November 18, 2011, 02:23 PM
MKII with 5.5 heavy barrel.With a Clark trigger and Volquartsen sear this combo makes the Ruger a sweet shooting piece with good ammo.

November 18, 2011, 02:29 PM
My MKIII with competition grips is my only and favorite Ruger .22LR


November 18, 2011, 03:26 PM
Mk III 22/45 w/ factory threaded barrel, weaver rail, and Bushnell TRS-25. This target was the third mag I ever put through the gun, shot offhand at 25 yards.

It should make a fine suppressor host if I ever get around to setting up a trust.


November 19, 2011, 08:42 AM
I have four Ruger MK II's. Two identical blued 5.5 inch bull barreled, one Standard 50th Anniversary model, and a MK II era 22/45 with 4 inch bull barrel. ALL are great shooters, well I've kept the Anniversary model unfired, NIB, but I suspect it would also be flawless.

I like the 5.5 inch bulled barrel versions the best. Not too big for woods carry, but plenty accurate with adjustable sights. One has some VQ internals that help the trigger a bit.

Sorry no pics yet. :(

November 20, 2011, 06:35 PM
The one I bought: heavy barrel 22/45 with the wood grips. It is the perfect 22 pistol now that I removed the mag disconnect and used the spring from that to fix the last shot hold open.

Great little gun, I've started working to extend the range of my pistol shooting and shooting this at 50 yd is a blast.

November 20, 2011, 07:00 PM
Mine is a stainless MkIII 5.5in bull----bought a MkII hammer bushing and removed the mag disconnect----modded the chamber indicator so its now just a filler piece.

So its now basically a MkII with a hole(filled) in the side and a button mag release(which I happen to prefer)

Great pistol after the mods.

November 20, 2011, 09:54 PM
Government Competition slab side model for me too.



November 20, 2011, 11:33 PM
My MK III with all its hardware,holds zero when interchanged,sights work when scopes are removed with rail in place.

Doubting Thomas
November 21, 2011, 09:13 PM
Started out with a 6" Standard in 1959; foolishly sold it. Picked up one of those cool 514s about 1992 but it's mostly a safe queen. The one I use most is a rehabbed and ugly 4 3/4 old Standard. With a trigger job and a good zero it's probably the best shooting .22 I own.

Everybody in the family has one or another version (volquartsen trigger jobs on all) and likes them.

Guess I need to make sure the new grandson has one set aside for when he grows into it. It's not impossible that he could be shooting it in 2049--the 100th anniversary of the little guns...

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