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Browning buck mark Camper

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Brockak47, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Brockak47

    Brockak47 Well-Known Member

    has anyone had any experience with these? I have owned zero pistols, and have only shot a glock, and a S&W .44mag

    are these fun?
    For about ~350 is there a better .22 caliber pistol to be looking at?

    I am more of a rifle person, but i have been wanting a pistol for a while, my problem though is i have to buy what private party has to offer as i am only 19
    but that's a different story

  2. KAcwby06

    KAcwby06 Member

    I have owned both the Browning buckmark and the ruger 22/45. Both awesome guns and a blast to shoot! The ruger might be a touch cheaper, but can be tricky to take apart the first few times. Other than that you can't go wrong with either. Mainly comes down to which one feels best. Best of luck...

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  3. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    Buckmark is a fabulous .22 pistol. A blast to shoot and nary an issue.
  4. wrench

    wrench Well-Known Member

    I've had my Buckmark for 8 years. Thousands of rounds through it. Reliable, accurate, fun to shoot, good looking.:)

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  5. Brockak47

    Brockak47 Well-Known Member

    ya Wrench I thought the Buckmark was a looker too,and wow yours looks awesome
  6. toivo

    toivo Well-Known Member

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  7. Brockak47

    Brockak47 Well-Known Member

    ouch though 70 dollars for the plastic rear sight fix, couldn't you apply that towards nicer gun? Again though, I don't know what kinds of good .22 pistols are out there, I saw a Walther P22, it looks nice
  8. toivo

    toivo Well-Known Member

    You could move up to the Standard URX that already has a metal rear sight base. The MSRP of the Standard is $80 higher than the Camper, and you still won't have a rail. For the $70 with the Tac Sol, you're getting a sight and a rail, so it's not such a bad deal. I have a Standard, but I added the Tac Sol rail anyway because I wanted to mount a red dot sight.

    IMO, the Buck Mark is a superior pistol to the P22 in both accuracy and reliability. So is the Ruger MK III. It's a little bit apples-and-oranges, though, because the Buck Mark and Ruger MK III are more like target-style pistols, where the P22 is sort of a little brother to Walther's defense/combat handguns.

    You might also consider a Smith & Wesson 22A. They're very reasonably priced for what they are. A guy at my club has one, and he's really happy with it.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  9. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

    The Buckmark is an excellent gun! They are fun to shoot, very accurate and reliable.

    Here's mine....
  10. Brockak47

    Brockak47 Well-Known Member

    gosh these buckmarks are so pretty lol, I love the gold trigger look
  11. exavid

    exavid Well-Known Member

    Yep, the Buckmark. I have the Camper which is the cheapest of the breed and it's an excellent pistol. Accurate with a great trigger. The Camper came with a fiber optic front site that really works well. The Ruger is a good pistol also. I've owned one for years but prefer the Browning because it just seems to shoot better for me, probably because of the good trigger and sights.
  12. Magoo

    Magoo Well-Known Member

    The gold trigger has gone the way of tinkering, but another one to fuel your fire:

    Buckmarks are fine pistols and will serve you well. Get one.
  13. greyling22

    greyling22 Well-Known Member

    buckmark and ruger's are your best bets. I found the buckmarks look and feel better in hand, but are a little more finicky and more likely to jam than the ruger. The browning really likes to be clean and oiled. The ruger doesn't care as much. I don't know much about the smith and wesson 22, but it looks ok, and it's around 200 if cost is a major issue for you.

    But a 22 auto pistol is an absolute blast. Possibly the most fun gun you will ever own or shoot. Be sure to pick up one of those $3 magazine loaders whichever gun you go with.
  14. Hk Dan

    Hk Dan Well-Known Member

    Yes, and I have killed a lot of squirrels with mine. Love it and it shoots like a good rifle.
  15. Brockak47

    Brockak47 Well-Known Member

    guys thank you so much, i am pretty much sold on the buckmark it is so pretty, and seems to have good reviews by yall. I am about 95% sure on the buckmark the other 5% is on the Ruger MKIII , both look fine , either way i am going to own one of them

    thank you so much !!!!
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  16. Brockak47

    Brockak47 Well-Known Member

  17. DrewTheBrave

    DrewTheBrave Member

    I've had my Buckmark Camper for about a month now, and could NOT be happier. Comparing it to the Ruger Mark III and 22/45, the Buckmark is just as reliable and has a grip that is much more comfortable. You really can't go wrong with one!
  18. DAP90

    DAP90 Well-Known Member

    I have and really enjoy my Buckmark so I would go with that one - no question.

    You should go handle them though. You might end up liking one more than the other. Either way you won't go wrong.
  19. FlyinBryan

    FlyinBryan Well-Known Member

    definitely the buckmark.

    then look into "the heggis spring flip",,,,,,,, which is a 10 minute, zero cost trigger mod that will result in a trigger that has no peers. breaking like a glass rod at 2lbs or so.

    ive done it to all 3 of mine.

    heggis trigger < buckmarks only
  20. Brockak47

    Brockak47 Well-Known Member

    I pulled the trigger and bought the buckmark

    this is the one i bought, now i have to wait for them to mail it out Monday and to get here
    >Bryan thanks for that tip, will definitely do it!


    if i were to remove the barrel off of it when i got it, and sell it it would be factory new, but how much would i be able to get out of it i have looked around and only see aftermarket barrels or threaded ones for sale.
    thanks again everyone for talking me into getting this awesome looking pistol

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