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What is the best .22 made today?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gmh1013, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. gmh1013

    gmh1013 Well-Known Member

    I was looking at a Smith 22a today but like the looks of the Browning also for 20 bucks diff.
    I dont know much about .22 auto's since I shoot revolvers 95 percent of the time....what the best auto in the 250-300 price range?
  2. You can't go wrong with either the Ruger MkIII or Browning Buckmark. Owning both a MkII and a Buckmark, I am definitely a bigger fan of the Browning, but either option would be money well spent.
  3. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

    S&W Model 41 is probably the best current production .22 auto handgun on the market today.

    However in the price range you are looking for I would say any of the Ruger Mark pistols and 22/45 would be your best bet.

    The Browning Buckmark is very nice as well.
  4. DM~

    DM~ Well-Known Member

    I totally agree!

    For cheap, i'd go with the Buckmark!

  5. Rex B

    Rex B Well-Known Member

    definitely skip the S&W 22a. plastic receiver.
  6. hanno

    hanno Well-Known Member

  7. jfrey

    jfrey Well-Known Member

    A lot of folks won't believe it, but I shoot a Buck Mark and father-in-law shoots a S&W 41, the accuracy is the same and my trigger is actually better. I'll take the Buck Mark over the S&W or a Ruger any day. With an Ultra Dot 25 mounted on top it is a tack driver.
  8. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    I'll put the Hammereli Sp-20 up against the M-41 for best current production .22 auto pistol.

    But, it that lower price range, I lean toward the Buckmark just for the better feel of the frame
  9. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

    The frame is aluminum.
  10. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Ruger MK II

    Browning Buckmark
  11. mattlove444

    mattlove444 Well-Known Member

    Mark 3 for sure. I have countless rounds through mine and it just keeps on tickin
  12. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    You have your answer, either a Ruger or a Browning BuckMark~! ;) :D
  13. TonyT

    TonyT Well-Known Member

    The finest USA manufactured 22 pistol is the S&W Model 41.Amongst the imports teh Walther GSP and the Pardini SP are excelent choces. I have all three and prefer the Pardini for bulseye pistol matches. I used the Walther GSP and S&W41 for many years.
  14. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member


    The OP specified $250 - $300. If you want to sell me an S&W M41 for that price range, the check is in the mail. :D

    GWARGHOUL Well-Known Member

    Ruger MKIII hunter.
  16. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator


    if Pilot backs out, I'll give you $300 for that M-41 ;)
  17. 451 Detonics

    451 Detonics Well-Known Member

    The Buckmark hands down. I have owned several Rugers but sold them after getting a Buckmark.
  18. rellascout

    rellascout member

    Next on the s&w LOL

    Seriously I like my Ruger MKII
  19. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    If you were looking to spend little more than that I would definitely go with the CZ Kadet.

    But at that price, I'd go with a Buckmark or maybe a Beretta Neos, you don't hear much about them so I assume that makes them another sleeper gun like the FNP or Bersa.
  20. Redlegvzv

    Redlegvzv Well-Known Member

    Ruger Mark III Hunter is my favorite 22 semi.

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