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Browning buck mark Camper

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

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  1. Brockak47

    Brockak47 Member

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    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

    thanks
     
  2. KAcwby06

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    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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    Buckmark is a fabulous .22 pistol. A blast to shoot and nary an issue.
     
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    I've had my Buckmark for 8 years. Thousands of rounds through it. Reliable, accurate, fun to shoot, good looking.:)
     

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    ya Wrench I thought the Buckmark was a looker too,and wow yours looks awesome
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    The Buckmark is an excellent gun! They are fun to shoot, very accurate and reliable.

    Here's mine....
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Brockak47

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    gosh these buckmarks are so pretty lol, I love the gold trigger look
     
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    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.
     
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    The gold trigger has gone the way of tinkering, but another one to fuel your fire:
    [​IMG][/IMG]

    Buckmarks are fine pistols and will serve you well. Get one.
     
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    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.
     
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    Yes, and I have killed a lot of squirrels with mine. Love it and it shoots like a good rifle.
     
  15. Brockak47

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    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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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    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!

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=257210926

    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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    i have one and it is awesome
     
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    Congrats! Nice-looking pistol. Welcome to the Buck Mark Club!

    Why do you want to change the barrel out right away? I would go with the stock one for a while, then think about tinkering later. But that's just me.
     
  23. Brockak47

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    @toivo, because i saw the tactical solutions ones and totally got lured in the looks department lol, pricey. But mainly because I had wanted the slab sided barrel but couldn't find one in this configuration, and again just because I like how the flat sided barrel looks, as well as the tac solutions one, ontop of it i thought i'd get best return by selling barrel it has on it unfired and new as opposed to popping 100 rounds down it first, if that makes sense.
     
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    I guess that makes sense. The Tac Sol stuff is pretty attractive. An unfired barrel will get a higher price, but I don't think it will cover what you pay for the Tac Sol.

    If you like slab-sided barrels, think about the Standard URX. It comes with the slab-sided barrel and with a metal sight base. I think it will run you about $50 or $60 more than the basic Camper.
     
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    I love my Buck Mark! I've got a Nikon Monarch red dot on it. It's my favorite handgun to shoot at 50 yards.
     
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