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Browning Buck Mark viable for hunting small game?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Lvl21nerd, Sep 5, 2010.

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  1. Lvl21nerd

    Lvl21nerd Member

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    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
     
  2. TexasGunbie

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    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.
     
  3. Tommygunn

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    The Buck Mark is definitely up to it if you are.
     
  6. jimmyraythomason

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    Yep,I agree!
     
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    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.
     
  8. Wade Wilson

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    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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