Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by saenzrich, Aug 17, 2012.
Now since you're in the US if you expect to ever want to carry in the woods then I'd go 422 all the way without a single glance back. The mostly alloy 422 is a superb gun for woods carry because of the super slim design and light weight. And if you're up to the job the 422 will keep your camp dinner pot filled in fine form. Mine is every bit as accurate as my Ruger or any other .22 I've shot short of a Hi Standard fancy competition match gun.
So all in all unless you need the light weight or you need the recoil absorbing mass then it's a wash. Either are great. The only other reason to shift one way or the other would be if kids or small of stature women will be shooting it on a regular basis. There again the light weight of the 422 would seem to point in that direction over the Buckmark.
my vote is for the buckmark.
The Buckmark is not,,,
Experience with both
As a plinker I enjoy the S&W 422/622 the most. Mine like CCI Mini-mags best. 15 yard sandbagged groups run 1 1/4" to 1 1/2".
The Buckmark is more accurate and likes Federal Gold Medal. 15 yard sandbagged groups run 1/2" to 3/4".
The choice for plinking will boil down to personal prefrence.
I have both a 622 and a Buckmark Field 5.5. Either are fun for plinking, but the Buckmark has a better trigger and I shoot it much more accurately. I've never liked the takedown of the 622.
If you are a lefty, the 622 grip may feel better, as some Buckmarks are made for right hands.
Because the Buckmark is still made, I'd suggest it over the 622.
I've added a optic sight to mine.
It's very reliable and fun to shoot.
Buckmark, A Sig Trailside, and a S&W M-41.
The Buckmark points a bit high for me, but is fine if speed is not an issue, as it shoots great and is very dependable. It has lots of aftermarket goodies for it. It is priced very reasonably.
The Trailside points well for me, is very accurate, but often doesn't lock the slide back and mags are expensive. It is discontinued, but can be found here and there at quite reasonable prices.
The Model 41 points perfectly for me, is very accurate, and mags are reasonably priced. The gun is pricey, but superb.
What did you expect? You should have purchased a fan if you wanted to move air.
i like my buchmark 5.5" target, love my hi-standard similarly equipped, but prefer my ruger 5.5" bull, target-sighted 22/45. i swapped in a $30 volquartsen sear that brings the trigger to less than 2 lbs; they're available for $249 from grice's wholesale in clearfield, pa.
FWIW, the Hammerli X-esse is pretty much the same gun as the Trailside and is currently in production and available in the USA through Larry's Guns.
Trailside/X-esse magazines run about $35.
I have a 422 and several Buck Marks. I prefer the Buck Marks because of their trigger and the platform's greater adaptability. The 422, with it's high mounted sights and threaded barrel, would be handy if someone wanted put a can on it.
Buckmark or Ruger MK II.
I'd get a Browning Nomad over any new Browning or Ruger.
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