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What to spend my paycheck on?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Savage Shooter, Aug 3, 2008.

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  1. Savage Shooter

    Savage Shooter Member

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    I am looking for a good .22lr pistol here are my requirements

    at least a 6" barrel
    blued
    under 500.00
    reliable

    I was looking at ruger and smith-wesson but am open to others. I would be using it for plinking and coon hunting so id like sights that do well in the dark.
    I like rugers line up and have used them in the past but there a bit on the pricey side of my buget. I liked the look of the Smith-Wesson 22A but I have no experience with them so I have know idea if there anygood. What are some suggestions.
     
  2. SoCalShooter

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    That's for me to know and not you!
    Ruger MKIII is a really decent pistol its a 5.5inch barrel. The bull barrel target model shoots extremely well. Not to mention volquartsen makes a bunch of modifications for it.
     
  3. 22lr

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    Cant beat Rugers or the lower end Smiths (unless your spending thousands on a custom Smith)
     
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    I was going to say fast women and hard booze.

    What Ruger did you look at that was in the 500.00 range?
     
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    You might take a look at a S&W 422. Semi-auto discontinued a few years ago but inexpensive, reliable and decent in the accuracy dept.
     
  6. The Lone Haranguer

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    Ruger makes several of their .22 models with a fiber optic front sight, which should be helpful in your coon hunting if you have at least moonlight. Or you could add one.
     
  7. Rmart30

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    Ive got a mark II Ruger, bull barrel with compensator, its a nice gun. Ive also got a Taurus 94 with a 5" barrel ...... Da is heavy, but the single action is crisp. It was about $100 less than my Ruger.
     
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    Colt woodsman... Fun gun to shoot... older though

    I would say go with the Ruger. Target barrel on those makes that a nice looking gun. Saw one used 4" target barrel, blued in my local shop for $270.
     
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  10. Savage Shooter

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    The mark III hunter but its stailess and I'd strongly prefer blued.

    The bull barrel one was only 405 and it was blued but it didn't have high vis sight. I guess those could be added later if i did get it.

    I was curious as to which shoots better the ruger or smith-wesson 22A the max range i would be using it on would be 25 yards. I like to be able to keep my groups inside a 50 cent piece at the most with out scopes of course.
     
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    Ruger Mk III 22/45 Hunter with 6 7/8" barrel. They're great! :)
     
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    22 lr pistol

    Take a long look at a Browing Buckmark very nice still made of metal very accurate jam free
     
  14. Savage Shooter

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    I looked at the22/45 but I didn't know if i'd like the grip or not.
     
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    Put your money in the bank. We're in a recession, well at least some of us are. I guess guns are a pretty good investment though. I should more some of my stocks into Ruger, Springfield, S&W and Colt.
     
  16. Boris Barowski

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    FN Medaillist (if you have those in your region)
    Browning buckmark

    I would buy one of those if I was in the market for a target pistol
     
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