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Which .22lr autoloader?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tonytuna, Feb 13, 2013.

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which one of these are better?

Poll closed Feb 27, 2013.
  1. walther p22

    13 vote(s)
    11.4%
  2. ruger sr22

    95 vote(s)
    83.3%
  3. issc .22

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. sig mosquito

    6 vote(s)
    5.3%
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  1. returningfire

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    Sig

    Sig Mosquito.
    You should think about cleaning any of these before you buy, which is easiest to field strip?
     
  2. wlewisiii

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    Find a nice old Colt Woodsman. Yes, it will cost more than any of those. It, unlike them, will be worth every penny.
     
  3. Inebriated

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    From the list, the Sig Mosquito. Yeah, they had reliability problems, but if you feed it ammo it likes, you won't have problems.

    In general, the Ruger MKII/III 22/45 is hard to beat. But I wouldn't have a problem taking a Sig Mosquito.
     
  4. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    One that made my list but isn't on the poll: SIG 1911-22. I haven't had it for a long time, but in the time I have owned it, I'm very happy with it. It's a GSG with SIG's name on it, but that means some nice extras too.

    It's very faithful to the 1911 platform & would work as an outstanding transition gun. It came with three different height front sight blades to help with adapting it to your particular ammo & shooting. A tool kit is also included that gives you the Allen keys to make sight adjustments and for field stripping. It is a little different in take-down of course. It's not a recoil operated link, it's a blow-back. The grips are really nice stippled wood, not plastic.

    It's just a nice, accurate, and so far dependable, semi-auto .22 that's outside of the ordinary envelope of canidates. I say; Try it, you'll like it. Oh, and the price was under $400.00 last summer.

    900F
     
  5. MCgunner

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    I own a Mk 2, great gun, very accurate, but when I go fishing, it's the SR22 I slip in my pocket. It's not as accurate, but it's accurate enough. Got a 2x LER on the Mk2. It's a squirrel gun, primarily.

    Different guns for different jobs. The SR22 has no zinc alloy, is 2" at 25 yards accurate, and feeds and fires everything I've tried in it so far. I've only got about 4K rounds through it. I've been living in a travel trailer for 4 months, finally closed on the house, set up my shooting range in the back yard, now I cannot find bulk .22LR anywhere. :rolleyes: Until you can actually buy ammunition, you might consider cap and ball, or maybe a Judge. Plenty of .410 on the shelves and I've not had a problem buying pyrodex. :rolleyes:
     
  6. rvanpelt

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    My grandson has a sig mosquito which is kind of picky on the ammo. It does shoot Remington goldens pretty well. My wife and I shoot the Ruger SR22 and love its accuracy, dependability , styling, workmanship, shoots cheap bulk shells, easy to strip, oil and clean. No complaints or regrets...well, maybe one. I wish I had one of my own. LOL A real fun gun to shoot.
    Try before you buy if you can. How it fits your hand is important.
    Hope this helps.
    Rod van Pelt
     
  7. Pud

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  8. jon_in_wv

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    The Ruger Mark pistols are excellent. I found a good deal on a Sig Trailside and that is my go to range gun. It has been a great shooter.
     
  9. weblance

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    Others to consider that are excellent as well... Beretta Neos, Bersa Thunder 22, S&W M&P22, and if you want small, and just a blast to shoot, Taurus POLY PT-22
     
  10. TennJed

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    this may be the most lopsided poll i have seen on here
     
  11. Tomcat47

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    Ruger SR22 ... bought one last year, one neat little accurate firearm!

    Had Beretta Neos and 2 Walthers .... Sold Them! My Walthers did not come close to the SR22

    I highly recommend the SR22 for a shooter in this price range of autos!
     
  12. chrisb507

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    Depending on what you're looking for, a Sig P226 Classic in .22lr might fit the bill. It's a full-size gun you can upgrade to larger calibers, where the Mosquito isn't.
     
  13. JoePfeiffer

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    I'll chime in with a vote for (e) -- in my case, Buckmark URX. Feels great in my hand, accurate, not as big a pain to disassemble for cleaning as Ruger Mk III is reputed to be.

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  14. Fremmer

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    Browning buckmark, no experience with the others, but the trigger is good and it is easy to assemble after cleaning.
     
  15. ColtPythonElite

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    The MK is a very simple design. Reassembly is not a big deal once you master the angle of the dangle of the hammer strut.
     
  16. nazshooter

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    One option I haven't seen mentioned is the M&P 22. I don't own one yet but it's on my short list of guns to get when things calm down a bit due to it's being the closest thing to a standard striker fired pistol. I've currently got a mkii and don't ever plan to sell it.

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  17. Nappers

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    I like the Mark

    I had a MKII but my brother hawked it. My father in law has a MKI with a bull barrel that shoots like a dream. I have a High Standard that shoots just fine. Tune those mags though!
     
  18. candr44

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    CZ Kadet.
     
  19. Hardtarget

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    I voted Ruger because I've had one since '66. A gift from my parents. Also, my wife and I gave MKII guns to my sons a few years ago.

    Make the effort to learn how to dis/re assemble when it needs cleaning. Thats the main complaint I hear about the Ruger guns. Also, make the effort to find the ammo that functions reliably. You know how .22s are. :D

    Mark
     
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    I have no experience with the guns on the list, so I didn't vote.

    The one I DO have experience with, is the Beretta Bobcat.
    It took FOREVER to break in, (probably close to 1,000 rds) but now it runs like a champ.
    I was to the point of almost selling it, cuz it kept jamming. (FTExtract)
    But the last 4 or 5 times I had it to the range it fed & extracted just fine.

    I still have to cock it before I can rack the slide.
    But other than that it works great now.
     
  21. col_temp

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    I Like my S&W M&P22 but I really use it to warm up with before I switch over to my 9mm.
    As others have said watch your ammo with whatever you decide on. The 22 semi's all seem to be a bit picky about ammo.
     
  22. ColtPythonElite

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    I have 5 MKs. They will eat any ammo I put in them.
     
  23. weblance

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    The Beretta Neos eats all ammo as well.
     
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    I only have one MK and it is pretty reliable, but does not like some of the cheaper ammo while my SR22 eats everything and I just have more fun shooting the SR, and it is way easier to clean.

    I think the poll pretty much says it all.

    As someone posted earlier this is the most lopsided poll I have ever seen.
     
  25. CB900F

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    I had a Beretta NEOS, but it had problems. Beretta wasn't interested in making it right & I wasn't interested in keeping it.

    900F
     
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