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22 plinker, pistol or revolver

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rummrunar, Sep 23, 2011.

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  1. Rummrunar

    Rummrunar TS Member

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    I'm thinking of getting a 22, revolver or pistol, so I can take my son out plinking. I don't know if I want to invest the $$$ for something like a new Ruger, just to use a couple of times a year. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Sure hope this isn't in the wrong group. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

    Bill
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You can generally find a good, used Ruger Mk I or Mk II at a decent price.

    If you get a less reliable gun, you'll regret not spending a bit more.
     
  3. RunGunIPSC

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    I agree. A nice used Ruger auto with the longer bbl & adjustable sights. A revolver would be safer but then you are stepping up to the Smith which will about double the price. You can get a cheaper single action Ruger for about the same $$ as the auto,but the auto will be easier to shoot accurately. If you get a late one drilled & tapped by the factoty you can put on a cheap red dot on a Weaver type rail. This will really make him want to shoot & learn all about it as it is so esay to hit the target. PM me if you need specifics. Tom
     
  4. chiefjon

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    Go to gunboker.com and put .22 in the pistol box and take a look. There are quality guns in both revolver and semi-auto.

    JON
     
  5. crusha

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    Agree with the auto and the dot sight. Whatever you do...don't get a single action for a beginner. Pain in the ass.
     
  6. cnsane

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    For plinking, you don't need a revolver in rimfire because you're not saving the brass for reloading. So it doesn't matter if the empties get flung where they'll never be found again. And auto's just seem to be a lot more fun to shoot, for most people.
     
  7. cpd544

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    Ruger Mark I or II is the best .22 plinker ever made.
     
  8. wayneo

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    GSG makes a quality 1911 style .22. Reasonable price too. Shoots HV.22 only, not a big deal to me thats all I buy.

    Wayne
     
  9. Shooting Jack

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    I prefer a browning buckmart. Check pawn shops and usually you can make them an offer for 1/3 less than what they have it priced to purchase the gun. Jackie B.
     
  10. short shucker

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    I guess I must like being different. The best plinking 22 pistol I've ever had is a Ruger single six convertible. I don't mind unloading them one at a time and reloading the same way. Heck, I even managed to kill a few squirrels with it.

    ss
     
  11. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Something like this.
     
  12. Shooting Jack

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    SS, I hate loading and unloading the single six and can't say it not a good gun though. When I want to shoot a revolver I get out my double nine so I can dump them or load them at one time. Jackie B.
     
  13. TOOLMAKER 251

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    I just picked this one up last month after shooting someone else's Sig. Very accurate and takes down like a ordinary 1911 it's a Sig 1911-22 which I got for $398 total.
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  14. oldgahchamp

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    For approx $200, you can buy a new Heritage Arms single action .22/.22mag combo. They are made in the USA. A single action will teach a young kid accuracy rather than just shooting lots of ammo. (cheaper also). If you want to shoot lots of ammo fast, something like a High Standard "double nine" with a tip-out cylinder can be found at a resonable price. Personally, if I want to shoot as fast as I can pull the trigger, I prefer my Colt Woodsman. Larry Evans
     
  15. Mike Battista

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    Go with a Beretta NEOS for about $250.00. This one can be coverted into a carbine with the kit. Consider a SIG Mosquito for about $325.00 depending on the model.
    Mike Battista
    727 410 5212
     
  16. moowho

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    Check out the Tarus 9 shot dbl.action. By the way here is plinker
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  17. Brian in Oregon

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    Jackie, I prefer the Buckmark too.

    But a used Mark I or II can generally be found cheaper.
     
  18. TOOLMAKER 251

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    This is the pistol that Mike Battista mentioned, They are ok, but if I were to unload one of my 22 pistols this would be the first to go.
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  19. magnumshot

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    My favorite is the Ruger Bearcat. I have happy memories shooting rats in the chicken house. I have a Single Six now. Have bought and sold quite a few 22's. I always fall back to the Ruger as my favorite. Takes more time to load, but it's all fun
     
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    I am a wheel-gun guy through and through. Mostly because I really hate chasing after ejected brass, but in the case of .22 rimfires, I go with a Ruger MK III in that flavor. The teeny, tiny boolits are a pain to load into a revolver cylinder. Whereas if you get yourself one of those Ultimate Cliploaders, a magazine is pumped full in about 3 seconds.
     
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