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TARGET .22 ??????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Martinpicker, Oct 27, 2010.

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  1. Martinpicker

    Martinpicker Active Member

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    Dear folks, My gunclub is starting a winter league for target .22 pistols. I would like to participate, just for the social aspect, but don't presently own a target .22 pistol. What should I look to buy for under $500? Martinpicker (Jack Farrow)
     
  2. jm1079

    jm1079 Well-Known Member

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    Used Ruger Government Target. JM
     
  3. short shucker

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    I'm dully impressed with my S&W 22A with the target grips. It shoots better than I can and isn't ammo sensative, but it really likes the CCI Blazer solid nose ammo. These won't break the bank either as they can be had all day long for less than $250 new, the target gripped model is only a few $$'s more. The top rail is set up as a mount if you choose to use an aux sight.

    The only downside to these guns are they don't like to be dry-fired.

    ss
     
  4. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    Ruger Mk II target, government target, slab side, all will work.

    My best was a 6 inch bull barreled Mk I.
     
  5. gotbass

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    Buckmark for out of the box great triggers and a legion of satisfied owners. I suggest that you look at some of the old threads on this subject.
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    I'd suggest a Ruger Mark II also, if you can find one.

    A Mark III RP is a nice option, especially if you can get a VQ sear fitted to reduce the trigger pull to a nice 2#.


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  7. chipking

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    Another vote for the Ruger target models. Reasonable and more accurate than most people can shoot.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  8. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    In your price range I don't think you can do better that the Ruger Mk11 with the 5.5 bull barrel. Bulge.
     
  9. BigM-Perazzi

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    FYI.. I have less than your budget in the gun pictured..

    VQ sear, tuned, Ultradot scope, National target grips.. that's a 50 ft rapid fire target using CCI std velocity ammunition..

    Just proves,like trap, I just can't hit 100's that often lol..
     
  10. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    I competed in conventional bullseye for years with my Ruger MKII target model. It was accurate and held up. Last year I purchased a Browning BuckMark and I believe it to be as good of a firearm as the Ruger. (I was surprised, but the BuckMark is even made in the USA!) With either pistol, if the holes in the target are not touching each other, it is not the pistol, it is the operator. Good Luck
     
  11. likes-to-shoot

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    I've got a Buckmark and a buddy has a Ruger MK11. Both are good but you have more add on options with the Ruger MK11. A trigger job like BigM-Perazzi has is a must for good targets.

    Bill
     
  12. H82MIS

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    $300.00 new,,You'll love it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Ruger,,,10" barrel,,,

    edited,,$290.00 free shipping includes a bipod,,,no scope,,,,
     
  13. sliverbulletexpress

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    I have to vote for the Buckmark, I have the cheapest camper model they make but it shoots great, as good as my buddies bull barrel if I do my part.
     
  14. WGB

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    CDNN has the Walther SP22 (not the P22 which is a plinker) at an excellent price for a fairly serious target pistol. Several models are available with the M2 and M3 offering a match grade barrel. The Walther is a step up from the Rugers mentioned above.

    Lots of good accesories available also from Walther or CDNN, grips, barrel weights, optics. All priced well.

    My Walther is very close in accuracy to my early High Standard without being finicky. My spouse shoots her Walther, with the small grips, as well as she shoots her Benelli MP95.

    Good luck.
     
  15. DecalDude

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    I guess the question wasnt asked yet but is this league allowing red dots? Scopes? or is it only open sights?

    No matter what I recomend the Ruger Mk guns and then the S&W 422 622 and I believe the 22A
    Good luch hold steady and have fun!!

    Jerry Lewis
     
  16. Spanky

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    One of the Buckmarks. Won't tie up alot of cash and you'll have yourself one of the better hunter/plinkers out there.
     
  17. jhmorrisn

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    There is another way of getting into pistol shooting and that is via an air pistol. The number one advantage is the ability to practice in a space of 33 feet / 10 meters. Like your basement, garage or barn, Where ever there is space allowed.

    A good one to start off with either is the Daisy 717,747 or 777.

    The money save on pellets versus .22 ammunition can go for a better SB Pistol.
     
  18. BigM-Perazzi

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    Ok, you asked the question on a trapshooting site. I'm going to give you a couple of top of the line sites to ask your question.

    BullseyePistol.com

    and

    <a href="http://www.guntalk-online.com/">GunTalk Online</A

    run by a administrator called Bullseye. A former Distinguished Pistol Shooter and Pistol smith...
     
  19. dverna

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    If you can, try a few different models and see what you like.

    For your budget a Ruger is hard to beat. They offer a number of different models. You will likely be very happy with it and if you progress they can be upgraded quite easily.

    Don Verna
     
  20. Shooting Jack

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    I have several Ruger 22's and purchased a two toned Buckmart Camper bull barrel a couple of years ago and it is the most accurate pistol I have ever owned. Not taking away from the Rugers, just easier for me to be more accurate and I am not good with a pistol. Jackie B.
     
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