View Full Version : Can you guys suggest a good 22 pistol
jim in illinois
04-22-2002, 05:49 PM
###I've been looking for a fairly low priced($200-300) 22 pistol to start squirrell and rabbit hunting with. ###Has anyone had any really good or bad experiences with any of these? ###It will have to be fairly accurate due to the small target size. ###Any help or info would be greatly appreciated. ###It seems like I've looked at just about everyone of them made while shopping the last month or so and I dont want to buy a bad one and get stuck with junk! ###Thanks for the help. ###Jim
04-22-2002, 06:09 PM
I've got the Browning Buckmark and Evan III has a Ruger Mark II. ###Both are very reliable and accurate. ###In a .22 where every fps counts you'll get more velocity and quicker follow up shots with a semi-auto. ###One alternative would be a Ruger single six with the extra .22 mag cylinder. ###Also, very reliable and accurate. ###
You can probably spend more on .22 handguns, but your not going to notice a marked improvement over the above 3.
04-22-2002, 08:09 PM
Love the Ruger Mark II....very good gun and accurate... played with the new Taurus 6shot 22 awhile back and am really wanting one now.... really like the feel of this gun and it shot great.
04-22-2002, 09:04 PM
I have a Browning Micro-Buckmark (4" barrel). Great camp gun. Even with the short barrel, it's a good hunting pistol for 50-yards and under with open sights. There are 5 1/2" and 10" models too.
04-22-2002, 09:36 PM
Mine is a 9 or 9 1/2" (can't remember, ha!) barrel, Ruger Single Six. Believe I paid just under $300.00 about a year ago?! ###It has a 2 cylinders, one for 22 long rifle and one for 22 mag. ###The mag I love. I shoot the Winchester Supreme black box, 34 gr hollow point and chronographed at over 1500 f.p.s. ###I can put most rounds under 2" at 50 yards and in the neighborhood of 5" at 100 yards with open sights. Have to hold about 6" high at 100 when sighted dead on at 50 yds.
I mostly carry it when quail hunting, should I run into a coyote or other critter. Darndest thing is, virtually everyone of my partners could have almost pet a coyote & yet I never see one when carrying it.
04-23-2002, 06:53 AM
Moved here (http://www.jesseshuntingpage.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard//topic.cgi?forum=37&topic=77)
04-23-2002, 07:50 AM
I've been very satisfied with my Ruger Mark II Government model. ###I have the six inch bull barrel. ###Very accurate.
04-23-2002, 08:19 AM
If you go the way of the revolver, try to pick up a S&W model 17 K-22 Combat Masterpiece. It is the sweetest .22 revolver I've ever owned or shot. If you look around enough you can pick one up for around $300.00.
I agree with the other's regarding the Ruger simi's. The only problem I have with them is breaking them down for cleaning. There somewhat of a pain compared to others. But accuracy wise, they can't be beat.
04-23-2002, 12:22 PM
I've got a Ruger Bearcat Single Six. It's a great gun!! ###Brand new they'll cost around $260.
The S&W 617 10 shot is an awesome gun. Been saving my pennies for one. They run in the $400 range.
You can't ever have too many .22s.
04-23-2002, 12:27 PM
I agree with Kernhntr about breaking down the Ruger semi autos. I have the Ruger KMK-512 (5 1/2" Bull Barrel in stainless) and it cycles well and is very accurate but difficult to take apart. Ruger has always made a great 22 pistol. The first time I did strip it down I had to get help putting it back together!
The 22 revolvers are easier to clean and probably a little more accurate. I used to have the S&W Model 17 K-22 as well. It was a sweet piece. It looked and felt like a 357. Another one of those "wish I had not sold it" stories.
04-23-2002, 06:27 PM
For those of you who have a Browning Buckmark, how easy are they to break down and clean?
04-23-2002, 07:49 PM
Im waiting for the Beretta Neos. I've been told that they are ready to be sold, pending CA drop test approval. It is designed for easy customization, with 3 different barrel lengths ( I believe 4", 6" & 7.5" ) various colored and designed grip/triggerguard assembly, and a carbine conversion kit with a rifle stock and 16" (?) barrel. It's supposed to be able to undergo complete transition in under 3 minutes and cost ###$200-300. Im not sure which barrels that includes and what accessory's will cost. But it at least seems worth a look once we get some solid info.
04-23-2002, 10:31 PM
The Buckmark is pretty simple to break down. ###Remove a couple of screws and the barrel and slide can be removed. ###No flying parts or levers to mess with. ###
04-24-2002, 01:03 AM
the new beretta 22 is already tested, passed and listed on the DOJ website, so find a dealer who has one or can get one and go for it.
04-24-2002, 06:02 PM
The buckmark and the Ruger are both good choices in my opinion. ###I slightly favor the Buckmark for its feel.
04-24-2002, 08:50 PM
I do like the trigger pull on the Buckmark. Crisp and light, like a good potato chip.
04-25-2002, 01:46 AM
I have the 9 1/2" Ruger Single Six with the extra 22 mag cylinder. ###I got mine slightly used with a leather western belt holster for $250. ###On our last hunt, we took a couple of squirrel and rabbit for dinner over the campfire. ###Deadly accurate and a blast to shoot.
jim in illinois
04-25-2002, 04:02 PM
Thanks for all of the info guys. ###From the sounds of it the ruger seems to be the way to go. ###Those are the answers that I was looking for. ### ###Jim
04-26-2002, 01:45 AM
Jim a AMT in 22 mag would be my first choice, with a Ruger Single Six W/mag cylinder second. then a S&W Md63.
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