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Haven't even shot one (thanks to Leland1 I'll shoot a Browning though). I never even picked one up as I hate loading auto mags when I can drop in a reload on a revolver quickly. If I'm going to shoot them, what do the mags run on each? Do they need trigger jobs and other smith work? Been thinking about this so long I may have posted this before.
 

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I actually shot my first buckmard a couple weeks ago at the range. Guy had one and let me put a few through it ... it was sweet ... had a red dot and I really liked it .... everyone talks and swears by the Ruger ... if the Ruger is better, then the Ruger must be OUTSTANDING! Don't know ..
 

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Never shot the buckmark, handled a few. Ruger MKII is a accurate handgun. I have shot several and everyone has been dead nuts on. Bought one and it is everything I hoped for. My daughter shoots it and has about a 60% hit rate on bowling pins at 10-12 yards with it. She is 10 and about 65 pounds.

My vote is the Ruger. Mags run about $20-30 depending on where you shop.
 

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Absulutely not ! A Buckmark is a good gun , but doesn't hold a flame to the tried and true Ruger Mark series . I would pay more for a 20 year old mark II in fair condition than a new buckmark. :2c:
 

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Well I been thinking about treating myself (and who better to treat), to a .22 pistol. I'll know better after the steel shoot Sunday.
Anyone know of a dealer of rugers or brownings that's going to be at the gun show tomorrow?
 

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Get one of the local dealers on here to order ya a Ruger Mark II....target model I guess...There's 3 or 4 regulars on here...I think you'll come out better than you will at the gun show....unless you just happen to find one and get lucky

I had a Browning Buckmark...way back in the 80's and was very happy when I traded it for a Ruger Mark II....The Browning I had was a jamamatic...course that don't mean they are all that way.

I've never owned another Browning product since

my 2 cents
 

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50% of the cost of a buckmark is the Browning name and logo on the gun. Come on by the show and look around. I got my mark3 from a previous show.
 

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Mighty nice of you to offer XD. Looks like I got in a Ruger crowd here. Had and have some Browning long guns and loved everyone of them.
 

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I guess I'm in the middle here. I love my Ruger wheel guns. I've shot a mk II and a 22/45 and both were nice. However, I really enjoy shooting my little buckmark camper. I can't imagine how many rds I've put through it. It'e very reliable and extremely accurate. I certainly can't see how someone can say one is way, way better than the other. That is just my experience.
 

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I don’t know if this adds anything to this discussion or not, but here goes.

As anyone who reads these posts knows, my .22 handgun is a Ruger 22/45. I am completely satisfied. I guess I ought to qualify that "completely satisfied" a bit. You need to check out some of my other posts; e.g., the “Ruger 22 /45 pistol” topic in this handgun forum.

One of my shootin’ partners has a .22 Buckmark. I’ve had the privilege of shooting it. Nice pistol.

But if, as the header for this thread suggests, it sells at 50% more than my Ruger it’s a no-brainer for me (el cheapo!).

I will stay with my Ruger 22/45, thank you.
 
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