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    Thread: Suggest .22LR Pistol (No wheel guns)

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      03-18-2012 03:49 PM #1
      Want to get into something other than my M&P15-22 for a change.

      This'll be for fun at the range. And maybe taking out a nuisance woodchuck now and then.

      Budget: $400 (but can be stretched).

      -Rail attachment ability a plus.
      -Reliable.
      -Easy to clean.
      -Novice shooter.
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      03-18-2012 04:12 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Want to get into something other than my M&P15-22 for a change.

      This'll be for fun at the range. And maybe taking out a nuisance woodchuck now and then.

      Budget: $400 (but can be stretched).

      -Rail attachment ability a plus.
      -Reliable.
      -Easy to clean.
      -Novice shooter.
      A Ruger MKIII or 22/45 fits all your quota cept for easy to clean. Some people say theyre pita and some say its easy.

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    3. 03-18-2012 04:21 PM #3
      A Browning Buck Mark as well, but i'm unsure of any rail systems for them, factory or aftermarket.

      I'd stay away from the Umarex stuff.

      The Ruger SR22 is getting generally favorable reviews, but it's a bit early to tell how well they're keeping up under high round counts, and what Ruger will recall them for.

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      03-18-2012 04:25 PM #4
      Ruger MKIII Target

      Hilariously accurate, kind of a pain in the ass to take down
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      03-18-2012 10:35 PM #5
      I see these online a lot for super cheap ($200-250). What are they like?

      Kel Tec 22 pistol

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      03-18-2012 10:36 PM #6
      The Rugers can be a PITA for beginners to clean, but there's a trick or gimmick that make it really easy to deal with. It's fairly easy-peasy, cheddar cheezy after that.
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      03-18-2012 10:56 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Budget: $400 (but can be stretched).

      -Rail attachment ability a plus.
      -Reliable.
      -Easy to clean.
      -Novice shooter.
      Look no further:



      Seems everyone and their brother has a Ruger, I don't see too many of these at the range. Plus the take down is super simple and my experience thus far (2,000+ rds) shows it to be extremely reliable when utilizing the correct recoil spring for the ammo, despite what the internet has to say. Plus I find the trigger to be a better feel compared to the Walther P22 (felt like a marshmallow). OTD when I bought the Mosquito at Cabelas was ~$350
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    8. 03-19-2012 01:15 AM #8
      My boss has a Mosquito, and he really likes it, but the only thing that feeds reliably in it are minimags.

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      03-19-2012 08:52 AM #9
      I've also noticed that with the mosquito and mini mags.

      And the one I had no matter the ammo or spring or cleaning or dry or wet, not accurate. Gave it to my dad I got so fed up with it.

      Ruger MKII FTW!!!

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      03-19-2012 09:22 AM #10
      Okay sooo...

      Just on the topic of Rugers...

      Explain the difference between the MkII and the MkIII????
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      • Addition of a visible loaded chamber indicator on the left side.
      • Magazine release moved, from bottom of grip to behind triggerguard.
      • All Mark III pistols with adjustable sights are drilled and tapped for a Weaver-style scope base which ships with the pistol.


      Note: Ruger manual says ... "NOTE C — Scope mount bases and rings listed will fit all MARK III and 22/45 MARK III pistols. Only the MARK III Target models are drilled and tapped at the factory. The MARK III Standard models must be drilled and tapped by your local gunsmith. (Drilling and tapping instructions available upon request.)
      Note: As of March 2011 it appears as though Ruger has started drilling and tapping the Mark III Standard model.


      • A new magazine disconnect prevents the pistol from being fired with the magazine removed from the pistol.
      • An internal safety lock has been added. Using a key, the safety can be locked in the "safe" position.
      • Shorter tapered bolt ears
      • A smoothly contoured ejection port profile

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      03-19-2012 11:39 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by gotta_jet View Post
      My boss has a Mosquito, and he really likes it, but the only thing that feeds reliably in it are minimags.
      I know Sig Sauer specifically developed the Mosquito around the minimags but I've had just about everything under the sun through mine, even that bulk box of 550 Remington high velocity. Only feeding problems thus far is after several hundred rounds due to lead fowling of the chamber. All I need then is a little dab of oil through the chamber port and it's ready to go again, which seems to be indicative of all .22s.
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      03-19-2012 03:50 PM #13
      Or the anti-Ruger: Browning Buckmark.

      Lots of accessories, crazy accurate, tons of different models to choose from. Not picky about ammo.

      Edit: Oh, and easy to put a rail on:


      Buckmark Bullseye Target URX by xd_john, on Flickr
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    14. 03-19-2012 06:41 PM #14
      I've been interested in ruger 22/45 with rails for optics.

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      04-01-2012 02:34 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Okay sooo...

      Just on the topic of Rugers...

      Explain the difference between the MkII and the MkIII????
      MKII = Awesome
      MKIII = Putrid Spawn of Lawyers

      Is that generalizing?
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    16. 04-01-2012 09:45 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Broke View Post
      MKII = Awesome
      MKIII = Putrid Spawn of Lawyers

      Is that generalizing?
      nope..

      guns or volkswagens, thats about correct.

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      04-02-2012 10:18 AM #17
      just bought a mosquito at cabala's. plan on testing out there said finiky ammo.
      "never under estimate the enemies ability to google."

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      04-02-2012 10:33 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by dj age one View Post
      nope..

      guns or volkswagens, thats about correct.

      Well said.

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      04-05-2012 11:55 PM #19
      M&P .22

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      04-08-2012 08:59 AM #20
      Emmett how do you like your M&P15?

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      04-09-2012 10:00 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by ironmule View Post
      Emmett how do you like your M&P15?
      I have nothing to compare it to but I think it's fantastic. It was cheap, it's easy to clean, it's lightweight, it's durable, it's reasonably accurate, and it can shoot lots of cheap bullets fast. That's about all I require in a firearm
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      04-09-2012 10:32 PM #22
      nice! S&W is about a 40min drive for me i was thinking about picking one up(hopefully on the cheap). if you don't mind what did it cost? the online prices vary too much to get an idea.

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      04-09-2012 10:39 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by ironmule View Post
      nice! S&W is about a 40min drive for me i was thinking about picking one up(hopefully on the cheap). if you don't mind what did it cost? the online prices vary too much to get an idea.
      Mine was lightly used from Gander Mtn, and cost $329.
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      04-10-2012 06:14 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Mine was lightly used from Gander Mtn, and cost $329.
      good to know what to expect- thanks

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      04-10-2012 10:40 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by ironmule View Post
      good to know what to expect- thanks
      Oh, forgot to mention.

      If you buy a used 15-22, make sure you check the spring color. There is this spring inside the rifle - it's attached to the bolt, and the T-handle/charging handle sits on top of it. You want to see what color it is.

      The early rifles (like mine) have a silver spring, and they have trouble with certain ammunition - basically they only like federal bulk, winchester bulk, or CCI minimags. Everything else fails to fire a lot. Something about the spring stiffness was wrong.

      Later rifles, including those sold new now, have a blue colored spring, and they will fire most ammo no problem.

      I don't know what the spring is called or what is really does exactly. But here is a picture (this one is an early silver spring):

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