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Posted: 9/7/2009 10:58:36 AM EST
I used to have a Ruger MK 2 Government mod way back and loved it.I would like to get another 22LR semi auto but need input on what you guys have been happy with.
Use would be strictly punching holes in paper targets out to 25 or 50 yrads.Might be interested in a scope on it too.Also good online dealers i could have it shipped to a local FFL.
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 11:55:33 AM EST
Find a used Mk II or get a new Mk III

Ruger pretty much makes the .22 semi that all others are judged by.
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 12:03:43 PM EST
Buckmark

But like any firearm, handle it, shoot it, then make the decision for yourself.
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 12:48:56 PM EST
Online dealers who might have Rugers?
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 12:49:28 PM EST
Used Mk II. The Mk III is the "lawyered up" version of the Mark II.
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 1:05:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By intheburbs:
Used Mk II. The Mk III is the "lawyered up" version of the Mark II.

Could you explain that....whats differant?

Link Posted: 9/7/2009 2:45:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2009 2:47:28 PM EST by DanTSX]
Originally Posted By texjames:
Originally Posted By intheburbs:
Used Mk II. The Mk III is the "lawyered up" version of the Mark II.

Could you explain that....whats differant?



loaded chamber indicator added
key lock added
magazine safety
I think last shot hold open was added, but that might have been on the MkII as well.

nothing really there that is affecting accuracy or reliability

personally i'd reccomend that you figure out what features you need first. You want to hit targets at 50yrds?

I'd start thinking about barrel length and weight.

Both the Ruger and Browning can be had with pretty long barrels. Browning even has a distinct "sillohette" (sp?) model.

The buckmarks tend to be lighter than the comparable ruger.



A 6" S&W 41 could do it, but I don't think they get any longer than 6". Both the browning and rugers go out to at least 10"



Sounds like you know what sights you need.
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 3:03:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By DanTSX:
Originally Posted By texjames:
Originally Posted By intheburbs:
Used Mk II. The Mk III is the "lawyered up" version of the Mark II.

Could you explain that....whats differant?



loaded chamber indicator added
key lock added
magazine safety
I think last shot hold open was added, but that might have been on the MkII as well.

nothing really there that is affecting accuracy or reliability

personally i'd reccomend that you figure out what features you need first. You want to hit targets at 50yrds?

I'd start thinking about barrel length and weight.

Both the Ruger and Browning can be had with pretty long barrels. Browning even has a distinct "sillohette" (sp?) model.

The buckmarks tend to be lighter than the comparable ruger.



A 6" S&W 41 could do it, but I don't think they get any longer than 6". Both the browning and rugers go out to at least 10"



Sounds like you know what sights you need.

Wow, thanks for that info. It is lawyer'd up.damn! I might just look at the Brownings at our Local Academy Sporting Goods but online could save some tax money.
Yeah i had a Ruger MK2 the Government mod i when in Air Force in New Mexico think 5 7/8 barrel and had a scope and shot silhoutte and had not used it long ago and a freind bought it.


Link Posted: 9/8/2009 7:44:01 AM EST
Ruger 22/45 1st, MKII or III, if no deals on a Ruger, try a Buckmark.
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 8:46:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2009 8:47:18 AM EST by texjames]
Can you mount a scope on one of these Ruger 22/45 5.50 in Bull barrel P512MKIII ? Any info one suppiers of mounts etc.
Local Gun Shop can sell me one for $261.46 plus tax...
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 9:33:42 AM EST
This

S&W Model 41, the 5" barrelled guns seem more popular than 7" barrelled guns now, newer versions can be easily adapted for optics.

Go here for sources and shipping to your dealer.
http://www.gunbroker.com
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 9:57:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By texjames:
Can you mount a scope on one of these Ruger 22/45 5.50 in Bull barrel P512MKIII ? Any info one suppiers of mounts etc.
Local Gun Shop can sell me one for $261.46 plus tax...
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n225/texjames/RugerP512MK3.jpg?t=1252431770


All the MKIII's come drilled and tapped and come with a weaver rail from the factory.

Link Posted: 9/8/2009 11:42:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By SERT103:
Originally Posted By texjames:
Can you mount a scope on one of these Ruger 22/45 5.50 in Bull barrel P512MKIII ? Any info one suppiers of mounts etc.
Local Gun Shop can sell me one for $261.46 plus tax...
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n225/texjames/RugerP512MK3.jpg?t=1252431770


All the MKIII's come drilled and tapped and come with a weaver rail from the factory.


OK i guess i did not notice while looking at it this morning.I think i will go with the Ruger.The S&W is very nice but not wanting to spend that much on a 22 pistol.Thanks Ya'll.

Link Posted: 9/8/2009 6:39:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By texjames:
Can you mount a scope on one of these Ruger 22/45 5.50 in Bull barrel P512MKIII ? Any info one suppiers of mounts etc.
Local Gun Shop can sell me one for $261.46 plus tax...
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n225/texjames/RugerP512MK3.jpg?t=1252431770


Those come with a rail in the box. Easy peezy to mount it (2 screws, blue loctite) and then mount just about any rail-able optic.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 3:52:38 PM EST
I changed my mind and bought this one today...it should come in friday as they had to order it.Mod 10101 $340
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 4:00:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2009 4:00:44 PM EST by texjames]
double post
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 5:24:49 PM EST
All the MKIII's come drilled and tapped and come with a weaver rail from the factory.

Sorry –– only the Target models. My new Mk III 'Standard" is not drilled and tapped.


Link Posted: 9/9/2009 10:44:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By BankerBilly:
All the MKIII's come drilled and tapped and come with a weaver rail from the factory.

Sorry –– only the Target models. My new Mk III 'Standard" is not drilled and tapped.




+1 mine is a standard MKIII and it isn't drilled and tapped for scope mount.

Link Posted: 9/10/2009 8:33:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By lazar:
Originally Posted By BankerBilly:
All the MKIII's come drilled and tapped and come with a weaver rail from the factory.

Sorry –– only the Target models. My new Mk III 'Standard" is not drilled and tapped.




+1 mine is a standard MKIII and it isn't drilled and tapped for scope mount.



Sorry, I miss spoke. If it has a bull barrel, its drilled and tapped and comes with a rail.

Link Posted: 9/10/2009 8:35:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By texjames:
I changed my mind and bought this one today...it should come in friday as they had to order it.Mod 10101 $340
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n225/texjames/10101.jpg?t=1252543786


Very nice, I like those too but the grip angle feels weird to me. Too much angle, the 22/45 feels better to me. YMMV

Link Posted: 9/10/2009 11:26:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By SERT103:
Originally Posted By texjames:
I changed my mind and bought this one today...it should come in friday as they had to order it.Mod 10101 $340
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n225/texjames/10101.jpg?t=1252543786


Very nice, I like those too but the grip angle feels weird to me. Too much angle, the 22/45 feels better to me. YMMV


Ordered yesterday and picked up today.Got to love Texas...no waiting on handguns.Now wait for scope to get here monday.
Yee Haw!

Link Posted: 9/10/2009 5:35:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By texjames:
Originally Posted By SERT103:
Originally Posted By texjames:
I changed my mind and bought this one today...it should come in friday as they had to order it.Mod 10101 $340
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n225/texjames/10101.jpg?t=1252543786


Very nice, I like those too but the grip angle feels weird to me. Too much angle, the 22/45 feels better to me. YMMV


Ordered yesterday and picked up today.Got to love Texas...no waiting on handguns.Now wait for scope to get here monday.
Yee Haw!



All of this and no pics? FAIL

Link Posted: 9/11/2009 4:31:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/11/2009 4:35:09 AM EST by texjames]
Whoops...fixed below
Link Posted: 9/11/2009 4:33:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By SERT103:
Originally Posted By texjames:
Originally Posted By SERT103:
Originally Posted By texjames:
I changed my mind and bought this one today...it should come in friday as they had to order it.Mod 10101 $340
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n225/texjames/10101.jpg?t=1252543786


Very nice, I like those too but the grip angle feels weird to me. Too much angle, the 22/45 feels better to me. YMMV


Ordered yesterday and picked up today.Got to love Texas...no waiting on handguns.Now wait for scope to get here monday.
Yee Haw!



All of this and no pics? FAIL


OK but that pic above looks pretty good here is mine....


All of this and no pics? FAIL


Link Posted: 9/11/2009 9:22:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/11/2009 3:02:14 PM EST
Here are more.We went out and shot the pistol at the rifle range dodging thunderstroms but got some good time in on it.Shoots real nice! No problems.
We get back home and UPS had left a box on the portch....The scope from Midway.Now have excuse to go back when it drys up around here.


Link Posted: 9/14/2009 9:03:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2009 9:35:22 AM EST by JamesP81]
Originally Posted By texjames:
I used to have a Ruger MK 2 Government mod way back and loved it.I would like to get another 22LR semi auto but need input on what you guys have been happy with.
Use would be strictly punching holes in paper targets out to 25 or 50 yrads.Might be interested in a scope on it too.Also good online dealers i could have it shipped to a local FFL.


The Ruger is still the king. Although I also really love my S&W 22A bull barrel. But the Ruger can't really be beat.

ETA: Should've read the thread Like your new piece
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 4:41:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By JamesP81:
Originally Posted By texjames:
I used to have a Ruger MK 2 Government mod way back and loved it.I would like to get another 22LR semi auto but need input on what you guys have been happy with.
Use would be strictly punching holes in paper targets out to 25 or 50 yrads.Might be interested in a scope on it too.Also good online dealers i could have it shipped to a local FFL.


The Ruger is still the king. Although I also really love my S&W 22A bull barrel. But the Ruger can't really be beat.

ETA: Should've read the thread Like your new piece

Did you just get that S&W recently? I have some time tomorrow and am going out to sight in the new scope.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:57:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By texjames:
Here are more.We went out and shot the pistol at the rifle range dodging thunderstroms but got some good time in on it.Shoots real nice! No problems.
We get back home and UPS had left a box on the portch....The scope from Midway.Now have excuse to go back when it drys up around here.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n225/texjames/003-48.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n225/texjames/004-42.jpg


Nice! I have the exact same model minus the cool scope.

I love my MKIII. It's one of the most fun guns I own.
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