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Posted: 9/12/2010 8:28:39 AM EDT
Browning Buckmark for $280 or a Ruger Mk III for $250? Both NIB, 5½" barrel w/adjustable rear sight, blue. I do not currently have a .22 handgun of any sort.

Ruger Mk III mags are less expensive and easier to find.
Buckmark is easier to disassemble for cleaning.
More Ruger bits and pieces to be found, even for the Mk III.
You don't see Buckmark's every time you go to the range.


I need to decide before my wife suspects that I might be thinking of spending money.




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Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:31:26 AM EDT
The Browning is way easier ti disassemble and clean.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:55:45 AM EDT
I vote for the Ruger.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:25:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jlrich:
The Browning is way easier ti disassemble and clean.


This is true. I've got a Ruger Mk 1, and it is a royal PITA to disassemble and clean.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:26:41 AM EDT
Both are quality pistols. It's a Ford vs Chevy decision. Either gun will outlive you, so choose the gun your children will enjoy.

I would NEVER choose a gun based on what I see others using on the range. If I did I would own pot metal craptastics like the Walther P22.

The takedown & reassembly of the Ruger won't be a problem after you learn how to do it.


Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:08:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SoftwareJanitor:
Originally Posted By jlrich:
The Browning is way easier ti disassemble and clean.


This is true. I've got a Ruger Mk 1, and it is a royal PITA to disassemble and clean.

True, but you only have to clean it every 4-5000 rounds.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:15:25 AM EDT
Love my Ruger Mk II Limited edition Olympic Target pistol. A great shooter. Its a little more difficult to clean, but its worth it.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:43:10 AM EDT
I actually have (and love) both.

My answer to your question is: YES

Actually if I had to choose only one: I'd take the Browning. Both shoot better than I do, but the Browning is more comfortable for me to shoot.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:24:37 AM EDT
Just purchased a Mk II and can confirm I had the worst time getting back together - especially after disconnecting the sear without knowing.... I assume you would want to have more magazines so price/availability might be a factor.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:09:08 PM EDT
If you ever plan on putting a suppressor on it then go with the Buckmark. To put a can on a Ruger it costs a lot more because the barrel part of the receiver and serial numbered. On the Buckmark you can thread the stock barrel or get a threaded barrel and then run any 22LR can.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:22:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rudinater:
If you ever plan on putting a suppressor on it then go with the Buckmark. To put a can on a Ruger it costs a lot more because the barrel part of the receiver and serial numbered. On the Buckmark you can thread the stock barrel or get a threaded barrel and then run any 22LR can.




Really?
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:27:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jlrich:
The Browning is way easier ti disassemble and clean.


Haha. I haven't cleaned my buckmark in eighteen years.



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Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:28:52 PM EDT
Browning.

Heres mine.

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:58:05 AM EDT
browning, it is much easier to clean than the ruger. Other than that, it's personal choice, they are about the same.

TXL
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:03:31 AM EDT
I really like my Buckmark. It's accurate, easy to clean and has a great trigger. That said, you can't go wrong with either one.

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Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:57:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By prcharlie:
Browning.

Heres mine.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/prcharlie/DSCN9775.jpg


Are those the standard grips on a Buckmark? Do they help you grip the pistol higher? I do have a tendency to grip too low.


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Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:05:31 AM EDT
I'd go with the Browning. I shoot it way better than I shoot the Ruger. YMMV.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:25:58 AM EDT
Browning. Much better and comfortable grip angle, balances better. Ruger's i have tried tend to be muzzle-light and have creepier triggers.

How many mags do you intend to buy? I've gotten along fine with two for years now.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:21:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gopher:

Originally Posted By SoftwareJanitor:
Originally Posted By jlrich:
The Browning is way easier ti disassemble and clean.


This is true. I've got a Ruger Mk 1, and it is a royal PITA to disassemble and clean.

True, but you only have to clean it every 4-5000 rounds.


Depends on what ammo you run. I've found it is worth buying a little better grade ammo for the Mk 1 just because its a little cleaner than most of the cheap bulk box stuff. With the cheap stuff it seems to need to be cleaned a lot more often.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:48:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 12:49:29 PM EDT by prcharlie]
Oops
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:49:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mm38:
Originally Posted By prcharlie:
Browning.

Heres mine.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/prcharlie/DSCN9775.jpg


Are those the standard grips on a Buckmark? Do they help you grip the pistol higher? I do have a tendency to grip too low.


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Standard grip on URX models and it definitely ensures a high grip. Bought that one at Academy over a year ago. Great gun.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 1:43:38 PM EDT
duhhh BOTH!
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 4:56:38 PM EDT
I've been wondering the same question for a while now. Thanks for the thread.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 7:10:01 AM EDT
both
that being said, I shoot my mk II 22/45 almost exclusively. I disassembled it last weekend and it wasnt that bad, once you get used to it.
22/45 barrel threaded by tornado tech, buckmark barrel by tacsol


Link Posted: 9/14/2010 7:33:47 AM EDT
Ruger
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:52:54 AM EDT
Ruger all the way.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 11:39:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By papaac:
Ruger all the way.


+1
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 1:12:43 PM EDT
I ended up getting the Ruger from Bass Pro. It was on sale for $249, a 22/45 model with the 5.5" heavy barrel and adjustable sights. I ended up paying just a bit over $200 for it, I had a lot of points saved up that I had forgotten about.



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Link Posted: 9/15/2010 3:14:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mm38:
I ended up getting the Ruger from Bass Pro. It was on sale for $249, a 22/45 model with the 5.5" heavy barrel and adjustable sights. I ended up paying just a bit over $200 for it, I had a lot of points saved up that I had forgotten about.



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you'll be very happy with it. I love mine.
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 3:17:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2010 3:18:01 AM EDT by TripleDAustin]
I got my first MkII before there was such a thing as the internet and it frustrated the hell out of me figuring out how to reassemble it after cleaning - the disassembly is not hard. Once I figured it out and did it a few times it was not a problem. I have a MkIII now and step by step instructions are easy to find online so the frustration level went way down. Both great guns that my grandchildren will enjoy one day.
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 5:02:22 AM EDT
If we were talking about a MK II, I would say Ruger but the MK III sucks balls in my opinion. It has a magazine disconnect that does not allow the mags to drop free and a chamber loaded indicator that was responsible for a recall in early units. Ruger, as they often do, jumped the shark on the MK III-I don't own "PC" firearms. Get the Buckmark.
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