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Joe_Sakic
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Posted: 3/28/2012 3:00:56 PM
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Gent's,

Between the current production Mark III's and Buckmarks...which one should I buy? Just looking for a good reliable .22lr with the fewest issues (hopefully - no issues), and the best out of the box trigger (crisp, light, creep free). The only other .22lr pistol I've owned was a Walter P22 - that fuckin' thing was a jam-o-matic since day 1 (this was several years ago when then 1st came out)...shit canned that real quick. Therefore, I'm ready to try my luck @ a .22 pistol again...I guess my primary & main concern is reliability.

Thanks in advance!

Appreciate the info guys - purchased a Buck Mark Plus Stainless Black Laminated UDX today



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Posted: 3/28/2012 3:05:17 PM
I really like my Browning Buckmarks, reliable, and the most accurate pistols I own. Which is saying a lot when you think how variable & inexpensive .22LR ammo is.

Ruger? I have no personal experience with them.
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Posted: 3/28/2012 5:27:57 PM
Both are sweet buckmark will have the best out of box trigger. You can make the rugers better for not much money. I prefer the ruger do to more aftermarket and the mags are a little cheaper.
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Posted: 3/28/2012 7:56:07 PM
Had the same dilemma last weekend and wound up buying one of the threaded Mk3 22/45's to use as a suppressor host It's a sweet pistol for the money.

I also only owned a P22 prior to this, although mine has been rather reliable (amazing, I know).
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Posted: 3/28/2012 8:37:03 PM

I have several Rugers- all MkIIs but they aren't that much different from a MkIII.
Like the poster above said there is a huge aftermarket for the Rugers.
The stock trigger is stiff and has a lot of creep but a $25.00 VQ sear gives you a crisp light trigger.
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Posted: 3/28/2012 9:20:03 PM
Ruger. I own three. Love 'em all.
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Posted: 3/28/2012 9:53:47 PM
Two months ago I would of said Ruger but after sending my new Mark III in twice,....I'd try a Browning.
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Posted: 3/28/2012 9:58:25 PM
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Both are excellent. I own a Buckmark but am considering buying a threaded Mk3 just so I can own one of each.
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Posted: 3/28/2012 11:38:21 PM
Both are great guns. Can't go wrong with either.
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Posted: 3/29/2012 12:26:28 AM
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Originally Posted By yamatitan:
Both are sweet buckmark will have the best out of box trigger. You can make the rugers better for not much money. I prefer the ruger do to more aftermarket and the mags are a little cheaper.

And when you flip the spring it is very nice, and free to boot.

ETA: I must have near 10K rounds through my buckmark and it's still going quite strong.
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Posted: 3/29/2012 8:51:17 PM
You can't go wrong either way, I own both and they are both 100% reliable.
They are both more accurate than I am.
The trigger on the buckmark is better.
But the Ruger has more accessories.
They are both as solid as a rock.
The Buckmark is slightly easier to take down and reassemble.
The way I see it, there's only one choice.

"You have to buy both!"

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Posted: 3/29/2012 11:44:08 PM
One point to consider, Ruger has stopped taking orders so the Buckmark might be a little easier to get ahold of.
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Posted: 3/30/2012 10:25:51 AM
The browning has the better factory trigger by a mile. Once you get into aftermarket Triggers for the ruger, all hats are off. The ruger is better if you mod it.

Either Are very good choices.
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Posted: 3/31/2012 11:11:41 AM
I have a MKII and MKIII, love them both and would not hesitate to recommend one.

On the other hand the Bucks are great pistols as well.
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Posted: 3/31/2012 3:18:36 PM
Both are nice, go what looks and feels best to you. I went with the Ruger, I couldn't be happier.
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Posted: 3/31/2012 3:27:43 PM
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I love this debate because it has to be one of the most amicable ones in all of gundom .

I went Ruger. Either will last long enough for your grandkids to learn to shoot on it. Ruger Triggers have gotta a bit better than they were when I bought my MKII but I think the Buckmark has the edge from the factory and it's easier to disassemble and less of a hassle to swap out the barrel.

Lipsey's has factory threaded Buckmarks. Have your local dealer hook up with them.

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Posted: 3/31/2012 5:03:06 PM

Originally Posted By yekimak:
I love this debate because it has to be one of the most amicable ones in all of gundom .

I went Ruger. Either will last long enough for your grandkids to learn to shoot on it. Ruger Triggers have gotta a bit better than they were when I bought my MKII but I think the Buckmark has the edge from the factory and it's easier to disassemble and less of a hassle to swap out the barrel.

Lipsey's has factory threaded Buckmarks. Have your local dealer hook up with them.

Whatever you get, get an Ultimate Cliploader for it.

I checked out a video on Youtube and that may be the way to go. Thanks for the info on that. I hadn't seen one before.



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Posted: 4/1/2012 1:17:57 PM
*bump*

Nice Buckmark, Joe!
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Posted: 4/2/2012 9:54:04 PM
Buckmark over MKIII

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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:15:37 PM
I have both and I love them. Can't go wrong with either. Two small advantages the Buckmark has over the Mark II: no magazine disconnect and no loaded chamber indicator. I know you can mod it to get rid of both but those two things bug me. I think the safety on the Buckmark is also superior. Even with all that I find myself shooting the Ruger more often.
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Posted: 4/3/2012 1:46:28 PM
I'd say Ruger, and try to get a Mk2 if you can. My best friend had a Mk2 with 6 7/8 target barrel, and now I have the exact same model because I loved it so much. INSANELY accurate. We were just shooting them together this weekend.

That being said, my mother in law dropped her Browning Buckmark off with me to be cleaned, and I must now own one, LOL. Gorgeous pistol, seems to be a more modern design then the Ruger, and I like how the action opens up on both sides. If I acquire it from her I'd like to add a suppressed upper to it.

I will say the two have noticeably different grip angles, so I'd recommend holding them both. You may like one more than the other - or you may like them both and then want both!
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Posted: 4/3/2012 1:47:43 PM
Originally Posted By monkey_AR:
I have both and I love them. Can't go wrong with either. Two small advantages the Buckmark has over the Mark II: no magazine disconnect and no loaded chamber indicator. I know you can mod it to get rid of both but those two things bug me. I think the safety on the Buckmark is also superior. Even with all that I find myself shooting the Ruger more often.


I think those "features" came along in the Mk3, which is why I recommended the Mk2. I know my Mk2 doesn't have them.
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Posted: 4/4/2012 10:02:39 AM
Originally Posted By bikedamon:
Originally Posted By monkey_AR:
I have both and I love them. Can't go wrong with either. Two small advantages the Buckmark has over the Mark II: no magazine disconnect and no loaded chamber indicator. I know you can mod it to get rid of both but those two things bug me. I think the safety on the Buckmark is also superior. Even with all that I find myself shooting the Ruger more often.


I think those "features" came along in the Mk3, which is why I recommended the Mk2. I know my Mk2 doesn't have them.


Yup, meant to type Mark III.
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Posted: 4/13/2012 12:27:04 AM
I think some of the buckmarks have the mag disconnect safety But it falls out pretty easy w/ the right grip panel off and a mag in it...
I see the OP went buckmark, I was gonna post Get Both



But I do love my Buckmark


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Posted: 4/13/2012 12:35:11 AM
Not even a close decision: go with the Browning
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