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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Strider23, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Strider23

    Strider23 Roseau MN New Member

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    So I'm looking at getting a .22lr handgun for small game hunting(squirrels,partridge,rabbits,birds,ect....) and was wondering what the most reliable,fun, gun out there. Right now I'm looking at the s&w m&p 22lr. I have also looked at the ruger sr22 and the ruger mark111/2245. what do you guys think????
     
  2. oremike

    oremike Creswell, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hammerilli Trailside
     
  3. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    Love my Ruger 22/45. Points like a 1911 and shoots like a MK3.
     
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  4. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    Browning Buckmark is worth considering also.
     
  5. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    I have a Beretta U22 NEOS and they are currently a steal at Sportsman's Warehouse for about $250 new. It is quite accurate and easy to take down. You can also dry fire it to your heart's content because the firing pin is quite beefy. You would have to probably beat on that firing pin with a hammer to break it.
     
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    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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  7. tackleberry

    tackleberry Vancouver Member

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    Browning buckmark....i have 3 that run flawless....Mine, my wifes and my 12 y.o. daughter
     
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    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    If exclusively for hunting I would consider a good revolver, either SA or DA but it would be a revolver. It is too easy to follow up a miss with a semi auto and this leads to wasted ammo and few hits. Get a good revolver (with a good trigger and GOOD sights) and practice the BASICS of revolver shooting, ya know like trigger pull (no jerking) sight alignment and lots of target time. The first shot is typically the one that hits it's target and fast follow-ups are rarely effective. You need to get to a point where you can hit a clay every shot at 25 yards (stationary, and not flying through the air) before considering small game hunting with a .22 - and it's not that difficult with a gun you are comfortable with and if that happens to be a semi then you are ahead of the game. But starting out stick with the basics. Lots of good .22 revolvers out there.
     
  9. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    A S&W K22 and you could never regret it, as an accurate reliable revolver. A pistol, look at the Ruger MK 1, MK2, MK3, 22/45 if you prefer a semi auto, and if you have a little extra,
    a S&W 41 for superb accuracy and reliability.
     
  10. Dapapadon

    Dapapadon Gladstone, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ruger mark II would be my choice.
     
  11. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Its not the firing pin that's the problem on most rim fires its the edge of the chamber that will end up getting peened to the point you can't chamber a round.
     
  12. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm a Buckmark guy. I shoot Bullseye and Speed Steel and works like a charm. Thousands of rounds down the pipe and as long as I do my part...well, y'all know how that works...
     
  13. Mandodoc

    Mandodoc Battle Ground, WA Member

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    A North American Arms Mini Master with the 4" barrel. Maybe add the Venom Laser pin. Sweet setup........
     
  14. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Browning Buckmark camper, Stainless barrel, Easy shooter, Easy to clean, extra magazines are cheap, very accurate. Watch yourself become a better shooter with this gun. My only dislike is the Magazine safety.
     
  15. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I vote for a good revolver, even a single shot. If you lose that magazine your down to a SS anyway!
     
  16. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Besides they take a licking and keep on ticking.
     
  17. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    I will put in my Two 1950 pennies here.... Best most accurate hand gun I ever owned, a Ruger Single Six with two Cylinders, 22LR & 22 Magnum, 5 1/2" Bbl, easy to holster, easy to carry, accurate? Better than most can hold.

    My best shot? A head shot on a grouse, about 25 feet. That is reality there. Point. shoot. clean. Eat... Never tried it on squirrels, but their head is much larger ;)

    How I learned to shoot it???? Water Balloons. Blown up with air to small apple size. Tied to leaves on trees. Its a go, no go target. We would start with ten, and whoever shot LESS, blew up the next batch of Balloons... :D

    I was out in the garage a while back, my house keeper came in... "I don't like the garage, to many spiders" "Well, I'll just shoot them for you" "You can hit spiders"?

    Yes, and if I can hit REAL TINY Targets, I hit big ones Better!!!! I was serious in that tease, the idea is Aim Small, Hit Small.

    philip.
     
  18. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I have that exact pistol in stainless. I really need to change the front sight. I shoot better with my 380' 32 and 45. That stock front sight is gigantic. Course I have!nt shot it in 4 years so maybe it's gotten better with the ammo shortage, etc. it is the first pistol I ever bought. In Texas in 1981. $225.00 at the local hardware store I think in del rio.... Maybe gunshop, can't remember exactly.

    Brutus out
     
  19. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I see a lot of people voting for either the Ruger auto, Single Six, or Browning. I cut my teeth on a single six and later a Mk1 bull barrel. Cant go wrong with either. My first handgun was an H&R 950. Cant find them much now but still going strong after a gazillion rounds. Congrats on bringing forward another new shooter no matter what you pick. My daughter wasnt interested until she was out living on her own. Finally she figured out the need for guns. Now she has my/her Glock.
     
  20. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You'll figure it out. If backpacking, you kinda want light. Everything must be reliable and accurate though.
    For a backpacker, I've had good luck with the weird but perfect 4" S&W 422.. it takes model 41 mags.. they are the same..

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    For just a killing laser (it probably weighs less than two pounds), I favor the 4" Browning Nomad..

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    Both are very reliable and accurate.
    They don't make either of these guns any longer.. there's a pile more viable .22's that would/will fill the bill nicely that aren't new.

    Good luck.
     
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