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Browning Buckmark vs Ruger Mark

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by finch6013, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I am thinking of buying a browning buckmark very soon with a 5.5'' bull barrel and truglow sights. I want opinion of what people like better. the Browning or the ruger?
     
  2. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    I have both of these,my preference is the Browning,the wife likes the Ruger.
    Ruger is PITA to take apart to fully clean,Browning is much simpler.
    As to accuracy,they both are capable of exceptional targets.
    I prefer the grip and the balance of the Browning,again,the wife likes the Ruger.
    You should try to shoot both of them to make a comparison,they are both good guns,it will be a personal choice.
    Go to www.rimfirecentral.com and peek through the forums,alot of good info there.
     
  3. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I have held bolth and prefer the Browning. It felt a little more balanced to me.
     
  4. petagunner

    petagunner sourthern oregon New Member

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    When supressed the browning seems to be nosier due to the opening on both sides. Both are excellent pistols though.
     
  5. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    I have one Ruger 22/45 and three (Count them...3) Buckmark's. Tell you anything? It's all in preference. Get what feels right. (Literally.)
     
  6. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    well so far no one has tried to convince me from getting the Buckmark. I am almost positive thats the one I will be getting.
     
  7. aguncollector

    aguncollector White Salmon, Washington New Member

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    buck mark is really good.
     
  8. DSbur

    DSbur Vancouver WA Member

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    I second, the Buckmark is far easier to maintain, the Ruger is truly PITA.
     
  9. hapuna

    hapuna Seattle, WA Member

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    And I'm sure you won't regret it
     
  10. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    Is there much difference in the camper vs standard version? I was thinking of getting the camper as I dont care for mounting optics on a pistol.
     
  11. rodell

    rodell Newcastle, WA Active Member

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    Not much difference, depending on how you plan to use it. Looks and feel, as have been noted, are key.

    I sold my Ruger to buy a Buckmark. I'm not disappointed. Mine is a stainless target model with a 7.25" barrel (not the one with the full length rail).

    Bob
     
  12. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    well I just got back from purchasing my new Buckmark. I so esited to go shooten!!!
     
  13. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    Great...with all this teasing we want to see a pic of her :)
     
  14. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    View attachment 860


    The new Buckmark. I havent named her yet, I think I will have to break her in first.
     
  15. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    Yup....she's a Buck Mark :D Now just stock up on .22 ammo while it's still a fairly reasonable price.
     
  16. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I noticed prices going up at the local shops. I think about the only ones that still have a good price is bimart and other large chains
     
  17. Ryan

    Ryan Beaverton Or Member

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    I have a Mk III 22/45, that I really like. But I think I may have to get a buckmark as well to see what all the hubub is.
     
  18. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I thought the Buckmark felt more balanced, and I liked the grip alot more. Just my opinion
     
  19. 9MilMan

    9MilMan Milwaukie Active Member

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    I have a Ruger MK III in Stainless. Extrememly accurate and fun to shoot, but disassembly is a PAIN! Haven't tried the Browning, but everything I have ready says that both pistols are excellent.
     
  20. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    The only bad thing I've heard about the Buckmark (camper model) is that the top rail with the rear sight is plastic and has a tendency to break if it's overtightened or is shot with a lot of higher power rounds.

    That being said, I have a buckmark and love it. Brother in law has Ruger and he loves his.