Please choose one or the other.

  • Browning Buckmark Standard URX

    Votes: 11 36.7%
  • Ruger Mk. IV 6"

    Votes: 19 63.3%

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I have owned a couple of Rugers and the Buckmark and I still have the Buckmark. It’s easier to clean and the grips are more comfortable. I also thought the Buckmark was marginally more accurate.

I did never modify any of my 22 pistols all of them were bone stock.
 
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Which would you rather shoot and why?

Personally, I grew up shooting a Ruger Mk.1 and I never did like it.
It's too light in the front end and has always been difficult holding a steady aim.

How about you?
No question the buck mark for me. Ruger is built well, attractive, accurate, and reliable, but also extremely boring for me. My mark iii 6" barrel I shot 2 mags worth and never shot it again in the next 10 years. Great gun, but boring Imo.

Similar thing happened to me last couple days with cars. Rented a new car that had about 500 miles on it. Very reliable car and brand, probably $32k-ish I would guess? Very well built in terms of reliability. But unbelievably boring to drive. Nothing in the driving experience, interior comfort, materials, fit and finish, etc is interesting or pleasing at all. Honestly I didn't want to even drive it to the grocery store. Ended up buying a different brand used car at 1/3 the price and that thing is a blast to drive, nice styling, and a great place to be interior-wise. So depends on personal taste and preferences. Like many on here say, try out many guns and see which one fits you and which one you like. My tastes may be the opposite of someone else's and there's nothing wrong with that. Dang though, I'm returning that rental car tomorrow first thing, I have it rented for the week but I would never want to drive it so there is no point in keeping it for the week.
 
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Too accurate?
I don't really know why I found it so boring. Combo of a lot of things I think, including balance, grip angle, action?, not sure.

I know that when I was young one of the first pistols I ever shot was a ruger mark 1 (or maybe mark ii I don't know). Honestly I felt exactly the same about it at that time (other than it was fun to feel the gun in the hand for any kid).
 
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I don't really know why I found it so boring. Combo of a lot of things I think, including balance, grip angle, action?, not sure.

I know that when I was young one of the first pistols I ever shot was a ruger mark 1 (or maybe mark ii I don't know). Honestly I felt exactly the same about it at that time (other than it was fun to feel the gun in the hand for any kid).
I had a Mk4 Hunter, and it was boringly accurate. I could ring 6" steel at about 60 yards 10 for 10 when I was doing my part. I replaced it with a Volquartsen.
 
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Yup. Had both. I do prefer the Ruger. Owned several over the years. The bull barrel does tighten up groups. Less shake.
My old high standard was good too, but they are long gone. the only one I have left is a PPK/S in stainless. Haven’t shot it yet though. Heavy little sucker so I believe my groups shouldn’t wander too much.
 
Well, got a new to me Ruger. So I thought I would try this.
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And the winner is
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Guess I need to dig some other Rugers out of the safe, and give this another try.
Maybe some different ammo.
10 shots, 30 feet, off rest.
 
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Well, got a new to me Ruger. So I thought I would try this.
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And the winner is
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Guess I need to dig some other Rugers out of the safe, and give this another try.
Maybe some different ammo.
10 shots, 30 feet, off rest.
Good test! Those are the results I would have predicted based only on reputation for the 41, not personal experience; but personal experience with the other 2. Would be really cool to do those 3 along with a colt woodsman and a high standard (not sport king or that other budget version -cant recall it's name at the moment).
 
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I can only compare the Buckmark to a MKIV 22/45 and the Buckmark slightly wins the shooting contest. But i prefer the MKIV overall due to the ease of takedown.
 

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