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What is a good .22lr plinker?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Peteralexander78, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    I am looking for a .22 to shoot for fun. Something for my wife and for when the kids get a little older. I want something that doesnt cost an arm and a leg but something that doesnt jam either.
     
  2. curtismann

    curtismann Silverton Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Ruger Mk. 1, 2, 3 or 22/45, or a Browning Buckmark. I have a couple Rugers, and a Browning and they're just about the most fun you can have for the price. Probably prefer the Buckmark, either because its more accurate, or I simply shoot it better.
    -Curtis
     
  3. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    i would go to the local hock shop and get an old mossberg rifle usually about 100 bucks for a very accurate durable 22.
     
  4. coupeowner

    coupeowner SW Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Rifle? Revolver? Semi-Auto Pistol? What is your price range?
     
  5. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Ruger 10/22 is great, around $170 new, rifle plus there is a ton of aftermarket support for it. Handguns are a bit more but ruger, walther, beretta, and even sigs have something in the $200-$300 range for you. They're all good and they're all built to last. Nothing beats going to a store and handling a few to see what you like.
     
  6. vwtech103

    vwtech103 Novato. Ca. New Member

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    If your interested in a new rifle. You can't go wrong with a Ruger 10/22 & there are about a Million after market upgrades available. If a pistol is what you desire, I agree with Curtismann, it's hard to bet a Browning Buckmark for accuracy, quality & reliabilty. Have fun shopping.
     
  7. rockstardrnkr

    rockstardrnkr Vancouver Active Member

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    Ruger 10/22 is hard to beat. you could get a mossberg plinkster new from Cabelas now for $99. It is a clip fed rifle, I had one and it was fun but I decided to get a ruger 10/22 and love it. Also have a Marlin lever action that I am in love with, its a great gun hard to beat a lever action, I think Bi mart has a henry lever action on sale too but it ends the 18th.

    Hope you find something that works for you maybe a pic if you do.
     
  8. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    Ruger 10-22 = end of thread..
     
  9. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    Right now I am looking for a handgun, my brother has a ruger 10/22 rifle, so I can use that if I want to and price range... well I want to spend enough to get a good gun but not enough to break the bank. Just looking at what people like at the moment.
     
  10. blitz

    blitz beaverton Active Member 2015 Volunteer

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    +1 on the 10-22.
    mine wasnt a "shooter" out of the box but a stiffer hammer spring 5$ fixed that.
    stainless ones can be had for under 200$
    after market parts are everywhere.

    it is my plinker/bunny terminator
     
  11. nitestocker

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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    Ruger 10-22 = end of thread. +1
     
  12. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    Since u asked in the PISTOL forum,I"d have to say any Ruger semi auto is going to make everyone smile.Gotta be EXTRA careful with a semi and new shooters.
    No jams? a revolver is a good way to go.I've never seen a .22 semi that doesnt jam now and then,unless u shoot Minimags all the time,and they get spendy.
    seriously,a ruger is a very good way to go.
     
  13. shayne

    shayne port townsend Active Member

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    all ruger rimfires rock lol i have a crimson trace equiped mark 2 and i love that little gun. under 400 into it
     
  14. blitz

    blitz beaverton Active Member 2015 Volunteer

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    oh, didnt notice where it was it was on the homepage in the new posts. i would have to say ruger mkII too if that is the case. mine cycles everything with only a few hiccups. a little harder to break down then most but you get used to it after a few cleaning sessions.

    i ALMOST got rid of mine for a 22/45, boy would i have felt silly.
    only problem with them is tornado tech will no longer accept them for barrel threading if that matters at all to you
     
  15. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    the ruger mark series are a lot of fun when you are not loading magazines, for a long gun the marlin autoloaders that are tube fed are great fun. lots less time and effort put into reloading
     
  16. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    I don't own a Ruger or Browning but at Speed Steel the only .22 pistols that I saw run 100% flawless; STOCK Browning Buckmark and STOCK Ruger Mark pistols. Somebody had a speed loader for their Mark pistol and it worked very well.
    Good luck,
    Mike
     
  17. MattBG

    MattBG Battle Ground, WA Member

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    I have the 10/22 and will get the SR22 pistol when they are in stock locally.
     
  18. ricsha

    ricsha Oregon Coast - Lincoln City Member

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    Since you asked on the Handgun Discussion Forum, lets assume you're looking for a Handgun!

    Previous recommendations of Ruger Mark III, or Mark III 22/45, or one of the Browning Buck Marks, are spot on. You can't go wrong with any of them, and can pick them up Brand-New at your local FFL for just a little over $300, sometimes even less. I have all three, and they are all fine semi-auto .22s, and are fun to shoot.

    If you lean towards a revolver, there are lots out there, both single and double action, from several manufacturers. Good luck!
     
  19. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    the nice thing about the less expensive autoloaders, if they start screwing up. a little brakeclean, a little compressed air, a little wd40 you are back in business.
     
  20. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Ruger Single Six.

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