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Thread: Ruger vs Bucksmark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Areoflyer09 View Post
    ^This x1000. There Ruger has been around since like 1949, or around there. The BuckMark came along in the mid-80s. Neither are a bad choice, but Ruger pretty much owns this market.

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    Looks like I bought the wrong gun for my .22LR dream gun (SW 41).

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddg View Post
    Looks like I bought the wrong gun for my .22LR dream gun (SW 41).
    That's okay. Despite being a dead accurate shot with my Ruger Mk3 22/45 with red dot, my favorite is still my H&R 9-shot single action revolver. It is just old school fun.
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    well when you decide to sell it I know a guy 😂
    Quote Originally Posted by doddg View Post
    Looks like I bought the wrong gun for my .22LR dream gun (SW 41).

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    I've been chasing after the "perfect" .22LR for 3 yrs. now.
    As a famous .22LR expert once told me: quit worrying about accuracy & just find a gun you enjoy shooting, which won't necessarily be the most accurate (or something like that).
    His name is Aeroflyer.

    The longer I'm at this, the more I am seeing the wisdom of that statement.
    Is the heighten intensity of joy with a gun hinge on accuracy?
    I think not.
    It has its place.
    Fun to chase after, but not the end-all.

    I have an inexpensive Mark 3 that I only bought b/c of the price b/c it was included in a deal with a rifle from zachcz, and it is so accurate and feels so good in the hand.
    I have a Glock 44 that is nothing of what I like in a gun, but I'm fascinated by it for some reason.
    I have two 1911-22 clones (Colt/Walther & GSG) that for the life of me I don't know why I enjoy shooting them so much (not even related to anything very accurate, but high in the fun factor).
    I have a Beretta 87 Target that cost way too much for what it does, but I look forward to shooting it every time.
    I could go on, but point made.

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    From personal experience:
    Buckmarks just work, with boring reliability, until the barrel and chamber gets too carbon fouled. Then a squirt of oil and a brush will have it running again.

    Rugers can be hit or miss, but personally, I've never shot or had a friend who had one that didn't regularly malfunction.

    The main downside of the buckmark is that it isn't built as robustly as the ruger is. And magazines are absurdly expensive, and are probably why the pistol runs as good as it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doddg View Post
    I've been chasing after the "perfect" .22LR for 3 yrs. now.
    As a famous .22LR expert once told me: quit worrying about accuracy & just find a gun you enjoy shooting, which won't necessarily be the most accurate (or something like that).
    His name is Aeroflyer.

    The longer I'm at this, the more I am seeing the wisdom of that statement.
    Is the heighten intensity of joy with a gun hinge on accuracy?
    I think not.
    It has its place.
    Fun to chase after, but not the end-all.

    I have an inexpensive Mark 3 that I only bought b/c of the price b/c it was included in a deal with a rifle from zachcz, and it is so accurate and feels so good in the hand.
    I have a Glock 44 that is nothing of what I like in a gun, but I'm fascinated by it for some reason.
    I have two 1911-22 clones (Colt/Walther & GSG) that for the life of me I don't know why I enjoy shooting them so much (not even related to anything very accurate, but high in the fun factor).
    I have a Beretta 87 Target that cost way too much for what it does, but I look forward to shooting it every time.
    I could go on, but point made.
    Those 41s are junk anyway. Let me know if you want to get rid of it, I'll dispose of it for you if you like

    Too many people are worried about how accurate the gun is rather than worried about how accurate they, themselves, are. I shot bullseye this week with the Kadet .22 conversion on my carry (cajunized) P01 frame. 788 and took second place (out of 8 or 9) against almost entirely 41s (and one Buck Mark) on the line.

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    I've had both and both are very accurate. The only thing I didn't like about Browning is having to use the Allen wrench to keep the top strap tight if you want to put an optic on it. I think it comes down to personal preference though and personally I really like the profile of the Rugers over the Browning. Some people say they always have problems with taking the older Ruger MK series apart but with a little practice its not bad. That being said, the MK IV is super easy with the new take down system. Whichever you choose, you cant go wrong with either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russc2542 View Post
    Those 41s are junk anyway. Let me know if you want to get rid of it, I'll dispose of it for you if you like

    Too many people are worried about how accurate the gun is rather than worried about how accurate they, themselves, are. I shot bullseye this week with the Kadet .22 conversion on my carry (cajunized) P01 frame. 788 and took second place (out of 8 or 9) against almost entirely 41s (and one Buck Mark) on the line.

    Quite a testimony about the Kadet 22 conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombs View Post
    From personal experience:
    Buckmarks just work, with boring reliability, until the barrel and chamber gets too carbon fouled. Then a squirt of oil and a brush will have it running again.

    Rugers can be hit or miss, but personally, I've never shot or had a friend who had one that didn't regularly malfunction.

    The main downside of the buckmark is that it isn't built as robustly as the ruger is. And magazines are absurdly expensive, and are probably why the pistol runs as good as it does.
    I've seen and experienced the COMPLETE opposite on reliability on the Buckmarks, I have seen buckmarks come onto the firing line at HHRP for years and they never last. they are not reliable. I"ve owned 2 of old style and new style and go rid of them they just didn't work reliable,
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    Having used both I prefer the Ruger especially the Mark 4, the Browning has a much better trigger out of the box however. That being said I would just not clean the Buckmarks they were such a PITA to clean and disassemble.

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    Dude, from what I can tell from your photos, you don't do anything bargin bin.

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