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Looking to get a pistol to shoot bullseye
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I am capped at needing to be under 500.00. I looked at the Ruger Mark III and the Buckmark Hunter. The buckmark felt heavy and the Ruger felt cheap. I also looked at the Sig 1911 in .22. Open to suggestions. I will be shooting at my club at Branch Valley.
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ddefazio;21824 Wrote:I am capped at needing to be under 500.00. I looked at the Ruger Mark III and the Buckmark Hunter. The buckmark felt heavy and the Ruger felt cheap. I also looked at the Sig 1911 in .22. Open to suggestions. I will be shooting at my club at Branch Valley.

S&W 22A series are pretty good. they run in the low to mid $200's.
I have 22a-1. can start to stick a little after about 200+ rounds. occasionally the slide may need a little push to fully load the next round.
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ddefazio;21824 Wrote:I am capped at needing to be under 500.00. I looked at the Ruger Mark III and the Buckmark Hunter. The buckmark felt heavy and the Ruger felt cheap. I also looked at the Sig 1911 in .22. Open to suggestions. I will be shooting at my club at Branch Valley.

My daughter has the Ruger MkIII target and loves it, very well made and good looking pistol. What felt "cheap" about it?
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I shoot a 5.5" 22A for RF every week in a league. Have a cheap CDNN reflex on top.

We shoot at 25 yards and it is very accurate at that distance. Consistently in the high 90s. Added some skate tape to the grip as it is very smooth. Thinking about getting some wood grips next.

I bought mine for $175 used. $40 for the sight. Not a bad deal.

I find that Winchester T-22 runs best through mine. Less waxy than CCI standard velocity.

My wife shoots a 4.5" 22/45 threaded with a TruGlo. I find it is not as accurate as the S&W.

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Spacemanvic;21865 Wrote:
ddefazio;21824 Wrote:I am capped at needing to be under 500.00. I looked at the Ruger Mark III and the Buckmark Hunter. The buckmark felt heavy and the Ruger felt cheap. I also looked at the Sig 1911 in .22. Open to suggestions. I will be shooting at my club at Branch Valley.

My daughter has the Ruger MkIII target and loves it, very well made and good looking pistol. What felt "cheap" about it?

What he said. What exactly about it didn't feel right. I mean the Buckmark is a fine target pistol no doubt, but Ruger built his entire company on .22 pistols.
Also the Mark III comes in 4 basic models, Standard, Target, Hunter, and Competition. I know they're offering certain ones with polymer frames (but I'm not sure which), is that what made them feel "cheap"?

Back to your question, there's tons of 1911-22 options out there so perhaps one of them. I've heard nothing but good reviews of the Sig model you mentioned above but I've never shot one myself.
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I would go as cheap as you can to start. Most of the newer shooters are using entry level guns. The seasoned guys are using Model 41s, Volquartsen, Pardini.

Start small. Saves the budget for something better later.
CDNN has Walther SP22 for a little over 200.
I would put that extra 2-3 hundred towards a box or a centerfire gun down the line.
JMHO.

Although if you can can wait to gather another $200 you can get a used 41. The older ones seem to get better praise anyways.

One of our new shooters just got one in incredible shape with anatomical grips for a hair over $700otd.

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i shot expert with a ruger mkl. it can not be too cheap. i have a mkll for a back up but never used it.
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I have never heard that a Ruger .22 ever felt cheap. By most accounts Rugers are great pistols.
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#9
Ruger MK anything in target configuration isn't a bad choice, niether is the Buckmark. If $ is a problem check the used market. Unless they've maltreated you cannot wearout a .22 LR pistol! If you stumble across a used Smith & Wesson Model 41 or a High Standard in your price range, grab it! If you have a 1911 and want to consider a conversion I highly recommend the Marvel Precision Unit 1.

I won't speak well of the S&W P22 or it's Walther counterpart. I only knew one person who owned one and it literally self-destructed.

But all that being said. Buy the best gun you can afford!
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das;21928 Wrote:I have never heard that a Ruger .22 ever felt cheap. By most accounts Rugers are great pistols.

The only way it might feel cheap was if it was a 22/45, polymer lower. They still shoot like monsters.

Try an all steel one. If that feels cheap you have value comprehension issues. Wink
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