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I am looking for a 22 plinker. I like the way the sig mosquito b looks and the ruger mkII looks. Also a fan of the walther p-22. Any suggestions, pros,cons? Thanks in advance for your opinions. (btw,my girlfriend wants to get into shooting and this would be a primary gun for her)
 

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Interested on the answers too. I'd like a ruger takedown for a number of reasons including portability but the prices are too high right now. So in also looking at a regular 10/22, and a mossberg 702 and 715t

like you, mainly for plinking, a few varmints and my wife and daughter to enjoy.
 

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Handgun? Ruger SR-22. Heard nothing but good things about it. Takes about any ammo that you feed it. Safety decocker, adjustable sights and backstraps. Should be available around 300 at most places. Once I have my taxes done, and all the bills paid for the next few months - I am in for one. I would stay away from the Mosquito. Heard some stories (from the internet, where else?) about them jamming and having feed problems. Ruger MK II is not a bad pistol either.

Rifle.. Mossberg 702 Plinkster. I already have one. No problems with it at all. Should be available for around 1 bill at your local.
 

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I have two Browning Buckmarks and a Taurus 990. All are reliable, fun, and easy to shoot!
 

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Shiftace ... +1 on the Mossberg Plinkster. Absolutely great gun for relatively cheap money.
 

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If you want a true fullsize, grab a GSG 1911 in 22. I have one and love it. Can be had for around $350. Another fullsize with good reviews is the Smith and Wesson m&p 22. I haven't shot one yet. I also have a Bersa 22 that is awesome. Its a little smaller but perfect for my wife.
 

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I can stand behind a Walther P22. Its is an accurate little gun and you can customize it all day long. You can get the 3.5 and 5 inch barrel kit. I beleive the Ruger SR22 is based off the P22. Both should be great guns.
 

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I am likely the minority here....but I love my Mosquito. It eats anything with fmj or hollowpoint, never had a single issue.

I've put over 3000 rounds through it...usually in batches of over 100.



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I have not seen a .22lr I don't like. :D Browning Buckmark is my favorite. S&W 2214 is fun to shoot. GSG 1911 is another fun one. Get what fits your budget and feels comfortable to you. I don't think you will be disappointed.
 
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I assume that we are talking 22 pistols?
well a lot depends on what you want to pay for the enjoyment of the lil rimfire!
IF you want to extend your shooting time with a minimum of bullets used then get a 22 revolver like the Ruger single six, there are also some othe lesser priced manufactures out there like the Heritage rough rider but honestly 1 Ruger single 6 is a lifetime purchase, you ain't ever gonna wear it out!
in semi autoes to me the best buy is the Beretta Neos, blue at about 179-189, stainless at about 259-269, adjustable sights, extremely ergonomical,catchy looks, acessory rail built in, a breeze to take down and clean.
My 2 favorites are the Browning Buckmark and then the Ruger Mark lll with bull barrel, both are very accurate weapons with adjustable sights but pricey.
a full sized baby 1911 is nice at about 389-400 as well., this ones a SIG.
here some eye candy for ya!
 

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Interested on the answers too. I'd like a ruger takedown for a number of reasons including portability but the prices are too high right now. So in also looking at a regular 10/22, and a mossberg 702 and 715t

like you, mainly for plinking, a few varmints and my wife and daughter to enjoy.
The Mossberg 702 is affordable, lightweight (4lbs) with 10 round external magazines ($15 ea). The iron sights are good (and fully adjustable. I've had a red dot sight on it (fun!) and currently have a Simmons 22Magnum 3-9 x 32 scope on it - just saw it on Amazon for $42.XX - less than I paid. Here's 2 50 yd targets (sitting and standing) and a 3 shot group at 100 yds. The gun is big bang for the buck as is the Marlin 60 and the Ruger!

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If you zoom in the text box top figure is the group size. I paid $130 out the door - they have been found for less!
 

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I just got a new ruger MKIII 22/45 rp (rp= removal grips) for $297 including shipping. so far 200 rounds through it with no problems. I have a MKII goverment target that is over 20 years old round count is unknown but a lot. either is a gun for a lifetime Randy


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Good suggestions all around, really, but here's my two cents: My wife was at best cool to guns when we started dating, but I took her to the range, taught her the basics, and then turned her loose with Ruger MkII Target and she had a great time. She's now an awfully good shot, has four pistols of her own, and is showing an interest in rifles.

That said, she has a soft spot for the MkII/MkIIIs. Also, she dearly loves her Walther P22. So, I'd say you can't go wrong with those.

In addition, I'd have to throw in another vote for the M&P22 because, while the wife hasn't fired mine yet, she is really pleased with her fullsize M&P (the ergos on these things are great; I *love* mine), and the 22 is literally the spitting image of the fullsize. I've held both pistols side-by-side, and there is no discernible difference in weight or size and the controls are all the same; you'd be hard pressed to tell them apart just by feel or from a distance. So, it could be a great stepping off point for moving up to something larger later; it would make for a near seamless transition to any of the M&Ps or the Shields. Plus, it's actually made for S&W by Walther and when you strip it down, it is essentially a modified P22 wrapped in an M&P's clothing.
 

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Another good one is the Bersa Thunder 22. This is a good beginner platform. Once comfy, move up to the .380. :)
 
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I'll give a nod to the Walther P22 as well, I love mine because it feels like a real gun in hand and not a toy like my tiny PT-22 Poly. The P22 also has an option to swap out to a 5 inch barrel for even better accuracy than what it already gives. Comes with swappable backstraps (2), front sights (3) and you can slap a laser on the front of it that perfectly follows the contours of the pistol. Picked mine up NIB from the used case for $325 a few months back.
 

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dan wesson 22 pistol pac


Okay rub it in, make us all feel inferior! :D Kiddin a side I really like it. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Ruger SR-22. They just came out with two new versions. One with a stainless slide and one with a threaded barrel. Good luck finding them though.
 

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Ruger SR-22. They just came out with two new versions. One with a stainless slide and one with a threaded barrel. Good luck finding them though.
I called the local (one town over). In stock. 329. :) Black version.

Maybe one in my future?? :rolleyes: Sure am tempted.
 
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