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Old 03-10-2017, 05:31 PM
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So I've finished my 10/22 rifle for a steel challenge now I need to figure out what pistol to purchase. What 22 would you buy if your budget is 800 after accessories and why?

Browning buckmarck target
S&W victory and modify it
Ruger mk series modified
Some other pistol recommendations?
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:13 PM
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Several good choices. As a start, I'd buy a Ruger MKII and put a Clark bushing and trigger in and win. You'll have money left over ($400). You can buy more ammo. Smith and Wesson 41 a great pistol and above your budget but worth every penny. I shoot a 6" Trailside Competition made by Hammerli and very accurate in Bullseye. All pistols are accurate, dependable and durable from my experience.

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Old 03-11-2017, 11:09 AM
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I was also thinking about a beretta 87.
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I would pick the one that felt best in your hand,,,

I would pick the one that felt best in your hand,,,
Of the pistols you mentioned,,,
Any will do the job.

All of those three pistols are great shooters,,,
They also have radically different grips.

The finest pistol in the world won't do much good,,,
If it fits your hands badly enough to affect your aim.

I had already posted about using the Beretta 87 for rimfire steel challenge,,,
But it just dawned on me that you might be looking at the 87 Target version.

But even so you still need to handle the pistols,,,
You might not yet know what an ideal grip feels like,,,
But I'm sure you will recognize a bad fit when you hold one.

Good luck in your new sport,,,
I personally think it's the funnest game out there.

Aarond

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Old 03-13-2017, 10:39 AM
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I like the new Mark IV 22/45 but then you need to add a Volquartsen Trigger Kit $100. Compensator $50 and more magazines $25 each. That's all it needs.
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Old 03-19-2017, 01:17 PM
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Depends on what you like and how handy you are. The victory is heavy IMO which slows you down. Some people prefer heavy. The MK series is most popular in the Rimfire competition world but most require modifications to really be competitive unless you shoot like Max Michelle. It's also the most difficult to work on. The MK IV is easier but the internals still are somewhat tough. That said, the 22/45 is my favorite Rimfire pistol. You can easily build a good one for under 800 not including an optic. I don't know much about the buckmark but I know a few guys who are very competitive with them.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:22 AM
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1911s is the Iron sight category gun for Steel Challenge and most of them look pretty similar to rogur gun. It is a shotgun and one of the best options for steel challenge. You can easily carry it in your hand and pocket. I would prefer to use .1911s, because that gun is reliable and perfect for shooting right targets.
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:50 PM
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I like the new Mark IV 22/45 but then you need to add a Volquartsen Trigger Kit $100. Compensator $50 and more magazines $25 each. That's all it needs.
It may be all the Mark IV needs but mine now runs just over $900. I added the VQ trigger kit, a Tandemkross trigger, Game Changer Compensator, Charging handle, Allchin Mount and C-More Railway Sight. I have 10 magazines because I was able to get 7 from my son's Mark III 22/45 and modified them to fit the Mark IV.

These are add on's that I wanted to have but aren't needed for a good competition pistol.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:29 AM
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Why not get a Charger? We have a competitor at our local matches that has his 10/22 & charger set-up the same way, red dots, same trigger pull. According to him having the same platform, simplifies setting up his range bag and magazine logistics, plus it's a no brainer when transitioning from pistol to rifle since the controls are the same.
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