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Old 11-24-2017, 02:18 PM
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We shoot 22 silhouette every week during the summer. We rotate through 22 rifle open sights, 22 rifle scoped and 22 handgun. It's more informal than formal.

Any way, had all my handguns stolen back in June and need to get something for these matches. Had been shooting a MK II with a 5.5 bull barrel.

Looking for suggestions on a replacement. My thoughts:
1. Mk II government- probably impossible to find
2. New MK IV-
3. S&W 41-
4. Hammerli X-esse- this has most of my attention
5. Would a revolver be more accurate? S&W 617 or Ruger GP100
6. Mk II w/ 10" barrel- could be hard to find
7. Oher

Your thoughts?
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:51 PM
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Is this a timed event? Do you use an optic?

I can use my 617 more accurately than the Ruger MKII,, if I use the 617 single action.

The Model 41 can be the best shooting gun,,, "that you can find",,,

What do others use?
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:53 PM
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HI use a High standard for irons. An exemplar would be best. I also use a buck mark with a 6x scope.

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Old 11-24-2017, 04:18 PM
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I use a Anschutz 1416L. I bought it since it was a little unique and it is very similar to a Exemplar although they don't call it one. I have a 6.5-20 Leupold on it and really enjoy shooting it. The club where I shoot this pistol is very informal and use some targets that are a little too thick so I used to ring one with my Mark II Ruger. I still ring them with this one but have been experimenting with some HV rounds for 77 and 100 yards. Haven't found the good ammo yet for the longer distances.

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Old 11-24-2017, 04:18 PM
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Browning Buckmark would be my first choice based on past success.
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http://www.anschutznorthamerica.com/1416-l-pistol.html here is the link to the pistol I mentioned in the post above.

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Fairly informal- no times, no one uses optics but I could
One guy has a MkII Government, most of the rest are Mk IIs of assorted flavors, one Buckmark.

Price wise I'd like to be under or around $1K

That Anschutz pistol is inviting!

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An exemplar would be best.
An excellent gun for the silhouette game. Probably the best. Not made in many years, you will need to find one on Gunbroker or such.

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Browning Buckmark would be my first choice based on past success.
That would be my second choice, based on past success also, but only if an Exemplar were not available. For a semi-auto, there are none better than the Buckmark Silhouette with 9 /8" barrel. Also not made for years, you will need to find one on the market.

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I use a Anschutz 1416L. I bought it since it was a little unique and it is very similar to a Exemplar although they don't call it one. I have a 6.5-20 Leupold on it and really enjoy shooting it.
I didn't realize there were any of these still available, but I see Anschutz has 20 remaining. They only made 100 of them, not intending to make any more, and I assisted them a bit in bringing this pistol back.

I also have one, possibly the first sold, and, like you, put a 6.5-20x Leupold scope on it. Outstanding shooter, but, with a rifle scope, not easily usable in the creedmore position.

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We shoot 22 silhouette every week during the summer. We rotate through 22 rifle open sights, 22 rifle scoped and 22 handgun. It's more informal than formal.

Looking for suggestions on a replacement. My thoughts:
1. Mk II government- probably impossible to find
2. New MK IV-
3. S&W 41-
4. Hammerli X-esse- this has most of my attention
5. Would a revolver be more accurate? S&W 617 or Ruger GP100
6. Mk II w/ 10" barrel- could be hard to find
7. Oher

Your thoughts?
Is this match shot using the traditional freestyle shooting position? Or is it shot from a benchrest, or standing only? If from the bench, most likely you will be outshot by those who use the Exemplars or Contenders, as these types have better accuracy potential. Unless you have a Freedom Arms 252, doubtful any revolver would be as competitive.

It sounds like all rimfire handguns are shot together, not separated into categories, like the IHMSA has. This gives the edge to the single-shot or bolt action guns.

Any way you guys do it, silhouettes with handguns is a blast!
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:08 PM
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i shoot nra smallbore hunter pistol and hunter pistol with a 22lr and 357 mag thompson center contender. for scope matches i use aimpoint mark 2. for the open sight match i use williams rear sight and a adcock taco hold front sight. hard to beat a 10 inch barrel t/c for silhouette matches.
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Do you get to rest the 10" Ruger on a bench or something??



If you actually have to hold it,, I would prefer the Govt,,,



Actually, I can shoot my MKIII Hunter as well or better than either of the above guns,,,



Dollar for dollar,, I do not think you can beat the Hunter,,, LOTS of barrel length!!
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We shoot pistols from standing.

Thanks for all the input

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Hi IHMSA80x80. I use my Anschutz 1416L with a "taco" hold so no problem with the rifle style scope. For the Creedmore I would have to change the scope.

Anyone have any idea of some higher velocity ammo that would shoot well out of this pistol?

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Another vote for the Contender here. Ken Light makes an array of iron & scope sight after market rails for them.
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Wish I could find a place to do it around my area. I'd use either the Ruger Single-Six or Smith and Wesson 22A-1 with the red dot. Would really like the challenge of using the Ruger with standard sights. Looks like a whole bunch of fun.
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I use a Ruger MKIII with an 8" Tactical Solutions lightweight barrel and iron sights and the only thing I'd like better is a 10" lightweight barrel. Unfortunately, the longest they make now is 6".

IMO the Buckmark Silhouette and the MKII with a 10" barrel are too heavy and unless you're shooting iron sights, there's no advantage. If you want to stay in the Ruger-Buckmark price range and you're using optics, any of them that feel good to you would be OK but I wouldn't go under about 5-5 1/2" on the barrel and there's no need to go much longer.

A revolver would not be better. Single-shot might.
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