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NOTACT
04-09-2012, 5:52 PM
I'm looking to buy a Browning Buck Mark to start doing some steel shooting and maybe bullseyes shooting as well, any suggestions from those who own one? Thanks for the help!

Ogre8472
04-09-2012, 5:57 PM
I love mine. Im sure you will enjoy no matter what you decide in the end. The camper is a good all around one but i do wish i held out a little longer for the fiberoptic sights.

railroader
04-09-2012, 6:49 PM
I love mine. Im sure you will enjoy no matter what you decide in the end. The camper is a good all around one but i do wish i held out a little longer for the fiberoptic sights.
Fiber optic from dawson. http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=80001197-1314893217

Javi
04-09-2012, 7:09 PM
I'm hoping to get the Practical URX version some time:

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/images/images-by-title-name/Buck-Mark-Practical-URX-MID-051448-m.jpg

They have so many different versions haha.

testarija@yahoo.com
04-10-2012, 8:14 AM
I just picked up my Browning Buckmark Camper Stainless yesterday. I never held one in my hand before ordering it online and was worried on grip feel. Well now that I’ve finally held it, I am super thrilled on how perfect it molds in my hand. I'm glad I didn't buy the aftermarket grips because the stock rubber grips feel amazing. The one minor fix I'll do right away is change the flat head stainless steel grip screws with some hex black screws to match the black grips. I'm sure I can find a replacement at your local hardware. OTD was $420.00.

It was between this gun or the Ruger MKII. The big deciding point for me was the extreme rake angle on the Ruger grip. It was extremely uncomfortable and couldn’t stand it. It has a very similar rake angle as the Glock, which is why I don’t have one. My favorite pistol is my 1911 and the Buckmark offers the same grip feel and angle. Buy it; you won’t be disappointed.

Erik_J
04-10-2012, 9:02 AM
I bought a Camper SS as well. Love that thing..funny, my son did too. Now I had to let it go to him and I just bought myself a BM Contour to replace my 'loss'. :thumbsup:

pennys dad
04-10-2012, 9:11 AM
are you going to use an optic?

pennys dad
04-10-2012, 9:15 AM
I have 2. A Contour UDX 5.5 and Lire Green 5.5.

Have you seen this one? Buck Mark Contour 7.25 URX

Erik_J
04-10-2012, 10:11 AM
are you going to use an optic?

That was my plan. I was going to sling a 'cheap' Barska red dot on it from my son's airsoft arsenal just to get a feel for it.

NOTACT
04-10-2012, 10:52 AM
are you going to use an optic?

I do plan on putting some type of red dot on it and I'm starting to think about the contour 5.5 URX or the 7.25 URX, but still am not sure.

NOTACT
04-10-2012, 10:57 AM
I'm hoping to get the Practical URX version some time:

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/images/images-by-title-name/Buck-Mark-Practical-URX-MID-051448-m.jpg

They have so many different versions haha.


What do you have right now?

636
04-10-2012, 11:07 AM
Anyone have a recommendation for a decent holster for their Buck Mark? I'd like to take mine hiking with me sometime.

JackRydden224
04-10-2012, 11:45 AM
Subscribed.

I'm looking to buy either a MK-III target with rails or a Buckmark Contour. I do want to put a red dot on it :D

Both seem to be much more reliable than my GSG 1911 lol

pennys dad
04-10-2012, 11:47 AM
I do plan on putting some type of red dot on it and I'm starting to think about the contour 5.5 URX or the 7.25 URX, but still am not sure.

good choices. browning is accurate out of the box with a decent trigger and with the rail on top you will be ready to go.

cindynles
04-10-2012, 12:42 PM
If you plan on upgrading it, buy the most inexpensive model you can find. Then go to this web site and plunk down some $$$:

http://www.tacticalsol.com/tshome/#

Don't go cheap on the optics (you won't be happy with the results) save a little and get some good glass that will hold its zero. The trigger on a Buckmark is already outstanding, get a good barrel and scope on it and you will be amazed at the accurracy. Mine shoots way better than me. I love bouncing around soda cans at the 50 yard line. Its almost like cheating with a scoped Buckmark.

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss20/cindynles/IMG_1134.jpg

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss20/cindynles/IMG_1115.jpg

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss20/cindynles/IMG_1117.jpg

Z.1
04-10-2012, 1:28 PM
Good luck! I tried 5 different local shops with nothing to show for it. I was told at one place that even their distributor was out of stock.

So i put that one on the back burner for now and picked up a 10/22 to customize instead ;)

TheBest
04-10-2012, 2:12 PM
I'm going to pick mine up today after work.

Gunbroker. New, great price too.

I wish we can have threaded barrels in CA. Makes TacticalSolutions stuff more viable.

Javi
04-10-2012, 3:26 PM
What do you have right now?

What Browning Buckmark? Don't own one, unfortunatly. I don't have any .22lr pistol, only rifle.

testarija@yahoo.com
04-10-2012, 3:32 PM
Got mine on gunbroker too. I did a ton of pricing and gunbroker beat them all. I dont see how the Ruger is more popular. The buckmark to me offers far more. Keeping it stock.

Javi
04-10-2012, 4:00 PM
Got mine on gunbroker too. I did a ton of pricing and gunbroker beat them all. I dont see how the Ruger is more popular. The buckmark to me offers far more. Keeping it stock.

I plan on getting the 'practical' on Gunbroker too. Really good price from a specific dealer.

vega
04-10-2012, 4:20 PM
As someone mentioned before, the buffer is the first one to give out. Mine did the other week, got this used and I have no idea how many rounds from the first owner. I put about 500 rds thru it. Accuracy is great and I got a rail and red dot here at CG for 35 bucks but have not really done any serious shooting with the red dot. Before the red dot I was shooting the spent shotgun shells at 20 yards.

Z.1
04-10-2012, 4:22 PM
I'm going to pick mine up today after work.

Gunbroker. New, great price too.

I wish we can have threaded barrels in CA. Makes TacticalSolutions stuff more viable.

You could always permanently attach a comp... If that's what you're going for.

I looked on gunbroker, but the $100 + DROS my local shops charge to receive something from an online dealer kinda ruins any good deals I might find.

TheBest
04-10-2012, 9:41 PM
Anyone have a recommendation for a decent holster for their Buck Mark? I'd like to take mine hiking with me sometime.
I bought this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/110800963945?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Javi
04-10-2012, 10:19 PM
Anyone have a recommendation for a decent holster for their Buck Mark? I'd like to take mine hiking with me sometime.

I have no experience, of course, but Browning does make some themselves that I don't think is too expensive:

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/accessories/detail.asp?fid=031J&cid=129&tid=48565&bg=x


Well, the leather version is $50 but very nice looking:

http://www.amazon.com/Browning-Buck-Mark-Leather-Holster/dp/B005EWTKU0

Kelster1574
04-11-2012, 8:48 AM
This thread has kind of sparked an old flame.....I have a very clean Buckmark Field 5.5" with Leupold Scope that is burried in my gun safe. I think I might just dig it out and get it out to the range. The thing hasn't been shot in 7-8 years.

STI
04-11-2012, 1:59 PM
I bought a URX Contour from turners about a month ago and I love it. All I'm going to do to it is mount a burris fastfire 2 and call it good. I just need to find a weaver mount for the ff2 since it came with a picatinny mount.

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636
04-11-2012, 2:59 PM
I bought this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/110800963945?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

That's actually pretty cool, thanks.

I have no experience, of course, but Browning does make some themselves that I don't think is too expensive:

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/accessories/detail.asp?fid=031J&cid=129&tid=48565&bg=x


Well, the leather version is $50 but very nice looking:

http://www.amazon.com/Browning-Buck-Mark-Leather-Holster/dp/B005EWTKU0

I've been eyeballing those two as well. Decisions...decisions.

Javi
04-11-2012, 3:34 PM
Flip two coins! One for the two brownings & then 1 browning vs that eBay one, if you really want it.

636
04-12-2012, 7:19 AM
Flip two coins! One for the two brownings & then 1 browning vs that eBay one, if you really want it.

If only you knew how many decisions I've made by the flip of a coin. The eBay holster won out. Plus, the guy in the product demonstration video gets an A for effort.

cgsvt
04-12-2012, 10:18 PM
Called my local Turners in Reseda looking for a Buck Mark Plus with Rosewood grips and was told they had a Camper in stock. Went to look at it and was pleasantly surprised to see a Buck Mark Plus Stainless Black Laminated UDX in the case. The salesman said they had just received "quite a few" of them but after I left they have one less. Now I just have to wait the ten longest days of my life (since my last gun purchase, anyways!)

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/images/images-by-title-name/Buck-Mark-Plus-Stainless-Black-Laminated-UDX-MID-051427-m.jpg

barrym66
04-12-2012, 11:51 PM
If you plan on upgrading it, buy the most inexpensive model you can find. Then go to this web site and plunk down some $$$:

This is good advice! Here is my own Buckmark, after mods for Steel Challenge use:

http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab307/dbarrym/Barrys%20Firearms/IMG_3224.jpg

Mine started out as a basic Camper model, I've since added some competition grips (can't remember from where). It eats about everything I feed it, for matches I use CCI Minimags.

smattenson
04-13-2012, 1:48 PM
Hey Barry question since I'm looking to add the tactical solutions barrel to my Buckmark. I see you have the threaded version with the comp (which looks damn good btw!) Is that pinned/welded or is your gun out of state? Because as I've understood it everyone has told me the threaded barrel is a no no on a 22 pistol? Maybe I'm wrong just curious as I would like to know because I'm looking at ordering direct from tac sol a non threaded at the moment. Thanks :) and again cool Buckmark!

barrym66
04-13-2012, 2:01 PM
Hey Barry question since I'm looking to add the tactical solutions barrel to my Buckmark. I see you have the threaded version with the comp (which looks damn good btw!) Is that pinned/welded or is your gun out of state? Because as I've understood it everyone has told me the threaded barrel is a no no on a 22 pistol? Maybe I'm wrong just curious as I would like to know because I'm looking at ordering direct from tac sol a non threaded at the moment. Thanks :) and again cool Buckmark!

I originally just JB-Welded it on, but after a few thousand rounds it broke loose, ironically at a Calguns display (obviously not good...).

Since then I very carefully drilled through the comp and barrel, about halfway down between the shoulder and the end of the threaded portion of the barrel, from the side, so that the hole just cuts through to the base of the threaded section. I tapped the hole and screwed in a 1/2" long 4-40 stud with red Loc-tite.

It prevents the comp from being unscrewed or coming loose, it can only be removed using tools for repair or replacemnt, which is legal.

It requires some precision locating and a good mill or steady hands and a heavy drill vise on a drill press. You can't take the easy way out by drilling straight down and pinning the comp with a set screw, as the steel barrel liner is pretty thin and would likely deform with little pressure, IMHO.

smattenson
04-13-2012, 2:23 PM
Thanks for the info man I appreciate it :).

barrym66
04-13-2012, 2:33 PM
No worries, you are welcome.

Another method I considered was drilling completely through the front of the comp and into the face of the barrel (above the liner) and pinning it with a setscrew. Unfortunately I didn't have a carbide bit (or tap) in that size long enough, but a good machine shop or gunsmith might. Just another method to consider.

segfault
04-13-2012, 3:10 PM
What's the difference between the round barrel on the camper and the flat barrel on the standard? Is the standard supposed to be more accurate?

Getssum96
04-13-2012, 3:36 PM
I'm pretty sure Tactical solutions will pin the compensator to the barrel for us CA folks, but you have to call them up as it's not listed on their website. At least they used to do this.

NOTACT
04-14-2012, 8:40 PM
So I'm looking to add a red dot on top of a future buck mark, but have no idea as to which one as the are way too many to choose from. So from those of you with one... I'm not looking for the best of the best, but at the same time I'm not trying to go cheap. Thanks for the help!

sprintcar
04-15-2012, 3:57 PM
I have a Practical URX with a Bushnell TRS-25 on it that works great. The red dot was $90 I think. One thing I don't like about it is the objective is small so it's hard to pick up the dot fast. I am going to put on a C more that I have to try it.

Calplinker
04-15-2012, 5:46 PM
Mine looks identical to the one in post #4. Love the "ergo" hand molded grips. They are ambi too and work perfectly for this lefty.

Word of caution. Unlike a 10/22, Walther P22 (which I also own), or just about any other gun, you should NOT dry fire these pistols.

Breech face is very soft and/or the firing pin is very hard as dry firing leaves indentations, which cause big FTE problems.

Bought mine used from another Calgunner. Dry fired it multiple times before taking it out and it would FTE more than half the time, no matter what ammo I tried. Took it to a gunsmith, who swaged the chamber and got rid of a burr on the breech face, and it'll eat just about anything now.

Previous owner installed fiber optic sights on it and installed a rail to accept a scope. Sights and gun perform so incredibly well that a scope simply isn't necessary.

Tight groups are the norm with this hand gun. One of my favorites.

Just don't dry fire it as I did..... :facepalm:

testarija@yahoo.com
04-18-2012, 11:02 AM
I got to try my Buckmark last weekend for the first time and man I was impressed. I've shoot several 22lr. pistols and my non-bias comparison is that my new buck mark feels much more solid than others. And for a 22lr. this gun is pretty big and heavy. I'm super happy with my purchase.