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I have wanted a Browning Buckmark for a while now. I was at the LGS range last weekend and they had some good pricing on some models and when I saw and handled the Buckmark Camper Stainless Steel UFX at $349 I bought one. Browning had a $25 rebate on Buckmarks also. Fist pistol I have bought in over 3 years. Love the way it fits my hand and trigger is nice too. Plan on shooting it within a week to try out. So glad .22 ammo is cheap and widely available, at least for now. Smile



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Congrats!! Great pistol; I own 3 Wink
 
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Thanks! Have you found any reasonably priced ammo your Buckmarks especially like as far as reliability and accuracy? Do they seem to like the same ammo or is each Buckmark a bit different on ammo preference? I have a couple thousand CCI Mini Mags 40 gr, several Federal Champion bulk 525 packs, and a brick of CCI Standard Velocity.

Americian Rifleman tested a Buckmark and it did really well with CCI Mini Mag.

https://www.americanrifleman.o...et-suppressor-ready/


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Mine is pushing 20 or so years old. One of my first handgun purchases. The only thing it hasn't liked is purely on the ammo. Crappy remington golden bullets that were duds is all that I can recall really giving me trouble. It has been dead nuts reliable otherwise. Very accurate and the trigger is superb.


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Good to hear dusty3030! Cool


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I buy and shoot whatever ammo is on sale. I have actually owned a total of a half dozen and they all ate everything as well as you could hope. The worst failure I can recall was a CCI round that split a case in my newest Buckmark within the first 5 rounds! Pulled the case, which didn't extract, and kept shooting. Buy a bunch of ammo and extra mags and have fun!
 
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Congratulations! Great gun.

Mine reliably shoots just about anything I've fed it except "Standard Velocity" rounds when it's gone too long between cleaning. When the chamber gets dirty the low velocity rounds don't extract reliably. High velocity ammo runs well no matter what. Doesn't seem to matter about the brand.

Of course superior accuracy demands higher quality ammo but plinking accuracy is achieved from the Buckmark with just about anything on the market.



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I have owned my Buckmark for many years now, and can't imagine not having it in the safe....such a fun range gun.You will never go wrong with CCI MiniMag ammo, but once it is broken in well(also clean and lubed) you will likely find it will shoot many different brands. Mine will "eat" the Federal Champion bulk pack 525 rounds like popcorn!!

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I picked one up last year and really like it. I have a Ruger MKII Target which I shoot in .22lr leagues. I just need to get out with the Browning!



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My BIL has one too. I went back and forth between the Browning and a Ruger. It's like BMW or Mercedes.


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I buy and shoot whatever ammo is on sale. I have actually owned a total of a half dozen and they all ate everything as well as you could hope. The worst failure I can recall was a CCI round that split a case in my newest Buckmark within the first 5 rounds! Pulled the case, which didn't extract, and kept shooting. Buy a bunch of ammo and extra mags and have fun!


Thanks again and will do.


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The manual did not say much on how to lube other than to go light not over do it. I used Qtip with a little M-Pro7 LPX on it to lightly coat slide and frame rail areas I could reach with slide locked back. Then I used needle oiler to apply a little oil to the gap between slide and frame at top and bottom and let it seep in, worked the slide a bunch of times and wiped up any excess that I found which was not much. Slide racks very smoothly now.


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I picked one up last year and really like it. I have a Ruger MKII Target which I shoot in .22lr leagues. I just need to get out with the Browning!



I have this one. The standard S/S with URX grips. Mine eats anything from Winchester or Federal. Remington .22 is junk and I don't shoot it. It's the only one I'd have multiple failures in 1 range session. I put a truglo front site on mine and it was the best thing I ever did to it, and only takes 1 minute and an allen key to change it and was about $28. Also the camper used to have a plastic rear site base that was prone to breaking (not sure if the newer ones are still plastic), but the metal site base from the standard is a direct fit and the way to go if the plastic one changes. You'll be able to tell when you take the rear site off to disassemble the pistol for cleaning.

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I have an S&W a Ruger and the Browning. I love them all, you cannot beat shooting a 22 all day long at very little cost.
 
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I love mine. I just dont get to shoot it enough.
 
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Congrats grumpy1! Don't forget to file for your rebate by 10/15/2019 through the Browning website.

The Browning Buck Marks are just plain fun, exceptionally accurate, and incredibly reliable in my experience. Not saying that the rebate inspired me to get another one, BUUUUUT, the rebate inspired me to get another one. Big Grin

I don't have a picture of mine yet as I just picked it up recently but here is Browning's picture of the limited production model I bought. Say hello to my Star Wars "blaster". Cool



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Congrats grumpy1! Don't forget to file for your rebate by 10/15/2019 through the Browning website.

The Browning Buck Marks are just plain fun, exceptionally accurate, and incredibly reliable in my experience. Not saying that the rebate inspired me to get another one, BUUUUUT, the rebate inspired me to get another one. Big Grin

I don't have a picture of mine yet as I just picked it up recently but here is Browning's picture of the limited production model I bought. Say hello to my Star Wars "blaster". Cool



Nice! That is really cool looking.

Thanks about the rebate, I have already filed mine online and got email that it has been processed and expect the rebate check in 3-4 weeks. Cool


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― Benjamin Franklin
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
― Margaret Thatcher
 
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I have an S&W a Ruger and the Browning. I love them all, you cannot beat shooting a 22 all day long at very little cost.


I agree. My first pistol ever was a Ruger Standard that I bought new in the mid 70s and still have. Then I bought an M&P Compact 22 a few years back primarily for the wife and it is a really fun plinker and now the Buckmark Camper.


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Thanks grumpy! Maybe now I'll actually get to shoot "my" Buck Mark more when I go to the range with the wife and daughters.
They love shooting the Buck Marks so much I sometimes have to wait a while for my turn. lol

And that is the other great thing about .22s in general and the various Buck Marks in particular...the entire family can enjoy them regardless of skill, strength, or any other considerations, while still keeping mindful of safety of course.


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Congrats grumpy1! Don't forget to file for your rebate by 10/15/2019 through the Browning website.

The Browning Buck Marks are just plain fun, exceptionally accurate, and incredibly reliable in my experience. Not saying that the rebate inspired me to get another one, BUUUUUT, the rebate inspired me to get another one. Big Grin

I don't have a picture of mine yet as I just picked it up recently but here is Browning's picture of the limited production model I bought. Say hello to my Star Wars "blaster". Cool



The last Buckmark I bought was this exact model, but in red. Really nice shooter, and very different from my other heavy, long barreled Buckmarks,
 
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