I'm new to plinking and was wondering if there was any big performance/reliability differences between a S&W and Ruger. I'm looking at getting a .22LR semi-auto. Any input and help is appreciated. Thanks
Haven't shot any S&W autos for a while. So my view is pretty one-sided.
Love my ruger 22/45 auto. Basically the Ruger Mark II action, with a different grip frame that is supposed to feel like a Colt 1911. I suppose it's reasonable close. Didn't buy it for that reason, just happened to find it used at a reasonable price. Bull barrel, stainless (you can also get them blued with a variety of barrel lengths and contours), and quite accurate. A cottontail rabbit inside of 50 yards is in serious danger. Shot one rattlesnake with it.... tastes like alligator....
For the money, impossible to beat in my opinion. New ones between $200 and $300, for the most part. Shoots well with CCI Mini-Mags, haven't tried any 'real' match ammo but frankly don't feel the need to.
My P90 (.45 ACP) will feed an empty case. Really. Don't know how they get more reliable than that. Shot some bowling pins with it for a while. Had a lot of fun, what more can you say? Working on exterminating a pig with it. Loaded up some 255gr. SWCs to just under 900fps, gun handles them fine.
Thanks for the input. I was looking at those 2 b/c they're on sale right now at local Academy. They're pretty close in price, but I wanted to know if there's any real discernable performance advantage for one or the other. I guess I'll just have to see which is more comfortable and go from there. Thanks again for the help.
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