.22 handgun

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mudcreek

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In your opinion who makes the most accurate 22 handgun capable of scoping to be used to shoot squirrels?
 

NCHillbilly

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Hard to beat a Ruger Mark series, or a Browning Buckmark. I'm partial to my Ruger MK3 22/45 myself. Very accurate and reliable pistol, and it came with mounts.
 
Another vote for the Ruger 22/45. I have a cheap $25 Chinese red dot/ holographic sight on it and it shoots a lot better than I do. My son with his younger eyes can stack them up with it.
 

pdsniper

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41 S&W hands down the most accurate 22 production pistol ever made but I don't know how you can mount a scope on it plus the only way to get a new one now is threw their custom shop and they are about 2000.00 used they go for 1000.00 and up I have one with the long slide and muzzle break they are highly sought after by competition shooters be awful expensive to shoot squirrels with
 

vonnick52

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I have a uncoverted ruger single six that amazes me every time I shoot it.

Missed the scoping part, but I'm sure someone has done it.
 

ryanh487

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I shoot charcoal briquettes at 25 yards with the irons on my buckmark hunter. I've killed a handful of squirrels with it while sitting in the deer stand. I had a scope on it for a while but it added too much weight and bulk with little improvement over accuracy without it.
 

Buckhead

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If you don’t mind a single shot, consider a TC Contender/G2. The platform is scope friendly and with a .22 match barrel, you will have an extremely accurate rig. With sub sonic ammunition you should easily achieve half inch groups or better at 50 yards.
 

Big7

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Ruger. Semi or revolver, you can't go wrong.

And before the stuff starts, I have both as well
as a "big" Ruger.

Best pistol or revolver on the planet.
Right out of the box..

Got a few rifles too.. Also the best out of the box, IMO.

Just sayin'
 
K17 S&W with 8-3/8 barrell

smooth action right out of the factory, don't need a scope because of the long sight plane.

It will shoot the eyes out of a tater at 30yards
 
If you don’t mind a single shot, consider a TC Contender/G2. The platform is scope friendly and with a .22 match barrel, you will have an extremely accurate rig. With sub sonic ammunition you should easily achieve half inch groups or better at 50 yards.
^ This. I coon hunted with this setup for about 15 years. Rifle accurate. I have a bull barrel buckmark that is super accurate too but I’ve only shot the iron sights on it.
 
The most accurate hand gun that I own and I have shot a lot of different ones.It is my Anschutz Exemplar pistol.It is a bolt action clip feed and it is scoped with a 2x8 leupold scope.It will out shoot any thing I own or have shot.I use it to shoot asprin tablets with at 50 yds.I have 2 of them one is a 10in brl and the other is a 14 in brl.
 
Ruger mk3 hunter or target pistols shoot real good. My favorite all time is a ruger single six hunter. Exchangeable 22lr and 22mag cylinder, built in scope mounts for ruger rings and 7.5 inch barrel.
 
RUGER hunter model, Mark 3 or 4, comes drilled and tapped and with a scope base, I had a 2X Leupold on mine, it was minute of squirrel out to 40-50 yds.
 
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