Browning® Buck Mark® Standard URX Pistol - Stainless Steel
DISAPPOINTED WITH NEW BUCKMARK
Purchased new Browning Buckmark Stainless UFX mid October 2014. I’ve experienced ongoing FTE, FTL and stove pipes with popular factory ammo including, but not limited to: Federal, Remington and Winchester. I’ve cleaned it well between field trips and I’ve fired over 1000 rounds. The only ammo which cycles well in this gun is CCI Minimag, however making matters worse, CCI Minimag are extremely difficult to find. Following first use of the buckmark, I found the “c” retainer clip off the recoil guide rod. The groove in the rod for the clip appears to be poorly machined and the clip would simply fall off the guide rod. In addition, both front and back screws which hold the sight base in place become loose after 50 to 75 rounds. The chamber end of the stainless barrel is pitted, which is very evident when cleaning because powder residue remains in the pits. The barrel is either a poor quality of stainless and or poor machining during manufacturing process. I’ve owned many guns in my life, including browning, but this is the first gun I’ve had disappointing issues with. Browning does carry replacement parts for this gun and Browning is happy to sell you replacement parts, but why should I have to look forward to ordering parts and why should I have to spend so much time searching for the one and only specific round this gun will cycle? In conclusion, the buckmark is a joy to shoot, when it cycles, and the grip does feel good in your hand, however you will need to carry an allen wrench with you in the field to keep the base screws snug on the star lock washers and you likely will find it to be the most pickiest gun on ammo it’ll cycle. I’m greatly disappointed in Browning and I’d like to think Browning could manufacture a better product than this and if they can, why doesn’t Browning offer to replace this gun with a new one without these issues. Is Browning only interested in sales and profits?
December 15, 2014
Great for targetting
Very accurate, nice balance, but needed a new sight for dimmer (range) conditions. I like the stainless steel, but my wife likes her black bull barrel. No measurable difference in accuracy, she is a much better aim with either. This is a great gun for teaching a female to shoot (or anyone that would flinch with kick-back). I believe in teaching accuracy, stance, & getting lots of practise; then add more advanced skills for CCW after good habits are established.
November 24, 2014
Sweet Target "22"
Superb 22 Pistol -- expertly crafted, designed and constructed -- great handling -- a joy to own and a pleasure to shoot !!
February 24, 2014
I was looking for the cheapest way to improve my shooting and teach the family how to shoot, which lead me to a .22 cal. After lots of internet and dealer research I was down to the Ruger Mark II/III and the Buckmark. The Buckmark is easier to clean, longer barrels easier to buy (the Ruger barrels carry the s/n), and it felt better in my hand. While researching, I found a lot of used Rugers, but not many Buckmarks - I interpret that to mean people really like the gun and keep it.
I purchased the Camper Standard, with standard rubber grips (all that was in stock) thinking I would buy the URX grips. No need to for me - the std grips provide a comfortable secure feel in the hand. This gun is wonderful to shoot - well balanced and weighted so it doesn't hop around a lot, way more accurate than I am, excellent action - hasn't misloaded or misfired yet after 1,000 rounds.
March 5, 2011