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The Ruger MK II.The aftermarket gadgets and goodies are more available than for any other.Scope mounts come in several flavors and styles.
Volquartson makes all sorts of trick Titanium hammes and such.Thre'es even a .22 short conversion available.
I have had Buckmarks,High Standards,Colt's(Post woodsman)and S&W .22 auto pistols.
All have gone away and the MKII has been a constant.It fit's my hand better and has been the most reliable.
My favorite is my old 5.5" HB govt. model.
I did a trigger job on it and that's it.
I did bust a bolt stop pin some 20,000 or so rounds ago,but that was my fault.
As for takedown for cleaning it IS a bit of a pain untill you get into the "Zen" of it,and then it's no problem.Also consider that the MKII is a bit of an ammo slut and will cycle reliably once broken in with an unbelievable amount of crud in the action.
I have gotten lazy with some of my own arms as of late and the MK II gets a detail strip only after 3-4 Bricks of ammo.If she gets cranky about cycling a toothbrush and a shot of Rem. action cleaner gets the big chunks out.A light coat of breakfree and it back at it.A light coat of oil in the action area is the key.Too much and all the filth just sticks to the oil.
Ruker makes a MKII Target model in SS that comes with scope mounts and sounds as if it is tailor made for you.
Ruger rings will return very,very,very close to zero when removed and put back on,and aftermarket levers are available to turn the factory rings into QD's.
Accuracy is top notch right out of the box.
Over half of the pistols on the firing line at Perry were MK II's last time I visited.
It will shoot better than all but the top Olympic shooters can hold.
I can't say enough about 'em.
BTW.My wife took over mine and I had to get her,her own to get mine back!
We spend hours on the back deck plinking with them in the summer evenings,and it's common to burn several 550 packs between us in a single shutzenfest.
Whatever you decide,good luck to ya,and have FUN!
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