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Old February 25, 2014, 12:45 PM   #1
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Need help regarding buying a gun

Dear gun friends

I am a newbee, and I desperate need your help. I am going to buy a 22 cal handgun and stand between these two.

The Browning Buck Mark VN 675 or the VN 676

The guns are located here:

What are your recommendations?

The top Picture is the VN 675 and the bottom is VN 676

Thank you so much
Best Regards
Jesper, Denmark
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Old February 25, 2014, 05:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to TFL, Jesper !

The choice is yours, depending upon your needs/wants.

The VN 676 is set up for mounting an optic - either a pistol scope or a red dot sight - so if that's in your future, this would be your best shot

If an optic sight isn't in your future, then the VN 675 would be the way to go.

Is there a .22 LR ammo shortage in your part of the world, like there is in the US ?

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Old February 25, 2014, 05:24 PM   #3
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Jeez, that's a problem that would be nice to have
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Old February 26, 2014, 12:11 AM   #4
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Wow, unless I did the math wrong, it's cheaper to buy a Smith 617 in Denmark. Shipping may take a while..
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Old February 26, 2014, 09:16 AM   #5
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As others have said, if you do not plan to use optics, go with the VN 675.
Also, being that you are a newbie, I would strongly recommend to learn to shoot with iron sights first before thinking of getting a red dot sight or other type of optics.
I have 3 Browning Buckmarks (7" fluted bull, 5.5" camper/tapered bull, 4" flat side). For balance and I like the 4" most followed by the 5.5". So, without optics, the VN675 is more attractive to me.
If VN675, learn to shoot with it and so on. Later, maybe look into Fiber Optic front sight with small FO like Dawson Precision. I have Dawson FO on my 4" and 5.5" Buckmarks. I like them more than the plain black front for general plinking and target shooting.
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Old February 26, 2014, 02:11 PM   #6
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Thank you very much Guys, I'll go for the VN675

No we have not shortage on any ammo in Denmark, but our law regarding firearms sucks. We are not allowed to have any firearms at home unless we have a membership in a shooting Club for at least 1 year for rifle, and two year for handguns. You can buy a gun, but it have to stay in a safe in the Club for one or two years, before you can have it home. Thats the law in Denmark!.

We have a lot of guns tough, espescially WW2 rifles(Mouser K98) and Walter P38. When the germans left Denmark back in 1945, the left a lot of weapons here.

Again thank you so much for your help.

Best Regards

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Old February 26, 2014, 02:44 PM   #7
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675 with that pretty wood
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