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Jun292012

Umarex Browning Buck Mark URX Pellet Pistol Table Top & Shooting Review

Type: Pellet air pistol.
Manufacturer: UmarexUSA.
Model: Browning Buck Mark URX.
Materials: Metal & plastic construction.
Weight: 1.5 pounds.
Barrel: 5.25 inches, metal rifled.
Propulsion: Spring piston.
Action: Break barrel, single action only.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets.
Ammunition Capacity: 1 pellet.
FPS: 320fps.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Browning Buck Mark URX is not too bad but I feel it is a bit heavier than the claimed 5.75 pounds. In comparison to my real steel 22LR Buck Mark, the trigger is much heavier but then again my 22LR trigger is what I would consider to be near perfection. I was able to work with the trigger as is but found I was expecting the trigger to release earlier then it actually did and I needed to apply just a bit more force than I would have liked to. Even so, with a bit of practice I was able to nail my shots.

 

Accuracy: Wow is all I can say, you will need to work withe the Umarex Browning Buck Mark URX a bit to get used to where the trigger breaks but once you dial it in this airgun is a tac driver. I decided to go with a non-magnified NcSTAR Ultra Compact 1x25 Red/Green Dot Sight and found it worked well with this Buck Mark pellet shooter. From 30 feet out I was able to land 4 shots pretty much right on top of each other and ended up with an under 1 inch 5 shot group, and keep in mind that I was only using a standing but rested stance (non braced).
Build Quality: Considering the very low price tag for this pellet shooting Buck Mark Replica, I was not expecting it to be as well constructed as it was, there is a decent amount of metal in teh URX giving it a nice 1.5 pound heftiness to it and the rubberized grips make this air pistol feel much more expensive than it is. My only concern is the hinge area in the break barrel portion of the gun, once cocked there seems to be some play that could effect accuracy down the road when wear appears. But once locked back into the closed position the play is all but eliminated.

Realism: The Umarex Browning Buck Mark URX is a licensed replica of the actual Browning Buck Mark 22LR semi auto pistol. Umarex did a great job making this break barrel pistol look very close in most ways to the actual Browning Buck Mark URX with the exception of the lever required to cock the spring that is located just under the back of the barrel. The barrel itself is also a tad bit long but I am sure this helps when cocking to get a bit more leverage. When you consider this is a single shot break barrel pellet shooting version, it looks pretty authentic and most importantly it feels very similar to the real 22LR version which makes it a great off range alternative for 22LR Buck Mark owners.
Available in the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Very decent Browning Buck Mark Replica!
  • Feels very well built overall for a low cost airgun.
  • Excellent accuracy once you spend a bit of time with it.
  • Got much better than claimed fps.
  • Has a built in rail for an added sight system.
  • Awesome rubberized grip texture.
  • Ergonomics are much like the real Buck Mark making this a great off the range substitution for the real 22LR pistol.
  • Very low price tag.

Buy Browning Buck Mark URX in Canada  -  Buy Browning Buck Mark URX in the US

Cons:

  • Not sure if the barrel hinge system will hold up over time?
  • Would have liked a metal trigger with a slightly lighter trigger pull to match the real Buck Mark.
  • Metal barrel wrap would have added the right amount of weight to the front for balance.

Comments:
I enjoyed this pistol review very much, this is the type of airgun you find hard to put down because it just performs so well and costs very little to shoot. Being a 22LR Buck Mark owner it was wonderful to see that Umarex made this gun very true to form, at least as much as they could considering the pellet shooting Browning Buck Mark URX is mechanically completely different to the 22LR version. The light cocking effort makes it great for just about anyone and the low recoil helps to keep your shots on target. I would recommend this break barrel pellet shooting Buck Mark replica to everyone. I seriously can not think of any person that would not enjoy it ;)

My YouTube Table Top & Shooting Review for the Browning Buck Mark URX .177 Pellet Pistol:

Buy Browning Buck Mark URX in Canada  -  Buy Browning Buck Mark URX in the US

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Reader Comments (5)

The trigger is metal- aluminum. I carved the lower bit out some, and it fits the finger better, but still has too much trigger pull. Anyone have a solution?

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNorman PG

I just ordered a Umarex Buckmark largely due to your review and a few others. I already have the same dot scope that you use in the review. I don't like it much because the dot is too big for precision target use. I wish they would make a dot scope of this type with a variety of reticles (which they do) AND a small dot AND a focus adjustment so the shooter could get a crisp round dot without spikes.
I'm not a good spring air gun shooter, but hopefully the lower power of this air pistol will make it easier to shoot than some higher powered springers. I shoot my CO2 and multipump air rifles and pistols quite well. My Crosman Phantom high powered air rifle is proving to be a very tough rifle to shoot well.
Anyway, I really enjoy your reviews, so please keep up the good work.

Jon in Keaau, Hawaii

December 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjon

Jon - Smaller dots would be a nice option rather than brightness levels. Thanks for the kind words and I hope you enjoy your buckmark, it is a really fun gun to shoot with!

December 23, 2013 | Registered CommenterMichael Kaye

I bought the URX air pistol because I have the real Browning Buckmark .22lr pistol. Side by side they are similar, even the weight. Noticeable differences are the forward weight and the trigger pull which this website already covers.

I can shoot 1/2" groups at about 7 paces (18-20 feet). This pistol is a great deal at $50. Now I can shoot during the winter in my basement and not have to go outside in these cold Des Moines winters.

This pistol can shoot the same as pistols that are twice or thrice its value.

Overall, its a great deal, great shot. I may just purchase one more in case the breach of the gun wears out.

January 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames Packard

James - Yes, fantastic fun shooter for a very affordable price. Must have for anyone who owns the real 22LR version.

January 31, 2014 | Registered CommenterMichael Kaye

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