Ruger mk 3


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slacker142
December 26, 2008, 02:29 AM
Brand new gun owner here, got a Ruger Mk III .22 and Im anxious to get it on the range.


Ive got some experience with my fathers Beretta 9mm( Im better with it then he is), should I expect anything different besides less recoil?

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JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone
December 26, 2008, 02:53 AM
It'll be more accurate than that Beretta!

-Steve

gpr
December 26, 2008, 04:03 AM
getting the assembly pin back in is a lesson in patience...i have been learning since 1976...gpr

PO2Hammer
December 26, 2008, 04:31 AM
Congrats on the Mk III, welcome to The High Road, shoot safetly.

single stack
December 26, 2008, 08:19 AM
Reassembly after cleaning will be a bother until you get the hang of the procedure.
It is not intuitive. The wording in the directions seems awkward.
Remain calm; the directions are your friend.

Experiment with small batches of a variety of ammo at first.
Once you find the one your gun likes(don't be afraid to try cheap ammo), buy a bunch.
Federal 510 is my favorite.

The MkIII is a great shooter. Enjoy!

SS

david636
December 26, 2008, 09:20 AM
Congratulations on your new MkIII. I have two MkIII’s, a 6 7/8 competition and a 22/45. Both are great guns for shooting targets.

Enjoy yours and be safe.

Fourbits
December 26, 2008, 09:28 AM
Congratulations, you're going to love it. Using the supplied scope mount, try a $30 red dot scope someday. It just adds to the fun.

Rxxdoc
December 26, 2008, 09:32 AM
I love my MkIII, and have probably put 3 thousand rounds thru it without a problem. My only minor complaint is the grip being a bit small for my hands.

It is very accurate, and I haven't had any issues with the gun. You will really love it. Mine likes the cheap ammo, so for $10.00 I can shoot for a few days.

There are a good bunch of people here. Welcome.

LightningMan
December 26, 2008, 12:29 PM
Welcome Slacker142, I bought a Ruger MKIII Hunter model with a 7" tube and really like it now. At first I had problems with stove-piped cases and it didn't matter which type of ammo, cheap or expensive, it didn't matter. I was ready to call Ruger untill I came apon this informational articile off the internet, and I did try this modification to the magazines and sence then, have not had any more stove-piping. So if you have any issues with stove-piping cases you may want to try what I did and go to this web site to see how to do it. LM
http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2008/10/mkii-magazine-tweak.html

onebigelf
December 26, 2008, 01:45 PM
There is a company that makes a really neat mag loader that every Ruger MKx owner should have. I just bought one and it's just zip-zip and the mag is loaded. The ammo companies should give them away. There are videos on Youtube and others that walk you through the intricacies of dis-assembly and re-assembly. Much better than the manual.

John

highlander 5
December 26, 2008, 01:52 PM
Zaliznock Industries sells the loader you speak of they're $30 and you can load Ruger mags in 3 seconds. Go to you tube and type magazine loader and you should find a video on it. It's called the Ultimate Clip Loader and I have 2 and it works like advertised.

wally
December 26, 2008, 02:31 PM
At first I had problems with stove-piped cases and it didn't matter which type of ammo, cheap or expensive, it didn't matter. I was ready to call Ruger untill I came apon this informational articile off the internet, and I did try this modification to the magazines and sence then, have not had any more stove-piping. So if you have any issues with stove-piping cases you may want to try what I did and go to this web site to see how to do it. LM
http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2...ine-tweak.html

This helped with My Rugers, but ultimately the Volquartson "Exact Edge" extractor was the final solution.

Big +1 to the Ultimate Clip Loader, its why I shoot the Rugers more than any of my other .22 pistols, despite liking the Beretta Neos and S&W M22A a bit better (I have the 7.5" fluted barrel M22A).

--wally.

RickW
December 26, 2008, 05:52 PM
Nice pistol, another BIG + on the UCL.

LightningMan
December 27, 2008, 01:51 AM
Wally, speaking of Volquartson, I installed their accurizing/trigger kit in mine and I really like it. Well worth the $110 and there's a video on Youtube on how to install it if you have problems with understanding the written instructions that come with it. LM

brett30030
December 27, 2008, 08:31 PM
Here is some details on striping and reassembly:

http://www.guntalk-online.com/detailstrip.htm

Good luck, get a bore snake and a couple of good brushes and you really do not have to field strip every time you shoot.

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