Which Ruger MKII?


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Diggler
July 24, 2009, 01:31 PM
I've been wanting to get a Ruger .22 MK something-or-other for a while now. I don't think I need all the 'extras' that a MKIII comes with.

A local shop has three Mark II pistols available. All are blued finish.

1. Regular, run of the mill blued MKII, nonadjustable sights. $170
2. Target model, rear adjustable sights. $300
3. 50th Anniversary model, new old stock, $300.

Are those good prices for a Ruger?

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Runningman
July 24, 2009, 02:42 PM
My pick would be #2.... Target model, rear adjustable sights. $300

Steve H
July 24, 2009, 02:45 PM
I'd be tempted to get #1 and put a tactical solutions bbl. on it.

http://www.tacticalsol.com/store/pc/home.asp

Diggler
July 24, 2009, 02:49 PM
I was thinking about the tacsol upper as well, they're pretty expensive.

I'd like one, but am not sure if they're worth it...

bigfatdave
July 24, 2009, 06:37 PM
Personally, I like the balance of a Bull Barrel on those. But don't spurn the "standard" just because of the fixed sights, most are set right in the first place. Continual adjustment of the sights on a pistol is generally an attempt to cover up lousy shooting, I know that I have adjusted many sights only to see no improvement. Now I leave them alone until I have tight groups, and then adjust minimally.

Go for the one that is happiest in your hand, and if that remains a tie, go for the one that seems less worn. I'd add the cheap upgrades before going for a whole upper, like an improved extractor from VQ or a good detail strip/clean of the existing parts. If I was planning on a barrel/receiver change-out, I'd be looking for a junker and changing out the internals on that (from VQ) as well.

22-rimfire
July 24, 2009, 06:39 PM
My favorite is the 5.5" Bull Barrel Mark II. Mark III, about the same beastie.

ArmedBear
July 24, 2009, 06:41 PM
#2

The gun deserves target sights. I have a Mark II Target with a scope on it, and a 22/45 with target sights, both 6 7/8" slabside bulls. GREAT guns.

SwampWolf
July 24, 2009, 07:40 PM
I also would opt for #2 for the same reasons others have given. Too, I prefer the MKII to the MKIII because the III version comes with "features" I'd rather do without.

tlen
July 24, 2009, 08:39 PM
There's nothing wrong with the MKIII models although IMHO the 22/45 grip/frame is way too thin. The blued steel target models should run around $320 or less.

RatDrall
July 24, 2009, 08:57 PM
Buy #1 while you can, that's a great price!

JCisHe
July 24, 2009, 09:26 PM
#1 is a great price!

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