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Bought a new .22 pistol today......

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RDCL, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. RDCL

    RDCL Well-Known Member

    Went to the gunshow early this morning....I was searching for an older Ruger Mk II. I then came upon this brand-new Mk III "Hunter" at a dealers table.......a bit more than I was planning on spending today but I HAD to have it. It came with some stuff I have no use for (pad-lock....scope mount)......but it did come with extra front sight optics AND an extra magazine.

    I have not shot it yet, but the gun seems very well built. Nice & solid. Bolt moves smoothly. Not sure how I feel about the trigger until I actually shoot it.
    This gun is truly beautiful (In my opinion)......my pics don't do it justice.

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  2. Tipro

    Tipro Well-Known Member

    Now I want one
  3. powwowell

    powwowell Well-Known Member

    I'm another Tar Heel, who wants one.
  4. RDCL

    RDCL Well-Known Member

    Here is where the scope rail mounts (obviously).......I post this pic because I'm glad how Ruger chose NOT to leave the screw holes open and placed these "cover screws".

    The gun sure would have looked horrible with 3 empty screw holes on top.

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  5. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member

    Nice pistol you took away Russ. Thinking you will really enjoy that gun. Well between you and I we helped the show huh? :)

    I always keep an eye out for a MK II also. Wonder where the hell they all went?

  6. RDCL

    RDCL Well-Known Member

    You got a great deal on that Colt Ron......congrats.

    Good thing you came to it first or I just might of had to grab it!:D
    I plan on getting one of those someday.

  7. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Now get rid of the mag disconnect, and the goofy loaded chamber indicator, and you've got a winner!
  8. ritepath

    ritepath Well-Known Member

    I approve this message. :)
  9. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    Very nice pistol.
  10. 222327

    222327 Member

    Congrats, I have the target model and love it.
  11. weblance

    weblance Well-Known Member

    Dont underestimate what a good scope will do for that gun. I have a 5.5" Mark II Target that for years I shot with open sights. It was an ok shooter, nothing spectacular. I recently found an AimTech mount for it and installed my 2x EER Leupold scope, and what an eye opening experience. This gun went from 3-4" groups at 25 yards, to sub 1" groups at 25 yards. Its as accurate as my 10/22s, and isnt fussy about what ammo I feed it. It shoots everything very well. I would have never believed a handgun could be so accurate. Good choice on your new beauty... Its a pistol that will shoot forever. Keep in mind, Ruger says NO Hyper-Velocity ammo in the Mark Series pistols.
  12. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Never heard that before. The MK series pistols are tanks, and I can't imagine any commercially made .22LR damaging them. I only shoot standard velocity or the hi velocity bulk stuff in mine, but again can't imagine what hyper would do to the pistol.
  13. weblance

    weblance Well-Known Member

    The statement above is taken from Rugers websight, under the FAQ section . Supposedly, the Target Marks have a tighter chamber and Ruger has always maintained NO Hyper-V ammo. The CCI Stinger, for instance, has a longer case than common LR ammo. I dont know if this is why Ruger says No Hyper-V or not. Also, at one point, the Mark series had a two piece bolt, and bolt failure was an issue.
  14. Frankl03

    Frankl03 Well-Known Member

    Nice Pistol! Your going to like it!

    Plus one on getting rid of the mag safety! I have the blued version of the MkIII hunter.

    I took out the mag safety and added a VQ sear, Trigger and a Clark hammer bushing. My MkIII spits out mags and has a 2 lbs trigger. I also put a Bushnell red dot on mine. What a blast!

    You can get allot of info at Rimfire Central.

    Don't be afraid to field strip it. Once you do it a half doz times it will be a breeze!

    Have fun!
  15. RDCL

    RDCL Well-Known Member

    Naw, not at all. I had a MK II target that I sold back in the late 80's (I regret it too!).....and I got very used to field stripping THAT.

    .....although I realize this one will be somewhat different with the mag-disconnect, etc.

  16. kazaam

    kazaam Well-Known Member

    OMG that gun is beautiful!! How much is it?
  17. RDCL

    RDCL Well-Known Member

    Kazaam, this one was tagged at $509.00.......with tax it came to $548.00.

    As I say it was more than I was planning on spending for a MK series.....

    ......just couldn't help it, fell in love with this thing as soon as I handled it.

  18. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    A 25 buck VQ sear will make a huge improvement in trigger pull.
  19. tubeshooter

    tubeshooter Well-Known Member

    Nice buy!

    You will like it very much, I'm sure. Congratulations!
  20. Upstater

    Upstater Well-Known Member

    Don't be surprised if you need a mallet the first time you strip it down. That being said, I had my target 2days and had to send it back to Ruger for repair of the mag disconnect, the gun would cycle out of battery every 2-3 shots. I hope this doesn't happen to you. But nonetheless that is an excellent looking mk3, best of luck!:)

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