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MKII Lightweight Upper

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 762x51, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. 762x51

    762x51 Well-Known Member

  2. 762x51

    762x51 Well-Known Member

    No one? :confused:
  3. md2lgyk

    md2lgyk Well-Known Member

    I've seen these things advertised for quite a while but don't know of anybody who actually has one. Probably two dozen folks in my .22 bullseye league (myself included) shoot some flavor of Mk II but nobody uses it.

    Other than maybe looking cool (something bullseye shooters couldn't care less about), what's the point of the thing? A stock Mk II isn't all that heavy to start with, and we do all our shooting one-handed.
  4. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter member

    As Strange As it Sounds....

    A long heavy barrel makes you able to shoot better groups, assuming you have enough arm/hand strength to hold the gun without fatigue affecting your accuracy. The heavy barrel puts a constant "pre load" on the support muscles. A pro shooter told me that a long time ago when I looked at his SW66 comp revolover which had a large bull barrel fited to it. I found out he was right when I bought the Ruger Slabside with the long heavy barrel.
  5. Handy

    Handy Guest

    If you want to pay for pretty machine work, go ahead. But it is only pretty, it doesn't do anything much to the functioning or weight of the weapon.
  6. yzguy

    yzguy Well-Known Member

    it does do a lot for the weight of it.... they are aluminum...

    I thought about getting one for my girl to use on my MKII (she thinks the 6 7/8 bull barrel is heavy).
  7. Handy

    Handy Guest


    I didn't read the blurb from the link.

    One of these things coupled with a 22/45 frame would make for an awful light packin' .22. But it doesn't say anywhere how much lighter they are.

    One thing I would worry about is the area the bolt face impacts. This leaves pretty obvious marks on the steel breechface, what's it going to do to aluminum over time?
  8. yzguy

    yzguy Well-Known Member

    yeah, that I don't know... or how well the accuracy is to start with, and how it holds up to warming up....

    also how the whole thing does over time.
  9. 762x51

    762x51 Well-Known Member

    That was my only big concern....the bolt face impact issue. I was just curious if anyone had actually shot one and could compare the accuracy to the factory bull barrels.
  10. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    Doesn't Volquartsen offer something similar?

    Aluminum, one-piece? Friend of mine has ordered the Volquartsen weaver rail version below for his MkII, we'll see how well it works:

  11. yzguy

    yzguy Well-Known Member

    I've seen that one before, but did not know it was aluminum...
  12. Bren

    Bren member

    The flutes ARE cool looking! :what:
  13. blue86buick

    blue86buick Well-Known Member

    wow...i wouldn't mind the 10" barrel on my 22/45. i wonder if that would increase the accuracy or velocity much?

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