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Does the Ruger MK III with fixed sites shoot to point of aim?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by G.A.Pster, Aug 31, 2010.

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  1. G.A.Pster

    G.A.Pster Member

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    I was looking at the Ruger MK III with fixed sites, and I like the feel of it. (I don’t like the BB ones).

    My question is does it shoot to point of aim with the unadjustable sites it has?
     
  2. NavyLCDR

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    That would depend entirely upon the distance you were shooting at, the weight of the bullet, the powder charge, atmospheric pressure and possibly the phase of the moon.
     
  3. soloban

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    I've got a MkIII 22/45 w the adjustable sights and I've not once adjusted them other than to swap out the front sight with a fiber optic model.
     
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    I've got the Mark III Hunter and at 25 yards, POA = POI.

    (Now only if cleaning it was just as easy as shooting it.)
     
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    I have a standard, Mk I, II, & III most of the time they shoot a hair low for me at 50 yds on an indoor range.
     
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    The rear sight is adjustable for windage (it can be moved left or right in it's dovetail).

    In regards to elevation: as mentioned, "That would depend entirely upon the distance you were shooting at, the weight of the bullet, the powder charge, atmospheric pressure and possibly the phase of the moon."
    If you want to use a particular load at a particular distance, elevation can be permanently changed by modifying the sights:
    If it shoots low, reduce the height of the front sight (file it down).
    If it shoots high, reduce the height of the rear sight (again, file it down)

    ...or you can replace the rear sight with an adjustable LPA TPU sight from PSI.

    Regards,
    Greg
     
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    Spend a little more and get an adjustable sight model that comes drilled and tapped for a scope base that is included. You never know when you might want to try a red dot scope.
     
  8. SGW42

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    My fixed sight MkII standard did not shoot POA. I had to drift it a bit to the side. Not a big deal.
     
  9. TriTone

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    If not, you've always got the hammer to persuade them...
     
  10. Oceans

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    Yeah, get the adj. sight version I have the MkIII with the 5 1/2 bull barrel, very accurate pistol for the money.
     
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