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New Ruger MKIII 5.5 Bull Barrel

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by WildWeasel, Dec 21, 2008.

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  1. WildWeasel

    WildWeasel Member

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    Just picked up a new Ruger yesterday. I need some recommendations as far as ammunition for target/plinking.

    My dealer gave me a 100 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags.

    I'm looking to buy a couple thousand rounds and want to try a few brands to see what works best, so any suggestions would be appreciated to help me narrow down the list before I place an order.

    Appreciate any help, thank you.
     
  2. Jolly Rogers

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    My MKIII likes federal bulk from Wallyworld. 550 rd bricks. A dud every now and then but no squibs and no misfeeds.
    Joe
     
  3. benderx4

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    My Mark III eats everything. I'll be honest, when it comes to .22, I buy whatever is cheapest - usually from Wally World.

    Congrats on your Ruger, good luck cleaning that monster. (Hint: I can only do it whilst watching a great video that some dude posted on YouTube)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVvIMAk64LM
     
  4. LightningMan

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    Hello, I have owned a Ruger MKIII mated with a Simmons 2-6 power scope for about a month now and have been trying different ammo. So far I have tried the CCI mini-mags, Federal 525 & 550 value paks., Federal Auto Match and Winchester 333 rds. paks. Surprizingly the Federal Auto Match had the worst accuracy of those mentioned above and the CCI mini-mags had the best accuracy of what I have tried so far. Although, IMHO not much more accurate than the Federal or Win. value packs to spend the extra money to shoot the mini-mags all the time. I expect that if I tried the real premium .22 ammo, like Eley, CCI Green Tag or any of that high end match grade stuff, I would get better accuracy. LM.
     
  5. RickW

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    I have the very same pistol, it hates Remington Gold Dots. It has taken everything else I've tried. I mostly use the Federal 510s (blue box) rounds from Wally world.
     
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    Another thing I would like to add; If you have trouble with stove-piped emptys like I did, go check this out; http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2008/10/mkii-magazine-tweak.html
    I seldom could make it through a 10 rd. mag. reguardless which ammo, without having a stove-pipe and sometimes more, untill I did what was is shown on this site. Now I just got a chance to try my Ruger (post mag. adjustment) the other day, and after more than 200 rds. I have yet to have another stove-pipe. LM
     
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    My Ruger MKII 22/45 is very reliable with the Federal bulk packs from Wal-Mart, $13.97 for 550 rounds.:D
     
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    I will triple the WalMart Federal bulk pack. You can't beat it!
     
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    Yep, those are the ones I had a ton of trouble with. Avoid them would be my recommendation.
     
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    Anybody get the speed strip kit for the Rugers?? I'm having a terrible time stripping and reassembling mine. Wondering if that helps
     
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    My MKIII Target is a garbage disposal... eats em all. The bulk packs tend to have some light strike failures, but it is pretty rare. I think it likes CCI Minimags in a 36g hollowpoint best. It also eats Remington, Blazer, and Federal bulk packs.

    Try the video in the link below...
     
  13. mauiglide

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    CCI Mini Mag works great, never a problem.
     
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    I've found my Rugers prefer CCI MiniMags and Wolf Target Match ammo. And another thumbs down for Remington .22 ammo; I can't even get that stuff to work in their own rifles.
     
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    I shoot the CCI Mini-Mag High Velocity 40 grain out of my Ruger MKIII Hunter with great results
     
  16. travis74

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    Watch the you tube video.

    I don't know how I would have got mine apart and back together again the first few times I done it without that video.
     
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