Insanity

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by dutchs, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. dutchs

    dutchs New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I must say I really love shooting my new Mark III. I can't find anything at all about shooting it that would even make me think bad things.....that being said. The system for assembly and disassembly is the stupidest thing I have ever seen......Why would such a smart company with so many great products leave that beautiful gun wuth such and idiotic way to take it apart and put back together:mad:
     
  2. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    I agree 100% My MK series pistols were super fun to shoot and tac drivers, but I ditched them because I got tired of banging my head on a wall every time i had to clean them.
     

  3. dutchs

    dutchs New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Wouldn't you think after all these years and all the people who really love the guns they would do something about the way they are put together??? My god...how damn many more could they sell if it cleaned maybe as easy as say at least a 1911??? I don't see it being as easy as a Glock but DAMN!!
     
  4. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    This thing helps, but its still never going to be as easy as 95% of the current semi autos on the market today. When I first heard the MKIII was coming I thought they'd do something to make it easier, once again, I was wrong.

    http://majesticarms.com/id10.html
     
  5. Dig

    Dig New Member

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    I've thought about the speed strip, but mine seems and I mean seems to be a little bit looser . It came apart without the use of the mallet, but you guys are right it seems there could have been a better way to engineer this gun.
     
  6. dutchs

    dutchs New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You know..the mallet thing didn't really bother me. It was the damn dingleberry that made me crazy!!!!:eek:
     
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    Dig New Member

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    c01 New Member

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    I love mine too much to get rid of them. My dad bought my first for me in 76. I have done it enough now it isn't a problem but before Utube the learning curve was steep.

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  9. JimA

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    My current MarkIII 22-45 is still super tight after many teardowns. I still have to beat the barrel/receiver off and on with a mallet. The bolt stop pin finally loosened up enough I can pull it out by hand. The rest of it is a snap after you do it enough.:D
     
  10. Rugerman1

    Rugerman1 New Member

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    There are many you-tube videos showing you step by step how to do it. Strip it down 5 times and you'll have the hang of it.
     
  11. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    I must of field stripped mine 50 times and I still had to watch the youtube video almost everytime to remind myself which way to hold my face when putting it back together............I'm a little slow :eek:
     
  12. judgecrater

    judgecrater New Member

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    I have a Mk1 and it is just not that hard to do. I will admit I did remove the mag safety on the Mk3 as inserting and removing the mag over and over to break down even got to me.
     
  13. JimA

    JimA New Member

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    Yes to that. A 10$ bushing and ten minutes makes a MarkIII a whole lot nicer to put back together, not to mention the mags drop right out when you hit the button.:)
     
  14. krss144

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    lol this is great. I am another Mark II owner and I just finally field stripped my Mark the other weekend. It was a hand-me-down from my father and he bought it brand new 20+ years ago. This was the first time it had been completely torn down. Not the easiest but with patients & Youtube it can be done. It was easier watching it on a video than reading the instructions. I was a lucky one that everything came apart easy...not like the video I watched with this women using a 2x4 and a hammer to take her gun apart.

    What is everyone using for ammo in these Mark's? I was using Remington hollow points and they would jam all the time. Same with Winchesters. Should I be using something better in brand? The Remington and Winchesterd work great in a pump action but not the semi-autos.
     
  15. Popeye

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    I have to be honest when I say I have no problem with having to take a dead blow mallet to the barrel when I dissemble or reassemble the 22/45.
    I like the tight fit of it. I think the tight fit is what helps them be so accurate,and reliable.
    I have no problem with the pistols design on how it comes apart and back together. Yes it does take some thought when your assembling the five main pieces. This I have no problem with either. People it's only five pieces that if you put together properly and in the right order will work just fine. Plus. It's not like you have to tear it completely down after every range viisit. These are not finicky guns to shoot and they'll shot just about anything you feed them. I got to tell ya I like that.
    When I read things like I sold my Mk series pistol because it was to hard to disassemble and reassemble I can only think it's five pieces what can be so mind bending about assembling five pieces with all the videos on the net showing owners how to do it. Have we come to the point of gun ownership that if the gun does not come apart in our hands at the flip of a switch it's a major problem and the gun is a PITA?
    I'm glad it hasn't for me, because I think the MK series of pistol from Ruger are fantastic.
     
  16. JimA

    JimA New Member

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    I pretty much use CCI MiniMags in my 22-45. Never had any trouble with them.
     
  17. CajunBass

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    What I don't understand is why y'all are so determined to strip them down? :confused:

    Spray them with some gunscrubber, shake them a few times, maybe run a patch down the bore, put a couple of drops of oil on them here and there, and call it done.

    Shoot, the only time I ever took the upper off the lower is with an old Standard Semi I just bought. It literally fell apart when I pulled the bolt stop pin out.

    What do I used for ammo? Whatever I happen to have which is usually Federal bulk pack, or American Eagle by the brick.
     
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  18. Popeye

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    I've shot Federal,Winchester, and Blazer 550 count value packs. I've shot CCI mini mags and Remington Yellow Jackets. If I shoot it through my 10/22 and the old Marlin DL 81 it also gets shot in my 22/45.
    Like CajunBass I do not strip it down after ever range visit, I might do it every 1000 to 1500 rounds or when I feel like it and have the time. Most of the time it's run a boresnake down the barrel a few times, and a shot of CLP on the internals, and it's all good.
     
  19. krss144

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    Sounds good thanks. I'll try some different ammo in the future.
     
  20. judgecrater

    judgecrater New Member

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    Normally the Mark series will shoot any 22 ammo pretty well. If it is a failure to feed, most likely it is the magazine that is releasing the cartridge too late or too early. Normally it is a matter of slightly realigning the lips. Try another mag. if it is a chambering problem, make sure the chamber is clean and the ramp is free of burrs.