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Old 07-23-2019, 09:31 AM
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Remington is some of the worst ammo out there. Thunderbolts and Golden Bullets both are terrible.
The 'good" Remington is OK. The cheap stuff is really bad. The worst bargain I ever bought:


It leaded a Colt .22 conversion unit so badly that it required professional intervention.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:55 AM
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When I first got the MKIV Competition,
whats difference between hunter and competition mk4? all I can see is fluted barrel and front sight differentce
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:54 AM
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whats difference between hunter and competition mk4? all I can see is fluted barrel and front sight differentce
Check the Ruger site, click on Competition or Hunter, then click on spec sheet for the two. Compare. The mystery will be solved! I really like the thumb support grips, and the slabside barrel is slightly heavier. The fixed front sight is a plus when shooting small targets. Heck, it even looks like it will shoot!

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Old 07-23-2019, 11:22 AM
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whats difference between hunter and competition mk4? all I can see is fluted barrel and front sight differentce
HUNTER vs COMPETITION =
*Fluted vs Slab Sided Barrel
*Fiber Optic vs Fixed Front Sight
*Chk. Wood vs Chk. Wood with Right Hand Thumb Rest Grip Panels
*44 vs 45.5 oz Weight
*Hunter $769 vs Competition $749

My Personal Experience\Ownership\Measurement Observation:
*In a shooting stance, Hunter has Better Center Balance and Competition is a little More Front Heavy!!

Ted

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Old 07-23-2019, 12:31 PM
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My MKIV Hunter has about 3,000 rounds through it and the only failures I have experienced I attribute to faulty ammo not firing. It does get clean and lubed after every trip to the range.
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We have 5 in rotation at the 4H club, there is one mag that causes feeding issues/extraction issues, but that's it. That's thousands or rounds through them. And kids handling them. And no cleaning (unless I get a hold of one).

It's one magazine that has issues.
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I bought my 22/45 lite about 4 months ago and have only had two no fires total. I put them in my single six and they still wouldn’t fire. That was Winchester ammo. I only shoot CCI mini-mag target now. 1235 FPS and copper clad. I’ve got 3500 rounds thru it with those and not 1 problem. I bought 6 more mags and they all work great. The stainless. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:36 PM
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Based on this thread I won't be buying a Ruger Mk. IV. It seems that most people replace important parts right off, tune things etc, so my impression is that they are junk. Thanks for the heads up, you've saved me some money.
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Based on this thread I won't be buying a Ruger Mk. IV. It seems that most people replace important parts right off, tune things etc, so my impression is that they are junk. Thanks for the heads up, you've saved me some money.
MkIV's Junk...IMO, no way! Can a stock MkIV shoot reliably and with perfect functionally as is...Sure! A Ruger Mk trigger at a nominal 4.5#+ pull is fine for plinking and hunting, but can and does shoot almost as accurately as any high $$$ competition Rimfire pistol.

However for top target shooting accuracy, a crisp break-like-glass, minimum take up and minimum over travel "lighter pull" action trigger is very desirable, allowing a shooter to consistently obtain the precision needed to compete!! Replacing action parts to achieve a "target trigger" with a 50%-70% lower pull action is simple and quick, with little investment in cost or time.

There are other rimfire .22's that shoot good, but it's hard to beat the build quality, longevity and excellent precision of the Ruger Mk pistols, especially for the cost!!! The MkIV's have upped ownership attributes with a one button release upper/lower take-down for very simple and quick maintenance. Possibly, try one at your local range for yourself...then let us know what you think!!

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Old 07-26-2019, 08:28 AM
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Don't be too hard on him Ted. He's not completely wrong.

Compared to the Std, MKI, and MKII - many Ruger owners agree that the MKIII and MKIV are junk as they arrive NIB. The MKIV firing pin design is flawed, and the rubber thingy that keeps the upper tight to the frame is nothing more than a crappy design Band-Aid. I could go on about all the walking pins and screws that are too tight or loose also, but each gun is unique. Some have problems and others do not.

But I agree that for the $$, it's hard to beat a Ruger. Browning, Smith, and other similar pistols are known to have quality problems these days too. At least Ruger has a ton of aftermarket vendors ready to improve the shortcomings where Ruger CS (pretty good) leaves off.
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Hi Test Engineer: Just wanted to thank you for the magazine fix you posted a few years ago. I linked to it in this thread, in post #9. I have told a few people about this magazine fix at the range who were having problems, and it does work, even with the Mk IV. You da man! With your help and others as well, my MK IV Competition is a smooth running reliable machine. Later Gator. ....... AH

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Old 07-27-2019, 03:33 PM
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Talking 2016 stainless target MKIV

box stock, reliable and accurate, same with my 6" MKIV standard. they run 100% with mini mags and all I have done was put in a TK titanium firing pin and new grips. they are both broken in, trigger pulls are very good to me.
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:21 PM
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Get some GOOD ammo. I had a batch of Winchester that had more than 1 in a 100 that were bad.
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Get some GOOD ammo. I had a batch of Winchester that had more than 1 in a 100 that were bad.
especially for Winchester ammo !!
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:52 PM
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they are nickle plated

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Ruger has come out with updated magazines that are a stainless color that sit higher in the pistol.
I just bought 2, haven't tried them yet.
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