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Old 03-20-2017, 12:19 PM
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Purchased my first Ruger Mark pistol a few weeks ago and it's fantastic. Love the contoured grips and overall quality. I'm wondering what my options are for mounting some type of optic. I'd like something sleek and blued to match the lines of the gun. Probably just mount a holographic with built in mounting system at this time.

What are you all using? Would appreciate pics/links.


edit: rereading this I see I was less than clear on what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a blued weaver rail I think. i have the sight already, need to get it mounted.

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Old 03-20-2017, 02:34 PM
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Purchased my first Ruger Mark pistol a few weeks ago and it's fantastic. Love the contoured grips and overall quality. I'm wondering what my options are for mounting some type of optic. I'd like something sleek and blued to match the lines of the gun. Probably just mount a holographic with built in mounting system at this time.

What are you all using? Would appreciate pics/links.
my MKIV stainless target came without an optics base. found a Ruger base on e-bay for 15.00 new. I am using a millett RD5 tube type RED DOT. it has lots of brightness settings PLUS 4 DOT SIZES to pick from. fairly small light and low profile ! love the combination and it makes it so easy for my 72 yo eyes to pick up the target!!
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:59 PM
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my MKIV stainless target came without an optics base. found a Ruger base on e-bay for 15.00 new. I am using a millett RD5 tube type RED DOT. it has lots of brightness settings PLUS 4 DOT SIZES to pick from. fairly small light and low profile ! love the combination and it makes it so easy for my 72 yo eyes to pick up the target!!
Thanks, Did you have to remove the rear sight?

This looks like it solves my problem, but the picatinny rails look huge on these pistols.

http://shopruger.com/Mark-IV-Mark-II...uctinfo/90623/

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:03 PM
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Thanks, Did you have to remove the rear sight?

This looks like it solves my problem, but the picatinny rails look huge on these pistols.

http://shopruger.com/Mark-IV-Mark-II...uctinfo/90623/
There are two ways to mount the Ruger Picatinny rail on a MkIV.

1) You can mount it so it clears the rear sight but projects forward a bit over the barrel.

2) You can turn the rail 180 and remove the rear sight. That way the rail covers the rear sight dovetail but ends just at the barrel/receiver junction and allows mounting the red dot further back.

The rail is drilled to allow both mounting options and, no, to me it doesn't look huge or awkward.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:31 PM
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great info, thanks
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:39 PM
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Or, you can go with an aftermarket rail.
See here: https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...6&postcount=11
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:04 PM
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Or, you can go with an aftermarket rail.
See here: https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...6&postcount=11
Yes, the TandemKross rail works well but is too short to mount a long red dot such as the C-More Railway. It works fine for a small red Dot.
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:47 PM
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For the C-More Railway get an Allchin.com mount. Works great.
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Last month I purchased the Mark IV target stainless steel. Due to my fading vision (i.e. aging) I mount a Burris FastFire III using the FastFire dovetail mount. The Ruger mount specifies model I, II, III but it fits great on the Mark IV. You do have to remove the rear sight but it is a very compact and sleek look. I took it to the range last Thrusday and was very happy with the result. The new Mark IV with with the Burris optic is an amazing accurate set up.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:16 AM
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For the C-More Railway get an Allchin.com mount. Works great.
Well, the Alchin is $40 and the Ruger Picatinny is $15 and from an appearance standpoint they are both similar.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:28 AM
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Last month I purchased the Mark IV target stainless steel. Due to my fading vision (i.e. aging) I mount a Burris FastFire III using the FastFire dovetail mount. The Ruger mount specifies model I, II, III but it fits great on the Mark IV. You do have to remove the rear sight but it is a very compact and sleek look. I took it to the range last Thrusday and was very happy with the result. The new Mark IV with with the Burris optic is an amazing accurate set up.
The Ruger mount I linked above? If yes, I think i'm done here. I'll order today.
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For the C-More Railway get an Allchin.com mount. Works great.
Did you have to remove the rear sight to get the Alchin mount to fit?
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:52 PM
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I use the Ruger scope base on mine. I have one with mounted with a Burris adjustable objective scope for precision paper punching and one mounted with an Ultradot for plinking.
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Did you have to remove the rear sight to get the Alchin mount to fit?

No, if you look at the picture you can see the rear sight still mounted. I use Allchin mounts on all of my guns. They keep the sight lower to the bore.
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Question Alchin mount problems

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For the C-More Railway get an Allchin.com mount. Works great.
Did you have any issues with the Alchin mount on your Mark IV? I have the 22/45 Lite, and the alchin mount kept coming loose. The factory screws were not long enough and they only caught the first few threads of the receiver. Seems like the mount is too thick, or the holes are not recessed deep enough. It does sit flush on the receiver. I love the design and I want to bring my C-more down close to the barrel alignment, but for now I had to switch back to the Ruger rail and C-more base.
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