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Old 05-03-2019, 12:13 AM
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Thinking of building a Frankenruger



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Ive been thinking of building a Frankenruger .
Id like a six inch barreled one , I think .
I have two Mark III 22/45s Lites and two Mark IV 22/45s Lites already
I enjoy shooting them as they are .
If I build , Id probably buy a donor Mark IV Target 22/45 to part out and build on .
Ive also have my eye on a 7.25 Browning Buck Mark .
Ill mostly be shooting while resting my elbows on a bench . Im thinking the weight may help me with accuracy.
I enjoy plinking at items on the 100 yard berm at our range .
So, do I build a Frankenruger to shoot off the bench , or pickup a long barreled Buckmark to pickoff those tin cans out there at 100 yards ?
I like the VQ look and the Browning BM Field Target or URX with the full rail , look similar to me .
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:06 AM
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Build your own. There are a bunch of good deals on Packlite and Volquartsen receivers right now.
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After spending a couple of hours with a 4 bull barreled Buckmark Field Target , Im leaning more toward the heavier, longer Buckmark for what I intend on doing with it .
Now Ive got to decide between a 5.5 Bull barreled Field Target and a 7.25 Stainless contoured URX ? . Kirby
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If you don't already have a longer barreled pistol, go for that one. It will take away the itch in the future. Will not go wrong on a Buckmark either.
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If you don't already have a longer barreled pistol, go for that one. It will take away the itch in the future. Will not go wrong on a Buckmark either.
I have a couple of 6.5 Single action revolvers , but longer pistol barrel is a 5.5 Ruger Mark IV .
Was considering the Browning Buckmark 7.25 contoured . I just worried itll be too front end heavy . Id give up Barrel length for balance .
What little Ive read about the contoured barrel says it doesnt feel heavy . The all black is sharp , but the stainless is so easy to take care of . Very little difference in price . Kirby
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"The all black is sharp, but, the stainless is so easy to take care of. Very little difference in price. Kirby"

Which road will he take? I personally prefer the black, but, it isn't up to me. LOL
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I like the Volquartsen LLV-4 with the 6 inch barrel on my Mark IV 22/45 Lite.

Like you I'd get a Mark IV 22/45 lite bare frame if you can find one (try WirthweinGuns.com) and then build from there.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:22 PM
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And if you went that route, Brownells has either 4.5" or 6" at $462 right now, which is pretty good for the upper with both sights and comp. If you can get their $30 off $300+ coupon, then thats another $20 off that (they charge $10 on an FFL item for some reason). Did that the last time out. Its a hard pill to swallow since the upper alone costs as much as a MKIV Lite, but its a solid item in the end that you likely won't be parting with.
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Is it possible to buy a frame somewhere else without needing a donor Ruger? I'd love to be able to just assemble one without needing to have half of a gun I'll never use.
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Is it possible to buy a frame somewhere else without needing a donor Ruger? I'd love to be able to just assemble one without needing to have half of a gun I'll never use.


https://store.wirthweinguns.com/default.asp
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