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Old February 24th, 2009, 10:14 PM   #1
 
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Hey everyone, new to the board. Just bought a Mk III 5.5 Bull Barrel Target. Shot about 500 rounds through it over the weekend, and am happy with the accuracy, however not so much with the failure to ejects and the jamming. I took it down with a field strip and cleaned/relubed it all without much difference. Also I have been trying anything from bulk pack Federal to CCI Mini-Mag to Remington and having equal issues with all ammo. I've found a few things to try via this forum so I'm excited to try them out. Is it normal to have to modify a brand new pistol to get it to shoot 10rds reliably?



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Old February 24th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #2
 
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The steps I'm going to try:

Loaded Chamber Indicator removal (done)
Round edge on magazine
File edge of extractor (ordered VQ exact)
Clean/Lube
????
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Welcome from north Louisiana.
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Is it normal to have to modify a brand new pistol to get it to shoot 10rds reliably?
Motorracr ... Welcome from SW Ohio. In answer to your question, it does seem that modification of the MKIII (or it's magazines) is almost a requirement for fully reliable operation (I've replaced the extractor and modified the rear lips of all of the magazines to acheive the goal). Other then this minor issue however, I love my MKIII
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Ammo can be the issue, however I also replaced the extractor and sear. The extractor I installed was A Volquartsen Exact Edge, no more FTEs. The sear gave me a smooth trigger which improved the accuracy. Post these types of questions in the Gunsmithing section.
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welcome from southwest virginia. cci seems to work good in my .22
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Welcome from Minnesota, my mark III didn't have the same problems. Maybe try diferent ammo.
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Here's a warm and sunny Florida welcome to you.

This is a great forum made up of very friendly people with quite a bit of knowledge and experience who are willing to share with the rest of us.
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Mine ran pretty well right out of the box. I put 200-300 rounds of Federal Bulk pack through it today- it's a tack driver!

I think they ship pretty gummed up with grease- I removed as much as I could and put a light coat of oil on it- a little goes a long way.

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