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Old November 28th, 2016, 09:22 AM   #1
 
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First time out MKII Competition Target

Excited to get out today with my new to me MKII Competition Target. Most of my limited experience is with shooting trap.

Had the target out at 7yds with iron sights. 140 rds and not a single issue withe the Federal Automatch. The MKII ate it up! The trigger doesn't look like the stock trigger and felt crisp to me, unlike the complaints others seem to have with the OEM trigger. Possible to tell what it is?

I'm cross dominant and drink way too much coffee! But seemed to get something of a 'grouping'. Hit the last magazine at 15yd aiming at the bottom 'shoot' portion of the target.

Any tips for a new shooter?

pictures to come when I get a high enough post count :/



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Congrats on a great classic Mark.

Not all out of the box triggers on Mark IIs or even IIIs are mediocre. Some are actually quite good. Quite a bit of variation, one gun to the next. Post some pics when you can and thanks for the report.
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Congrats on a great classic Mark.

Not all out of the box triggers on Mark IIs or even IIIs are mediocre. Some are actually quite good. Quite a bit of variation, one gun to the next. Post some pics when you can and thanks for the report.
Thanks so much! Based on the serial it looks to be a '92/'93 version.

here's the images:
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You have a beautiful pistol there. IIRC the Competition Target came with a tuned trigger with over-travel stop as shown in your photos. That is the perfect gun to develop your hand-gunning skills. Push the target back as you improve. That gun wants to stack the bullets in the bull @ 25yds. Practice holding and squeezing off carefully aimed shots while resting between groups. I used to only load 5 rounds in the magazine to force myself to rest and breath. Enjoy that fine Ruger. Have you gotten a nylon-faced hammer yet?
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You have a beautiful pistol there. IIRC the Competition Target came with a tuned trigger with over-travel stop as shown in your photos. That is the perfect gun to develop your hand-gunning skills. Push the target back as you improve. That gun wants to stack the bullets in the bull @ 25yds. Practice holding and squeezing off carefully aimed shots while resting between groups. I used to only load 5 rounds in the magazine to force myself to rest and breath. Enjoy that fine Ruger. Have you gotten a nylon-faced hammer yet?
HI NGAshooter, thanks for the tips and the compliment! Looking forward to pushing the target back. I did feel like I had to shoot all 10 rds perhaps more quickly than I should have-loading only 5rds is an excellent idea. I'll certainly enjoy it.

I do have a rubber mallet I use for paint cans - that should work and not mar the SS.

And I'll knock on wood here, but I've watched several videos and the field stripping and reassembly doesn't look 'too bad'. I might regret typing this though....
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I love mine. It is a great shooter. The trigger on mine is not the best but I have become so used to it, that I am able to shoot really well anyway.
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I am generally pretty OK with the stock triggers on Mark pistols. I did put the VQ trigger on one of them, and I have to say it is awfully nice. This one I've customized to a ridiculous level (nice gun though)...

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