This is a discussion on Mark II, 10" bull barrel question within the Ruger Rimfires forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; I have a 10" stainless bull barrel MKII. I was wondering if a gunsmith could cut the barrel down a bit, or would thta have ...
I have a 10" stainless bull barrel MKII. I was wondering if a gunsmith could cut the barrel down a bit, or would thta have an adverse affect pon the gun's accuracy? A 6" barrel might be better suited for my needs.
I also have a small son who I want to teach shooting and the 10" barrel may be make the gun too heavy for him.
or if you all can talk me into the benefits of a 10" barrel, that would be great.
NO!!!! Ruger doesn't make the 10" bull barrels anymore and I would love to have one for my mark collection!
They are heavy and hard to shoot and don't really offer much more in accuracy compared to the shorter versions. That's why Ruger discontinued them, thus making them collectors pieces. Let's work out some sort of trade, or purchase. Thanks.
I took the ruger out through it's paces today. WOW! The 10" barel makes it sweet to shoot. It shoots better than me., Not a jam or hiccuup. I had two misfires with remignton subsonic loads, but that was it. I also shot Federal 550s and Remington value packs thourgh it.
I took it home and cleaned it (complete disassembly). It wasn't that hard, just tricky. Just follow the instructions and make sure the hammer strut is hanging free. When I took it apart, the gun still had red factory grease in it. 20+ years old and the innards still had the factory grease (I think). The gun was pretty much clean before I shot it I assume it hadn't been shot that much, if at all.
I've pretty much decided to keep this gun. A pleasure to shoot.
My first impression: Don't cut anything! Trade it! Glad you are going to keep it.
This is what I have to hand down to my son:
Mark III 512
Blackhawk 6-1/2 357
New Vaquero 5-1/2 357
Kimber Custom II
(soon) SP101 3" 357, Single Six 6 1/2
Kind of thinking about a Bearcat, have to handle one first.
I hope he remembers me fondly in the far future, cares for them as I have, and is a responsible owner.