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Old March 25th, 2017, 02:42 PM   #16
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after reading mixed reviews on the IV, I think I'll stick to the S&W Victory .22

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Old March 26th, 2017, 12:40 PM   #17
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I've had my Mark IV Target for about 2 weeks. So far I've put 500 rounds through it - 200 Mini Mags, 200 Super-X, 100 CCI Standard Velocity. So far, no bobbles of any kind. I was kind of surprised it functioned so well with the Std Vel ammo. My Mark III .22/45 hates them. The trigger is a little on the heavy side with some creep. That can be fixed. The ease of maintenance definitely makes it a keeper.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 02:59 AM   #18
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I have not had good enough weather to shoot mine outside yet but it's a bullseye killer at out local indoor range. I started with a SR22p and found out that a good 22 pistol is going to be a must so I bought the Mark IV target in stainless and then set to modify it for my wants including the optic sight.
What's the red dot your using ?

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Old May 5th, 2017, 03:00 PM   #19
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I have both the mark 4 target and the mark 4 22/45 lite
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Old May 5th, 2017, 05:09 PM   #20
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I had the MK IV Hunter and then I picked up the 22/45 Tactical. I have about 300 rounds of CCI MiniMags through the Hunter and 200 rounds through the Tactical with no problems with either pistol. I did put the VQ trigger kit in the Hunter and it improved a poor trigger greatly. The trigger on my Tactical, while still at about 4# or a little more, was smooth and crisp with a sharp break so I'm leaving it alone for now. As mentioned many times before, the easy break down of the MK IV series is very nice and makes maintenance fast.
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2 weeks ago, I bought a MKiv Hunter. I wanted the Hunter when I bought my Target model in March. After a week of trying to find out what was causing the jams, I sent it back to Ruger. It came back yesterday and they replaced the bolt. They said it ran 120 rounds of mixed ammo without a malfunction. I ran 4 mags through it before dark last night and it ran fine. I will give it a workout today. I was not happy with the scratches on one of my grips. That is not a big deal if it runs like my other mark pistols.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 05:24 AM   #22
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I have the Mark IV Target pistol and I am very pleased with it. I did change the sights. I bought the hunter type sights from the Ruger store. Rear sight is v-notch and front sight is fiber optic.

I have had no problems using Federal bulk ammo. I had a few FTF and Fail to Eject using the Winchester bulk ammo. I have always preferred Federal bulk .22 or CCI mini-mags.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 06:13 AM   #23
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I held a blued one in my hand yesterday at a gun shop. I really liked the take down. Had to disassemble/assemble several times . Light and day over my Mark II. But since I have a nice Mark II with a good trigger, I passed. If I didn't already own a Mark pistol, I'd jump on this one for sure.
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I have been to 3 Extreme Steel Shoots with Mark IV and 10/22. Shoots anything I have fed it and love it.
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Now that I've made all my modifications to the 22/45 Lite I love it. I've fired many thousands of round with little or no failures. Those that did fail were because the ammo was not stout enough and caused failures to eject. Putting in a lighter spring solved that problem and now everything shoots in it.

I didn't have to send it back to Ruger, doing the Volquartsen Trigger Kit upgrade solved my main problem.
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