f> Mark III tapered barrel "project gun" report - Ruger Forum

Ruger Forum

Mark III tapered barrel "project gun" report

This is a discussion on Mark III tapered barrel "project gun" report within the Ruger Rimfires forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; One or two of you may recall that several weeks ago I inquired here as to how to add an adjustable sight to the Ruger ...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Pistol & Revolver Forum > Ruger Rimfires

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old March 18th, 2017, 01:47 PM   #1
 
Redleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 3,826
Redleg will become famous soon enoughRedleg will become famous soon enough
Mark III tapered barrel "project gun" report

One or two of you may recall that several weeks ago I inquired here as to how to add an adjustable sight to the Ruger Mark III tapered barrel model. I am a big fan of this model for its handiness and pointability, but I do not like the stock front sight (very hard to see) or for that matter the fact that the sights are fixed. So I endeavored to find a way to install a set of high-quality adjustable sights.

Here is a pic (not a great one; sorry) of the gun:


My excellent local gunsmith (West Coast Gun Works in Stanton--great people!) found this Kensight rear sight, which is all-steel and very well made. Unfortunately, it also requires a higher (much higher!) front sight. Nothing aftermarket seemed to be available, but my gunsmith fabricated a front sight (all-steel) and things worked out great. Some pics:





One of the problems I had with the stock sights was that I simply could not see the notch well enough to center the front sight. The result was that I got accuracy (the rounds were centered on the bull's-eye) but not precision (the groups were wide.) I got to the range today to try this setup, shooting at 10 yards. The results were much better -- much better groups (precision). I still have an issue with consistency -- one or two flyers always creeps in; that's me, not the gun, obviously.

The sight picture is now far easier to see and it is much easier to set up a correct sight picture



Here are a couple of targets:





This gun is now a joy to shoot, and the custom sight system works very well!




Last edited by Redleg; March 18th, 2017 at 01:51 PM.
Redleg is offline  
Advertisements
Old March 18th, 2017, 07:07 PM   #2
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NE Kansas
Posts: 2,391
rman is on a distinguished road

Awards Showcase

Looks good and shoots good Redleg!
rman is offline  
Old March 18th, 2017, 07:09 PM   #3
 
MeagerHair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Fox Valley of Wisconsin
Posts: 5,050
MeagerHair is a jewel in the roughMeagerHair is a jewel in the roughMeagerHair is a jewel in the rough
Looks like a great improvement.
MeagerHair is online now  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Pistol & Revolver Forum > Ruger Rimfires

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Ruger Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to me Mark III tapered barrel Redleg Ruger Rimfires 5 January 28th, 2017 07:04 AM
Range Report -- new Mark III Competition ("Slabside") Redleg Range Reports 0 February 5th, 2014 06:36 PM
Looking for sights for Mark III tapered barrel JakeInTexas Optics 0 December 9th, 2011 05:15 PM
About 4" barrel Mark III Redleg Ruger Rimfires 6 September 25th, 2011 05:49 PM
New Ruger Mark III Hunter 6.88" barrel Redleg Ruger Rimfires 5 June 13th, 2011 07:18 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2017 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.