This is a discussion on Ruger Mk III Slide Racker within the Ruger Rimfires forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; I have tried, with no luck to find a slide racker that will fit a Ruger Mk III. I found one by Power Custom that ...
I have tried, with no luck to find a slide racker that will fit a Ruger Mk III. I found one by Power Custom that will "work", but not without possible damage to the bolt, as it is designed for a Mk II. I have found others that might work, but would involve drilling and tapping the back of the slide, which I don't feel comfortable doing.
After finding nothing that I like, I've been investigating having one made. I can, but initial costs are too high to do by itself. But, I figure, if I can sell a few, it would offset the initial cost, to make it more manageable. I just need to see what interest there is in this product.
It will resemble the one made by Power Custom (Bolt Racker), but not be made of Titanium. It will either be made of aluminum or steel, possibly stainless. The cost is projected to be in the $40.00 range.
What, if any interest is there in this? If interested, what material is preferred? Stainless and aluminum would be in the natural color, and I have no interest in blueing the steel, unless the demand is there.
So, what say the masses, is there enough interest to warrant further investigation?
I fail to see the need for this unless you have a 'scope that interferes with gripping the bolt, but at any rate the titanium one would probably be best as it adds the least amount of weight to the bolt.
Ale-8(1), The "go faster" guys use bolt rackers when they do rapid reloads .... something you or I would probably not do. I agree, the titanium units are the best because they don't change the bolt weight enough to cause feeding problems.
My need for this, is a easier/faster bolt manipulation tool. I shoot steel plates with an optic. This makes it harder to get good purchase on a closed bolt. I understand that some don't see a need for this item, but to each their own. I've narrowed my choice to aluminum, as some have said, steel is going to be too heavy and titanium is cost prohibitive. My shop has indicated that they can darken it somewhat, I'll have to see how dark.
OK, the slide rackers are becoming a reality. They are made of an aircraft grade aluminum. They are basically a copy of the Power Custom version, altered to fit the tapered ears of the Mk III. I took two out to the range last w/e, one on a stock 22/45, and the other on a TacSol barreled Mk III. Both worked flawless. The only thing I didn't know was that the ears vary slightly from bolt to bolt. One did require slight adjustment with a Dremel. Any one interested can contact me at brian at alcaraz dot org. I hope to have pics in a couple of days. Cost is $33.00 shipped.
Last edited by bjtraz; June 21st, 2011 at 08:31 PM.
Here are the Pics I promised. These are installed on a Mk III bolt w/TacSol barrel, except the last, which is a Power Custom installed on a Mk II bolt for comparison. You can paint them black if that is your preference, I like the bare metal look. Once again, if interested, contact me at brian at alcaraz dot org. Thanx.