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Well what with the ammo shortage, really bad down here, and always wanting one I just had to do it.
So I added a MK III, 5 1/2", Bull to my collection of little friends...
Must say I am very impressed with this pistols ability to make me look far more accurate at the range.
Just wondered how many here have one, any variant, and any tips and/or tricks you feel are worth passing on.
 

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I have 1 or 2 kickin' around, but older renditions. My favorite is a Mark 1 with factory wood stocks on it, nuttin' pretty to look at but a sweet shooting .22.
 
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Have a 22/45. Can't say I totally love it, but it is okay. And it is fun to shoot.

Going to be looking for either a 22a or a Model 17 or something. Need an extra for my son. Probably let him go with the 22/45.
 

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They are fun and cheap to shoot. Every one I've had was ammo sensitive. Ammo makes the difference between 2" and 1 hole at 25 yds.
Both have Volquartsen 2-1/4# triggers.

This one likes Winchester Xpert bulk and Golden Eagle from CMP.

This one likes Federal auto match and Golden Eagle.

 

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A couple of years ago, I owned a Mk II in stainless. It never felt quite right in my hand. Don't know why. Sold it and bought a 10/22 Deluxe. Now my son just bought a Mk III 22-45 with 4" bbl. I tried it briefly this weekend and liked the way it fit and felt in my hand. He owes me $300 and I suggested I'd take the Mk III in payment. We'll see. ;)
 

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Funny, I just posted this gun (my wife's) on another 'room'.
Great MK 512 Bull Barrel Target.
A Mark II...the grips are cocobolo.
Bulletproof, points naturally, and she can shoot rings around me using this gun.
Don
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Hi,

My MkII Target Model has always been a tack driver . . . and a gun that definitely makes you wonder why all guns can't be this accurate!

I'm left-handed and the addition of the Volquartsen "Goodyear" target grips was one of the best things I ever did to a handgun.

I've shot a lot of 6-pin table bowling pin matches with this .22 (tip pins over only) and my best time was a torrid 6 in 2.20 seconds once. I never could equal that time, not even in practice.

It is one of my favorite handguns, and for many, many reasons.


Tom
 

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Leighton said:
Got two, both a bunch of fun!!
It looks like I'll be the proud owner of a new .22/45 MkIII like the one in lower left corner of your photo. Son wants to trade for the loot he owes me. Now to decide on sights. Iron sights and I don't get along any more. I'll probably either scope it or red dot of some kind. I could also drill and tap for a picatinney rail under the barrel for a laser, but I'm leaning toward red dot. Don't knwo what a holographic sight is. Any other suggestions?
 

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It already comes drilled and taped on top, and has a rail with it, so all you have to do is get something to put on it.
 

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It already comes drilled and taped on top, and has a rail with it, so all you have to do is get something to put on it.
That would be great, if true. All the literature says only target models are factory drilled and tapped and come with mount. I haven't had a real good look at it. Only fired a couple of rounds. Comes in a case with two clips and other accessories, but didn't look to see what they were. No matter, though. I have the equipment to drill and tap, if necessary. I see what appears to be a red dot on your target model. How do you like it? Better than scope?
 
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I picked up the Mark III Hunter with the crimson trace....It does balance nicely in the hand. Trigger breaks at less then 3lbs and is nice and crisp.

 

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Leighton said:
It already comes drilled and taped on top, and has a rail with it, so all you have to do is get something to put on it.
That would be great, if true. All the literature says only target models are factory drilled and tapped and come with mount. I haven't had a real good look at it. Only fired a couple of rounds. Comes in a case with two clips and other accessories, but didn't look to see what they were. No matter, though. I have the equipment to drill and tap, if necessary. I see what appears to be a red dot on your target model. How do you like it? Better than scope?
The reddot is more fun for dusting crackers off the top of our target stands as fast as you can. Can't speak for yours but I purchased both of these when the MKIII 22/45 first came out, and both are drilled and tapped, and had their own rail in the box. The other is just for packing around out in the woods here in Ok. We got lots of crawly things here that like to bite.
 

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I picked up the Mark III Hunter with the crimson trace....It does balance nicely in the hand. Trigger breaks at less then 3lbs and is nice and crisp.
Nice. I'm saving my pennies for a CT to fit my M36 Chiefs Special. Yours reminds me of the MkII stainless I used to own and stupidly sold. Although I think the 22/45 fits my small hand better.

The reddot is more fun for dusting crackers off the top of our target stands as fast as you can. Can't speak for yours but I purchased both of these when the MKIII 22/45 first came out, and both are drilled and tapped, and had their own rail in the box. The other is just for packing around out in the woods here in Ok. We got lots of crawly things here that like to bite.
I hope your right. It would save me some anxiety. I don't often screw up, but there's always that chance. I'm leaning heavily towards the red and or red/green dot. I have a red dot on my hunting rifle (Savage 24V .30-30/20Ga) and it is fast....fast enough to shoot clays (hand thrown) with a modest amount of practice. I paid $150 for it almost 20 years ago......I see really good ones are much more than that now. Bushnell Trophy line looks like a possibility. The reviews are good and they can be had in the range $75 to $150. Maybe good enough for plinking anyway.

Edited to add this link...I just ordered this sight for the 22/45. Reviews were excellent and price was right.
http://www.bushnell.com/general/riflescopes_trophy_73-0135.cfm
 

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Received the new 22/45 Friday evening and FedEx delivered the Bushnell red/green dot Saturday. Alas...the 22/45 is not drilled and tapped, nor did it come with a scope base. I see a base at Weigand that fits in the rear sight dovetail and does not require any drilling or tapping. Does anyone have any experience with this scope mount? Kinda pricey, but maybe worth it to avoid drilling the receiver.

http://www.hornetproducts.com/ViewProduct.asp?ModelNumber=RM2SMB
 

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It all finally came together yesterday. Mounts and rings came in the mail. Not test fired yet. That comes today. Looking for a filler screw to fill front sight screw hole. Must also do something about the trigger slack. Sear engagement seems too deep. Maybe it's just a matter of getting used to it.

 

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This one was mine before my wife liberated it.
Just a great little field gun for her and matches up nicely with her 10/22.

Bruce

 

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Forester said:
Had a 22/45. Traded it. Regretting it now. :(
This thread got me in trouble a couple of weeks ago. I found a MKII, thin barrel shooter in my local shop for a great price. Have it on layaway now and should pick it up next week. Pics to follow.
 

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Forester said:
Had a 22/45. Traded it. Regretting it now. :(
This thread got me in trouble a couple of weeks ago. I found a MKII, thin barrel shooter in my local shop for a great price. Have it on layaway now and should pick it up next week. Pics to follow.
Problem rectified!



Serial # 225-26XXX. Anyone know the year it was manufactured?
 
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