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I've put about 4,000 rnds through my new MKII Ruger 22 since I bought it a few months ago.I've put less than 300 rounds through all of my .44s in the same time.I hadn't shot anything for a few years before I bought the .22.

I've been keeping 10 shot groups from the 22 in the nine ring w/o a problem.But,when I shoot the 44s(& it doesn't seem to matter which one) I can usually count on one large ragged hole at up to twice the distance.

Anyone have any input on why I'm shooting better groups w/a 44 magnum that with a target 22?

I'm more than a bit puzzled.It's getting a bit frustrating.I spend 40 minutes sending 350+ rounds downrange w/a .22.& Then I pull out a 44 & bang.One hole groups.I should be proud I guess.Instead I'm just puzzled.
 

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:beer: Don't have an explanation but I'm glad for you. Keep doing what you're doing.

RIKA :)
 

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I have a Ruger MKII 6 7/8" barrel that will shoot 1/2 inch groups all day long at 25 yards with Remington Gold bullet, not target ammunition. Your results are great with your .44, but the Ruger should outshoot it, hands down. Check your rear sight to see if it's loose. I'm not knocking your .44's but, a MKII Ruger will outshoot any other pistol I have ever seen, save an Olympian .22 short.
 

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Terry?Mines the 6.875in slabside.Everythings tight & up to spec.W/Rem target rifle I can squeeze the groups a little but not much more.I'm waiting for my new Brownells catalog in hopes of finding a different set of sights.(narrower blade frt & "v" notch rear)

I also aquired a 10in bull barrelled MKII.My results are the same w/that one.

If I knew someone locally w/one,I'd borrow a .22 Smith to see if my problem is subconcious or something.

Thanks for the input guys.:santa::blush:
 

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get a clark Steel trigger with overtravel stop. Bench rest it and find its "favorite' .22 ammo. Check the muzzle for dings, upper and lower receiver for looseness.
 

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Andy, there might be something with 41 Mag's pistol but I doubt it. Think that he can just shoot the 44 revolver better. This is true for me too and I don't know why.

RIKA
 

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.44 Special and .44 Magnum revolvers are usually very accurate, I have both Smith & Wesson and Rugers and they are all very accurate with hand loads or factory ammunition.
 

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andy said:
get a clark Steel trigger with overtravel stop. Bench rest it and find its "favorite' .22 ammo. Check the muzzle for dings, upper and lower receiver for looseness.
Why a Clark as opposed to a Voltquarsen?
 

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andy said:
get a clark Steel trigger with overtravel stop. Bench rest it and find its "favorite' .22 ammo. Check the muzzle for dings, upper and lower receiver for looseness.
Stay out of this, Gun KID, we are the pro's talking now. Toddle off with the children.
 

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I've had my Ruger Mk II since 1986 and the mating of the barrel assembly and the lower is as tight as it was day 1. I find that hard to believe, has anyone else had the above mentioned experience?
 

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personally, I'd just drill and tap the ruger trigger, and locktite the setscrew. I dont know anything about the Volhartsen trigger, but that's a good name.
 

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no, 44's do NOT shoot the same 1" groups that the .22 auto's shoot, at 50 yds, for 10 shots, using all 6 chambers. That's a joke, man. Most .44's are doing WELL to deliver 3" at that range, with the BEST chamber in the cylinder.
 

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" Most .44's are doing WELL to deliver 3" at that range"

Interesting. Mine do extremely well indeed then.
 

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i had a pair of

mk#2 bull-barrel target's, in the early 80's !,

about 65yards dead-on aiming, on beer cans[without hold over]

they were the greatest[imho]





thanks.
 

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Garand said:
I've had my Ruger Mk II since 1986 and the mating of the barrel assembly and the lower is as tight as it was day 1. I find that hard to believe, has anyone else had the above mentioned experience?
I can't say in comparison to my 22/45, because all I really do with that is GoonKid-style BS game stuff, you know shooting cans, quickdraw, crap like that, shoot the occasional rabbit.

But I have noticed that I'm much more accurate with my big bores (.454, .45Colt, .44 Magnum) than I am with .40's, 9mms etc, even the .357s don't shoot as well for me..
 

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Magnum88C said:
But I have noticed that I'm much more accurate with my big bores (.454, .45Colt, .44 Magnum) than I am with .40's, 9mms etc, even the .357s don't shoot as well for me..
Now,I get nice little groups w/my Beretta 92fs but my .357s look like 40yd buckshot patterns.(model 19 Smith & a pair of Blackhawks)
 

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I have a pre-Mark II (Mark I?). Swapped a Lyman .36 cap 'n ball for it, even, in 1974.
It is tight and accurate and the only thing it does not like is too much oil.
The accuracy question may be answered by the state of mind of the shooter. Personally, I apprach shooting a large caliber weapon with more reverance than I do a .22. Maybe this difference accounts for the fact that I, too, shoot better groups with a larger round.
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You seem to be a very poor shot with revolvers. But as the old Texas song goes "That's your misfortune and none of my uwn."
 
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