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Ruger Mark II Stainless 243

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Unread 10-03-2010, 08:06 AM
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Re: Ruger Mark II Stainless 243

check the 3 action screws.
I found that the rifles usually perform best with the front tightened firm first then the rear snugged tight. The important thing is to only lightly snug the middle screw as the action is unsuported at this screw and tightening it puts stres in the action. If you turn it more than an 1/8th turn after it seats your too tight.
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Unread 10-03-2010, 10:13 AM
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Re: Ruger Mark II Stainless 243

try 85's and I4064 or varget for an accuracy load. if you want a deer bullet load all the 100 grainers i have used work real well and shot good. sierra horn and coreloct. my fav is the 95 part . have not tried an 85 part on deer . most of the mule deer i shot with an 85 sierrA hpbt

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Unread 10-06-2010, 10:42 AM
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Yeah, you tap on the bottom of the stock by the front swivel stud. Remember it is a tap not a thump. If you don't have the right clearance, you will hear a clicking sound. I've read many other post and articles that the dollar bill clearance just isn't enough.

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Unread 10-06-2010, 05:58 PM
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Re: Ruger Mark II Stainless 243

Absolutely remember. The fore end at the front was very much in contact with the barrel. Then about 2 inches down toward the chamber the barrel hit the stock on the right. About four inches down it hit the left side of the stock on the upper edge of the stock. Two other places on left side and I ground all if it out to obtain a complete free float. Still only 2 inch three shot groups at 100 yards. It improved by
one half inch in other words. I had an old ruger 77 and had to tape a contact point at the very tip of the stock and barrel. Used electrical tape. Free floated the entire barrel then created this contact point and it went from 2 inch to sub 1/2 inch groups.
I am going to try this "contact point" to see if it will do the same.
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Unread 10-06-2010, 08:20 PM
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Re: Ruger Mark II Stainless 243

In my experience the old rugers seem to shoot better than the mark II. Lol most of the Mark II's I have all shoot like crap. 1.5 moa.
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