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 Post subject: RUGER 57 Questions
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:16 am 
Buckeye

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:51 pm
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Location: SW Oregon
Im just wondering if anyone else is shooting the Ruger 57? Are there likes or dislikes..Do you prefer the sights that came with it? Hard to call them iron when the front sight is a green tube. Does anyone use a red dot if so which one. r Im considering a red dot Burris for mine.
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 Post subject: Re: RUGER 57 Questions
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:48 am 
Hawkeye

Joined: Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:11 pm
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Location: missouri
If I had a 57, it would have a dot optic mounted. Not possible for me to utilize the range capabilities of a 5.7 w/o an optic of some sort. The Burris FastFire III is a great little sight but the only reason I would choose it over a FF2 is because the FF2 battery replacement requires removal of the sight and subsequent loss of zero.
Even the small dot optics can turn something like the 57 into a 100(++) yard handgun.

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 Post subject: Re: RUGER 57 Questions
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:57 am 
Buckeye

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Thanks MOBUCK for your advice regarding a red dot. Looks like Ill be ordering a base plate for a burris FF3.


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 Post subject: Re: RUGER 57 Questions
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:10 pm 
Hawkeye

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You're welcome. I've tried at least 1/2 dozen brands and models in the "reasonable" price range but the Burris seem to work better for me. The FF3 is what I'm using on my 22/45 "bragging pistol" and it's great at all ranges.

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 Post subject: Re: RUGER 57 Questions
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:05 am 
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My 57 is extremely accurate with the regular sights. I've been toying with a quality red dot on a G19 and so far I shoot better with irons. This is the exact opposite with rifles where I shoot good with irons but much better with a red dot.


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 Post subject: Re: RUGER 57 Questions
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:25 am 
Buckeye

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Interesting comment regarding accuracy. I've found mine to be very accurate, but with ammo non-existent ive limited my shooting opportunities. Last week my dies arrived and I've started reloading, so I'll have to decide soon whether or not a red dot will be appropriate for me.


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 Post subject: Re: RUGER 57 Questions
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:50 pm 
Single-Sixer

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:07 pm
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You can get all the 5.7 ammo you want as long as you're willing to spend $1.60 a round! :shock: :?


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 Post subject: Re: RUGER 57 Questions
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:55 pm 
Buckeye

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As a transplanted NH Yankee residing in SW Oregon on the coast I can't or won't spend that much for ammo. I bought the dies and regardless of the experts on the internet who say beware trying to reload this round, I found it's as easy to reload as any other small caliber.
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 Post subject: Re: RUGER 57 Questions
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:09 am 
Hawkeye

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With a dot optic, there's zero misalignment of front/rear sights so the only accuracy limiting factor is holding the gun on target. The quality and/or user compatibility of the dot optic makes a big difference.

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