Need some help with a red dot mounting plate for the Mark IV

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I have only seen two mounting plates for the Mark IV. One from Tandemkross and one from Lobos. Lobos one looks like it might be a bit sturdier as it is adapted to the curvature of the barrel where as the underside of the Tandemkross looks flat and only supported by the line of contact down the middle of the plate.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this matter, or a recommendation regarding mounting plate suggestion?

Paul
 
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I've got a Burris FastFire lll, mounted on a Burris plate that goes into the rear sight dovetail (must remove rear sight to use mount).

It's extremely solid, and you can't get much lower profile.

I'm unable to take a pic at the moment, but will try to find a pic online to give you an idea of what I've got.
 
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Riger Forum member Dave Schwaab posted a pic of his setup. Likely the same as mine.

Here's a link to his post… I didn't want to "steal" his pic. 😇

 
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I would most certainly go with the base that fits the upper profile.
The rear sight dovetail is a good mounting spot if the receiver isn't D&T but I'd use the tapped holes if available.
I have both. The direct mount base lowers the profile by 1/4".
 
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Ebay has this burris fastfire mounting plate right now for $49.95. It works on any ruger mark pistol. I have one for my mark 3 and it works great.
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GypsmJim

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The Ruger Mark III and IV were drilled and tapped for a Ruger base. I got the base with the gun, NIB. I have red dots mounted on both of them. If you didn't get one, they are available on Ruger.com. Several different styles.
 

Ethang

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I only have experience with the Lobo.. put one on my Mk4 recently and really like it. Much better than the factory rail mount, lower, and cleaner more streamlined mounting. It took a couple months of waiting for it to be back in stock.
 
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