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Old 10-26-2013, 03:04 AM   #11
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Looking at the website I can't say I like the way the forestock mates with the receiver on the bottom. The wood seems poorly fit as well.

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Looking at the website I can't say I like the way the forestock mates with the receiver on the bottom. The wood seems poorly fit as well.
Not to mention that is a walnut stock. It seems that Ruger could have found a gun that had better grain for their demo photo.

Really for the red label to take off on skeet ranges and sporting clay enthusiasts they need to make a 28 ga. Most matches in this area are shot with a 28 ga or a 410. If the matches were shot with a 12 ga they would go on until someone fell asleep.
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Not to mention that is a walnut stock. It seems that Ruger could have found a gun that had better grain for their demo photo.

Really for the red label to take off on skeet ranges and sporting clay enthusiasts they need to make a 28 ga. Most matches in this area are shot with a 28 ga or a 410. If the matches were shot with a 12 ga they would go on until someone fell asleep.
Agreed on the wood quality. Now that I look at the pic I posted the mating between the mainstock and receiver looks a little loose too.
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They were first introduced in '77 I think, only in 20ga. I really hope they also bring back the Gold Label. Same quality, but a side by side. American Rifleman TV just did a feature(I have this old gun) on them.

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They were first introduced in '77 I think, only in 20ga. I really hope they also bring back the Gold Label. Same quality, but a side by side. American Rifleman TV just did a feature(I have this old gun) on them.
Beretta and Browning got this market segment cornered. I don't think Ruger can beat Stoeger on value, or that Ruger will outclass Benelli and Browning doubles. It's only chance is Buy American. It may actually work.
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Beretta and Browning got this market segment cornered. I don't think Ruger can beat Stoeger on value, or that Ruger will outclass Benelli and Browning doubles. It's only chance is Buy American. It may actually work.
true. and with a MSRP of $1399, they need a more competitive price as well. going to be interesting to see what they end up selling for at the gun stores.

it's not a bad looking shotgun, but at that price, i just don't have a use for a high priced O/U shotgun as of now. and if i were to pony up that amount for one, i would probably look for an older Browning Citori.
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true. and with a MSRP of $1399, they need a more competitive price as well. going to be interesting to see what they end up selling for at the gun stores.

it's not a bad looking shotgun, but at that price, i just don't have a use for a high priced O/U shotgun as of now. and if i were to pony up that amount for one, i would probably look for an older Browning Citori.
My thoughts exactly for an over/under! I'd much rather pony up the cash for a used Citori rather than a new Red Label.

Anyone have any info on them re releasing the Gold Label?
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>>Really for the red label to take off on skeet ranges and sporting clay enthusiasts they need to make a 28 ga. Most matches in this area are shot with a 28 ga or a 410<<

I agree... they need to bring these things out in the "sub" gauges to be really successful.

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I have had mine since the late 80s 200+ rounds of medium trap loads a week till the mid 90s when I got married then maybe 100 rounds a month until my kid was born in '02. Sort of tapered off after that.

Never had a problem with it, and it fits me well.

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I fell in love with a Red Label 20 in the late 70's when someone raffled one off at the construction site I was working. I didn't win. It took until 2002 before I could afford one and I bought a new 12. I'm not the best shot but I got a double pheasant hunting on my first outing with it, first shots taken. It just pointed for me like no other gun I've hunted with. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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