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#580014 - 09/16/20 08:26 AM Ruger O/U's what's the situation today?
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Good farmer friend of mine mentioned his interest in getting a clean used Ruger 12 O/U sporting clays shotgun. He mentioned that Ruger is no longer in production of that gun. Any "Ruger-ists" here have insight into this, and would it follow on as when Winchester dropped the M12 in 1963- market wise as to price and availability? RWTF
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#580023 - 09/16/20 09:26 AM Re: Ruger O/U's what's the situation today? [Re: Run With The Fox]
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The Wikipedia article about the Red Label sums it up nicely.
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#580027 - 09/16/20 10:02 AM Re: Ruger O/U's what's the situation today? [Re: Run With The Fox]
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I own a Ruger 20ga/30" sporting clays gun. I like it a lot. Handles at least as well as, maybe better than, my 687 SP-II in the same configuration. RRL 20s are pretty sleek. I've never owned a 12, but they seem to be heavy, not a bad thing for a clays gun.

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#580030 - 09/16/20 11:12 AM Re: Ruger O/U's what's the situation today? [Re: Run With The Fox]
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Son has a 12 Sporting Clays model he uses for waterfowl. Loves it. I have three 28’s which get a lot of use on Sporting Clays and dove. They are getting pricey. For limited use the Red Label is fine. For high volume shooting not so much. And parts are a problem. Ruger is a victim of their success. A couple years ago they had to stop accepting orders when back orders exceeded one million guns. They soon there after dropped the new Red Label from production. Red Labels were created as a hunting O/U not a target gun. As a dedicated hunting gun they should last decades. Take out every week for a hundred or two rounds and you will put ten years of wear on one every year.

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#580031 - 09/16/20 11:16 AM Re: Ruger O/U's what's the situation today? [Re: Run With The Fox]
Ted Schefelbein Offline
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Of late, Ruger stock is better than any of their guns.

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Ted

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#580037 - 09/16/20 12:29 PM Re: Ruger O/U's what's the situation today? [Re: Run With The Fox]
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#580038 - 09/16/20 12:30 PM Re: Ruger O/U's what's the situation today? [Re: Run With The Fox]
dblgnfix Offline
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Believe it or not I know a guy that has a Ruger SBT its actually a pretty nice gun

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#580049 - 09/16/20 05:06 PM Re: Ruger O/U's what's the situation today? [Re: Shotgunjones]
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what, pray tell is Wikipaedia?? Something like Facebookie? Or a scam site with Pay Pal like Ex-Lax Bay? A trap for the unwary perhaps.?? RWTF
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#580053 - 09/16/20 05:33 PM Re: Ruger O/U's what's the situation today? [Re: Run With The Fox]
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I was unaware of a Ruger SBT - please elaborate.

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#580085 - 09/17/20 06:19 AM Re: Ruger O/U's what's the situation today? [Re: Run With The Fox]
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Fox heres what wiki says...

"When the Browning Superposed was introduced in 1931, American sportsmen soon fell in love with the concept of a stacked barrel double gun. Unlike traditional side-by-side double barrel shotguns that have issues with aiming points and recoil, a shotgun with two barrels stacked one on top of the other offers a single sighting plane and lighter recoil. The Superposed became the first mass-produced Over/Under (O/U) shotgun. By the 1970s the Belgian-made Browning Superposed, and other over and under shotguns imported from Europe had become so expensive that they were out of reach of most American shooters, and there were no domestically produced over and under shotguns that did not cost more.

The Red Label was introduced in 1977 in 20 Gauge with a 26" barrel for a price of $480.00 (equal to $2,074.95 in 2018) At the time the Remington Model 3200 was the only other quality American Made over-under, and it cost nearly twice as much. The Red Label soon proved a hit with the American shooting public for its affordability, reliability, and handling. It remained in production for over three decades. In 1979, Ruger began to offer the Red Label in 12 Gauge and eventually a scaled-down version in 28 Gauge (1994). The design was born of William B. Ruger's desire to produce a quality US made over and under shotgun. In order to achieve this and put quality on par with hand-made European shotguns, Ruger invested in expensive machinery to do most of the work."

Until Benelli jumped into the O/U market I put Ruger right at the top in butt ugly.

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