Ruger Red Label

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  1. matttahoe53

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    I am currently looking for a bird and clays o/u shotgun. This was posted on armslist and seems like a good deal. I believe this is about what the new ones go for and wonder if the older ones were any better. So is this as robust as they say or should I look elsewhere at this price point?

    http://www.armslist.com/posts/60131...for-sale-trade--ruger-red-label-o-u-12-g--28-
     
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    If it is in pristine condition, I would think that's a good price.
    Mine is a 25yr anniversary. I like mine.
     
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    Oooh the price just dropped $50.
     
  4. James Harnish

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    Id say that is pretty good, jump on it.
     
  5. Bunsen

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    My first over & under was a Ruger Red Label 12ga 26in barrels, bought for me in 1992 when I first got bit by the sporting clays bug. It has been an excellent shotgun with zero issues. Mine is now well north of 10k rounds. That is nothing for an over-engineered purpose built target shotgun, but the Red Label is a field gun. The 90's and earlier guns were very well built and an outstanding value at less than $1k.

    Today for less than $1k the used original Red Label's are still hard to beat. I would avoid the recent re-issues at all cost.

    The shotgun looks to be in excellent condition with slightly above average wood for a Ruger of that era. The price is reasonable to good. If you want a nice field gun or light duty target gun you can't go wrong.
     
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    Do notice European style stock, some love em, some hate em...
     

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