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Red Label Ruger

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by joannl030, Feb 6, 2009.

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  1. joannl030

    joannl030 Member

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    Can anyone give me input on the Ruger Red Label 30# 12ga for trapshooting. Do you feel that this gun would hold up for more than a few thousand rounds? Thank you for your responses.
     
  2. claybuster38

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    Well built-- should go thousands of rounds. the field guns are just not a trap gun. shoot too flat. I shot one of the stainless trap models a while back and they are as good as it gets. I think they only made 300. Marv White
     
  3. Longhorn

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    I'm a Red Label fan myself as I have a 20ga. I love to shoot however, I'm not sure it would be my gun of choice for trap shooting. You might want to spend just a little more and pick up a used Browning XT which definitely will stand up for thousands of rounds. Good luck in your search.
     
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    I'm a Red Label fan myself as I have a 20ga. I love to shoot however, I'm not sure it would be my gun of choice for trap shooting. You might want to spend just a little more and pick up a used Browning XT which definitely will stand up for thousands of rounds. Good luck in your search.
     
  5. Old Cowboy

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    With proper care the Red Label will last for MANY thousand rounds.

    John C. Saubak
     
  6. Troutslayer

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    The Ruger Red Label 12g will hold up to thousands of rounds. One of the girls on our Youth Trapteam is on her 4th year with probably 15,000-20,000 rounds shot with only 1 breakdown. Her father sent it to Ruger and had it back within 2 weeks free of charge. Red Labels are known for hard kickers so this one has had a Gracoil installed. Made a huge difference. This one is 12ga 28"

    Jeff Gerber
     
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    I hate to knock anyone's gun.

    No, I would not consider a ruger. I am yet to not see one eventually start doubling,rib fall off and issues with cocking. As a field gun they are fine.
     
  8. shooterIII

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    Mine kicked like a Missouri Mule. I got rid of it because I couldn't stand the abusive recoil.
     
  9. puablo

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    We sold trap guns for many years...great field guns...don't think I'd get one for trap.
    puablo
     
  10. BMC

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    I've only seen a few used at a trap shoot. One broke apart in three pieces in the kids hand when he shot it. Thankfully he wasn't hurt. I think it had something to do with the lug breaking. You'd probably do better picking up a used citori which can be found everywhere for a decent price.
     
  11. 90Tshooter

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    I had a Red Label sporting gun. 12 gauge with 30" barrles and screw in chokes. It was a flat shooter. Being light weight it kicked more than I cared for. I only shot a few (less than 200) rounds with it when it started to malfunction. The top barrel would fire first when the selector was set to fire bottom barrel first.I sent it to Ruger and it was repaired at no cost. I sold it shortly after I got it back.
     
  12. Gila

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    I have shot my field gun well over 10,000 rounds at trap. I have a friend with the sporting clays model who has shot it at least as much. He dropped his and broke the stock at the wrist, took Ruger about a month to replace the stock, that was about 3 years ago. JL
     
  13. nevin

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    Bought a Red Label Last year and had the same problem 90Tshooter had, and it's been in for repair 2X. Not happy with the Red Label.
     
  14. kehrby

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    I love my Red Label at sporting clays and that other game skeet. It has been super dependable with about a bazillion rounds through it! For trap I would recommend something else just because it shoots flat. But for anything else...the Ruger rocks!

    Steve
     
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