Red Label Evening.

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 20,117 Senior Member
Sitting in front of the barn sipping rum with my best friend this evening, I got to use his Ruger Red Label in 20ga. 

That.......is an exquisite firearm!

I went two for two. 

He has mentioned that that it will be mine one day. That will be a bitter sweet day. 


"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 2,494 Senior Member
    Ive heard those are nice. Looks good in the pic.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,117 Senior Member
    It is the only shotgun I have ever lusted after. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,409 Senior Member
    edited October 11 #4
    Red Labels are just splendid O/Us.
    Gold Labels are the same for SXSs..if you can find one..
    Ruger turned out some of the finest American made doubles.


    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 39,192 Senior Member
    It’s a pretty shotgun, even if the barrels are in the incorrect posistion for a double barrel. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,077 Senior Member
    That particular sample has some really spectacular wood.  Nice shooting!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 18,004 Senior Member
    OMG, is that a purdy shotty! Love that wood!!!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,258 Senior Member
    That really is a good looking shotgun
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,511 Senior Member
    great pic
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 28,144 Senior Member
    Can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon.   Having special guns passed on by friends is indeed a bittersweet experience but the joy of the great memories is everlasting... May it be a long time in happening so you can continue to build up that book of memories.
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,224 Senior Member
    BEAUTIFUL!!
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,603 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Sitting in front of the barn sipping rum with my best friend this evening, I got to use his Ruger Red Label in 20ga. 

    That.......is an exquisite firearm!

    I went two for two. 

    He has mentioned that that it will be mine one day. That will be a bitter sweet day. 


    I dont like you very much right now..............
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,797 Senior Member
    Old feller I used to work in the gun shop with (RIP) who never missed a dove opener since he got back from the Korean War had one of those in 28 gauge.  The slick thing about that one was Ruger made a dedicated receiver for the 28, where most manufacturers just dropped a set of barrels on a 20 gauge receiver.  I never did get to shoot it, but damn, was it a lively-feeling shotgun!  Felt like it was made of cobwebs and helium!
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,077 Senior Member
    I meant to ask, are you guys mostly hitting ag fields or water holes for your doves right now?

    (Or are you just shooting them off of fence wires?)
     :p 
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,280 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    I meant to ask, are you guys mostly hitting ag fields or water holes for your doves right now?

    (Or are you just shooting them off of fence wires?)
     :p 
    Rum scented shrub, fools them doves every time...
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,117 Senior Member
    He doesn’t have agg on his place. Just brush and pasture. So, we aren’t real serious about dove hunting. 

    We either sit sit under a mesquite tree in their regular flight path or down by the barn. Waiting for the errant passer by. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,077 Senior Member
    edited October 12 #17
    That sounds like as good a plan as any.  Very similar to how we hunted them in Nevada.  Very little ag there, and even less water.  Siting regular transit paths was the way to go.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,372 Senior Member
    That will be a sad day
    Red Labels are beautiful, unfortunately they don’t fit me. I had one, couldn’t hit a bull in the butt with a scoop shovel with it. Traded it in for my M70 supergrade, 264 win mag.  
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
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