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    Thread: If you could pick one Ruger firearm from their current catalog...

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      07-24-2012 01:40 PM #1
      for free, or for close to free, what would you take?

      I heard back from Ruger today about one of my service sixes, they said it has a "barrel separation issue", and the entire gun needs to be replaced. Since the service six is no longer in production, they have to replace it with one of their current guns, and suggested a GP100. I'm not a huge fan of the looks of the GP100. I asked about a redhawk, they said yes, but that redhawks and super redhawks are back ordered a year out. They also said that "anything much more expensive" than what we were talking about (not sure if that meant redhawk or gp100) and I might be asked to pay the difference. I asked if I could think about it and get back to them.

      So, what do you think?

      Mini 14? Mini 30? Gunsite scout? M77 in .338 Win Mag? SR1911?





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      07-24-2012 01:47 PM #2
      1911 or m77 safari in 375 H&H

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      07-24-2012 01:51 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by 1lojet1281 View Post
      m77 safari in 375 H&H
      I don't see it on their website. Discontinued?

    4. 07-24-2012 02:26 PM #4
      I have a weird soft spot for the .308 Ruger Gunsite rifle...but I can't figure out why. I think it's because I wouldn't mind owning a bolt action rifle, but I'd like it to have a muzzle device...short barrel, and magazine feed...without being a "hunting" gun. It would be my gun to hunt with my buddies (though I'm not a hunter, I often go out with them).

      And .308 bolt action goodness for distance shooting is always nice. It's such a pointless rifle, but I dig it.

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      07-24-2012 02:28 PM #5
      I really am into the Gunsite rifle right now.........

      However, with that said and I had to choose ONE rifle.....

      M77 Alaskan in 375 Ruger.

      Love it.

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      07-24-2012 03:16 PM #6
      sr1911 has peaked my interest, seems to be a decent deal for the $650-690 I see listed locally. I love the Service/Security six(and speed six). My old man has had his since the late 70's.
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      07-24-2012 05:08 PM #7
      I like the gunsite scout in .308, I shot one and it handled nicely...

      other than that I actually like their AR knockoff
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      07-24-2012 05:29 PM #8
      Redhawk

      What is a .327 fed mag? Wiki says its a .357mag in smaller package. Though the same is claimed about the 357sig
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      07-24-2012 05:33 PM #9
      I suppose I should point out that I already have a Redhawk in 44 mag, so if I did get another it would be the 4" 45LC version, or I might put up the difference and get a .454 Super Redhawk Alaskan.

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      07-24-2012 05:36 PM #10
      If you do, make sure you always wear shooting gloves. Wow, 454 out of a 2.5" You must have mech hands.

      I like the .327 gp100.
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      07-24-2012 07:52 PM #11
      My wife has owned a GP100 .357 for years and I would happily buy another one. It's a fantastic gun.

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    12. 07-24-2012 08:09 PM #12
      that 1911 is awfully nice.

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      07-24-2012 08:35 PM #13
      I'd have a hard time saying no to their SR1911... but then again, I've been yearning for a Mini 14 tactical for the longest time. If I were in your shoes, I'd have such a hard time choosing...

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      07-24-2012 10:08 PM #14
      I haven't been able to shoot one yet, but I'd go for the Gunsite Scout. Something about that gun is calling my name

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      07-24-2012 10:09 PM #15
      Always wanted a Ruger No. 1
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      07-24-2012 11:41 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabrio60 View Post
      If I were in your shoes, I'd have such a hard time choosing...
      Exactly.

      The Mini's are nice, but I've got an AR.
      The GP100's are ok, but I do still have my other service six .357.
      A nice bolt-gun would be cool, but my 8mm K98 and 25-06 CZ24 that meet my needs pretty well.
      Redhawks are cool. But again, have one.
      I've never been a huge fan of 1911's... but then, I've only shot one a couple times. It could grow on me. None of their other semi-autos really interest me. Except the 22/45, and those are fairly inexpensive compared to my other options.

      What do I do???
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      07-24-2012 11:53 PM #17
      I've put 100 rounds through a Mini-30 and it is a nice rifle but that Gunsite Scout is a nice looking rifle. If I was in your shoes that would be my pick.

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      07-25-2012 01:06 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Power5 View Post
      If you do, make sure you always wear shooting gloves. Wow, 454 out of a 2.5" You must have mech hands.

      I like the .327 gp100.
      I'm not saying I'm really tough, and while my hands are large I'm fairly skinny and don't have too much extra padding, but recoil has never really bothered me that much. I'm happy as can be shooting my pistol grip 12 gauge, and I carry a PF-9 which is known to be a snappy little gun.

      In fact, one of my big gripes about the GP100 is the grips. I like traditional looking wood grips. If I got an Alaskan I might even be tempted to find some wood for it... now that might hurt.

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      07-25-2012 07:35 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by personman View Post

      In fact, one of my big gripes about the GP100 is the grips. I like traditional looking wood grips. If I got an Alaskan I might even be tempted to find some wood for it... now that might hurt.
      My wife didn't like the grips either and that's why she got custom ones made. With the custom grips the entire feel of the gun was transformed.

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      07-25-2012 09:12 AM #20
      if your not really interested in a rifle or pistol have you considered a shotgun? Red Label shotguns are very well made and make for greta handling hunting or clays guns. a 28G red label had been calling my name for years...

      you might want to give the old 1911 another chance befor you write it off... you may have been using a poor model previously. the ruger 1911 is probably the best value in a 1911 going right now. all stainless, series 70 action, 100% made in America even down to the grips and screws and they shoot like a dream.

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      07-25-2012 11:34 AM #21
      The mini 14 tactical with the fixed synthetic stock in your first pic, i have one of these and it is one of my favorite rifles

      i also have a sr1911 and that would be second choice.

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      07-29-2012 08:40 AM #22
      Personally, Gunsite Scout, their version of the AR, or maybe a Mini something. I don't have a centerfire semi-auto, though, so the AR would fit that bill. I love the idea of the Gunsite Scout, though. I had a Mini 30 years ago, the early whippy barrel sort, or so it seemed. I'm kinda feeling over it now, but would entertain the thought if the current ones are much improved.
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      07-29-2012 09:15 AM #23
      Everybody should own a Mini-14, it's the best all-purpose rifle out there.
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      07-29-2012 02:57 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      I have a weird soft spot for the .308 Ruger Gunsite rifle...but I can't figure out why. I think it's because I wouldn't mind owning a bolt action rifle, but I'd like it to have a muzzle device...short barrel, and magazine feed...without being a "hunting" gun. It would be my gun to hunt with my buddies (though I'm not a hunter, I often go out with them).

      And .308 bolt action goodness for distance shooting is always nice. It's such a pointless rifle, but I dig it.
      +1

      That rifle does it for me.


      The 10/22 Charger is pretty neat too.
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      07-29-2012 06:45 PM #25
      Someone was posting a similar thread on Survivalist Boards and it was a toss-up between Mini14/30 and GSR. I have one of the newer Mini14s and love it, probably going to sell it to fund a Mini 30 to have ammo compatibility with my underfolder.

      I'd say GP100 or SP101 for handgun, Mini 14/30 for rifle. I like the GSR but cannot point to why... I guess the detachable box mag on a bolt-action is kinda cool maybe?
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      07-30-2012 03:16 PM #26
      I asked for a 1911, was told it was a no-go because the 1911 is manufactured in AZ. I get a revolver or rifle.

      So I asked for a GSR. It costs a little more than the GP100 I was offered, so I'm waiting on supervisor approval.

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      07-30-2012 04:08 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by personman View Post
      I asked for a 1911, was told it was a no-go because the 1911 is manufactured in AZ. I get a revolver or rifle.

      So I asked for a GSR. It costs a little more than the GP100 I was offered, so I'm waiting on supervisor approval.

      Not sure if it's just because I can't think straight today or what........


      But why does manufacture origin matter?

    28. 07-30-2012 04:15 PM #28
      I doubt it really does...I'm sure it's more based on actual manufacturer's cost etc. However, when you're being offered a free firearm...I guess you can't be too picky. (Granted they're replacing a broken gun...but still).

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      07-30-2012 04:25 PM #29
      That makes sense. Obviously the US produced will cost more than the imported stuff.

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      07-30-2012 04:28 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      I doubt it really does...I'm sure it's more based on actual manufacturer's cost etc.
      Also, the fact that the Ruger 1911 flies off shelves as fast as stores get them in stock. According to one local gun store if I wanted one of the Rugers I could probably get it late next year.

      It is a pretty damn nice 1911 for the money though.

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      07-30-2012 09:26 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      I doubt it really does...I'm sure it's more based on actual manufacturer's cost etc. However, when you're being offered a free firearm...I guess you can't be too picky. (Granted they're replacing a broken gun...but still).
      Could you please explain or describe what the failure was? I'm not sure what they're talking about when they say barrel separation.
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      07-30-2012 11:58 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
      Could you please explain or describe what the failure was? I'm not sure what they're talking about when they say barrel separation.
      I didn't really ask for more details, but I assume the barrel is cracking where it meets the frame. It was a big problem on early redhawks, I've never heard of it happening on a service/security six.

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      07-31-2012 12:13 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by HookedOn16v View Post
      Not sure if it's just because I can't think straight today or what........


      But why does manufacture origin matter?
      I'm sure it's just company policy in order to simplify the process. It's a lot easier to keep track of claims so that no one gets overlooked, and probably easier to fix problems when they happen.

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      I really dig the Vaquero

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bustov View Post
      I really dig the Vaquero
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