Well, when I said I might even get one of their revolvers I meant it as someone who is not a fan of revolvers... lol
But yeah, I always thought Smith was overpriced for the quality and performance compared to Ruger. I didn't know their quality had actually gone down recently.
canscom, on 17 November 2012 - 04:03 PM, said:
Ruger please make this
rifle in .303 please
Write the president! There is a thing on Ruger's website that is a direct link to him.
Went to the local DNR range with two friends and all my guns for a fantastic day of shootin' stuff Saturday!
Shot my SR1911 to 300 on the odometer, sighted in my 77/22 to 50 yards (didn't get a chance to go longer), and shot my Mossberg 590A1 for the first time. Was a sweet day!
The SR1911 is breaking in very nicely and is very accurate, and that 77/22 shoots dime sized groups at 50 with Federal Lightning 1240fps 40grain lead nose, which is a good sign. That ammo is better than the usual bulk stuff, but it by no means is "target" ammo. I'm gonna pick up something in a target grade ammo like the Wolf Match as well as some various CCI loads and see what it likes best. I'll also pick up some Stingers or Velocitors and see how it does with them.
The Mossberg was FUN! Shot some 00buck at the 25yard range and owned the silhouette, then for kicks I took it to the clay range and ran some bird-shot through it. By no means is it a sporting gun, and it was pretty difficult to get consistent with it. As long as you were quick you could take the clay out but bird loads past 25yards just scatter too much, it seems. I really should have patterned it on paper first...
But it was still a good time and plenty of clays got busted by the 590A1.
All the rest got busted by my SEARS 16g bolt-action shotgun. Since there were 3 of us, one threw clays, the first shooter tried to nail it with the Mossberg, and if they missed or only clipped it the second shooter standing a little farther down range would try to hit it with the 16g. When a 20" cylinder bore barrel can't, a 26" full choke barrel can!
I ended the day with a 10 for 10 string with the 16g. It sucks that it's a bolt gun so a followup shot or multiple clays is kind of impossible, and it sucks that 16g is becoming increasingly difficult to find, but that shotgun is light, accurate, and fun to shoot!
It's renewed my drive to add a decent 12g O/U to my collection. I'm thinking either a CZ Canvasback or a Mossberg Silver-Reserve II. The original Silver-Reserve didn't get very good reviews, but I haven't heard much about the second edition. Perhaps they've gotten the quality under control, and perhaps they've moved production to the US... Probably not.
CZ has a rock-solid reputation, though, so I'm leaning heavily towards that one.
If I can find a used Ruger Red-Label for under $1000 I'd be in heaven!
This post has been edited by Watcher: 20 November 2012 - 09:58 PM