The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 24, 2013, 06:25 AM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: May 7, 2012
Location: Sweden
Posts: 932
or a Baikal, the mc models were created for soviet olympic shooters, one of the used his for close to 30 years in training and competing
Husqvarna is offline  
Old February 24, 2013, 07:36 AM   #27
Senior Member
Join Date: January 6, 2012
Location: Ma, near a brook
Posts: 229
Good cheap O/U?

There are many older ones, but for new, Buy a Stoeger, I have one in .410 and sold them for Bass Pro in MA. I have no complaints with mine or the ones I sold. Cliff
mr.t7024 is offline  
Old February 24, 2013, 11:52 AM   #28
Junior member
Join Date: December 20, 2012
Location: The "Gunshine State"
Posts: 1,981
I want to buy made in the USA or Italy.
The only US maker of an O/U at this time is CSMC, and his START at $8000, not $800. Remember, not all Italian named guns are made in Italy. They have certain brands that are made to price points so they will use Turkey, Brazil, and other places with low labor costs, so check where the ones you are interested are made in.
BigD_in_FL is offline  
Old February 24, 2013, 12:52 PM   #29
Senior Member
Join Date: September 6, 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 407
I thought the Ruger Red Labels were made in the USA? I realize they aren't made anymore but I hear rumors of Ruger starting to produce a new line of O/U's
rcase1234 is offline  
Old February 24, 2013, 01:16 PM   #30
Junior member
Join Date: December 20, 2012
Location: The "Gunshine State"
Posts: 1,981
Red Labels WERE made here. They are out of production and were fraught with a lot of quality issues. I had one in 28. Three trips back to Ruger in the first 6 months and away it went.

It takes money to make a good O/U or SxS. Poorly made cheap ones have issues with triggers doubling, gritty triggers, FTF, barrels shooting to completely different POIs, etc. The labor involved to make a good one makes the cost for an inexpensive one made here prohibitive - which is why Ruger's SxS the Gold Label didn't stay around long - they couldn't make it to the quality level they wanted at the price point they wanted.

S&W had a SxS made in Turkey - VERY well made and some are still around. Another importer, operating under the name Dickinson is importing them - both o/u and sxs typically sold at Cabela's - they are worth a look
BigD_in_FL is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11149 seconds with 9 queries