H&R vs used Ruger #3

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H&R vs used Ruger #3

Post by scholtenj » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:24 am

Have any of you H&R guys ever owned a Ruger #3? I'm looking for a single shot for my wife. The two top candidates right now are the H&R 45LC Classic Carbine or a used Ruger #3. The price on used Rugers are approx twice the price of a new H&R. Do you think the Rugers are twice the gun???

I'd love to hear what you have to say - thanks!!!

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Re: H&R vs used Ruger #3

Post by Bear 45/70 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:55 pm

I own a #3 (22 Hornet) and a #1 Ruger (45/70) (the #1 has a different stock and lever than the #3) plus I own an H&R "Buffalo Classic" on 45/70 of course. When it comes to accuracy, at least with my guns The difference between the #1 and the Buffalo Classic is negligible, the shoots has more to do with it than the difference in the guns. The #3 is and alway has been a tack driver, *beep* I have even shot saplings down with it. However I do know that some of the Rugers suffer from accuracy problems and sometimes do not respond well to the standard fixes. Unless the #3 is priced in the same ballpark as the H&R, I would go with the H&R.
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Re: H&R vs used Ruger #3

Post by scholtenj » Thu May 20, 2010 2:57 pm

Bear, I found a GREAT deal on a Ruger #3 in 44 mag & grabbed it. My wife loves it, & for that matter, so do I. She now has her own 'cowboy gun' to go along with my old 1881 Marlin 45/70. Thanks!!!

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Re: H&R vs used Ruger #3

Post by village idiot » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:44 am

HOWDY
YEARS AGO I HAD THE RUGER #3 IN 45-70. IT WAS A GREAT SHOOTER.
WISH I NEVER HAD LET IT GO.

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Re: H&R vs used Ruger #3

Post by Bear 45/70 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:18 pm

village idiot wrote:HOWDY
YEARS AGO I HAD THE RUGER #3 IN 45-70. IT WAS A GREAT SHOOTER.
WISH I NEVER HAD LET IT GO.
Drop the all caps, it is the same as yelling on the internet. :roll:
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Re: H&R vs used Ruger #3

Post by village idiot » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:55 pm

SORRY
I'M dEaF :lol:

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Re: H&R vs used Ruger #3

Post by Bear 45/70 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:06 pm

village idiot wrote:SORRY
I'M dEaF :lol:
So am I but it is no excuse for bad manners.
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