Gun Report

Ruger Red Label Engraved No. KRL-1227-BRE 3-Inch 12 Gauge

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The real choice for many shooters will be between a $2K Engraved RRL and a $3K CG Tempio. The wider rib of the RRL and the extra 7 ounces of weight might swing you in the Ruger direction on the skeet or dove fields. The difference in price is hard to ignore.

Ruger Red Label Engraved No. KRL-1227-BRE 3-Inch 12 Gauge

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Home Defense
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Weight Unloaded
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Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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We could not help but appreciate the clean, uncluttered, smooth lines of the RRL. Ruger did a masterful job with this Engraved Red Label. We've always felt the naked RRL receiver was a bit plain; this tasteful scroll and gold inlayed effort really dresses things up.
Though many companies’ ads call attention to “low profile over/under actions,” the Ruger always has been slim and trim. It has a generous barrel underlug that locks into place in the bottom of the receiver that is machined out to accept it. This is the type of attention to detail that makes the RRL look like a far more expensive product than it is.

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