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Ruger Alaskan 454... ??? Help me understand

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by servingu, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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  2. skywag

    skywag On the Columbia River Active Member

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    Econ 101: supply and demand.
     
  3. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    But is there a big demand for these now? I was thinkin that movie came out with the Rock in it but i didn't think he had that kind of star power?
     
  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ruger discontinued the Alaskan.
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    A great piece for what it was made for.
    Like skywag said,supply and demand.Not many around,but a few more buyers?
    I personally wouldn't argue with someone that can handle this gun.Can't be fun
     
  6. SIHONDA

    SIHONDA Springfield New Member

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    I would say maybe due to the movie faster
     
  7. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Good movie, by the way.
     
  8. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've wanted one ever since they came out but the cost of the gun and the ammo has prevented me from getting one. If I went into grizzly territory often it would be easier to justify the expense.
     
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    ConditionOrange Oregon Member

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    Not discontinued according to the Ruger website. I found three shops in my area that have them for around $800 on Gallery of guns.
     
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    Warthog Turner, OR Active Member

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  11. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    Yep movie influence, I want a cop derringer but at 600+ I'm good. I mean they were only 300 new
     
  12. CanCanCase

    CanCanCase Southern Oregon Coast Member

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    I used to carry the Alaskan 454 and/or a 12ga Mossberg when I was guiding. My guess on the jacked up pricing lately is:
    1) movie influence
    2) Fred Meyer recently re-started selling firearms. If store managers are taking their order guides from other stores that never stopped selling guns, you've got a lot of WA and OR Freddies ordering the .454 and tying up available stock.

    It's a great gun if you can handle it - be sure to pair it with some decent optics... you never know when you're going to stumble upon an angry moose or mama griz.

    -Case