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Old January 31st, 2017, 02:50 PM   #1
 
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44 mag carbine, "Deerstalker"!!!!

Hi guys, just picked up one of these today!! Alot of fun to shoot, except my shoulder disagrees, haha. Might've been the Magtech ammo, but seemed Bout as robust as my M1A!! It shot pretty good though out to 50 yds, the iron sights were tough on me at the end of the day. Siyes and paper target start to get blurry, put of focus, etc. Haha, defiantly getting a scope!

I had some queating for those who have one of these.....

Anybody have issues running lead bullets through these?

Anybody know how low in velocity it'll cycle? I'd like to shoot some of my plinking, plated 1k fps loads through it. Even if I hand cycle it, doesn't really bother me. But also asking because I may suppress it. A stupid quiet brush gun throwing 300 grn lead is attractive to me, especially with my style hunting.

Anybody know how to accurize? Or any thoughts?

As usual, thanks!!!!



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Old January 31st, 2017, 04:38 PM   #2
 
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First of all, congrats! Any pictures you can post? I would love to find one at some point. I've heard of Skinner peep sights on the .44 carbine, might be a little easier on the eyes. Nothing specifically about that on the Skinner web site, but if you contact them, I bet they'd have a good answer for you.
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Thanks!! Ill call them or ahoot them an email. Yeah, maybe tommorow I can post some pics, I was excited, didn't even think of that, haha.

When looking at stats, specs, etc., it's not that impressive of a gun, but everybody that has had one loves them, so I HAD to see what the fascination was about. There's something about an older gun, auto, and 44 mag, just so odd it's beautiful .
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I just think its cool as hell how closely it resembles the 10/22 haha sure packs a whole lot more punch though!
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nice pickup and recoil is not unnoticed but not terrible
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Hi guys, just picked up one of these today!! Alot of fun to shoot, except my shoulder disagrees, haha. Might've been the Magtech ammo, but seemed Bout as robust as my M1A!! It shot pretty good though out to 50 yds, the iron sights were tough on me at the end of the day. Siyes and paper target start to get blurry, put of focus, etc. Haha, defiantly getting a scope!

I had some queating for those who have one of these.....

Anybody have issues running lead bullets through these?

Anybody know how low in velocity it'll cycle? I'd like to shoot some of my plinking, plated 1k fps loads through it. Even if I hand cycle it, doesn't really bother me. But also asking because I may suppress it. A stupid quiet brush gun throwing 300 grn lead is attractive to me, especially with my style hunting.

Anybody know how to accurize? Or any thoughts?

As usual, thanks!!!!

I have one, love it for woods whitetail hunting, great in a tree stand. The owners manual cautions against using lead bullets, it will foul the gas operating system. I think you can print the manual from the Ruger web site. I really like the Leverevolution 44 mag rounds for hunting.
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I just think its cool as hell how closely it resembles the 10/22 haha sure packs a whole lot more punch though!
Actually it is the other way around. The 10/22 was designed to match the look of the .44Mag.
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Thanks guys!! Just downloaded the manual, easier to clean than I thought! And it needs it, kind of had a hard tI'm to feed yesterday at the range, lil push and it would go, but needs some oil and lube for sure.

Yes, the 10/22 is a copy of this, but you hear mich more aboUT the 10/22 for obvious reasons, although.... I'd think Ruger would be smart to build these again, especially if they could make a 454 Cassull version!!!

I'll post more when I get to working on it, scope, etc. I am really trying to push to suppress it, kind of an in between of 300 Blk out and 458 SOCOM, but easier and cheaper to reload. And no spitzer bullet, a quiet bush gun!!! I walk and stalk, no stand, in FL. so it would be perfect for that
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I have a 1977 Model 44 Carbine... love it! The 10/22 was actually modeled after this gun.

Don't mess around with lead bullets (fouls up the gas port), jacketed bullets are recommended. These guns like the standard 240gr factory (full power) loads... lighter loads usually cause cycling problems. I have run stout 200gr handloads through mine but it seems to feed best with 240gr ammo.

Enjoy!
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Thanks for the advice coldbeer, I don't mind hand cycling if I suppress it. To me it's like a bolt action, haha. I'll have to load up some rounds after cleaning it to see what it like, but even if I stick to 240 grn subsonic if going this route, still a pretty hefty brush load.

I like playing around with different guns in oddball ways anyhow. To me, this is the fun of it all, in a safe manner of course. More so making versatile guns using my imagination.

My last build was a break action suppressed 12 gauge coupled with 8" lanes rifle adapters. Have yet to try the different ammo through it, but it is a very versatile hunting gun. That's what I love doing! Plus I'm over the tacticool stuff, so simple old guns like this catch my eye. ?
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Congratulations on your new gun! I love it when someone gets real excited about a new purchase. I'm the same way. Here is another recent thread regarding that carbine you may enjoy reading. Enjoy your new carbine.
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Gehlsurf, I've got one of the older .44 Ruger Carbines, and really enjoy it for wild boar hunting out here. I've reloaded for it ever since getting it, and noticed that it will shoot, feed, and cycle 200grn full power loads loaded with H110, or WW296 powders, but is actually inaccurate, not enough windage on the aperture sight that I placed on it. That little carbine definitely prefers .240grn. SP for busting those wild bores. I've had groups up to 1.5-2"s at 100 yards using my handloads.
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Congrats on your Ruger 44 Carbine I was also going to mention to you stick with jhp or jsp bullets and stay away from the lead bullets. Good luck!!!
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