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Ruger 44 Carbine - opinions

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JCF, Dec 6, 2006.

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  1. JCF

    JCF Member

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    I am thinking about picking up a used 44 carbine at a local gunshop. It is the model resembling the 10/22 design, NOT the M1 style.

    Has anyone got any opinions on this little carbine? Shootability, reliability, accuracy, etc??
     
  2. DnPRK

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    I've got both old and new styles. They both are instant death to anything within 100 yds. I prefer the old style because you can top off the shotgun style magazine without having to fumble with releasing the mag, then loading the mag, then re-inserting the mag.
     
  3. Baba Louie

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    One could argue that it's probably Ruger's best centerfire carbine within it's limitations as it comes from the mfg.
    I believe they made one w/ a Mannlicher stock for awhile and that's the one I seek. It's just the look of it, has no bearing on it's accuracy.
     
  4. Hank Hunter

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    A friend with several guns to choose from always uses his Ruger 44 for black bear.
     
  5. Ranger J

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    I have a Deerfield (the newer one) and it is an excellent rifle. At fifty yards it will shoot same hole. It workes best with bullets in the 240G neighborhood. Only downside I have found is you are not supposed to shoot cast bullets in it.
    RJ
     
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