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Old 05-22-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default Info/advice needed on the Ruger 44 Carbine

Thinking of buying what looks like to be almost new condition, very well maintained Ruger 44mag Carbine . This is an early '80's gun by the serial #, 1 + 4 in the tube..All .44 carbines have 18.5" barrels..Extremely light at 5.75lbs!!!
Under $500

So tell me what you think, especially post if you have one and can give me some tips, ammo to use for Hogs/deer, what scope you have on and what groupings you are getting. This will primarily be an under 100 yds gun for me more like 50-65 yds.

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Old 05-22-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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I used to have one. It was an OK gun but there are a lot better ones out there for hunting. I think I paid $150 for mine and sold it a year later for $280. But this was probably 15 years ago.
The guy I sold it to doesn't shoot it much. He did some research and those guns are prone to some kind of problem. Can't really remember what it is. Split forestock maybe ? Might want to do a google search and see if you can find something on it.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:52 PM   #3
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I did look on Gun Broker and they are selling for up to $750, they were given a good rating by all the reviews I can find, just trying to head off any problem before I bite the bullet and buy the gun!
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:55 PM   #4
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What a deal that was as per the condition.

It should be a great close range hog thumper. I had one back in the early 80's and I killed coyotes,deer,moose,and a smaller(190lb IIRC) black bear with it while in Maine. The bullet of choice back then was a 265gr Hornady FN. Now I would probably choose the 240 or 300gr Hornady XTP for the Florida hunting.

I do believe that chevelle427 has one as do a couple of others hear 'bouts. I loved mine but due to a massive brain fart,I sold it for.....?....who the heck knows. --- SAWMAN
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:20 PM   #5
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Well Sawman you can always borrow mine now, as I Know you have so many thumpers we could trade off !
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Your gonna hate it and I'mm gonna buy it..........nuff said !! --- SAWMAN
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LOL @ Sawman!
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I've got one. I put a shotgun scope on mine and it works great.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:18 AM   #9
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.......which scope did you choose for the 44 carbine ?? --- SAWMAN
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Scuba, what power did you go with? I have a new Redfield that is a 2-7x33 but may want something smaller. Thanks
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