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6/25/2018 7:04:05 PM
Posted: 6/30/2018 7:59:03 AM EDT
Just purchased one from 63, in relatively good shape with an old weaver 4x scope. Someone put a heavy coat of clearcoat on it which I'll remove and restain and finish myself correctly. Always wanted one as they're the 10/22s big brother really and an awesome caliber. Anything I should be careful of or look for? No stock crack which I heard is occasionally an issue.
Link Posted: 6/30/2018 8:16:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By seargeantjim:
Just purchased one from 63, in relatively good shape with an old weaver 4x scope. Someone put a heavy coat of clearcoat on it which I'll remove and restain and finish myself correctly. Always wanted one as they're the 10/22s big brother really and an awesome caliber. Anything I should be careful of or look for? No stock crack which I heard is occasionally an issue.
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Welcome to the club brother! Yours is about 10 years older than mine. No sage advice other than take care of it, keep it clean and enjoy it. Like most gas operated guns it is somewhat sensative to gas pressure. I reload and it didn’t like my revolver load so I had to switch to another powder for it. They aren’t target rifles but are good enough for deer out to maybe 150 yards if i do my part. My Rossi M92 isn’t much better, just different. The Ruger is easier on the brass than the Rossi is. I don’t shoot mine very much but when I do it puts a smile on my face.
Link Posted: 6/30/2018 10:58:10 AM EDT
shoot 240gr "factory loads" that what it was designed for.With that being said mine will shoot 180 and 200 grain OK but the rifle can be powder sensitive.

Don't shoot any cast lead through it,this can mess with the gas system.

It's no tack driver but more than adequate at ranges under 150yrds.

Mine has accounted for several venison steaks
Link Posted: 7/1/2018 8:25:19 PM EDT
Thanks guys! Pretty psyched to get to the range with her. Already had a few friends who want to take it out this season for deer... only if I get a fair share.
Link Posted: 7/7/2018 2:04:39 PM EDT
Mine loved Win Silver Tips, Hornady 225gr XTP and FTX
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 2:23:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2018 2:25:03 PM EDT by 1ipschoser]
Congrats on your new Ruger 44 carbine. It will be a fine woods Hunter. Feed it good, stout jacketed loads and have fun with it. Stay after the stock screws as they tend to loosen on semiauto 44s.

My carbine is a newer Deerfield model, but fills the same role. It has XS ghost ring sights for backup and just got a Weaver 1x3 scope. This is magic combo for a deep woods hunter.

Link Posted: 7/13/2018 2:46:35 PM EDT
A chapter from Taffin's Book of the 44 that every carbine lover should read. OP, you do have a 44 sixgun to pair with the new Ruger carbine, right?

http://www.sixguns.com/BookOfThe44/bot44c38.htm
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