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Thread: Ruger 44 Carbine help

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    Boolit Master Markopolo's Avatar
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    Remote island in SE Alaska
    My gun is working like a champ Trip...
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

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    Boolit Master Forrest r's Avatar
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    NE Ohio

    I've owned several of the ruger 44-carbines over the decades, was my favorite for hog hunting in the everglade back in the 70's hands down. We'd run picket lines thru the saw grass driving the hogs to high ground. That carbine hit like a sledge hammer.

    They are an excellent rifle built they are under sprung/under built. We would buy an extra (part #45) piston blocking plug and drill the hole out larger. This allowed us to "tone" done loads so they weren't so hard on the rifle but still allowed the rifle to function. Shot tons of the lyman 429421/unique in those rifles.

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    Boolit Master Tripplebeards's Avatar
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    Southern Wisconsin
    Tried mine the other day and was functioning properly

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    Boolit Master Drm50's Avatar
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    Jun 2016
    SE Ohio
    I've owned them since 60s, never herd of one bursting Muzzel. There could be only one reason for
    that, bore obstruction, no way to get around it. I would guess that it was a function of build up
    at gas port from cast bullets.
    The Ist one I bought we were sighting it in at a gravel pit. There were several big puddles frozen
    solid. When we were done had to use a screw driver to chip brass out of ice. Hot brass melted them in and froze back over while we were sighting in.

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    Boolit Master
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    I bought one in 78 for the sum total of 135 bucks, would love to find one or a dozen for that price these days. lol
    I kept it for several years and put a lot of factory ammo downrange with zero problems.
    With most factory ammo, I always figured it shot ok up to about 80 yards, not so good any further.

    I tried 44 spcl ammo a few times, but it wouldn't cycle them.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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