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    44 carbine almost ready for action

    installed a new Nikon 3x9x40 on my ruger 44 carbine,may get a chance to do a little hunting with it this yearClick image for larger version. 

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    Excellent! I have the 2-7x35 Vortex Diamondback on mine. Enjoy it!

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    they are nice little rifles,this is my 3rd and nicest one ive had

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    They look fun, how do they shoot? How accurate?

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    Nice looking carbine. The little Ruger is on my wish list. Hoping to get one some day!

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    Mine also has that scope setup. You will like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by kungfustyle View Post
    They look fun, how do they shoot? How accurate?
    I've shot two and owned one. At 100 yards my Super Blackhawk with a 1.5x scope was more accurate but as a close range gun they are great.

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    I guess my Buddy's is the exception. It won't do better then 2 inches at 50yrds. Tried 20 different loads with 12 different bullets. No luck.
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    my last one was fairly accurate for what it was,2-2 1/2 inches at 100 yards,dont know about this one yet,owned it 5 years and just now getting around to messing with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walks View Post

    I guess my Buddy's is the exception.

    It won't do better then 2 inches at 50yrds.

    Tried 20 different loads with 12 different bullets.

    No luck.

    Since the Ruger 44 Auto Carbine (first, tube-fed model) was developed around factory 240gr JSP's, many folks cannot equal the factory loads for accuracy via handloading, due to using different weight boolits and/or powder than commercial ammo.

    Has your buddy tried factory loads in it ?

    FWIW, I've owned/shot/hunted with about 5 different Ruger 44 Auto Carbines over the years, and every one of them would usually do about 1-1/2 to 2" @ 100yds with commercial 240gr JSP's.


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    I’ve got a keeper. 240gr Winchester White Box is 3 shots at an inch @ 100yds. However, don’t ask to put the fourth round that’s in the magazine within 6 inches of that three shot group, it just won’t happen for whatever reason. The wallop that round impacts deer, hogs, and auodad with, makes my heart smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walks View Post
    I guess my Buddy's is the exception. It won't do better then 2 inches at 50yrds. Tried 20 different loads with 12 different bullets. No luck.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chad5005 View Post
    my last one was fairly accurate for what it was,2-2 1/2 inches at 100 yards,dont know about this one yet,owned it 5 years and just now getting around to messing with it
    I own one, and I like it a lot.
    My brother owns one, and he likes his too.

    I've shot them both extensively, and shot many others during our club's "sight in days."
    I'd say if you have one that will consistently group 2-1/2" at 100 yards you have a very good specimen.
    In my experience 3" or even 4" groups are more likely what you can expect, and that's fine for a short range deer rifle.
    The cartridge limits it to roughly 100 yard hunting, and it's accurate enough for deer at that range.
    It's also short, light, handy, rattlesnake quick with a proper scope, and hits like a sledge hammer out in front. The surprisingly light recoil allows near-instantaneous follow-up shots if needed.

    I can't think of anything more to ask for in a short-range thick brush deer gun.

    Did I mention I like mine a lot?

    Uncle R.

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    like I said im not sure how this one will shoot yet but ill probably keep it in my pistol and crossbow range category and that's 75 yards so im sure it will be fine

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    My dad has one I carried it one season , while I love shooting it I hated unloading it in the cold


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    my wife shot mine in on the lead sled yesterday with Hornady leverevolution 225gr ftx and shot a 5 shot group at just under a 1 3/4 at 50 yards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad5005 View Post
    my wife shot mine in on the lead sled yesterday with Hornady leverevolution 225gr ftx and shot a 5 shot group at just under a 1 3/4 at 50 yards

    That’s what I get at best with mine, but it sure is fun!

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    yes sir,very fun little rifle and accurate enough for some of my woods stands

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