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Default Ruger 44R magnum carbine.

Just put one on lay-away. Havnt even seen it. Just a pic. Salesman said it looks like its unfired & near perfect condition. Anyone have one. Any suggestions on ammo. probably gunna reload for it. Sounds like it likes 240 grain bullets pushed kinda hard. Gonna be a couple weeks before I pick it up.

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This is the older semi auto? If so, during my extensive research before buying my then new Deerfield version, they shoot 240 gr bullets best. Mine is supposed to be less picky but it too does best with 240's. I've tried 180's and 300's but neither are near as mpressive. The Hornady 240 XTP over a max load of H110 is awesome deer medicine and very accurate.
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Just put one on lay-away. Havnt even seen it. Just a pic. Salesman said it looks like its unfired & near perfect condition. Anyone have one. Any suggestions on ammo. probably gunna reload for it. Sounds like it likes 240 grain bullets pushed kinda hard. Gonna be a couple weeks before I pick it up.


WHICH 44 Magnum carbine did you buy ?


There were different .44 carbines:


The .44 Auto w/tube-feed magazine


The 99/44 Deerfield auto w/rotary magazine


The 96/44 Lever Action


The 77/44 Bolt Action


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The 44R is the 44mag semi auto tube feed. The earliest version.

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Congrats on the sweet find!! Stick with 240 gr jacketed bullets and you'll be fine.
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that should be a sweet rifle. I may need one to go with my big boy and HR Shikari.
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As others have mentioned, the 240gr bullets shoot the best. Mine likes 23gr H110 and the Hornady 240gr XTP.

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I reload and shoot .243 Win, 358 Win, 6.5x55, 6.5 Grendel, 45-70 Govt, 30-06 Springfield, 300 BLK, 44 Mag, 357 Maximum, 9mm, 45 ACP, 45 Colt, and 35 Rem
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I have one from the 80's and really like it, it is very accurate, far better than my 77/44. As most people say stick with 240 gr bullets and if reloading XTP'S and an upper level load of H110 work fantastic for most people.

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Update. Ok I went to the gun shop & put my hands on it. The word I would use is MINT. Wood is perfect the blueing is perfect. The serial number puts it as 1968 . The salesman told me it was on the rack for one day when I called & put it on layaway. Picking up components to reloading. Starling brass & hornady 240s. Kinda want to try the 225 flex tips . Anyone try them.

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Mine was made close to that same time. I have found a spray on wet, dry lubricant goes a long way to keeping these rifles running smoothly.



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