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#5597081 - 02/12/15 09:40 PM A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one
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I hunt hogs with a .44 mag Ruger Super Blackhawk, one in 7.5" barrel, one in 5.5" barrel. Decided I just had to have a Ruger M77/44 to compliment them. Beautiful, short stainless/synthetic carbine, 18.5" barrel. I put a Leupold 2x7x33 on it and got 1 1/2" groups out of it after a while. I was surprised at the recoil it puts out, I shot a .357 mag carbine before and very little recoil, this little one will let your shoulder know it after a while. Anyone else hunt deer or hogs with a carbine like this, and what are best rounds for it? I plan on keeping it at 125 yards at the max. I was gonna leave it without a scope, but soon found out my 61 year old eyes just don't work too good anymore.
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#5597095 - 02/12/15 09:44 PM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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#5597096 - 02/12/15 09:44 PM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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The hornady leverevolution works great.

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#5597112 - 02/12/15 09:54 PM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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I have a Winchester 94 in .44 mag and I too was surprised that it has a little bit of kick to it. I had a scope on it for a while but I didn't like it. Sadly I haven't shot it in years.

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#5597128 - 02/12/15 10:07 PM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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Remington 788, custom Mauser, Ruger semiauto carbine and a Winchester 94 plus a TC contender and a S&W 629PC hunter package. Might say I like the 44Mag. Pretty much any ammo will work well except Winchester Silvertip, that one is too soft. Hard cast loads work well. Not a fan of 180 or 200 gr bullets either. A good recoil pad helps spread the recoil over more time effectively making it seem much less.
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#5597153 - 02/12/15 10:26 PM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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Yes, 44 Mag in a light rifle feels as though you have been kicked by a mule and it is a very sharp impulse. It is also very hard on the ears.

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#5597174 - 02/12/15 10:48 PM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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I use a 310grn hard cast FPGC in my 94 Winchester and it does a number on anything it hits.
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#5597207 - 02/12/15 11:14 PM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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I wish I still had the chance of buying one of those old Ruger .44 mags...the old Deerslayer or Deerfield...hindsight.....they are worth 3 times their original price now, if you can find one. I am gonna try some of those Leverrevolution ammo see how well they work, right now, just shooting Winchester 240 grain flat nose...I got lots of hogs to kill, lots in creek bottoms, the main reason I bought this lil beast.
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#5597224 - 02/12/15 11:35 PM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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Those Winchester 240gr flat nose will kill hogs without a doubt. Have fun and enjoy that new gun. I hunted with the 44s a lot more before I got a little Marlin 1894 357.
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#5597229 - 02/12/15 11:41 PM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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I love that little .44 mag carbine, now thinkin bout getting a .357 Mag version for my better half, she is not a small frame woman...dang sure not big either, but might be right for her.
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#5597263 - 02/13/15 12:52 AM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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I now shoot one in 45 colt. It has a stainless butt plate and will tear your shoulder up with warm 360 grain bullets if you are not holding it right.

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#5597285 - 02/13/15 05:32 AM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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#5597556 - 02/13/15 08:59 AM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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Originally Posted By: texaspatriot.308
I wish I still had the chance of buying one of those old Ruger .44 mags...the old Deerslayer or Deerfield...hindsight.....they are worth 3 times their original price now, if you can find one. I am gonna try some of those Leverrevolution ammo see how well they work, right now, just shooting Winchester 240 grain flat nose...I got lots of hogs to kill, lots in creek bottoms, the main reason I bought this lil beast.


I have one of the older tube fed carbines. It is my favorite woods gun. I have killed lots of deer and pigs with it.
It shoots every hunting load Ive ever fed it well. 210 Winchester HP - 300 gn cast Buffalo Bore.
My favorite factory load is the 250 gn Winchester HPs. I hand load a 260 gn flat bullet over 19.5 gns of H 110 and its pleasant to shoot.
Actually every factory round I have used has been good. I have not needed to adjust my scope etc. They all shoot DRT.Mine of course does not cycle 44 specials or mild factory loads.
I would love to have the bolt gun and the lever by Ruger.
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#5598888 - 02/14/15 12:52 AM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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now I gotta get me a new .44 mag pistol to go with it, my old 61 year old [censored] can still handle the .44 mag...I got so many hogs to kill in my pastures....I am off for a week next few days...gonna deal the hogs misery....44 mag carbine in one hand, .44 mag pistol on my hip.
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#5598889 - 02/14/15 12:54 AM Re: A rifle I got, didnt really need .44 mag carbine, anyone else hunt with one [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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dang...I cant believe my old 61 year old carcass was censored....I just said my old 61 year old [censored]...rhymes with gas....oh well
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