a few weeks ago I bought my first pistol caliber carbine a Ruger M77/44 for hunting hogs in brush, loved it right off, all my previous calibers been Texas type, long range. Couple days ago I ran across a Ruger I been looking for a long time, an old Ruger .44 mag Carbine, not the Deerslayer or Deerfield, just marked Ruger .44 mag Carbine, serial # shows it was made in '72, someone had chromed the barrel, it is still in great shape. I shot it while ago and fell in love with it too. Any of you guys hunt with similar type carbines, what ammo works best etc. would appreciate any input.