.44 mag Carbine fun!

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Bearcat
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I took my .44 mag carbine out to the range today. I hadn't had a chance to shoot it since I got it last summer. It has a 4X widefield scope on it. The first shot was`a hit on a 1 gallon jug at about 65 yards. I was impressed with the low recoil. It handles nicely, very similar to a 10/22 carbine. I think it would make a great rifle for pig hunting. I put about 20 rounds through it with no problems. If .44 mag wasnt quite so expensive, this would be a frequent gun at my plinking sessions.
 

pete44ru

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If you decide to reload, be sure to stick with jacketed slugs - unless you're a masochist, who LOVES to constantly disassemble/clean lead from the gas orfice & piston assembly, i.e. :mrgreen:

Although other weights can be used, they are happiest with 240gr JSP's or JHP's - the stuff the gun was designed for.

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mattsbox99

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Fortunately they are pretty open, so if you do shoot lead, they are pretty easy to open and clean. I'm speaking of the Deerfield, I have no experience with the original model.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions about reloads and ammunition! This is an original six digit carbine. She looks like she could be a bear to clean. I really like the way it shoots! It looks like there is a small button down by the tubular magazine on the inside of the reciever. Is this a magazine cut off?
 

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