I have no experience with this particular rifle.....although Rugar makes a very fine firearm in general....
I can, however, speak to the .44 magnum as a deer hunting cartridge. For firearms season in Indiana, I have a sweet little Winchester lever-action model-94, in .44 mag........I shoot the Hornady LeverRevolution ammo, and with one kill under my belt with this rifle and ammo, I can attest to it`s effectiveness. It`s a "killer" combination.........you`ll be very pleased with it.
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