96 44 carbine

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96 44 carbine

Postby wnchunter » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:34 pm

I just got a ruger 96 44 lever action ruger carbine. Anybody know anything about them and are they a good gun for deer hunting.

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RE: 96 44 carbine

Postby Dan Salmon » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:46 pm

They are a slick little lever gun.  I would say they are probably a pretty good deer gun out to 100 yards or so.

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RE: 96 44 carbine

Postby wnchunter » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:20 pm

thanks for the reply,,,anyone else ever had any experience the ruger lever carbine....im looking for any information i can find on this little gun

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RE: 96 44 carbine

Postby hunter480 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:39 pm

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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RE: 96 44 carbine

Postby shaman » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:13 am

I had a buddy who hunted with Ruger 44 Mag. 

Close in,  it seemed to out-perform a 30-30.  At 100 yards the 30-30 did a better job.  That was his opinion. 

As I remember, the Ruger lever action had very short cycle.  You didn't have to move the lever all that much to get another round in.
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