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Old 02-11-2005, 08:34 AM   #1
 
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Will a 44 Mag Ruger Carbine rifle kill a deer or is it more of a vital shot gun.

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Also will it kill elk or any other big game animal?
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Old 02-11-2005, 08:54 AM   #3
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As long as the range isn't over 100 yards and they are hit well they are going nowhere fast. I used to own one and loved that gun don't know what made me sell the gun. It would be a short range elk gun at best.
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:05 AM   #4
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You say that alot. You need to go to a group and say, "hello, I am oldelk and I got a problem, I fidle too much with great working guns and I have a problem". They way you can test out the group so I can come in too.

I look back and don't understand why I sold or even bought items.
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BC you may be right..wonder if there is any place I can go and request them all back , you know fill out some sort of form?
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thanks, Im putting a scope on it.
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Old 02-11-2005, 05:07 PM   #7
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A 44 mag carbine, when loaded with hot, heavy, cast ammo will knock the hell out of deer, bear, elk, and moose out to 150 yds.

My ruger deerfield likes 240 gr CorBon JHP, and gets over 2000 fps from the 18 1/2" barell. It is a great 150 yard deer, small black bear round.

The heavy CorBon, Buffalo Bore, and Garrett cast ammo shoots flat enough and hits hard enough to be effective out to 150 yds. Go to these links and check out he ballistics. Very impressive...and remember these are from 4 1"2 barells. Also, read some of the garrett cartride testimonials.

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A .44 Mag. will put an awful hurtin' on a deer. I know an old timer whose hunted with one for his entire life and he swears by it for hunting deer. I love the big bores. They really slam the deer. They are just a short range gun. As far as hunting larger game such as elk, I really don't know. At close range, I would think it would be enough.

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I have a Ruger 96/44 mag. and it sure will kill a deer. Can't see why the carbine would be different.
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