Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine Product Review

Oldie but Goodie Ruger 44 Carbine Hand Loads, Reload Data, Ammo Reloading for Ruger 44 Mag Carbine. Reloading Data For The Ruger 44 Carbine. Hand load Data for the Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine. 44 Ruger Carbine Bullet Loading Data Information.

 

This one was made in 1963 and still works flawlessly. Shoots pretty good also.

(see targets and loads info below)

1963 Ruger 44 magnum carbine, sporting a new BSA Deerhunter 3-9x50

Sturm, Ruger & Co. has no equal when it comes to the variety of rifles and carbines it has introduced.

Ruger introduced an auto loading carbine as its first center fire long gun, and it was chambered for a handgun cartridge, the .44 Magnum. The Ruger Deerstalker, whose name was later changed to the .44 Carbine, was and is a very practical choice for hunting whitetail-size game in heavy cover. It is short, lightweight, and has moderate recoil with four magazine-housed rounds available for a few quick follow-up shots. After more than a quarter-million units being produced, the .44 Carbine is no longer made.

Authors Notes

To date, I have shot about 400 rounds through this Carbine both from a Lead Sled and from a standing position and can say this rifle shoots darn good. It is a great little close range medium game hunting rifle with plenty enough knock down power to pursue White Tail Deer, Wild Hogs, Black Bear and possibly some of the larger antlerd game of North America. It is not a long range rifle and shots over 100 yards should only be taken by a skilled shooter with great care in bullet placement. The short barrel and short stock make this a great brush gun and the 44 Magnum cartridge shoots straight to the target even if it glances off of a few small twigs on its way. Loaded with the lighter bullets it also makes a great small game rifle for rabbit size game. Shooting with the use of a scope, red dot or just plain old iron sights this is not only a very effective close range hunting tool but a great little plinker. My carbine, even with a metal butt plate has very little kick and the semi auto action absorbs a lot of the recoil, almost none is noticed.

I give this a 10 out of 10 for fun and functional ability.   I had a blast as I loaded 47 different loads to come up with the three listed below that worked super in this rifle. I can't wait to make another trip to Tiger Island Outfitters to hunt some more oinkers. This should be the ticket for close range pig hunting.

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    Ruger 44 Mag Carbine Serial Numbers and Corresponding dates of Production

  • Beginning Serial Number:

    Years of Production:

    1

    1961

    1339

    1962

    65061

    1963

    85111

    1964

    94131

    1965

    104345

    1966

    113049

    1967

    126443

    1968

    133089

    1969

    100-08901

    1970

    100-20629

    1971

    100-31220

    1972

    100-41326

    1973

    100-50238

    1974

  • Beginning Serial Number:

    Years of Production:

    102-04751

    1975

    102-16701

    1976

    102-33708

    1977

    102-50001

    1978

    102-61388

    1979

    102-77350

    1980

    102-90046

    1981

    103-01400

    1982

    103-08524

    1983

    103-11110

    1984

    103-13722

    1985

  • Beginning Serial Number:

    Years of Production:

    630-00001

    2000

    630-04076

    2001

    630-12094

    2002

    630-13210

    2003

    630-16248

    2004

    630-17421

    2005

    630-17441

    2006

  • The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year. This number should be used as a point of reference only. It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was shipped. 

    Great link for disassembly and cleaning

    http://hunting.about.com/od/guns/ig/Ruger-44-Carbine-Instructions/Ruger-Carbines-1.htm

    The load information below was shot from an early model Ruger 44 Carbine, 3rd year production made around 1963. This data might or might not apply to your rifle. As we all know all ammunition loads DO NOT shoot the same in every rifle of that caliber. Even though I had good success with these loads it might group much larger in your Ruger 44 Carbine. The only way to find out what is the best load for your rifle is to try many different loads.  I tried 47 different loads to come up with the ones that performed best in my rifle. I spent a lot of time at the range and reloading bench to come up with these loads. Unless you are steady as a rock, I suggest you shoot from a bench and a Lead Sled to take all of the shooters movement out of the equation, while trying to determine the best load for your gun. Ruger 44 Carbine Hand Loads, Reload Data, Ammo Reloading for Ruger 44 Mag Carbine. Reloading Data For The Ruger 44 Carbine. Handload Data for the Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine. 44 Ruger Carbine Bullet Loading Data Information.

     

     

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