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Ruger 99/44 Deerfield Carbine .44 Mag.

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The 99/44 was very fast in parts of our short-range drill. We’re sure that as a deer rifle, it’s fine. But the 99/44’s high price, limited capacity, slower first-shot acquisition, and slow magazinechange speed are enough for us to pass on it.

Ruger 99/44 Deerfield Carbine .44 Mag.

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The rotary magazine worked flawlessly, but only held four rounds. The rear peep sight offered elevation adjustment with a flip-up aperture. The receiver was machined to accept Ruger’s proprietary rings. A set of high rings to fit a 1-inch scope were supplied.
Among the few aftermarket parts available for the Deerfield was this buttpad by Choate (www.brownells.com). The pad increased length of pull by 1 inch and softened recoil considerably.

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