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Ruger 99/44 semi-auto rifle
Jan 18th, 2017 at 5:05pm
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Hi All - I'm looking for a Ruger 99/44 semi-auto rifle.

Seems like there aren't many around, so please let me know if you know where this one for sale.

Failing that, is there anyone that does firearms imports from the US?

I'd get one from the US if necessary.

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Re: Ruger 99/44 semi-auto rifle
Reply #1 - Jan 18th, 2017 at 10:33pm
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Great wee gun and awesome in the bush... had one for a while and it killed deer like the "Hammer of Thor"

They pop up on Trade Me from time to time but generally in poor condition as would be expected.

You can buy stocks for them through "Boyds stocks" in either walnut or ply.

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Re: Ruger 99/44 semi-auto rifle
Reply #2 - Jan 19th, 2017 at 10:41am
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I have one, currently at Greystone getting a cerakote birthday. Can't wait to get it back. Only need to find a factory ammo that will group better than a barn door at 100m Undecided
  

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Reply #3 - Jan 19th, 2017 at 3:33pm
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I also have one on the bench getting a stock and blue jobbie and I understand that it will be going up for sale when it is finished next week.

If you after one of these semi,s then I assume that you are no longer in Aussie
  
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Reply #4 - Jan 20th, 2017 at 11:18am
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Thanks for the replies all. TJ, I will send you a PM about that 99.
  
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Reply #5 - Jan 20th, 2017 at 8:56pm
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Actually, I sent an email instead, until I get those 5 posts!
  
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Got to shoot one of these a while back
Old Barry promised to leave me it in his will

  
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Reply #7 - Mar 19th, 2017 at 12:17am
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Still looking for one of these Ruger 99/44 rifles...
  
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Re: Ruger 99/44 semi-auto rifle
Reply #8 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 4:16am
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I've got one of these, absolutely love it!
It is my go-to short range black bear, pig and deer blaster. Loves Hornady LeverEvolution 225 grain FTX.
When you do finally find one, you may want to replace the stock rear sight with a more robust model, such as a Tech-Sight MINI200R or something similar... the stock rear on these is pretty flimsy (think early Ranch Rifle.) Mine kept flopping down on me while carrying the rifle, so I went with a red dot on a full picatinny rail. Nothing worse than trying to line up a quick shot and having to stop and flip the rear peep back into place. I'd have to say that that is the only thing I don't like about the 99/44. Everything else is great. Could use a larger capacity magazine for target and pig shooting, but that's really a minor detail. Spare mags can be found for pretty reasonable around here.
Unfortunately, Boyd's no longer offers stocks for the Ruger .44 Semi's. I don't know if they ever did for the Deerfield, but they only just recently dropped the older tube fed .44 Carbine form their lineup. I think original spec stocks can still be found online, but they are few and far between.
Next step for me is a nice over-barrel can and maybe a Digital Day/Night scope and she'll be complete.

  
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