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I have an Older model Ruger 44 Carbine.  I'm looking to mount a Red Dot sight on it.  The problem is the 2 piece mounts are to far apart for most red dot sights.  Do they make an adapter that will connect to my mounts and give me a base mount?

I dont have a lot of back ground in this department.

Thanks. 

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If you have Weaver cross-slot bases on it now, you might try a riser such as Accuracy Speaks makes for AR-15s. This would bridge front and rear bases and raise the red-dot sight as well, but there are probably better and cheaper solutions.
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Thanks Ronk!  Thats looks like the animal i need.  I ordered one to see.  Worst case, I'll mount it on one of my 10-22's.

 

Not sure if I can make the 10-22 rail match up to the 44 carbine or not.  May need a little machine work to match it up.  Rather test drill a 40 dollar rail than my rifle.

 

Thanks again.

 

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Well, to tell the truth, it was something of a long shot, but sometimes that's what it takes. Please post pics if it works out, or even if it doesn't!
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I am really pumped about this gun.  This is something I've talked about for 30 years and cant beleive Im just getting in put together.  In the southeastern US its tradition to hunt deer with hounds.  So the deer are scooten through the woods at 25 or 30 mph with a pack of Beagles on their behinds.  And a brush gun that has little recoil, carbine sized, 44 mag punch and a fast sight like the new halo's or red dots is just the ticket for this type hunting.

We have had hunts start at one area and end 10 miles away.  You are in and out of trucks or 4 wheelers trying to stay ahead of these deer.  And if its a no shooter deer, the chase is still on trying to catch the dogs.

I am almost as happy to see it end as I am to see it start.  Seems like you're at a dead run all season long.

 


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 Sounds wild!  Do some testing with your .44 to see which bullets will work the best for deer. Some pistol bullets may not give enough penetration for an angling shot. Some of the heavy, hard cast custom bullets have a better reputation on big game, although your Southern deer do tend to run fairly small, so it may not be an issue anyway.

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I have had a problem with my .44 Ruger that I hope you don't have.  I tried to mount a scope with Weaver bases and rings but found that the holes in the barrel for the front base were slightly off center.  I would love to have a scope on mine but would have to have it redrilled to do that. 
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Originally posted by charlie charlie wrote:

I have had a problem with my .44 Ruger that I hope you don't have.  I tried to mount a scope with Weaver bases and rings but found that the holes in the barrel for the front base were slightly off center.  I would love to have a scope on mine but would have to have it redrilled to do that. 

 Well, if you really love that rifle, just go ahead and get it taken care of!  That should be a piece of cake for a decent gunsmith to fix, and not too hard on your wallet if he's halfway honest. Go for it!  In fact, if the barrel is threaded into the receiver of that particular rifle, it may be that it's screwed in too far or not quite far enough, causing the off-center condition. He may be able to turn it in or out slightly to correct it, (while maintaining chamber headspace to go/no go tolerances.)

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Yea, the deer here in Florida are very small.  I think a 240 gr soft point will get it done.  A monster here is 175 lbs.  but average around the 120 lbs range.  Got the scope mount attached.  I purchased a Accuracy Speaks 10-22 rail and adapted it to fit.  Hoping Santa stops by the optics department and leaves me something under the tree.


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