im using a ruger 44 carbine semi-auto. i dont want the added hassle of cleaning the gas port which is not easy. i bought it for 150$ a few months ago from a guy that said it was crap cuz it always jammed and currently didnt cycle. he had been using lead bullets so i knew all it needed was a cleaning. i have 70 left which will be enough for deer season. will be the first year not using my model 70. hollow points leave too much meat damage.
a couple of trips to the range and 300 rounds down range and i fell in love with this gun. currently have a nikon monarch 1.5-4 scope.
here in se wisconsin only loading parts come from cabelas, gander mountain and one small shop called fletcher arms. all of em have limited stocks and i regularly clean them out of .429 and.458 300-350grn bullets.
Jon I am really sorry to hear about the shortage. I normally buy some of my stuff online do googles for midway, midsouth and wideners shooting supplies. I live in a small town and the shops here can not keep up with demand so this is how i cure my itch. If you still have problems you can send me that rifle you can keep the scope we dont want it damaged. Thanks