77/44 and TC Rifles
77/44 Ruger Rifle
The 77/44 is an excellent choice for serious animal control work at shorter ranges (Animal Control departments especially have found the gun excellent for dispatching wounded large game, and elimination of feral hogs and canines), and is an excellent choice for tactical or military use where heavy subsonic projectiles are needed at ranges that exceed the capability of a suppressed handgun. Engel Ballistic Research 265 grain JHP .44 magnum cased subsonic ammo at 1000 FPS is availble from SRT for serious work, or handload 185 gr or 210 gr plinking loads for quiet casual target shooting. As an example of how quiet it is, you could set up a range in your basement (where the law allows), and no one upstairs will hear a thing when you are shooting.
This is the quietest 77/44 currently available that we know of, and has higher bullet velocties, and thus better terminal ballistics than any of our competition. The tensioned barrel design, as is used in all of our integral guns, offers superior accuracy when used with properly loaded .44 magnum 265 and 270 grain Subsonic ammo. Typical bullet velocity is 90%+ of a similar round fired from an unsupressed Ruger 77/44, and is higher than competitor’s models.
Thompson Center Encore
Please note: We will not supply host rifles, but will suppress any 77/44 you send us. Ruger is currently NOT producing these rifles as of late 2016. They can be obtained new, or used from Gun Broker and similar sites.
Also, as an alternative, may we suggest that you consider a .45 ACP AR-15, or T/C Encore in .44 or .45LC Bison. If you already have an AR-15, .45 ACP uppers are readily available, and we will integrally suppress the upper for you. Same 120 db or less sound signature.