Ladies and Gents My name is Curtis. I grew up hunting and fishing in South Mississippi and Louisiana and began hunting with my Father in the late 50s. I mainly hunt whitetails but also hunt small game and hogs. I hunt with bow and firearms. Although lever actions rifles are my preference I still admire and own various other rifles, shotguns, and handguns. I have a number of Rugers to include a 44 Redhawk, Mini Thirty, 44 Deerfield, and a M44 carbine. I have taken many deer with the M44 carbine and it is one of my all time favourite rifles. I also reload various rifle and pistol calibers. I look forward to learning from the knowledgeable folks on this forum.