Marlin .444


March 15, 2005, 08:49 PM
This might be a stupid question and seeing as how my last post went i may get flamed... but oh well.

I own a Marlin .444 that was passed down to me some time ago. I take it to the range once in awhile for fun. I was letting my son fire a few shots and after about 15 rounds he had had enough. I was wondering if it is possible even single shot to fire .44 mag ammo with this rifle?

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March 15, 2005, 10:01 PM
Egads...NO! :eek: You might get it to fire, but don't do it!

By any chance have you ever eaten a tuna cheesecake? :rolleyes:

March 16, 2005, 06:39 AM
NO, but a good recoil pad helps significantly. Immediately changed mine to a Pachmeyer Decelorater.

March 16, 2005, 08:33 AM
a tuna cheesecake?
Aw dang it Rebeldon, now I need ANOTHER new keyboard...this one is filled up with sinus cavity filtered coffee.

Ever tried Mustard as a topping on a banana split? :evil:

denver express
March 17, 2005, 09:58 AM
I don't believe firing a 44 Mag cartridge in a 444 rifle would be dangerous or would cause any harm. The 444 case is really nothing more than an elongated 44 Mag case when you compare the two. The bullet diameters are the same, and it shouldn't be all that different than firing 38 Specials in a gun chambered for 357 Mag, or 44 Specials in a gun chambered for the 44Mag for a couple of examples. I doubt the 44 Mag will feed through the magazine, but loading them singly through the action should work. What probably will happen, is after firing a few rounds there will be carbon buildup in the chamber that will keep the 444 from chambering until removed. You may or may not get the same degree of accuracy as the bullet will have a rather long freebore before engaging the rifling.
All that said, if I was going to try this, it would be with downloaded lead bullet loads to start. As long as they chamber and extract with no difficulty, I think you would have no problem other than already stated.


March 17, 2005, 01:09 PM
Take a look at the case head diameters (.471 vs. .457). I don't think this would be on my list of things to do this weekend for recreation.

March 17, 2005, 01:33 PM
Good Grief.........NO........

March 17, 2005, 02:08 PM
"...nothing more than an elongated 44 Mag case..." Yep, by nearly an inch. The difference between a .38 Spec case and a .357 case is only .100". Not the same thing at all. Shooting a .44 mag out of a .444 is decidely unsafe. Downloading the .444 is the way to go.

March 17, 2005, 02:13 PM
Tuna Cheesecake

4 oz (100 g) savoury wheat meal biscuits, crushed
2 oz (50 g) polyunsaturated margarine, melted
thin lemon wedges, slices of hard-boiled egg and chopped fresh parsley, to garnish

For the filling
8 oz (225 g) curd (farmers) cheese or cottage cheese, sieved
2 eggs, separated
2/3 cup (150 ml) 1/4 pt low fat natural yogurt
4 oz (100 g) canned tuna in brine, well drained
2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) anchovy essence
2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) curry powder
15 g (1/2 oz) powdered gelatine
4 tbsp (60 ml) chicken or vegetable stock
1 egg, size 2, hard-boiled and chopped
pepper, to taste

1. Mix the biscuits with the margarine and press the mixture evenly over the base of a 20.5cm (8 inch) loose-bottomed flan tin. Cover while making the filling.

2. Beat the curd cheese with the egg yolks, yogurt, tuna, anchovy essence and curry powder.

3. Place the gelatine and stock in a small heatproof bowl and stand in a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until the gelatine is dissolved.

4. Add the gelatine to the cheese mixture and mix well.

5. Stir in the chopped egg and season.

6. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold in.

7. Pour the mixture into the tin, level the surface, cover with cling film and chill for 3-4 hours, until set.

8. Carefully loosen the sides of the tin and gently ease out the cheesecake.

9. Slide off the base on to a serving plate and garnish with lemon wedges, hard-boiled egg and parsley.

Serve at once.

Makes 6 slices.

Be sure to point your head downrange while vomiting.

Buck Turgeson
March 17, 2005, 07:39 PM
Tuna reciepe sounds just great. Going to give it a try as soon as I bag a tuna with my 45/70.

Buck ... And don't laugh. There is a fish shooting season in Vermont. Hope they have lake tuna.

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