I've liked 45-70 for a long time as I like the classic cartridges and firearms. I also have a love for any/all straight-walled cartridges as well, kind of why I'm a bit of a revolver guy. But in the last couple of years I've come upon the .444 Marlin (big fan of Paul Harrell's so that pretty much explains how). I've done some research and from what I've seen (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong), the two are comparable in terms of velocity and EFP and are, as best I can tell, pretty similar in appearance as well. I haven't seen a .444 Marlin in person as in my part of the country I think I've seen it maybe once in my LGS. I'm just curious to see what you guys could tell me about the .444 Marlin and/or how it compares with the 45-70 in terms of performance, hunting, etc.