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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MeekandMild, Jan 23, 2004.

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  1. MeekandMild

    MeekandMild Member

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  2. Vern Humphrey

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    Not recommeded. The .44 Magnum has a smaller diameter forward of the rim than the .444. You would expect .44 Magnum cases fired in a .444 chamber to swell and perhaps split on firing.

    in addition, the shorter .44 Magnum might well double-feed in the Marlin, tying up the rifle.
     
  3. Jim K

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    At the very least, you will get bulged cases, and depending on the rifle, you might have feeding problems. The .444 Marlin is .470 at the base and the .44 Magnum/.44 Special is only .460. While it might work OK, I really can't recommend it.

    Jim
     
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    Well that makes a lot of sense. Thanks, guys. :D
     
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