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Marlin .444

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Aendiile, Mar 15, 2005.

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  1. Aendiile

    Aendiile Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    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?
  2. Rebeldon

    Rebeldon Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    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:
  3. zeke

    zeke Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    NW Wi
    NO, but a good recoil pad helps significantly. Immediately changed mine to a Pachmeyer Decelorater.
  4. foghornl

    foghornl Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    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:
  5. denver express

    denver express Member

    Sep 12, 2004
    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.

  6. JNewell

    JNewell Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    Land of the Bean & the Cod
    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.
  7. jem375

    jem375 Member

    Jan 4, 2003
    Good Grief.........NO........
  8. Sunray

    Sunray Member

    May 17, 2003
    London, Ont.
    "...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.
  9. Outbacker

    Outbacker Member

    Feb 22, 2005
    Midatlantic States
    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.
  10. Buck Turgeson

    Buck Turgeson Member

    Mar 15, 2005
    New England
    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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