Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by If1HitU, Oct 11, 2019 at 9:04 PM.
I made this add to my lever action family today Marlin .444 rifle.
Nice! Always wanted to explore the world of the 444 but just never pulled the trigger on one (literally and figuratively). Curious why you picked the 444 over the 45-70, i know there are differences but 444 brass is a little more scarce and bullets intended for those velocities in 44 a bit less common too.
Sweet rifle, congrats.
I have one in 45-70 and I absolutely love it.
Nice score. I regret letting my 1895 .45-70 slip away from me many years ago. That thing would kick the bejessus out of me shooting off the bench with full loads and is the only rifle I owned that would turn my cheek black and blue. Shooting offhand though, no problems.
One of these years I'll grab another one
I didn't pick it over the 45-70,the first lever action rifle I bought was the 45-70 last year. It is a 26" octagon tubular magazine barrel.
What's a 444 Add. ?, I know what 444 Marlin is, but not 444 Add., unless I'm misreading the thread title.
Perhaps "addition". He added a new gun
Have a Marlin in .444 the ported version 18 in barrel,its loud. Nice gun shoot well.
The 1895 is in 45-70. You bought a Marln 444, not an 1895.
IMO, the 444 Marlin is a great , under appreciated, round and firearm.
One of these days, when I have all sorts of money... this is on the list.
"Add"... added to my lever action rifle collection,that's what it mean's to me.
I have both and I personally prefer 444 over 45-70. Nice rifle.
I've got a mid 70s Marlin 444 w/MG. The 240grn bullet gave it a bad rep on game bigger than deer. Wrong size bullet diameter gave it a stability problem in MG. Theres plenty of data with proper sized cast boolits up to 320 grns or so that work great and shoot flatter and hit harder than a 45-70 with equal weights. 45-70 can take 400- 500grn bullets and win as the heavy hitter. The .444 or .348 is more than I'll ever need. Just fun to shoot with cast boolits.
I'm elk hunting with my H&R 444 this week for one of my sets that's perfect for 325 grs cast hammers.
I'm a fan of the 444 and really want a new Marlin repeater but have been scared off by Remlin horror stories. Looking forward to a range report and your views on Remlin quality. Looks great
I kinda figured that, however Add. could be short for Addison, something like 223 AI=223 Ackley Improved.
Lol nothing wrong with opinions!
Is it an 1895 444 or is it just a 444?
Before the 1895 ever existed Marlin reworked the 336 action to fit this new cartridge they devised called the 444 Marlin.
My mistake earlthegoat2 it's a model .444..
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