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My new Marlin .444 Add.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by If1HitU, Oct 11, 2019 at 9:04 PM.

  1. If1HitU

    If1HitU Member

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    I made this add to my lever action family today Marlin .444 rifle.:thumbup::thumbup:

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    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.
     
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  3. douglas_knott

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    I have one in 45-70 and I absolutely love it.
     
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  4. LaneP

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    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 :)
     
  5. If1HitU

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    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.
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  6. silvermane_1

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    What's a 444 Add. ?, I know what 444 Marlin is, but not 444 Add., unless I'm misreading the thread title.
     
  7. JeeperCreeper

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    Perhaps "addition". He added a new gun
     
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    Have a Marlin in .444 the ported version 18 in barrel,its loud. Nice gun shoot well.
     
  9. jmr40

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    The 1895 is in 45-70. You bought a Marln 444, not an 1895.
     
  10. bfoosh006

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    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.
     
  11. If1HitU

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    "Add"... added to my lever action rifle collection,that's what it mean's to me.:D
     
  12. someguy2800

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    I have both and I personally prefer 444 over 45-70. Nice rifle.
     
  13. Scooter22

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    I kinda figured that, however Add. could be short for Addison, something like 223 AI=223 Ackley Improved.
     
  16. If1HitU

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    Lol nothing wrong with opinions!:thumbup:
     
  17. earlthegoat2

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    Is it an 1895 444 or is it just a 444?

    :evil:

    Before the 1895 ever existed Marlin reworked the 336 action to fit this new cartridge they devised called the 444 Marlin.
     
  18. If1HitU

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    My mistake earlthegoat2 it's a model .444..
     
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