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My Marlin .444 wait is over!

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My Marlin .444 wait is over!

Post by If1Hitu » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:53 am

I added a Lever Action Marlin .444 rifle to my lever collection yesterday. :o
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Re: My Marlin .444 wait is over!

Post by JEBar » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:43 am

looking forward to your assessments and range reports
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Re: My Marlin .444 wait is over!

Post by Rifletom » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:40 am

But, but, that ain't a Henry! Just kidding! A nice rifle to be sure. Don't find those everyday. Do enjoy.
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Re: My Marlin .444 wait is over!

Post by Redthies » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:40 am

Nice! I’ve recently rediscovered the love for my 1895GS through use of cowboy action loads. The .45-70 rounds I used before were too much for my injured shoulder, but the big 405 grain bullets are way easier to shoot. The Marlins aren’t as nice a built gun as the Henrys, but I still like them too.

Let us know your thoughts once you get a few through it!
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Re: My Marlin .444 wait is over!

Post by Mags » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:55 am

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Congrats! Now go shoot and tell us about it.
If1Hitu wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:53 am
I added a Lever Action Marlin 1895 .444 rifle to my lever collection yesterday. :o
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Re: My Marlin .444 wait is over!

Post by dddrees » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:40 pm

Very Nice, Congrats!!!

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Re: My Marlin .444 wait is over!

Post by kamml » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:40 pm

Congratulations on your great selection. It is a very good cartridge. I picked up a 444 myself back in the mid 90's. I load my own with the 265 gr. flat points and its a very accurate rifle. I have shot the Gummy points as well and they shoot even better. I bought the Limb-saver (they offer a replacement for the hard rubber std pad) recoil pad and that helps a lot to tame the recoil. Enjoy !
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Re: My Marlin .444 wait is over!

Post by Vaquero » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:24 pm

Rifletom wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:40 am
But, but, that ain't a Henry! Just kidding! A nice rifle to be sure. Don't find those everyday. Do enjoy.
Henry doesn't make one in fo, fo, fo. :lol:
Got a pair of JM's myself, hope yours is a keeper.

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Re: My Marlin .444 wait is over!

Post by Vaquero » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:25 pm

Redthies wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:40 am
Nice! I’ve recently rediscovered the love for my 1895GS through use of cowboy action loads. The .45-70 rounds I used before were too much for my injured shoulder, but the big 405 grain bullets are way easier to shoot. The Marlins aren’t as nice a built gun as the Henrys, but I still like them too.

Let us know your thoughts once you get a few through it!
They used to be, but your right not any longer.

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Re: My Marlin .444 wait is over!

Post by Redthies » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:27 pm

Vaquero wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:25 pm
Redthies wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:40 am
Nice! I’ve recently rediscovered the love for my 1895GS through use of cowboy action loads. The .45-70 rounds I used before were too much for my injured shoulder, but the big 405 grain bullets are way easier to shoot. The Marlins aren’t as nice a built gun as the Henrys, but I still like them too.

Let us know your thoughts once you get a few through it!
They used to be, but your right not any longer.

RP
My 1895 GS is a late JM model. It’s a beautiful gun, but just not quite as buttery smooth as a Henry. I do love it though. I’ve tried out a couple of late model 336s and they felt like they were factory lubed with beach sand. No bueno. I do hear they are getting better though.
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SGC .22 LR Stripped and oiled up
BBSC .357 w Skinner Express & Patridge
Marlin 1895GS .45-70 w RPP Cloverleaf
Marlin 336BL .30-30 w Skinner LoPro 2 and Nikon 1-4x20
1912 Winchester 1894 .30 WCF

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