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Postby leepurvis » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:07 pm

I heard somewhere that NEF (or someone) is coming out with a single shot chambered for the .444 marlin. Which is a better choice, the .444 or the .45-70?
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Postby bt58 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:12 pm

They are coming out with a 444, and it is supposed to be a better performer than the 45-70. I would expect them to be a hot commodity though. Should be some 45-70's for sale when the 444's come out. Some people have to have the latest and greatest.
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Postby jbullard1 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:28 pm

They also have the 450 Marlin that is a little better than the 45 70
The 444 shoots a .429 dia bullet same as a 44 mag
the 45 70 shoots a .458 dia
not sure what the 450 shoots I'll check
The 450 shoots a .458 bullet and is a redesign of the 45 70 in a belted case for more power and speed
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Postby ufgators68 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:41 pm

jbullard1 wrote:They also have the 450 Marlin that is a little better than the 45 70
The 444 shoots a .429 dia bullet same as a 44 mag
the 45 70 shoots a .458 dia

not sure what the 450 shoots I'll check
The 450 shoots a .458 bullet and is a redesign of the 45 70 in a belted case for more power and speed


That's weird, the gun shop I bought my 45-70 from offered to bore it out to a 444 Marlin. :? :?
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Postby jbullard1 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:54 pm

Ive heard of boring a 44 mag to a 444 but not 45 70
UFGator you're making me think again :? got the book out
the 444 and the 44 mag shoot the same dia bullet a .429.I tried a 44 bullet in the barrel of 45 70 :shock: It just fell through
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Postby ufgators68 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:58 pm

jbullard1 wrote:Ive heard of boring a 44 mag to a 444 but not 45 70
UFGator you're making me think again :? got the book out
the 444 and the 44 mag shoot the same dia bullet a .429.I tried a 44 bullet in the barrel of 45 70 :shock: It just fell through


:lol: :lol: :lol:

The old dude in there told me that. Kind of had me wondering because I figured the lead in a 45-70 would be larger than the lead of a 444 marlin. I didn't have the $100.00 they were asking to do it or I might would have.
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Postby leepurvis » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:33 pm

so, if I'm saving my money to get a new rifle, which would be better, the 444, 45-70, or 450? I looked at the ballistics on the 444 and like it better than the 45-70, guess I'll have to look at the 450 also.

It'll be a while before I can save that kinda money so I've got plenty of time to debate. :lol:
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Postby jbullard1 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:51 pm

:oops: :oops: Forget about the 450 Marlin I got my wires crossed NEF doesnt offer it. Check the availability of the ammo My 4570 is very good out to 200 yds or so
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Postby JEG112 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:25 pm

I hope NEF does come out with a 444, Cabelas has come out with
a scope that is designed to be sighted in at 100 yards, next line is 200 yards, then 300 yards(Hornady Leverevolution Bullets).
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Postby jbullard1 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:34 pm

Its already out the model # is SB2-444 It only comes in the monte carlo hardwood stock no synthetic It should be a hoss :D
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Postby Rajun cajun » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:51 pm

.444 is better than the 45-70!

In my opinion.

Years ago I went into a sportingoods/hardware store because they had the Marlin .44 mag on sale for $129.00 as was the 30-30's.

I bought the .44 and asked how much was the .444 they had, girl rolled her eyees at me and said......"it's a .44 too....same price......"

So I bought one!

I shot a buck with it form the ground three weeks later. The buck was in a thicket, really thick thicket! He dropped like a ton of bricks!

The bullet went through a 1 1/2 inch sapling that was three inches in front of the deer.

Had a HUGE exit hole.in the tree and deer.......

It was stolen form me a few years later.

However, my friends whole family (9) of them all shoot the .444 and it is great, powerful, and accurate.....2.4 tons of muzzle velocity.

Another freind goes to Canada every year bear hunting and that is all he uses.

Mine would shoot decent groups at 200 yards.
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Postby quigleysharps4570 » Wed May 02, 2007 3:27 pm

Still saving for that rifle?
I'm partial to the 45-70...more bullet selection to pick from. Cast lead flatpoints for them lever guns up to 550 grs. :wink:
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Postby leepurvis » Thu May 03, 2007 8:53 am

quigleysharps4570 wrote:Still saving for that rifle?
I'm partial to the 45-70...more bullet selection to pick from. Cast lead flatpoints for them lever guns up to 550 grs. :wink:


still saving, but between Uncle Sam, yearbooks, class rings, school lunches, and "in" clothes, its not progressing very fast. For once I'm not sure who's more readly for school to be out, me or my kids!
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Postby iveygun3 » Sat May 05, 2007 8:10 am

got to be the 45-70 due to bullet selection and ease of finding factory loads in most stores. you can load with blackpowder and have smoke if you want also. I'll stick to my 45-70 even though the 444 is a bad round for short range.
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