I have a 444. I put a 1x3 weaver new scope on it. Perfection
Wish I'd picked up a few of them before they got discontinued. A pox be upon the management of Vista Outdoor.
Here is a question for you 444 guys.i just bought a jm Marlin in 444 but hasn't gotten in my hands yet.wondering since this is my first Marlin lever gun, what scope would you guys put on it.im hunting deer in fairly heavy cover in pa.i have other magnum and 257 Bob rifles, but got the 444 itch.what you say?longest shot in open country is 200 yards.thanks in advance.
I don't think there's much difference in scope requirement over the standard 336 discussed in this thread Scope for new 336 30-30
other than perhaps one might want to ensure his final selection has ample eye relief for heavier loads.
I tend to agree with SLDUCK. The slimmer scopes with moderate magnification, long eye relief and good FOV like the Weaver V 1-3 or the Leupold 1.5-5 are good choices. Some might want a 32 mm or larger objective for the lowest light conditions though. Judgment call.