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Re: New Marlin 444S, From 1973 [Re: sourdough44] #16653980 11/25/21
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The 240 gain bullet was designed for 44 mag velocity. So pushed to 2200 ps, it opens violently in deer.
I get the same effect with 300 JHP in 45-70 when loaded to Marlin pressures.
Nothing beats a large diameter bullet on game. My preference is still .358" or larger

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Re: New Marlin 444S, From 1973 [Re: D_wit22] #16658119 11/26/21
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Originally Posted by D_wit22
Love my .444. I have an older boat paddle stock version and they are deadly accurate


What is a "boat paddle stock"?


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Re: New Marlin 444S, From 1973 [Re: sourdough44] #16658320 11/26/21
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The first 2 years they made the .444 the stock was more stretched out and I’ve heard it referred to as a “paddle stock” let me try and find a picture

Re: New Marlin 444S, From 1973 [Re: sourdough44] #16658465 11/26/21
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Is this the straight grip stock of the early big bore Marlins? The early rifles had straight wrist stocks, later ones got the curved pistol type grip.


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Re: New Marlin 444S, From 1973 [Re: sourdough44] #16659837 11/26/21
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Yep. Straight grips are what I’m referring to

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Re: New Marlin 444S, From 1973 [Re: sourdough44] #16661274 11/27/21
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Gotcha...


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Re: New Marlin 444S, From 1973 [Re: sourdough44] #16674599 12/01/21
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What’s a fair price for one of these in decent shape? I found one in a pawn shop. It’s a 1982 pre-safety 444S. Has a matte Leupold VX1 2-7x33. Tag says $949 but the lady told me to come back Friday as they are having a sale. She said she would give me their lowest price.

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