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    444 Range Day, Wow!

    Had a great day on the range with my new-to-me 444 Marlin. This is an early one from 1968 that I bought from another forum member recently. After reading about the serious recoil of the 444, I decided to put a Limb Saver recoil pad on the gun. I shot 15 rounds with no discomfort at all. I was impressed by both the gun and the cartridge. This gun is a keeper!

    50 yard group to check the scope:

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    Gun with Limb Saver:

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    100 yard berm on the left, 200 on the right:

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    Third shot at 200 yards ensured this milk jug can never be useful again. It was full of water.

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    The 444s are great! Congrats!! Your rifle is in very nice condition. What ammo were you using?

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    I was using Hornady Superformance. Great load!
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    Yes it is!!! Pretty much the preferred load by them what knows. They're not light loads at all either! Good shooting!

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    good job, thanx for sharing.
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    Great shooting and nice rifle. Love those triple 4's.
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    Enjoy GODS great outdoors

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    OUTSTANDING!

    I do love shooting Marlins, and big bores!

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    I had no experience with the 444 until now. I am definitely pleased.
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    Great shooting!!
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    Nice Job!
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