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    I just got a marlin 444 for my birthday it's in really nice condition and doesnt look more then a few years old it is made in north haven. Just curious if it's safe to shoot buffalo bore 300 grains in it I've been doin alot of reading n it seems the older 444s have a different twist to them that cant handle the heavier loads offered today. How can I tell haha
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    Buffalo Bore's website claims that the heavy 300 gr 444 load at 2150 fps is safe to shoot in any 444 in good working condition.
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    The older Marlins in 444 not shooting heavy bullets are FALSE. ANY 444 with the slow twist 1-38 MicroGroove will shoot bullets up to 360grains very, very, accurate. If you deep clean your barrel with one of the foaming bore cleaners, if cast bullets are in your future, you may need to firelap, Most Importantly, “Velocity Is Your Friend” let me repeat that “VELOCITY IS YOUR FRIEND” you do theses things, you will have a hard hitting, accurate 444.
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    Thanks for the info guys I'm so pumped to get this bad boy set up for my bear gun haha

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    You may find that you would rather fight the bear than shoot those Buffalo Bore's.
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    Hahaha almost did on the last bear I shot I was trailing him after I gave him time to bleed out and the bugger popped out of the grass about 5 feet from me my first booner tho so I was pretty excited lol but I mean I'm 6'3 and been shooting a 12 guage since I was 10 my uncles 308s got abit of jam to it I figure not gonna be much worse then that mind you I'm having a hell of a time finding buffalo boar shells around me only able to find the 265gr hornady shells still 115 more grains then what I've been shooting out of my 270 wsm and I've folded lots with that gun. I'm the bear guy for one of the bee keeping companies around me so I'm honestly just trying to find the most suited round for that task I'm never shooting more then 150 yards and I want them to drop in there tracks before they get to the hives or kick em over in a death spin I've had a few do that and the bees are not happy at all when that happens and I gotta go move that bear lol
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    What’s the first two numbers in your serial number?

    Their are only two kinds of people, those who own a 444 and those who wish they owned one, and yes folks, denial is bliss!

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    So I shot it for the first time today and it dont kick nearly as bad as you guys made me think it did lol I think its gonna be my main hunting gun I got 265 gr superformance shells by hornady cause it's all that I could find but they shoot and load smooth so maybe that's my shell the buffalo bores cant be much more then them can they?
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