My Marlin .444 is a keeper
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    My Marlin .444 is a keeper

    I purchased a used Marlin .444 this last winter at a gun show. Cleaned the barrel really good and did a trigger job on it. Today, I got to fire it with Hornady 265 grain JSPs and Reloader 7 powder. Started out at 43 grains of powder and worked up to 47 grains in .5 grain increments. Each of the four shot groups at 100 yards were all under 1". Pretty remarkable considering my failing eye sight (about to be 70) and a 1.5 to 5X VarX scope set on 5 power.
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    Got some pictures to show it off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wachtelhund View Post
    I purchased a used Marlin .444 this last winter at a gun show. Cleaned the barrel really good and did a trigger job on it. Today, I got to fire it with Hornady 265 grain JSPs and Reloader 7 powder. Started out at 43 grains of powder and worked up to 47 grains in .5 grain increments. Each of the four shot groups at 100 yards were all under 1". Pretty remarkable considering my failing eye sight (about to be 70) and a 1.5 to 5X VarX scope set on 5 power.
    The great thing about the Marlin 444 rifle, and the .444 Marlin cartridge, is that no matter how old or new it is, it seems to be a tack driver.
    I just bought a new one, and can't wait to get a range report done when I have some time to do so.

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    Sounds like a great shooter.

    Any pictures? we love pictures
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    That is great accuracy for any rifle, but usually more bolt gun territory!
    Although, I have to admit that I have a Custom Shop Remlin 336TDL in .30-30 that does the same, go figure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pathfinder65 View Post
    That is great accuracy for any rifle, but usually more bolt gun territory!
    Although, I have to admit that I have a Custom Shop Remlin 336TDL in .30-30 that does the same, go figure!
    That's awesome! I think any Marlin lever action rifle can produce tight groups. They seem to have a corner on the market for having lever action rifles that group consistently under 2 inches at 100 yds. I wonder what there secret is, compared to other companies that make lever action rifles.
    Well.... I'm not disappointed. Glad I have 2 rifles that could be 1 inch groupers.

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