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    If it’s a good deal get the 45/70 and add a 444 when you can. I have and like both, but the 444 gets the call when hunting. At the distances I hunt, either will do the trick, but I just prefer the 444 because it’s not the norm.
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    My brother shoots a 330gr cast with 14 gr of Trail Boss talk about mouse fart loads..

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    mraley1,
    If you still have questions you can go back through the back pages of the 444 Forum an read all the other 444 vs 45-70 topics. They are numerous. Don't bother doing the same on the 45-70 Forum. I doubt there is any. After that look up the grizzly bears that have been killed with the 444 and note the load used to accomplish those kills. It might be helpful while trying to divide the facts from fiction. Good luck.
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    Still on the search, there was actually one around here in Jacksonville from GB no less and he ended the post w/o selling. Any chance someone here wants to part with one?
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    Keep looking, one will show up.
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    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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    I have both and have killed a deer with a 444 and not yet with the 45/70. You can't go wrong with either! That's a fact. A bad shot on game is gonna mean it'll RUNNOFT no matter how big or bad or fast the bullet is going. I dropped a doe in her tracks with a Marlin 375 (97 yards), but had to track the little button buck I hit with the 444 quartering to me (20 yards) where the bullet went through the chest and out the opposite side guts. In fact, I was tracking blood and corn! But I got him. But like the guy said above, one day you'll have both! And if you're like me, you'll start reloading to feed them.

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    I own both because I like both, and that I got my first high powered rifle at 12 y/o which was a 1968 444 and still have it along with a '66,'67, 69, and a ,70 model. For a jacketed bullet I use a 300gr Swift A-Frame, for gas checked lead a 320gr Beartooth @.432. Both of those really bump up the performance on the T4 out of a 24" barrel.
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    For 45-70s I have 4 all straight stocked from the 70's using Hornady 350gr jacketed FN loaded pretty quick, I like the Beartooth 425gr GC lead and have loaded some 450gr piledrivers which are somewhat abusive. When I carried a .45-70 on trips to AK I loaded up with Garrett 540gr +P Hammerheads, their expensive, not fun at all but when and if the SHTF I wanted all I could get.

    I'm in the process of taking one of my 1895's (a 1977 model) and building a version of a 26"CB with a Green Mountain barrel and several upgrade parts including a receiver mounted Williams peep with target knobs. Receiver will be color cased and several other little things that I want. Not for CBA shooting but it'll be fun for what I have planned for it.

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    I wasn't satisfied till I had both Marlin's in my lever action rifle family collection.I don't shoot them that much because i'm not a hunter I only range shoot.I added Vortex Crossfire Riflescopes to both of them. A 4-12 x 44 to the .444 & 2-7 X 32 to the .45-70.

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    you will find one if you keep looking. seems these days everyone and their brother has a 45-70, me I never saw the need or ever really wanted one after getting a 444s many years ago. one of my favorite straight wall rifle calibers is the 375 win but that's another story, but the 444 will take down anything in North America with a 265 grain hornady super performance or a 300 grain home cast boolit, plus there is the cool factor of the 444 not everyone has one many don't know anything about it. basically there are 3 factory loads for it, the Remington 240 grain, hornady 265 grain gummy tips which has a shorter shell-- and the 265 hornady super performance. if you do get into reloading they are easy to reload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mraley1 View Post
    Hello everyone, first time posting. After some research I had decided to go the .444 route over the venerable 45/70 due to ballistics and recoil as I am not a reloader and will use factory ammo. Having a "flatter" round with approx 1/3 less recoil sounded like a winner to me but after lots of searching I cant find one locally ( North FL) and even GB seems limited and more expensive than the 45/70. I have an opportunity to buy a like new 45 guide gun here for a great price but it isn't exactly what I wanted. What say you guys, wait it out and try to find a .444 or just buy a 45/70 and be done with it?
    I was in your position 20 years ago. I bought a used Marlin 1895 that I found while looking for a 444. Fifteen years later I found a 444, and this past year sold the 1895. I don't regret any of it, but I found the 444 that I wanted at first really was what I wanted.


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