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    Sidewinder
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    I have a Marlin .444 with the 18 1/2 ported barrel. I think I would like one of the new xlr rifles in .444. Are the new xlr rifles any better than what I have. Should I stay with what I have or trade.

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    Clearly, you need both of them.....The .444P will be much better in northern Calif and the XLR much better in more southern areas.....

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    Hi Ken-It would be better to give ME the short barreled 444 and then take that warm fuzzy feeling you will get from that kind deed with you when you buy the xlr. You'll be certain that you deserve it that way. any time I can help, Life is good, BestLever......................................... ...............Now, in truth you have a problem. I would try very hard to keep the carbine and buy a xlr to add to your collection of Marlins BL
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    I predict you will regret getting rid of the 444P.

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    I think you need them both. Nothin' wrong with either. I have the 444P (olstaydown) and love it. Good handling in the brush, a real quick pointer. Ports? What ports? I don't hear nuthin'
    I 'spect it will go this opener over the 22 inch barrel 1895.

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    Trade.
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    I have had the 444P for several years. It has taken 3 pigs and a bear.
    I don't have any more room in my gun safe so if I get the xlr I will have to sell the 444P. The only reason I would get the xlr is to extend my range. I am not dis-satisfied with the 444P, I just thought the xlr would have some advantages. I guess I will have to think about it for a while.

    BestLever Nice Try

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    Why would you consider sending it to BestLever when you could send it to me? You would feel better knowing that I would take good care of it. BestLever might use it for a fishing pole. Something to think about. :shock: reflex264


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    you need to get rid of that 444P asap. I have two already, Im trying to confiscate them and protect others from their evil. Participate in my "GET THE 444P'S OUT THE WOODS BUYBACK PROGRAM" now!

    seriously, 444XLR is a fine gun and if that floats your boat then grab one. If you have to eat beans and rice for 3 months, it will be worth it.
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    I had a couple of the 1895GS's...1 ported...1 not...and both were fine rifles...but...IMHO...the new XLR's are much better balanced..and the forearm is slimmer...and they shoot just as good if not even better than the Guide guns...I will have a new 444 by this time next year...and it will be a longer barrel one for sure..I say send it to me 4-sure...I kinda miss those cute short barrels some :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Seriously...go for the XLR...you won't regret it(much).so I say........Trade

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