I keep reading that the 44 mag of the 336 wasn't very dependable. Iv'e had excellent luck with mine. I know I bought a model 94 in 44mag and could not get the shells in the magazine without a beefy shove with a piece of wood. I took it back. My 44mag 336 loads easy, feeds well and shoots great. Where did the story originate about the rifle? I'm sure someone started it that did have a problem. Just curious.