Many, many years ago I bought a Marlin .44 magnum rifle. I burned up a lot of ammo trying to find something that would shoot straight in the rifle. I failed. I had the gun looked at and nothing was found to be wrong with it. My groups at 100 yards were the size of a garbage can lid. :shock: It's true. I finally gave up and got rid of it. The episode scared me away from rifles using revolver calibers. To this day it still bugs me as to why that gun shot so lousy... I have a .45 revolver and would like to get a companion rifle to go along with it, but at todays prices I'd sure hate to get another "lemon" like the one I had. Anybody else run into this problem? I have owned a lot of rifles over the years and none have shot like that one did. That gun even put me off Marlins for 20 years.... I now own 336's but have not ventured back into the "cowboy" calibers..