Looks like backstrap sizzling in the skillet to me !!!! for target shooting at long range I like a scope powerful enough to see my bullet holes if possible. You can really tighten up those groups if the crosshairs don't obscure the bullseye.
Good shooting. I look forward to seeing some Ohio folk get to get some venison with their 444 Marlins.
I have a '65 444 with a 4x12 scope on it. Arizona's Coues Whitetail are tiny and hide in bushes. Our country is big and the ground is noisy, crunchy rock. I'm not ascared of gitt'n too close in this country, just hope and pray that I can see'um.