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I have been blind for over a year and a half and during that time my retina specialist told me to forget my high recoiling rifles like the 444. Now, after ten surgeries on both my eyes, the Dr told me today that I could resume shooting any rifle of any caliber I want. The unfortunate part is that I sold my 444 and 45-70 Marlins along with the brass and dies.

I would like to buy another 444 rifle, even have one spotted, but the brass seems to be unavailable anywhere at any price. Do I need to just forget the 444 (my favorite) and concentrate on only the 45-70?

Thanks for your advice.
 

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I know where some Rem 444 bulk brass is to be had for about $55 (after tax) for bag 50 pieces. I think there are at least two of those bags of 50. The problem is shipping will raise cost further, such that final price would probably be $1.25-$1.35 per piece of brass.
With that said, if you are interested, pm me.
 

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...............and, lets not forget that 444 brass will last forever (or, just about forever), if its taken care of...annealed every now and then, etc. I have going on some 60 firings on a few lots of my 444 brass.....and that same brass went over 44 firings before I annealed it the first time (I would suggest annealing 444 brass every 20 to 25 firings or so, or, when it gets to be a bit hard...offers resistance to resizing).........and that brass is just as good as new...even the primer pockets are still tight! Remington brand.
 

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i have 200-250 brass, powder, 265gr hornady bullets and dies, i am still waiting on the tc encore mgm barrel.:hmmmm: so far its been 5 months, but i can wait.
 

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Bluesman

Glad to hear you can see again! :congrats:
I wish you the Very Best Sir!!!!

BloodGroove4570

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I vote for the 45~70, but I'm bias towards it and the 44 mag!!! :)
 

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Yeah just get the 45/70, that will leave more brass for me, lol. Just kidding. Congrats on getting your eyesight back.:congrats:
 

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Life's to short just to settle for something inferior, ( :ahhhhh: ) get what you want, you'll find the brass, if you look, then set back and really enjoy your decision.
 

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I have been blind for over a year and a half and during that time my retina specialist told me to forget my high recoiling rifles like the 444. Now, after ten surgeries on both my eyes, the Dr told me today that I could resume shooting any rifle of any caliber I want.
Wow, congrats! That's really great news.

Do I need to just forget the 444 (my favorite) and concentrate on only the 45-70?
Only if you want more recoil and don't mind lobbing your lead in a trajectory like a mortar, but hey, some people like that.

:flute:

Brocky
 

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Really like my RUGER #1 45/70, but have a big interest in the .444.

Son has one, and I recently bought a new Accurate Mold for the .444 and hopefully the .44 in a 275gr WFN type. Have the dies and am ready to go!

As to brass, I hope that who ever produces it, this Summer I hope, makes a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I keep my eyes open and visit various suppliers and keep hoping some will appear.

When it does, the orders are likely to exceed the supply unless the manufacture cranks out a big pile.

With the shortage/obamanation of so many different loading components, the manufactures are likely watching the market and I suspect they know there are a bunch of folk panting and pawing for a chance to buy a stash of .444 brass.

Unfortunately, those of us waiting for the .444 brass are less then those waiting for so many other sizes.

I'm in great shape with my other brass sizes, but have zero of the .444.

Watching and waiting!

Crusty Deary Ol'Coot
 

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The ONE thing I did not let go of was my Ranch Dog TLC300-432-RF mold and sizing die for that bullet ............... sure am glad I kept it.

I actually bought two 444 Marlins .............. one rough older rifle with micro groove and one later model (yes a Remlin) that has a one year warranty and all warranty work will be done by the LGS where I bought it. I have found buying these rifles without obvious defects works great for me cause then if something shows up I can get it repaired QIUICKLY where I bought it.

Will pick one up this weekend and the other will be delivered to me sometime next week.
 

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Great to hear your eyesight is back to normal. And you lucky dog you found 2- 444,s. Some guys cant even find one. Glad to hear someone is selling you some brass. Good choice the 444 over the 45-70. The 444 the modern big bore levergun (someone else coined that phrase). We will look foreword to your shootin report.
 

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I think I will be OK as long as you are backing me up with that T4. BTW, glad to hear you are back in the saddle.
 

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Congratulations on getting the eye sight back. Had a detached retina and it was bothersome. For eye surgery these ARE to good old days. Both seems good.
 
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