MY 444 is standing proud in my gun cabinet, until recently. I love my Marlin and would never be without one or probably this one. But recently I sold two rifles, my 416 rem mag and my 300 mag and opted for a new 375 Ruger Alaskan and I am thinking this is going to be my main rifle. I do a lot of open country shooting so the 444 is not always the best choice. I really like carrying the Marlin in timber and more confined country , so it will still get out from time to time, but my new Alaskan is the same length and feels soooooo good lol. Although I just loaded up another 50 shells for the 444 so I have intentions of getting it out. I am glad I do not have a lot of guns or I would never know what to take. How do you guys decide what to use when you have 10, 20 or 30 rifles to chose from ?