I have just purchased a Model 1894CB in 44Mag. It has a 20" octagon barrel. I also have a bolt action Ruger in 44Mag that I already load for but have always wanted a lever action Marlin. I am getting ready to start working up some rounds for this rifle and I am just looking for other peoples experience with loading for this firearm. I will be using either Hodgdon H110 or Alliant 2400 powder. The bullets I have on hand are Hornady 225gr FTX's, Nosler 240gr JSP's, Sierra 240gr JHC's, and Hornady 200gr XTP's. Would like to know what loads other people use for deer hunting with there 1894's. Has anyone experienced any OAL issues with these rifles? Thanks for any info.