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#199353 - 05/01/19 12:25 PM Re: To cut or trade [Re: Ernie]
Sawfish
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Shoot it first, and see how you like it. My longest 44 Mag is a Ruger SBH Silhouette with a 10.5" barrel, which shows a noticeable increase in velocity over the shorter tubes. You already have a very versatile combination.
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#199652 - 05/15/19 12:49 PM Re: To cut or trade [Re: Sawfish]
Jeff460
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Ream it out to 445 Supermagnum and leave the barrel full length. That will maximize the velocity attainable from the 445 Super Magnum and you can load it hotter than it is in a factory revolver. The softness of the brass case will be your limit and any other pressure signs. Keep a sharp look-out as you work-up your handloads.
And the 44 magnum can be shot in the 445 Supermagnum chamber so you lose nothing and gain more.

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#200137 - 06/18/19 02:46 PM Re: To cut or trade [Re: Jeff460]
gemihur
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Loc: Ridgelines of Virginia

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I shoot contenders exclusively.
I've got a 15" barrel in 45-70.
I've got a 16" 444 Marlin barrel.
I wouldn't alter either.
That 15" .44 magnum will serve you well once you shoot it enough to get used to it.
If any investment is to be made, get some comfortable furniture.
Pachmayr comes to mind.
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#200238 - 06/24/19 01:28 PM Re: To cut or trade [Re: gemihur]
Artemis444
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Loc: North West Georgia

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My 14in 444 Marlin is one of my favorite guns to take out and shoot. I didnt even take out the rifle but a couple times last season.

Mike Bellm is the man if you want it rechambered. He did mine and I also had him cut in a brake. The thing is a dream to shoot...for what it is.

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