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Old 06-02-2012, 03:39 AM   #11
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I think if I ran into a lever gun in any of my pistol calibers I would buy it just to have a pair. I would love to have one in 45 colt.
That is what i am thinking. I would love to pick one up in .357 to go with my GP100, but they are far from cheap when new.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #12
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The scope seems a little over the top.

In effective range, for the average shooter,

you're looking at what ? 200 yards with a

.44. I put a Holo sight on my Marlin, it's

lighter, quicker on target, and sights to the

ability of the gun.

I paid 500$, NIB, for a Marlin a lot like the one

in the OP, without any scope. So if it's as nice up

close as it is in the picture, and the barrel is clean,

it looks like a great deal.

But your max range hunting would probably be

200 yards, tops.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:12 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the feed back, it is from the old Marlin Co. and the idea of having the .44mag combo pistol and rifle sold me plus I thought the price was right at $500 with a 1,000 rounds of reloads (I supplied the brass) I should get in a week or 2 he's out of state.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:48 PM   #14
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For short range hunting, it's acceptable for smaller game like deer.

Personally, I would much prefer a .30-30 to a .44 for any hunting.
A good load in 44 mag out of an 18 or 20" barrel will hit harder than any 30-30. Compare the ballistics:
44 Mag - http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=232
30-30 - http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=286
Compare the 2000 FPS velocity in 44 mag to the 2300 FPS velocity in 30-30.
The 44 mag has more kinetic energy. It also has a larger surface area to impart all of its energy. I would limit my shots to 150 yards or less with either gun, while realistically I wouldn't want to shoot past 100 yards with either. Past that they start to bleed off energy rather quickly.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:59 AM   #15
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That's a fair deal for family you can both live with. Let him shoot it with you first time out.
Very good gun in excellent condition, great scope (especially for that arm tho I'm not a scope guy for such), and 1,000 loaded rounds.
Fun and safe shooting (warning: watch for scope-eye there -- .44 Mag levers kick like a mule, at least light ones do)!

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Hockalouis is right about the recoil.

A good recoil pad may be in order, especially if you

need to stretch your LOP.
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