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#268121 - 03/15/14 09:41 PM .444 Marlin Caliber Pistol
Deathwind Offline
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Is anyone here aware of a revolver or single action which is chambered in .444 Marlin or other rifle calibers with a 6-8 inch barrel? I found one with a ten inch barrel, which I eliminated, along with the entire T/C single shot series. .30-30 is the minimum I would consider, though I would consider a .45-70.
Thanks


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#268123 - 03/15/14 10:19 PM Re: .444 Marlin Caliber Pistol [Re: Deathwind]
benjammin Offline
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Magnum research makes a revolver in 45-70 with a 7 1/2" barrel. It is single action in stainless steel and I've seen them as cheap as $900.

More pistol than I care for. The 500 S&W revolver can be had with a 7" barrel, and wouldn't be much less than the 45-70.
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#268128 - 03/15/14 11:27 PM Re: .444 Marlin Caliber Pistol [Re: benjammin]
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Thanks Benjammin. I'll check it out. I had considered the .500 at one point, may give it another look. recoil isn't really an issue, noise might be a consideration. A friend has an AMT in .30 carbine and it's extremely irritating.


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#268136 - 03/16/14 02:33 AM Re: .444 Marlin Caliber Pistol [Re: Deathwind]
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I personally wouldn't want one of these super powerful handguns, but if I were to get one, I think it would be a .460 S&W magnum, which is only a small step down from the current king of the hill, the .500 S&W magnum. Then when you get tired of blowing your hand off, you can switch to .454 Casull. Which will still blow your hand off, but a little less so than the .460's. And when you finally get older and less macho, load it up with .45colts or even .45 Schofields. I've never shot the .460 S&W before, but .454 Casull I have. It has recoil for sure, but I didn't consider it punishing. But if you're not a long time experienced handgun shooter, that .454 Casull will probably do most folks in. I can't imagine the .460 or .500 S&W... Unless you have a specific need for a cartridge of this power, and such need would be extremely rare, I can't fathom any reason someone would want one. .45colt, on the other hand, is my absolute favorite handgun cartridge. Plenty powerful, easy to shoot, easy to reload, and the SAA revolvers chambered for it are my favorites.

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#268138 - 03/16/14 03:14 AM Re: .444 Marlin Caliber Pistol [Re: haertig]
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I must be getting old,but I am still fond of my S&W 357 Magnum-it can still put holes in things...
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#268139 - 03/16/14 04:01 AM Re: .444 Marlin Caliber Pistol [Re: Deathwind]
AKSAR Offline
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Originally Posted By: Deathwind
A fiend has an AMT in .30 carbine and it's extremely irritating.
A "fiend" with a .30 carbine would be fiendish indeed! smile
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#268140 - 03/16/14 04:12 AM Re: .444 Marlin Caliber Pistol [Re: Deathwind]
Deathwind Offline
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Haertig.
I have a .454 Casull and a .50 AE. Recoil doesn't bother me much. Thanks for the information

Hikermor
.357 is nothing to sneeze at.But theres an old saying, bigger bullets make bigger holes. And if the.44magnum is no longer considered effective on bears then where does that leave the .357? JMHO

AKSAR
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#268141 - 03/16/14 04:21 AM Re: .444 Marlin Caliber Pistol [Re: Deathwind]
AKSAR Offline
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Originally Posted By: Deathwind
AKSAR
I cant type for spit
I figured it was a typo, and I was just joking with you. It was just too good to resist! smile
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#268143 - 03/16/14 04:33 AM Re: .444 Marlin Caliber Pistol [Re: AKSAR]
Deathwind Offline
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LOLIknow, np

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#268147 - 03/16/14 10:39 AM Re: .444 Marlin Caliber Pistol [Re: Deathwind]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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I'm curious, what exactly do you need that much gun for?
One would have thought that anything requiring that much gun, and by that I mean Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Hippo, Tiger, Polar Bear , Kodiak or a largish Grizzly would be better handled with a rifle, or possibly a 10 or 12 gauge Shotgun loaded with Brenneks or Copper solids.
If you are dealing with large game in close quarters then one would have thought .454 Casul more than adequate, provided you load it with hard semiwadcutters.
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