In 1964 there were no surviving bigbore, lever-action rifle cartridges. The Winchester lever-action rifles were long out of production and the Marlin .45-70 rifles only a memory. Marlin saw a market for a bigbore rifle that used a hard-hitting cartridge, which was instantly recognizable as a woods rifle. The result of its market research and testing was the .444 Marlin cartridge.
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Today we have the most powerful, accurate and reliable rifles ever built, but the great rifles of the past served the great men of the time well. I’ve been privileged to own and fire versions of most of these rifles. They are rugged, durable and still well suited to hunting and recreational use.
John M. Marlin was born in Connecticut in 1836. He apprenticed as a tool and die maker and worked at
Sniper rifles are cool. There is no denying that. The problem is that many people can’t afford to shell out the massive amounts of money to build a really decent precision rifle. While a standard out-of-the-box hunting rifle will do fine for most applications, there are a few features that snipers need on their weapons to make them hold up to the heavy use these types of rifles get. Many of the guns that come with these features start around $2,000 and skyrocket from there. Heavy barrels, proper bedding, mil-dot scopes, and bipods don’t typically come for free with a hunting gun. Since I’m a bit of a penny pincher, I decided to find out how cheaply I could build a functional no joke precision rifle that would hold up—while still looking a bit tacticool.
CTD Chris and CTD Rob helped me pick out today’s featured items. CTD Chris thinks the Marlin is cool. CTD Rob told me a story about alternative uses for the MOLLE vest and I picked the ammo and the Blue Book of Gun Values. Read why!
Marlin 444XLR Lever Action Rifle
We do not get many .444 Marlins, so now is your chance! The Marlin Model 444XLR lever-action rifle is good for hunting heavier game such as elk or moose at short to medium range. If you are about to head out for your annual African safari, think about purchasing this gun for your exotic hunt. With ranges out to 150 yards at 2,330 fps, the .444 Marlin is also a fine choice for thin-skinned African game. Even the dangerous ones! Wait! There are non-dangerous African game animals?
The Marlin Model 444XLR has a 24” stainless steel barrel with Ballard-style rifling, which improves accuracy. It holds five rounds in a tubular magazine and has a black-gray laminated hardwood stock.
Drago First Strike Tactical Vest Black
This MOLLE vest is very similar to the ones that our military wears. It offers quick access to seven magazine pouches, has a padded shoulder to dampen rifle recoil and includes a tactical belt.
If you don’t find yourself in tactical situations often, we know for a fact that this vest holds four beer bottles in replace of rifle magazines. Maybe a perfect alternative to your fishing vest?
Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: MOLLE-1011
.357 Sig American Eagle 125 Grain Full Metal Jacket
New to Cheaper Than Dirt! The American Eagle brand, by Federal, is an affordable option for all your pistol ammunition. The full metal jacket bullet designed for the competitive shooter is perfect for target shooting and practice.
We offer the .357 Sig, 125-grain full metal jacket bullet with a 1350 fps muzzle velocity at one of the lowest prices around!
Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: AMM-3132
32nd Edition Blue Book of Gun Values
Quick quiz. Do you know how many guns there are? Lots of them! There is no way humanly possible that I or anyone else in the office would know them all. That is why I reference this book almost daily. In fact, it is my first source when I am researching a particular gun. Finding something in the book is quick and easy, and it provides just the right amount of information I need—including short descriptions and backgrounds of each manufacturer.
Sometimes people ask me about the value of their “old gun,” which I always leave up to the experts, but with the Blue Book of Gun Values, I can tell these people a rough estimate and therefore, sound smart! Bonus!
Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: BOOK-212