.22 LR rifles are great for a number of uses, like small-game hunting, target shooting, training new shooters and plinking…Read More >
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Among the most respected gunmakers in America is Marlin Firearms. They are well-known for a long line of rifles and…Read More >
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The .444 Marlin is basically a lengthened .44 Magnum revolver cartridge. However, the .444 Marlin is far more powerful than the .44 Magnum. While the .44 Magnum is a fine brush gun, and well suited for hog hunting at moderate range, the .444 Marlin can be a true big-game rifle. The .444 hasn’t replaced the .30-30, but it has enjoyed some popularity with the lever-action crowd. The introduction of the Marlin .45-70 rifle—or reintroduction, as it may be called—cut into the .444’s popularity considerably.
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. They are rugged, durable and still well suited to hunting and recreational use. Did your favorite make the list?
John Marlin started Marlin Firearms in 1870 and high quality Marlin firearms are still manufactured today. Read this post to learn about how their longevity.
For over a century, the .30-30 has been a familiar sight in the deer woods. Today, it is as effective as ever and an American classic that every hunter and shooter needs to experience.
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.