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The .444 Marlin Cartridge in Review

Big-Bore lever-guns remain very popular, but you may want to consider one chambered in .444 Marlin over .45-70 Government!

The .444 Marlin Cartridge in Review

While resembling a child of the 19th Century, the .444 Marlin is actually a modern high-pressure cartridge. Accurate and hard-hitting, it’s well-suited to hunting in heavy cover.

Even in a world awash with modern bolt-guns chambered in hot 6.5mm cartridges the simple big-bore lever gun remains hugely popular with many. Models like the Marlin (MarlinFirearms.com)1895 Dark Series, reviewed here, are in high demand. The reason is simple enough, they are quick handling, carry well, accurate enough and hit very hard. While the classic .45-70 Government cartridge is a favorite, you should not overlook the .444 Marlin cartridge. A well thought out and modern design, the “Triple 4” is capable of excellent accuracy and, with the right loads, able to...

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