August 2000

Big-Bore Lever-Action Hunting Guns: Pass On Marlin’s New .450

This chambering experienced function problems and didnít add enough performance to offset them. Instead, look to Winchesterís 94AE for a reliable .444 Marlin lever gun.

Marlin wanted to add some oomph to its line with a new cartridge. But is the belted round that much better than good loads for the .444 Marlin? We test to see.

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