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I read somewhere the 44 mag round could be fired in a rifle chambered for the 444 marlin.  Is this possible?  Why would someone want to do this?  Maybe in an emergency situation?  Whew!  Scares me to death and I ain't fraid of nothing.
Bill

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Bill,
       Will the .44 round fit? Yes. Will it go bang? Yes. Is it safe or a good idea? I'm not touching that one!!!     ID
 

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.44-40 is safer, it has the same head size as .444.  The .44 mag head size is quite a bit smaller so the possibility exists of rupturing a case.

Not sure what the accuracy would be with, say, 2 inches of freebore ahead of the bullet?
 

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Bill,

This subject has always aroused a lively debate.  We've covered it here a couple of times, and the conclusions are still the same.  Check out these past posts:

<a href="http://beartoothbullets.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/topic.cgi?forum=7&topic=82" target='_blank'>http://beartoothbullets.com/cgi-bin....opic=82</a>

<a href="http://beartoothbullets.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/topic.cgi?forum=7&topic=142" target='_blank'>http://beartoothbullets.com/cgi-bin....pic=142</a>

These should help shed some more light on the subject for you!

God Bless,

Marshall
 
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