I just finished reading The Happy Kaboomer's experience with his Win.444 Timber Carbine (which I also happen to have and customized) but now am leary as to it's ability to last/holdup over time using the heavy loads with Marshall's fantastic loads! Have any of you fellow big bore enthusiasts had or have any thoughts or experiences with Gary Reeder's Marlin Buffalo Hunter in 475GNR? I've had the SS in 45/70 and know of it's strength. I've been told it edges out the 450 Ackley Improved. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. (as to why so big a caliber- I enjoy dreaming and don't mind recoil) Thanks for all you great posts!