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Just finished up on the action work for the SG 444...The long 2.700 COL cartridge (with Marshall's 405 grain bullet) feeds smoothly into the magazine, cycles from the magazine to the chamber, and extracts and ejects perfectly. Step one is complete! I am waiting for some new reamers to set the throat out a bit, and after that task is complete its to the range to see if all of this modification will get me the needed power that I had hopes that this modification would give me (450-400 Nitro Express ballistics...a 400 grain bullet at 2150 fps....4100+ ft lbs). If this works out, the 444 Marlin with the right bullet will be able to take any game animal on earth. Deer season starts this Saturday, so it will give me something to do while waiting for the reamers. I hoped to close the door on the mechanical modifications and load development by the end of this year...hopefully I will have a full report by that time.