OK. Talk me out of this please. I am looking for a 44 mag rifle to hunt deer. I have got prices and looked over my options. Used guns in 44 are tough to come by right now around here. I was not happy with the feel of the Rossi. I like several things about the ruger 96/44m. The Marlin was just too expensive for me. I fell in love with the winchester. Can't believe it. Good Price, 24" barrel, semi pistol grip that I like and drilled and tapped for optics if the old eyes get worse. Help. I think I'm fading fast.