MOUNTIN DU wrote:I just ran 4 rds of 450b into and through my model 444S with NO problems... plenty of room and just the right capacity! The tube O.D. is .650". My son has my 45-70 Marlin so I'm not sure if the tube is the same!
Hey Du, when you say you ran them through, did you mean you ran them through the system to the chamber? I was wondering if the magazine stop worked or if I'd have to enlarge it or maybe install one meant for one of their other cartridges. If I have too I'll use the extractor, assuming it'll work, from the Marlin 308 or I'll have to rework the orginal. But I was wondering what the term "ran" actually meant. I'm just trying to get a foot up before I buy one. Looks like it'll be one of their SS/444's, unless you guys convince me to convert one of their other rigs. I plan to install one of their Big Loop Levers on the rifle and I love the Williams "Fool Proof" and it's so much better than what they are currently using with a ghost ring aperture and of course it'll have to have some kind of optics. What's the general opinion about putting a Picatinny Rail on this creation, triggers, Tooty-Fruity Colors etc? Common, how about some more Opinions, I'll offer this as a custom conversion and as it's never been done, you can have it any way you want it..