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Question by bearcoldheart. Uploaded on November 13, 2009
The 444 is basically a lengthened 44 magnum. It was designed for use in Marlin lever action rifles. It would be too long to fit the cylinder of a revolver.
so then if a 444 cal. is the same as a 44 mag then could the 44 mag be loaded into a 444 cal.rifle and fired without any problems of jamming ?
I am not sure on that point. I would have to defer to someone with more knowledge than I.
Before you try to shoot a .444 in a handgun, make sure you find out what the pressure differences are. I know, there are .444 T/C barrels floating around that have been made from bored-out .44 barrels, but again, the Contender/Encore is built for pressure. I don't know off the top of my head but would bet that the Marlin round carries significant more pressure than the .44, a sure way to wreck a handgun and probably a hand.
I have looked into this with my gunsmith. The 44 mag is acually smaller around than the 444 and will have a slight bulge in the case after you have fired it in the 444. This can cause pressure problems and is not a real safe thing to do.
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