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Deer Hunting in South Central Louisiana

444 Handi Rifle

I think I am going to retire the old smoke pole and get a cartridge gun to use during the primitive weapon season. I am looking at the Handi Rifle in 444 Marlin. Does anybody know who has a good deal on these? Any horrible problems I should be aware of?


January 11, 2010 at 1:05pm
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Posted January 11, 2010 at 1:08pm
444 Handi Rifle

I bought one before last season. Went with the 444 instead of the 45/70 after looking at ballistics. I absolutely love mine. I've used it during rifle season instead of the .270. Fun gun to shoot. You will not regret it!

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Posted January 11, 2010 at 2:12pm

There was a few of them last week in the classifieds here. They were new from a dealer (Louque's maybe??) for about $275 I believe. Seemed like a good deal on them. Check the classifieds. Good luck

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Posted January 11, 2010 at 2:44pm

The gun has to be a single shot breech loading rifle I do not believe the Marlin meets that criteria. Go with the handi rifle. If you are in Mississippi go with the Encore I have one in the 35 whelen that shoots just about as good as a 30.06.

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Posted January 11, 2010 at 6:16pm
Knight KP1 better gun

I had a freind that bought one and could not get to shoot good Lemon maybe?? Others love them but I went with the Knight KP1 45-70 online you can get them for $260. if you shop around because 1- green moutain barrel shoots sub zeros moa 2- Timmy trigger smooth awsome !~!!! short 24" nice in the tree I like it check the out Better gun all around !!!

Chow !!

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Posted January 11, 2010 at 10:41pm

My dad just recently bought a Handi-Rifle .444 and it seems like an okay gun, but my buddy has the Traditions .45-70 and it sure looks like a better made gun...Both shoot well, but the Traditions is heavier, which will help with recoil. The Traditions is a little more expensive, though.

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