Re: Marlin 44 mag lever gun
I got an older (gold trigger) 1894 .44 mag. I love it!
Being a new rifle you should get the Cut rifled 6 groove barrel. which will make it good for cast bullets. But due to the comparatively slow twist (1:32 VS 1:20) normally associated with the .44 mag you have to stick to 240 gr and lighter bullets. But a 240 gr XTP will run 1850 from the 20" barrel and will anchor any deer or hog inside of 200 yds.
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
The latest caliber or gear is no substitute for experience and skill. Rifles and cartridges don't make hits -- shooters do.
Fact of life:
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says WTF!