.375 BB, AE Winchester V. 73ish Marlin .444

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.375 BB, AE Winchester V. 73ish Marlin .444

#1 Post by BlaineG » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:33 pm

If you have both and can only keep one, which would you do?
Yeah, I know...keep both, but I'm thinning the herd and trying to make a list. :oops:
I will say that my inclination is to keep the 375.
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#2 Post by crs » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:38 pm

Me too.
I already have a .405 WCF, .45-70, 45-90 so do not need a .444
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#3 Post by Nath » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:58 pm

The Winchester, heck, you had to ask even!!

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#4 Post by BlaineG » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:01 pm

Nath wrote:
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The Winchester, heck, you had to ask even!!

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#5 Post by Pete44ru » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:44 pm

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Unless you handload, .375Win ammo availability is scant & costly.

Whether you handload or not, the .444 is readily available and (since I've used multiple examples of both) possibly a bit more flexible, especially in the area of the availability of different bullet weights.

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#6 Post by BlaineG » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:53 pm

I can load, and have a couple hundred or more loaded/brass to work with.
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#7 Post by ollogger » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:08 pm

Money in the pocket, sell the 375 & all the components, if money is not a factor dump the Marlin




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#8 Post by BlaineG » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:18 pm

ollogger wrote:
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Money in the pocket, sell the 375 & all the components, if money is not a factor dump the Marlin




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#9 Post by BlaineG » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:26 pm

:lol: It sounds like I've made up my mind.... :lol: Maybe.
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#10 Post by AJMD429 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:31 pm

Just figure whatever you sell you MIGHT regret it, so.....which one would be easier to replace in a few years....??? Keep the other one.
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#11 Post by Griff » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:14 pm

BlaineG wrote:
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:lol: It sounds like I've made up my mind.... :lol: Maybe.
Sell the Winchester, I need some .375 Win brass! First dibs on the brass! Oh, and any of those Hornady 220 gr FN you might have laying around! :wink:
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#12 Post by BlaineG » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:18 pm

Griff wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:14 pm
BlaineG wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:26 pm
:lol: It sounds like I've made up my mind.... :lol: Maybe.
Sell the Winchester, I need some .375 Win brass! First dibs on the brass! Oh, and any of those Hornady 220 gr FN you might have laying around! :wink:
Why, that's right kindly of ya, Sir... :wink: When you gonna be in town, or nearby, for a meal?
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#13 Post by fordwannabe » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:34 pm

Dagnabit Griff beat me to it. Its okay Blaine I have both so I can use your brass and bullets either way. :mrgreen:
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#14 Post by BlaineG » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:55 pm

fordwannabe wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Dagnabit Griff beat me to it. Its okay Blaine I have both so I can use your brass and bullets either way. :mrgreen:
If I don't keep both, I'll move the Marlin .444.....I'll still have a Marlin 1894 .44 mag and a 629 to shoot 431s with.
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#15 Post by Shasta » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:10 pm

BlaineG wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:55 pm
fordwannabe wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Dagnabit Griff beat me to it. Its okay Blaine I have both so I can use your brass and bullets either way. :mrgreen:
If I don't keep both, I'll move the Marlin .444.....I'll still have a Marlin 1894 .44 mag and a 629 to shoot 431s with.
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#16 Post by RIHMFIRE » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:39 pm

screw that choice....I would keep both thumpers! ha ha....
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#17 Post by Griff » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:39 am

BlaineG wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Griff wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:14 pm
BlaineG wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:26 pm
:lol: It sounds like I've made up my mind.... :lol: Maybe.
Sell the Winchester, I need some .375 Win brass! First dibs on the brass! Oh, and any of those Hornady 220 gr FN you might have laying around! :wink:
Why, that's right kindly of ya, Sir... :wink: When you gonna be in town, or nearby, for a meal?
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#18 Post by piller » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:40 am

I have seen guns in 444 available at gun shows for a reasonable price. Not that way with the .375 Winchester. I would sell the 444 if I had to get rid of one.
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#19 Post by buckeyeshooter » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:29 am

I would keep the marlin 444. Especially if it has the stock with the high cheekpiece.

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#20 Post by daisygordoninc » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:25 am

Don't sell either, you probably will regret not having one of them down the line.
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#21 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:04 pm

"IF" the 375 were a Pre 64 I'd say keep it , but we all know it's NOT . The 444 can do anything the 375 can do but that's not the case in the other direction . I have or have had both and now I only have 444's .
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#22 Post by BlaineG » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:50 pm

6pt-sika wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:04 pm
"IF" the 375 were a Pre 64 I'd say keep it , but we all know it's NOT . The 444 can do anything the 375 can do but that's not the case in the other direction . I have or have had both and now I only have 444's .
Indeed, the .444 has the edge in power and a bigger variety of bullets and loads.
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#23 Post by DennisB » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:31 pm

I have Winchester BBs in both. If one had to go (it doesn't) it would be the 375 only because I like the big bore cartridges.

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#24 Post by Merle » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:35 pm

Pete44ru wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:44 pm
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Unless you handload, .375Win ammo availability is scant & costly.

Whether you handload or not, the .444 is readily available and (since I've used multiple examples of both) possibly a bit more flexible, especially in the area of the availability of different bullet weights.

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#25 Post by Steelbanger » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:51 pm

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Did I read that you have a S & W 29? A long shot here, is it an 8 3/8" barrel model and is it a blue or stainless model? I would be interested as long as it has the long barrel. Please keep me in mind. Thanks.
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#26 Post by BlaineG » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:08 pm

Steelbanger wrote:
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Blaine,

Did I read that you have a S & W 29? A long shot here, is it an 8 3/8" barrel model and is it a blue or stainless model? I would be interested as long as it has the long barrel. Please keep me in mind. Thanks.
Mine is the 629PP, 6.5" with ports. I have it set up with a Red Dot and it's a ORH at 25 yards. It's also probably a keeper. I have a 72-73ish Marlin 1894 that might go on my Thin Out list.
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#27 Post by KeithNyst » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:39 am

I've seen quite a few non-AE 94XTR Big Bore .375 Wins, but I have seen very few AEs. I'd keep the 94XTR AE BB .375.

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#28 Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:57 am

BlaineG wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:08 pm
Steelbanger wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:51 pm
Blaine,

Did I read that you have a S & W 29? A long shot here, is it an 8 3/8" barrel model and is it a blue or stainless model? I would be interested as long as it has the long barrel. Please keep me in mind. Thanks.
Mine is the 629PP, 6.5" with ports. I have it set up with a Red Dot and it's a ORH at 25 yards. It's also probably a keeper. I have a 72-73ish Marlin 1894 that might go on my Thin Out list.
My short list has a spot for a S&W 29-2 with a 4" pipe . Be kinda nice to have a blued recessed cylinder pinned barrel to go with my S&W 19-3 4" gun 😉👍🏻
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#29 Post by JFE » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:56 pm

Winchester didn't make many 375's in AE format before they dropped the chambering. That's the one I'd keep, especially since you have the loading gear.

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#30 Post by dgr416 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:28 pm

I.now have both 375 Winchester and 444 marlin in Winchester big bore 94.The 375 don't kick at all to.me and have lots of power .I have not shot.my 444 yet but I.also have a 405 Winchester should be about.like it but The Winchester is two pounds lighter than the 1895 Winchester I.have .The 444 is pretty awesome better than the 450 marlin because of brass made by starlings now .I can't wait to shoot mine go away snow and ice !

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#31 Post by Old Time Hunter » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:13 pm

BlaineG wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:33 pm
If you have both and can only keep one, which would you do?
Yeah, I know...keep both, but I'm thinning the herd and trying to make a list. :oops:
I will say that my inclination is to keep the 375.
Well here is my nickel worth of thought...if you can only keep one....I would keep the .375 BB. Just because the Marlin .444 has the slooow twist rifling. If it was .444 Winchester with the fast rifling, I might change my mind.

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