Yes marlin makes the 444 with ballard rifling and if it has the ballard rifling it will also have the 1/20 twist barrel instead of the 1/38.
As for cast bullets in a micro-groove barrel do some reading here.
click on "articles".
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A village in Kenya called. They want their idiot back.
Last edited by ratshooter; January 2, 2013 at 02:57 PM.