I have a marlin 444 w/ 22" barrel and a 3.5X10 40mm leupold. Obviously it is at maximum a 150-200 yard rifle, but can it be used to....
A) hunt black bears out to 200 yards?
B) stop grizzlies at close range?
Probably load it with 305 grn corbon penatrators or 335grn buffalo bore hard casts.
Anyone else hunt with these guns up in alaska?
I bought it for hog hunting in Texas before i knew i was moving to alaska. How effective is this rifle?