I might get the 44mag/spl sometime in the future. There's nothing like the sound of a lever action feeding a new round into the chamber!!!!! Other than racking a shottie!!!!! :? The Marlin I had, before I sold her, was always drawing attention at the range, even from guys who had AK's, AR's and so forth. I sold her to get a new FNP 40 which is a plus since it would've required more work(money) for my Marlin to get her the way I wanted. With the new Marlin's its much easier from what I hear.