I have a Marlin lever action in .44 Magnum and it is one sweet rifle. Extremely well made, this is a gem to own. And in .44 Magnum, it is a perfect compliment to a .44 Magnum revolver. Great in heavy brush country and powerful enough for black bear.
In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?