Two more great
straight-walled rounds, the 38-55 & .444
. I do not own a 38-55, but do own the "souped" up newer version, .375 Win and like it a lot. I hunted with it for the very first time last season and it does it's job very nicely.
I also own a .444 and it's one of only a couple rifle I have that I use, or can use without a scope. My .444S wears a peep sight and is ridiculously accurate with it, even with these old peepers. Both my 45-70s are scoped as are my .450s.
This is somewhat funny, I guess, since the .444 would actually be more suited for scope usage, figuring most of my hunting. But the .444S came with the peep already mounted and my 1895 is new enough that Marlin had already stopped tapping the receiver for those sights. If it had been tapped, I would have pulled the old switcheroo and made the 1895 peep-sighted and the .444 scoped.
The .375 also came with a peep sight, but the original front sight was too low, causing the rifle to shoot higher than I wanted, so it nows wears a good old Weaver V3.
There's just something about those straight walls that's cool!