The 444 is very impressive in a leaver rifle and also in a TC Contender.
When I first started shooting one I found the 240 grain bullets to devastating because they
were pistol bullets and then Hornady came out with the 265 grain Flat nose with a thicker
jacket for rifle velocities and they were the answer for shots around 200 yards.
I use H 4198 powder for best velocities and accuracy.
The first time I saw the FTX bullets I was impressed with them and decided to try some.
They extended the accuracy and performance to 300 yards with the same load.
I now use them in .430 dia. .452 dia and .458 dia. (444, 450 bushmaster, 45/70. 45/110
They are the best I have found in these cartridges.
Just my opinion
J E CUSTOM