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Mr Bullberry's opinion..

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Unread 01-11-2004, 09:55 PM
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Mr Bullberry\'s opinion..

Youse guys are messin' up..!! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]


Read'm and weep..!! Heehee..

No big magnums for you.!! One Year..!! The Magnum Nazi..!! (ref:Seinfeld)

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[ 01-11-2004: Message edited by: Jake in NC ]
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Unread 01-11-2004, 10:03 PM
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Re: Mr Bullberry\'s opinion..

well for the most part he is right , most folks that are gonna be shooting an Encore arn't gonna be shooting it realy long range besides have you ever shot one of thos things in a 300Win mag , man it ain't to pleasant.
and if you figure that the 300 Win can cleanly kill deer out to 1000yds what else would you ask from an Encore?

I'v got a frame here that is either gonna find a new home or get a light 20" 308 barrel for deer in tight areas.
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Unread 01-12-2004, 06:59 AM
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Re: Mr Bullberry\'s opinion..

..I'll go along with that in an Encore weight rifle.. Egads.. Can you imagine an Ultra comin' outta one of those.?? Hehehe.. But somebody would want it.. Masochists abound in "our hobby".. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 01-12-2004, 10:43 AM
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Re: Mr Bullberry\'s opinion..

I would get nervous shooting my hot 300ultra rounds in a break open action!!!
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Unread 01-12-2004, 11:05 AM
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Re: Mr Bullberry\'s opinion..

I have an Encore with 209x50 barrel and the 150 gr load will thump you. I also have a heavy barrel 7mm mag that is relatively mild.

However, this year I bought the 12 ga rifled slug barrel and shot some new Fed Premium barnes expanders that are 1900 fps and I can tell you that 5-7 was all I wanted to shoot. Took me two days to get my shoulder to relocate. I have an extra Edwards recoil reducer lying around that is going in the butt of that thing this spring for shooting slugs.

No way in hell I would put one of the RUM or other really large case capacity rounds in an Encore.

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Unread 01-12-2004, 11:56 AM
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Re: Mr Bullberry\'s opinion..

You are right, they are going to kick. I have shot a factory built .375 H&H several times and it lets you know when that 270 grain bullet leaves the muzzle. Surprisingly accurate, but you really have to hold on. Hell of a carrying rifle, it is small and handles nice.
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Unread 01-15-2004, 09:12 AM
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Re: Mr Bullberry\'s opinion..

I am sort of new to the Long Range seen and need some opinions, I know you all have some....haha

I am very close to getting a new rig, it was going to be a Bullberry Rig....but now after reading this post I want your opinions.
I have settled on the 260 caliber for my rig.
I was going to get an encore, with a full bull barrel at 24 inches.
I want this rig for shooting Missouri deer at a max distance of 600+, usually closer to 400 yards. Shooting out of permanent fixed stands with shooting rails/tables etc. I dont care about weight, this will not be a pack rig.

I understand that because of recoil and pressures in the big and short magnums the encore is not a good choice, but what about the short, reliable 308 case in the 260 Reminton? (or other standard cases).

I have friends with VERY accurate Encores, and have read many rave reviews for the Encores, especially with Bullberry Barrels.

Bottom Line - What is the most ACCURATE rifle/rig for under a $1000 for a FINISHED rifle (not including optics), in a 260?

Thanks for all your help!
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