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Unread 12-18-2006, 09:22 PM
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im in the market for a new barrle for my tc encore pro hunter.. i would like to get a heavy flutted SS 24 in. 300 win mag . so far i cant find one that's flutted . so the question is does any one know of a barrle maker out there that makes one for a encore .i find a few but with no flute's fox ridge has them as well as ed brown

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    Unread 12-18-2006, 09:34 PM
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    Re: encore

    http://www.ottllc.com/
    http://www.matchgrademachine.com/
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    Unread 12-18-2006, 09:42 PM
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    Re: encore

    Bullberry makes them and so does the guys that used to run Virgen Valley , not sure what they are calling themselves now but they make a fluted barrel.
    Its hard to convience Fred at Bullberry that you "need" a 300 mag but he'll make one.

    Any reason your going with a 24" barrel ?

    Not to many guys wll flute the Encore barrels to deep , I assume because they get them finished just ad the lug to it and fluting them might cause accuracy problems if the cuts are deep .
    I have a 300 mag barrel 26" full bull from TC custom shop and honestly it realy ain't no fun to shoot , the stock shape on the factory Encores are not setup to handel heavy recoil so they tend to pass it all along to to.

    If you dead set on having a barrel made to your specs you can order the balnk from a barrel maker contured and fluted then have the lug welded on and chambered , this will probably be a very costly route and you'll have to do alot of talking to the Encore barrel makers to get them to agree but its a choice.

    Also Mike Bellm makes Encore barrels you could get with him and see what he has to say and if he can point you in the right direction. www.bellmtcs.com
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    Unread 12-18-2006, 09:46 PM
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    Re: encore

    MGM is primarily the same guys from VV.
    Mike's website has great info but he doesn't do any custom requests.
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    Unread 12-18-2006, 11:13 PM
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    xp that's exactly what the DR. orderd ill give them a call from work in the morning and see what the time frame is thanks alot

    thanks Jim
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    Re: encore

    Ernie,
    What do you mean by 'Mike's website has great info but he doesn't do any custom requests'? I thought that's all he did? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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    Re: encore

    I believe putting aftermarket barrrels on Encores voids any warrantee, might be a consideration. The frame can only do so much, pushing it past certain pressure limits and case-head thrust does things to the fit of the crosspin in the holes in the frame etc.
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