Re: TC Encore Pistol Shooters
With the 7mm-08 and the 270, the largest game I have harvested were mule deer at ranges out to 300 yards.
With bullets in the 120, 130, 140 and 150 gr class, the two are basically identical in the handgun barrel.
The 270 may offer 40 to 50 fps more velocity as mine did but this really means nothing as far as on game performance goes.
TO be honest, while both are perfectly mached for deer, I would have to go with the 30-06 if I were going to be hunting mature bull elk with an Encore simply because of the added bullet weight and frontal area.
Between the two rounds in the factory Encore barrels, I would have to go with the 7mm-08 because of the 160 gr Accubond which would be a great elk bullet out to 250 yards in the Encore handgun.
Still for mature elk, I would have to recommend more bullet weight and frontal area.
I use an XP-100 chambered for the 338 WSM wildcat for my elk hunting with a handgun. It will drive the 210 gr Partition to just shy of 2800 fps with groups in the .4" at 100 yards. Still I would limit shots to 300 yards on mature bulls.
I thought I heard T/C was offering the 280 Rem in the Encore, this would be a better round then either of the two you list simply because of the 160 Accubond at higher velocities and it would be a better deer bullet with the 140 gr Accubond as well.
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