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Encore Pro Hunter , just a heads up !!

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Unread 10-28-2007, 09:46 AM
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the barrels seem to be of good quality , I think that they use Douglas barrels or at least their custom shop used to.

I've had great luck in the past using factory barrels and rechambering them with a good reamer and indicated well , Like I mentioned earlier about a 308 barrel that was rechambered to 300 Win. I've done the same thing with Savage barrels with good success.

A 257 Wby with a 28" barrel would make an awsome long range deer and varmint gun.
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    Unread 01-25-2008, 02:30 AM
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    My prohunter

    Someone must have brought the trigger issue to Thompsons attention because I bought one a month ago with 204 28 inch fluted barrel and a 25-06 28 inch fluted barrel and the trigger is about 3.5 factory maybe I got lucky. The gun performs flawlessly and I am working on hand loads. Love the gun, two friends bought after me and trigger appear to be about the same..... Want to find out about the 257whtbymag... I love mine I shoot left handed so works well....... 40gr hor 26.5 gr 10x shot .63 after break in want to shoot 32 and 39 haven't had time but will post results. Love this site
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    Unread 01-25-2008, 03:48 AM
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    I was not thrilled with the Pro Hunter. I stayed with my standard Encores. I am using pro hunter barrels on my standard encore and the combo works out very very well.
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    I was not thrilled with the Pro Hunter. I stayed with my standard Encores. I am using pro hunter barrels on my standard encore and the combo works out very very well.
    That is what I am doing as well. My 7mm-08 PH rifle's chamber it way long. It measures 2.925" not the standard 2.800" Guess I will make my hand loads a bit longer and see what happens because 2.800 throws a shotgun like pattern........Jim
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    wm5l , sounds like a good cantidate for a rechamber to say a284 Win , 280 Ackley or 7mm mag , take advantage of all that barrel.

    seating your bullet way ong is one good thing about the Emcores as their no mag troubles
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    I really didn't want to rechamber. I think I will just make em long and save the $. I just got rid of my last "mag". I kind of like the "Wussy",non kicking Cartridges. I read somewhere that if YOU like it and YOU shoot it well it is a good choice for YOU. I have a 7mm-08 Encore pistol and I LOVE it. I kind of want to stay with one cartridge since I am already set up for it ya know? I had a 7mmWSM that kicked like a mule. It is G O N E gone! I tried to like it but I just couldn't make my self shoot that bazooka like thing without flinching. It had a brake and all that stuff but I didn't like the recoil. I hate to get back into that with a rechamber.....Jim
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    Unread 04-14-2009, 05:35 PM
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    Re: Encore Pro Hunter , just a heads up !!

    Hello: I am wanting Encore barrels, Stainless or Blue, 24''or 28'' in
    45/70, .308, .243, or any in P.O. Ackley chambered barrel.
    Also any custom shop barrels in .219zipper, 25/20,
    25/35, 6mm/284 or 6mm ackley.

    Thank you.
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