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Old 01-23-2008, 08:13 PM
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encore 7mm 08

What are the limits to a factory encore in 7mm08? i am waiting for a xp from kirby should i try to make this gun something i like or just sell it? i dont really like how the break open lays on sand bags! i also only need 1 gun but am wondering if i am missing something about this gun.
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:21 PM
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Encore 7-08

Check coyoteguns.com, click on stocks and forends. Click on any picture you want to see a closeup of.

7-08 is a fine round. I re-chambered mine to .284 winchester for another 150fps, depending on bullet weight.

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Old 01-25-2008, 03:57 PM
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For me, I think the Encores work best with short barrels (10-12 inch) and so only look at larger bore pistol calibers like .458, 452, .500 etc. Basically 150 yard hammers. For longer range work I prefer the XP platform of a bolt action. More accurate, easier to tune, etc.
So if you don't have a need for a short range hammer, I'd sell the Encore. Like you said you really only need one gun and the xp will become your favorite I'm sure. I know I love my xp Kirby built in 7 SAUM.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:32 PM
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what is it worth?

2 years old with a 2.5 - 8 leopold
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:40 PM
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7-08 wood make good long ranger for you.Maybe if rite price is out of site for you hunlee can have shot at Encore with scope?You see hunlee is in need of a good long ranger an been thinking about setting up Contender but good Encore not out of question

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Old 01-25-2008, 09:03 PM
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can anyone tell us what it is worth?
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:28 PM
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The gun is worth $450 to $475. The scope is worth asking $300. Some people will pay for a used scope while others will shy away. A leupold has a lifetime warranty so that should be a no brainer. The scope can be found new for 400 or less all day long new. The gun is an easy 599 all day long new.
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