Originally Posted by jmeier1981
That just sounds expensive
Probably out of my price range unfortunately. Are there any encore options that could come close to that???
Yes, the Dakota round could get pricey!
Expensive, but it will attain that performance level and maybe then some.
You can get a 300 Win Mag in a Encore.
I would prefer the 30-06 AI or the 280AI. Most of the time for what you are considering I would go with I would choose a 6.5 or a 7mm before the 30-This is just preference though. All of the above will get you there easily.
Because of the design of the Encore you can't push a magnum head case size as much as you can a smaller case head size. Hence, my recommendation of going with an 06 Improved cartridge over the Win or Rem mag's in the Encore.