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New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

 
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:18 AM
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New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

A couple of months ago I sent a Blackstar Accumax I cut rifled blank off to be turned into an Encore handgun barrel. Stainless steel, 1:10" twist. Tight bore with 0.307"/0.299" groove/land dimensions.

This barrel belonged to my uncle who'd had it since Sept 2001. I acquired the barrel from him last summer.

Barrel maker called, said it was ready. Should have it next week.

Octagon profile with a muzzle that should be ~ 0.82" or so.

I will also have a 6 screw scope base. Barrel will be satin stainless.

Chambering you ask? it'll have similar case capacity as the 300 WSM, but be compatible in the Encore platform....

Now for commercial break... ;)
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:50 AM
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Re: New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

Is it next week yet? A picture would be good.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:00 PM
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Re: New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

Yes indeed, it is next week

Just picked up the barrel from the UPS hub this AM.

Quickly took a low quality cell phone pic (all I have at the moment).





Edd, as you can see, they turned the blank down to 1". Also cut off the 5/8" 'nub' end that would normally be threaded for a bolt gun.

Match Grade Machine also fitted a 6 screw scope base to the part round, part octagon barrel for me as well. I haven't measured to confirm, but it was to be finished at 16.5" inches in total length.

Overall, the barrel looks good. Now, if it'll just shoot as good as it looks.

I originally told them to build me a 29" 300 WM, then changed it to the 16.5" 30-338WM.


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Rog
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:03 PM
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Re: New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)




Couple more pics.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:26 AM
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Re: New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

Sharp looking barrel! That should reach out there.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:07 PM
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Re: New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

Maybe I missed something but Did MGM do the octogonal barrel work?????

if so who was the contact person. ( not everyone is on the same plateau).?

Can you share how much the octogonal part cost???

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Old 01-28-2013, 02:47 PM
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Re: New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

Sorry if my 1st post left some in a state of confusion. Edd is aware of the history of this blank, so I didn't explain particulars regarding the exact happenings of the blank.

Blank was supplied as an Octagon by Blackstar, ~30" length, tight bore 30 cal. One of the photo's above show it as it came, ready to thread for a bolt type gun, or similarly threaded receiver.

MGM did not do the octagon. However, if you check with MGM's website they offer the octagon and dodecagon shaping.

MGM did the turning down of the blank to the Encore dimensions on the breech end. They also did the chambering, the scope base as well as drill/tap for the fore end, cutting the barrel to length, and the crowning. Lastly, they blasted it for a satin finish.

If you need to speak with someone at MGM, I've personally only had conversations with Kerry and Jeff.

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Rog
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