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New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:34 PM
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Re: New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

All I can say is hang on. Looks good.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:21 PM
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Re: New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

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All I can say is hang on. Looks good.


I shot it once and it wasn't bad

Finally got my reloading dies in so will be headed to the range soon.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:22 PM
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Re: New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

Dbl tap...

Rog
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:10 PM
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Re: New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

NO DOUBT YOU HAVE A FLAME-THOWING-THUMPER

I have shot similiar with much success. It truely is nice to not have to carry 15 lbs up a steep mountain especially after the harvest carring out 50 lbs of meat in a pack plus an additional 15 lbs of rifle.

keep us informed


I wonder what kind of ear pretection you use??? electronic ear muffs????

Tks
odavid
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:57 PM
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Re: New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

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NO DOUBT YOU HAVE A FLAME-THOWING-THUMPER


I wonder what kind of ear pretection you use??? electronic ear muffs????

Tks
odavid
Huh? Did you say something?

I normally hunt in a manner that allows me to quickly insert earplugs (corded style) just before I shoot. I do have some electronic game walker ears but those are a bit of a hassle for me.

I've owned several big boomers in the Encore, all handgun 15"-16.5" lenght:

308 Win (not really a big boomer, but was my first Encore barrel)
30-30 Ackley Improved (Contender)
30-06 JDJ
7mm Rem Mag
280 Ackley Improved
375 JDJ (Contender)
30-280 Ackley Improved
30-338 WM

No muzzle brakes on any of them.

My 30-06 JDJ would throw a good fireball when loaded with RL22

The 30-06 JDJ was in a standard taper barrel and was pretty stout in the recoil department. The 7 RM was a factory heavy taper barrel. That barrel was the most vicious in the recoil of any I've owned yet.

The 30-280AI, 280AI, and now this 30-338 barrel are all varmint taper and recoil isn't bad on any of these barrels.

71.3 grains of H4831sc pushing a Berger 175 VLD was fairly mild in the recoil department. Of course, that was only one shot.

I'll have a better feel (literally) for the recoil after spending some time at the bench.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:46 PM
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Re: New T/C Encore 30-338 WM @ the range :)

Finally made it to the range. Only shot two loads of the few I had with me.

Shots #3, 4, & 5 :


1). 2681 FPS
2). 2691 FPS
3). 2688 FPS

Above load is 2 gr below Sierra's data for same bullet weight.

I'm pretty happy

Also shot load #2:


Sun was setting as I shot this load putting my chrony in the shade. As a result I didn't get velocity data for this load. This load is Sierra's listed book max for same bullet weight.

Recoil was pretty stout on this one ;) .



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Rog
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:42 PM
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Re: New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

Am I understanding MGM attached the lug for you?

Do you save any money by sending them a blank?
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