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New T/C Encore barrel on the way :)

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Unread 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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    Unread 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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    Unread 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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    Unread 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
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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
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    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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    Unread 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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    Unread 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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