Encore 338-378?????

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by bigtime9, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. bigtime9

    bigtime9 Active Member

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    Thought I might pick your brains. I am wanting to put together a long range setup and have decided on the 338-378. I have a line on a 28" 338 win mag barrel for my encore thats in really good shape. My first question is the encore frame stout enought to handle it? Second can I have a 338 win mag reamed to 338-378 and is it something I can do myself or do I need to have a gunsmith do it. Thanks
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    It won't work. The frame isn't strong enough, the barrel isn't thick enough, and the extractor wouldn't work either.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +1

    Just a note: The 338 Win Mag is plenty, and a hand full in lighter rifles so I would try it.

    The 338 RUM would be possible , But I would not open the barrel any more than it already is.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. bigtime9

    bigtime9 Active Member

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    Okay thanks guys looks like I will try to find something else as I already have a ruger in 338 win mag.