T/C Encore Pro Hunter for Medium Long Range work

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by The Guide, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. The Guide

    The Guide Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had any experience using a T/C Encore for LR (out to 800 yards)? I am looking for a lighter weight rifle to shoot varmints, predators, and medium game with. I want to go with the 260 Remington but would like the ability to change cartridges at will. There is a T/C Pro Hunter available locally with a .223 BBL and a .300 Win Mag BBL. Ordering a custom precision made 260 Rem BBL and I would have 3 rifles for 1/2 the cost of a basic custom 260 Rem. Just feeling out my option at the moment. I would love to get a Snowy Mountain Rifles 260 Rem but if I do it in the T/C I can have 3 rifles and add a Thunder Beast suppressor and be at or below the price of the custom bolt action.

    Jay
     
  2. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    The encore can be fine. I bought one recently and the guy had it reamed in 6.5x284 with a 140 gameking. He built the load in 22 rounds. Went out to hunt and dropped a mule deer at 504 yards on the 23rd shot. If I were ordering a barrel, I'd get one from someone else, send it to MGM to install the lug, then ship it to Mike Belm for chambering. That's the root I'd go.

    Fun rifles. It's a 27" barrel done by MGM, not a particularly thick barrel either, I think it is their bull barrel, fluted (13/16") all the way. The gun is cool. The trigger is around 1.7 lbs.

    I am happy playing around with it. They are cool little single shots.